Monday, 19 September 2016

CifA Hates Artefact Hunting and Collecting?

The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists Code of Conduct published December 2014

1.6 A member shall know and comply with all laws applicable to his or her archaeological activities whether as employer or employee, and where appropriate with national and international treaties, conventions and charters including annexes and schedules.

1.7 A member shall not knowingly be employed by, or otherwise contract with, an individual or entity where the purpose of the contract is directly to facilitate the excavation and/or recovery of items from archaeological contexts for sale, and where such sale may lead to the irretrievable dispersal of the physical and/or intellectual archive, or where such sale may result in an undispersed archive to which public access is routinely denied.

1 comment:

heritageaction said...

Those clauses were inserted in 2010 in the wake of the archaeologist-"assisted" detecting rally at Water Newton/Durobrivae carried live on the One Show, to prevent a repetition.

It was ticklish though. They had to add an additional provision: "Members may be employed by or contract with, or participate in, projects approved by the Portable Antiquities Scheme.". Can't have all the FLOs slung out can we!

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