Archaeological Ethics & Laws

It refers to the moral issues raised through the study of the material past. Archaeological resources, both sites and collections, are protected by law on federal and state lands. A common ethical issue in modern archaeology has been the treatment of human remains found during  Excavations, especially those that represent the ancestors of aboririnal groups in the New world or the remains of other minority races elsewhere. The problem in archaeological ethics covers, protecting Archaeological sites and objects from illegal trade, Balancing World, National and regional claims to various parts of the archaeological record, Responsibility of the Archaeologist vis-a-vis the architectural remains that have been uncovered during an excavation etc.