The Ethics of Archaeology
Philosophical Perspectives on Archaeological Practice
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Ethics of Archaeology by Chris Scarre
Book DescriptionThe question of ethics and their role in archaeology has stimulated one of the discipline's liveliest debates. In this collection of essays, first published in 2006, an international team of archaeologists, anthropologists and philosophers explore the ethical issues archaeology needs to address. Marrying the skills and expertise of practitioners from different disciplines, the collection produces interesting insights into many of the ethical dilemmas facing archaeology today. Topics discussed include relations with indigenous peoples; the professional standards and responsibilities of researchers; the role of ethical codes; the notion of value in archaeology; concepts of stewardship and custodianship; the meaning and moral implications of 'heritage'; the question of who 'owns' the past or the interpretation of it; the trade in antiquities; the repatriation of skeletal material; and treatment of the dead. This important collection is essential reading for all those working in the field of archaeology, be they scholar or practitioner.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521840118
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A survey of human prehistory and development of civilizations around the globe, adopted by colleges and universities worldwide. It provides an overview of world prehistory through a series of chapters focusing on individual regions and time periods that presents the vast panorama of human social, cultural and economic development over the years.
Chronicle of the Roman Emperors, Paperback (February 2012)
Focusing on the succession of the rulers of imperial Rome, this title guides readers to each reign and its main events. This title features biographical portraits of the 56 principal emperors from Augustus to Constantine.
Landscapes of Neolithic Brittany, Hardback (February 2011)View all books by Chris Scarre
A fully illustrated study of the Neolithic monuments of Brittany which investigates how and by whom they were built, using the latest research and field studies. The emphasis is on the landscape setting of these monuments, and how that landscape may have influenced or inspired their construction.
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Author Biography - Chris Scarre
Chris Scarre is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Durham. His previous publications include Monuments and Landscape in Atlantic Europe (ed.) (2002) and The Human Past: A Textbook of World Prehistory (ed.) (2005). Geoffrey Scarre is Reader at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Durham. He is the author of After Evil: Responses to Wrongdoing (2004) and the editor of Moral Philosophy and the Holocaust (2003).
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