Ethics in Anthropological Research

  1. Anthropologists must inform the people they are studying (or the descendants of those people) about their work and its purpose.
  2. Anthropologists must ensure that their work does no harm and that the confidentiality of the people they study is protected.
  3. They must be particularly careful to identify appropriate and non-disruptive ways to compensate groups who participate in studies.
  4. Archaeologists must present the results of their work to the general public. Publishing archaeological results increases public awareness about the past and the importance of historic preservation.

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