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Title:Nigerian archaeology: the ethical challenge
Authors:Gundu, Zacharys Anger
Assa, Abigail EbenmosiISNI
Periodical:Journal of environment and culture (ISSN 1597-2755)
Geographic term:Nigeria
professional ethics
Abstract:In Nigeria, ethical issues in archaeological practice can be divided into several themes: ownership and control of archaeological and cultural resources; conservation, preservation and protection of archaeological resources, including training; the role of foreign-based archaeologists in Nigeria; the legal environment of archaeological practice; the challenge of interfacing with stakeholders in archaeological research; and intellectual property and copyright arising from the dissemination and use of archaeological data and information. Based on these themes, the authors discuss trends in Nigerian archaeology and explore basic ethical questions that are relevant to the study of Nigeria's archaeological resources. They argue that for Nigerian archaeologists to assert their voices in the study of their country's past, they will have to champion the formal integration of ethics at the levels of training, praactice, documentation and curation. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]