Productivity levels, low. Tea levels, high.

I’ve recently had whooping cough (for the second time) and it’s been a definite dissertation set-back. I estimate I probably lost 5 weeks worth of useful work time. (Note: 5 is what I wrote when I originally started this post, it’s now closer to 8.) I have managed this though, my first pass-through of open coding on ethical codes and guidelines as written by a variety of professional archaeological organizations and societies. The list below are the thematic units as expressed in those codes. I’m providing them here without indicating how often they occur. (Some people have already heard me ranting about that, in a few cases it’s very, very depressing.) I’m currently trying to breathe through it and do the second pass of refining the terms and usages.

Thematic Units

academic standards

affected groups

antiquities

archaeology as non-renewable resource

archaeological remains or sites

archival research

archival storage

artifact

artifact collection

artifact storage

authentications and valuations

avocational archaeologists

best practices

bribe

citation or authorial credit

client

code adoption

code amendment

collegiality

commodification

conferences and meetings

confidentiality

conflict of interest

conservation

context

curation

data access

data management

development

digital archaeology

disciplinary procedures

discrimination

dissemination of results

diversity

education

excavation

expertise

exploration

fair play

field safety

funding or funding bodies

human remains

impartiality

indigenous

intangible cultural heritage

intellectual product

landscape

legality

looting

membership

museum

non-destructive

occupied territories

Open Access

oral history

past as irreplaceable

politicized archaeology

presentation

preservation

professional standards

provenience

public discourse

public outreach

publication

repatriation

rescue or salvage archaeology

research

research design

respect

site protection

site protection from warfare

society affiliation

standards of conduct

stewardship

student supervision

tangible cultural heritage

timeliness

underwater archaeology

UNESCO 1970

Poor Us
We’ve all been feeling poorly around my house. Even the dogs have been sick with kennel cough. I keep hoping the Spring will come, but then I remember how cold and wet that season is here…