Approved by the membership, November
Membership in the Oklahoma Anthropological Society (“the Society”) is
open to any person, firm, corporation, or other entity that supports the aims
and objectives of the Society. In
joining the Society, members agree to comply
with applicable federal, state, local, and Indian tribal antiquities and
historic preservation laws,
The disregard for proper archeological field techniques; the willful
destruction or distortion of archeological data; the willful violation of applicable
law noted above; removal of artifacts from a dig site without proper approval
of the senior archeologist; collection of artifacts from private land without
approval of the landowner; sale or trade of artifacts as a business with the
primary purpose of commercial gain; and/or the unauthorized use of the
Society’s name is a violation of this Code.
A possible violation of this Code will be investigated by the Ethics
Committee, which will then report its findings and recommendations to the Board
of Directors. The affected person may
appear before the Board to present facts and arguments pertinent to a review. The Board may then by a 2/3 vote deny an
application for membership in the Society or expel a member for violation of
the Code, as the case may be.
4. The Society has always welcomed those who
have private artifact collections. The
collection and the collector’s knowledge of its provenance, when known, have
often proved invaluable to the aims of the Society and Oklahoma archeology when examined by a
professional archeologist. A member of
the Society with a collection of artifacts is encouraged, but not required, to
properly record and catalogue the collection for the advancement of
archeology. A member has control over
the member’s lawful, private collection, of course, but is encouraged to donate
or devise at death the collection to an institution involved in the long-term
furtherance of archeology and anthropology.
5. A member or applicant may request advice on
a question under the Code as it concerns a proposed action or inaction by the
requestor. The request will be submitted in writing to the chair of the Ethics
Committee. The Ethics Committee will
then respond in writing with its opinion.
public is invited to all meetings. For more information about
the meetings, and membership with the State Society contact:
Holly Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Officers and Board Members of the Society
"One of our Archeological Digs"