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Department of Archaeogenetics

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (0)341 3550 - 867
fax: +49 (0)341 3550 - 555

e-mail: archsec@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Assessment and Reflection on the Ethical Dimensions of Archaeogenetics Research



Chapter 1: Stakeholders and access to human remains


Chapter 2: Archaeological remains are a finite resource

Chapter 3: Major challenges for investigating the past by means of genetics

Chapter 4: Results about the human past can have an impact on the human present and future, and must be carefully communicated

Chapter 5: Many disciplines study the human past, and interactions across disciplines are challenging because they have different intellectual histories, approaches/viewpoints, and terminology

Chapter 6: Data Sharing, Open Access and Computational Reproducibility


  • 18.01.2021 (Version 0.1.0): This is the initial release.
  • 11.02.2021 (Version 0.1.1): Some changes in response to comments. In particular changed "community of origin" to "community of interest".

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