Code of Ethics

Colorado Archaeological Society

Members of the Colorado Archaeological Society will:

  • Uphold local, State and Federal antiquities laws.
  • Conduct field and/or laboratory activities using professionally accepted standards.
  • Accept the responsibility, if serving as Principal Investigator, to publish the results of the investigation and to make the collection available for further scientific study.
  • Support only scientifically and legally conducted archaeological activities. Members will not condone the sale, exchange or purchase of artifacts obtained from illegal activities.
  • Respect the property rights of landowners.
  • Report vandalism to appropriate authorities.
  • Be sensitive to the cultural histories and spiritual practices of groups that are the subject of archaeological investigation.