Colorado Archaeological Society

Grand Junction

Chapter Code of Ethics

Colorado Archeology Society - Grand junction

As a member of the Grand Junction chapter and the larger state organization the Colorado Archaeological Society, I agree to: 

  • Uphold State and Federal Antiquities Laws.
  • Support policies and educational programs designed to protect our cultural heritage and our State’s and region’s antiquities.
  • Encourage protection and discourage exploitation of archaeological resources.
  • Encourage the study and recording of Colorado’s archaeology and cultural history.
  • Where opportunities present themselves, take an active part by participating in field and laboratory work for the purpose of developing new and significant information about the past.
  • Respect the property rights of landowners.
  • Assist whenever possible, in locating, mapping and recording archaeological sites within Colorado using standard State Site Survey forms.
  • Respect the dignity of peoples whose cultural histories and spiritual practices are the subject of any investigation.
  • Support scientifically conducted activities where my participation is appropriate. 
  • Never participate in conduct involving dishonesty, deceit or misrepresentation about archaeological matters.
  • Report vandalism to appropriate authorities.
  • Remember and share with others, that cultural resources are non-renewable, do not belong to you or me, but are ours to respect, study and enjoy!


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