Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Tourism, Archaeology, and Ethics: A Case Study in the Rupununi Region of Guyana

  • Jared Bowers
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_195

Introduction and Definition

Ethics is a feature found in seemingly every discussable topic. It guides moral decision-making, informs strategic thought, and ultimately influences human behavior. Ethics is based upon the principle that individuals are members of a community, cogs in a much larger machine. There is hence a fundamental responsibility for individual motives to align with the needs of the larger community. This entry briefly elaborates on this concept with a particular focus on the ethical relationship between tourism and archaeology. Key themes that are considered include the respective ethical frameworks for tourism and archaeology and the relationship between their unification. Also examined is how this relationship can effectively be developed within an emerging tourism and understudied archaeological site: the Rupununi region of Guyana.

Key Issues/Current Debates/Future Directions/Examples

Ethics, Tourism, and Sustainability

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Centre for Cultural and Heritage StudiesNewcastle UniversityNewcastle Upon TyneUK