‘Where angels fear to tread’: ethics, commercial archaeology, and extractive industries in southern Africa
作者: Chirikure
作者单位: 1Department of Archaeology & University of Cape Town Research Office , University of Cape Town , Rondebosch 7700 , Cape Town , South Africa
刊名: Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa, 2014, Vol.49 (2), pp.218-231
来源数据库: Taylor & Francis Journal
DOI: 10.1080/0067270X.2014.909166
关键词: commercial archaeologysouthern Africaminingextractive industryethics
原始语种摘要: This paper draws from two main examples of commercial archaeology, one in South Africa and the other in Namibia, associated with large-scale mining in southern Africa and interrogates the associated ethical issues. It argues that while continuous talk is made about the arrogance of miners, archaeologists must put their house in order by practising good ethics, minimising politics between themselves and being prepared to accept compromises with development to secure a more positive heritage future. Indeed, the issue of ethics has dogged the relationship between archaeology and extractive industries in southern Africa since the late nineteenth century. The power of the mining industry nevertheless meant that southern African mining legislation continued to supersede antiquities laws...
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