Pages 1-5 sept 7 week reading about the author. Michael chazan works in department of anthropology at uoft introduction:questions of time and ethics. Excavation is highly developed scienti c discipline that allows us a means to access human past. Archaeological remains can take many forms objects made or modi ed by people, organic material, geological features etc. The register of professional arcahologists (rpa) was founded in 1998 as a listing of archaeologists with both a graduate training and practical experience who agree to abide by an explicit code of conduct and standards of research performance. The society for american anthropology has set out 8 principles of archaeological ethics. Archaeologists at as stewards working for long term conservation and protection or the archaeological record. stewards are caretakers and advocates who work for the bene t of all people. They are accountable to public and must make an e ort to consult actively with all groups a ected by their research.