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Below are links to codes, charters, and principles put forth by archaeological and anthropological organizations in the Americas and beyond.

Archaeology Organizations


Archaeological Institute of America
1991 Code of Ethics
www.archaeological.org/pdfs/AIA_Code_of_EthicsA5S.pdf

1994 Code of Professional Standards
www.archaeological.org/pdfs/AIA_Code_of_Professional_StandardsA5S.pdf

Australian Archaeological Association
1991 Code of Ethics
www.australianarchaeologicalassociation.com.au/codeofethics.php

Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists
1980 Code of Ethics
www.aacai.com.au/codeofethics.html

Canadian Archaeological Association
1999 Statement Of Principles For Ethical Conduct Pertaining To Aboriginal Peoples
www.canadianarchaeology.com/ethical.lasso

European Association of Archaeologists
1997 EAA Code of Practice
www.e-a-a.org/codeprac.htm

1998 EAA Principles of Conduct
www.e-a-a.org/princond.htm

Institute of Field Archaeologists
Codes, bylaws, standards and policy statements
www.archaeologists.net/modules/icontent/index.php?page=15

Register of Professional Archaeologists
1998 Code of Conduct and Standards of Research Performance
www.rpanet.org/conduct.htm

Society for Historical Archaeology
1993 Standards and Guidelines for the Curation of Archaeological Collections
SHA Newsletter. 26(4):3-5
www.sha.org/publications/curation.htm

Ethical Principles of the Society for Historical Archaeology
www.sha.org/About/ethics.htm

World Archaeological Congress
1989 Vermillion Accord on Human Remains
www.worldarchaeologicalcongress.org/site/about_ethi.php

1990 First Code of Ethics
www.worldarchaeologicalcongress.org/site/about_ethi.php

Anthropology Organizations


American Anthropological Association
1998 Code of Ethics of the American Anthropological Association
www.aaanet.org/committees/ethics/ethcode.htm

1967 Statement on Problems of Anthropological Research and Ethics
www.aaanet.org/stmts/ethstmnt.htm

1971 Principles of Professional Responsibility
www.aaanet.org/stmts/ethstmnt.htm

Association for Social Anthropologists
Ethical Guidelines
http://www.theasa.org/ethics.htm

National Association for the Practice of Anthropology
1988 Ethical Guidelines for Practitioners
www.practicinganthropology.org/about/?section=ethical_guidelines

Society for Applied Anthropology
1983 Statement of Professional and Ethical Responsibilities
www.sfaa.net/sfaaethic.html

Museum Organizations


American Association of Museums
1991 Code of Ethics for Museums
www.aam-us.org/museumresources/ethics/coe.cfm

International Council of Museums
1986 ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums
www.icom.org/ethics.html

Other Cultural Resource Organizations


American Cultural Resources Association
1996 Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct of the American Cultural Resources Association
www.acra-crm.org/Ethics.html

American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Work
1994 AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice
http://aic.stanford.edu/pubs/ethics.html

International Council on Monuments and Sites
www.icomos.org/

Charters Adopted by the General Assembly of ICOMOS
www.international.icomos.org/icomos/centre_documentation/chartes_eng.htm

Burra Charter: The Australia ICOMOS Charter for the Conservation of Places of Cultural Significance
www.icomos.org/australia/burra.html

1990 Charter for the Protection and Management of the Archaeological Heritage
www.international.icomos.org/icomos/charters/arch_e.htm

1996 Charter on the Protection and Management of Underwater Cultural Heritage
www.international.icomos.org/icomos/charters/underwater_e.htm

2002 (revised) Ethical Commitment Statement for ICOMOS Members
www.international.icomos.org/icomos/ethical_e.htm

Protocols for Native American Archival Materials
www2.nau.edu/libnap-p/

The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia: Policy on Management of Culturally Sensitive Material
www.moa.ubc.ca/collections/index.php

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