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Anthropology
Course Code
Anthropology 2100
Professor
Peter Timmins

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Introduction: Questions of Time and Ethics • Archaeology allows us a means of access to the human past • Archaeology enables us to read the traces of the past that exist with us in the present • In Canada, archaeology is considered a subfield of anthropology • Anthropologists study the diversity of human experience • Archaeologists can be employed as curators in museums. • CRM:  Cultural Resource Management  Excavating and surveying areas in advance of impending construction.  Preserve our heritage in the face of development. • Other archaeologists work in various branches of the gov’t. • Other archaeologists found work in law enforcement, prohibiting illegally traded artifacts and halting illegal excavation. • Archaeologists contribute to the development of forensic science • 8 principles of archaeological ethics by The Society forAmerican Archaeology: 1. Stewardship:  Stewards are caretakers and advocates who work for the benefit of all people.  The archaeological record is irreplaceable, and archaeologists are responsible for acting as stewards, working for long-term conservation and protection of the archaeological record. 2. Accountability:  Archaeologists are accountable to the public and must make an effort to consult actively with all groups affected by their research 3. Commercialization:  Archaeologists should discourage and avo
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