Ethics in American archaeology
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Published by Society for American Archaeology in Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • United States.


  • Archaeology -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.,
  • Indians of North America -- Antiquities.,
  • United States -- Antiquities.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 158-168).

Statementedited by Mark J. Lynott, Alison Wylie.
ContributionsLynott, Mark J., Wylie, Alison.
LC ClassificationsCC95 .E84 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination168 p. ;
Number of Pages168
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL55242M
ISBN 100932839169
LC Control Number99067582

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