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Statement to the Society for Historical Archaeology about Ethics and Odyssey Marine Exploration: A Video Commentary by Ivor Noël Hume
In a prepared video statement shown at the 2014 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology, Ivor Noël Hume explains why he believes that Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc., should be accepted as a member of the professional archaeological community. He argues that it is perfectly reasonable and ethical for an organization to realize a financial return from salvaging high-value duplicate artifacts such as gold coins while at the same time recovering the archaeological data which they and the other components of the site represent.