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- Anthropologists must inform the people they are studying (or the descendants of those people) about their work and its purpose.
- Anthropologists must ensure that their work does no harm and that the confidentiality of the people they study is protected.
- They must be particularly careful to identify appropriate and non-disruptive ways to compensate groups who participate in studies.
- 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.