The 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (2013)

Session 39. Ethical Practice in Biological Anthropology: continuing the dialogue. Invited Podium Symposium. Chair: M. Elle Saine and Heather Shattuck-Heidorn

Saturday Morning, Ballroom A Add to calendar

During the 2012 AAPA Open Forum, “The Ethics of Practice and the Practice of Ethics: anopen dialogue among bioanthropologists”, it became clear that many researchers felt that theavailable ethical training and resources do not adequately address the unique needs ofresearchers in biological anthropology. Participants identified several areas of focus as deservingattention within our community, including the ethics inherent in field work, common challengesin working with skeletal remains, and the need for intradisciplinary conversation concerningprofessional relationships within our field. This symposium aims to address these identifiedneeds, as well as other ethical challenges in our field. The symposium offers perspectives bothon the application of ethics to procedural topics such as repatriation, field site management, andgaining family consent, and to emerging ethical topics that necessitate discussion, such as theOpen Access movement. It is our sincere hope that by extending the current discourse on ethics,we can work to address the unique ethical challenges and questions that biologicalanthropologists engage during their research.

8:00-8:15 Add to calendar Ethical practice in biological anthropology: an introduction to the 2013 symposium. M. Elle Saine, Heather Shattuck-heidorn.
8:15-8:30 Add to calendar Applying the Belmont principles to physical anthropology. Sara Stinson.
8:30-8:45 Add to calendar Ethics of Field Site Management and Oversight. Kathryn B. H. Clancy.
8:45-9:00 Add to calendar Building a code of best practices for field primatology. Katherine C. MacKinnon, Erin P. Riley.
9:00-9:15 Add to calendar Ethical questions in human reproductive ecology. Meredith W. Reiches.
9:15-9:30 Add to calendar Laying the Yanomami to rest: the endless saga of the blood samples. Kenneth M. Weiss.
9:30-9:45 Add to calendar Informed Consent and Building a Skeletal Sample. Kristen M. Hartnett.
9:45-10:00 Add to calendar Ethical practices for outdoor anthropological research facilities with willed body donation programs. Sophia R. Mavroudas.
10:15-10:30 Add to calendar “Stand fast and suffer long”: The Ethics of Repatriation. James T. Watson, John McClelland, Todd Pitezel.
10:45-11:00 Add to calendar Do biological anthropologists have an ethical obligation to identify themselves as anthropologists? Reflections at the AAPA x AAA intersection. Karen B. Strier.
11:00-11:15 Add to calendar Professional publishing and professional ethics in biological anthropology. Peter T. Ellison.
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