By joining the Archaeological Society of British Columbia, a person agrees to uphold the following aims and ethics:

  • to encourage the identification, recording and protection of archaeological materials and any established or likely archaeological site in British Columbia;
  • to discourage the sale of, or the placing of a commercial value on any artefact;
  • to abide by the heritage legislation of British Columbia. This legislation states that archaeological surveys and excavations may be undertaken only under permit and that a report on all findings must be filed with the Minister in charge. In addition, a member agrees to make any surface finds in his or her possession available for inspection and study by professional archaeologists and First Nations.

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