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Professional ethics play a defining role in underwater archaeology and submerged cultural resource management. Ownership, preservation, management, access, and investigative obligations associated with the resource base are problems at the heart of professional ethics. Ethical dictums are not stagnant but change and evolve in the face of current archaeological issues and challenges. Archaeological ethics are also influenced, if not defined, by state and federal legislation, regulation, and, frequently, litigation.

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Mather, I.R., Watts, G.P. (2002). Ethics and Underwater Archaeology. In: Ruppé, C.V., Barstad, J.F. (eds) International Handbook of Underwater Archaeology. The Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-0535-8_36

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