Archaeological sites are under the rightful control of stakeholders residing in the country and region in which
they are located. The guidelines to follow are suggestions made to those stakeholders, should they decide to
open an archaeological site to the public. These guidelines are not intended to be regulations or standards,
and the many parties that have participated in developing these guidelines hereby declare our opposition to
transforming what follows into regulations or standards. The suggestions made in these guidelines are drawn
from the collective experience of those who have been engaged with management of publicly accessible
archaeological sites in many countries and in different regions around the world.