Standards and Guidelines

CTA is a leader in the archaeological community in setting standards and establishing guidelines for the practice of successful and ethical archeology in Texas. We promote high professional standards for archeology, and our guidelines serve as a benchmark for archeologists who wish to maintain CTA membership (their membership may be revoked if CTA discovers they do not adhere to our ethical standards). The CTA guidelines provide a code of self-regulation concerning performance, curation, and reports. Links to these documents are provided below. The Guidelines are an evolving set of documents. Suggestions for revisions may be made to CTA’s Survey Standards Committee.

Texas Survey Standards
Professional Performance Standards for Fieldwork and Analysis
Curation Standards and Procedures
Guidelines for CRM Reports
Guidelines Concerning Historic Cemeteries and Unmarked Historic Graves

3 thoughts on “Standards and Guidelines

  1. Hello,
    I was wondering if there are standards for Archaeological Monitoring in Texas. Although it is not the best method of identifying cultural resources, it is sometimes the only way to protect them. Having some professional standards for monitoring would be extremely useful.
    Thank you!

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