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Congratulations to the University of California, Berkeley team– winners of the 11th Annual SAA Ethics Bowl (2014)!

And congratulations to University of California, Santa Barbara, who were the runners up!

We would like to thank all of the teams that participated in the 11th Annual SAA Ethics Bowl. These teams worked hard, were articulate and presented excellent arguments. We hope to see you all next year.

NEW FROM THE ETHICS BOWL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

The Society for American Archaeology’s Committee on Ethics Presents

The Twelfth Annual Ethics Bowl

Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to organize a team of 3 to 5 participants with a faculty mentor to take part in the next year's event  during the SAA 80th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California April 15-19th, 2015!

If your university is interested in participating in the event, please contact us at saaethicsbow@gmail.com. To register, send an email to the organizing committee with the names and email addresses of the 3-5 members of your team and your faculty mentor.  Please designate a chief contact person (team member or faculty mentor) to receive emails and instructions on behalf of the team.

About the Ethics Bowl

The Ethics Bowl is a debate competition for undergraduate and graduate students where teams from different universities compete by debating solutions to the ethical dilemmas archaeologists face in our day-to-day lives. Each year, hypothetical cases are developed using real-life experiences and suggestions from academic, CRM, and avocational archaeologists around the world. Ethics Bowl teams then formulate and defend reactions and solutions to these ethical dilemmas using their academic knowledge of numerous ethical guidelines and laws, as well as their personal research and fieldwork experiences. Judges drawn from professional and eminent archaeologists grade the teams on their responses, throw them curveball questions that extend or change key components of the cases, and decide which teams advance to the final round and compete for prizes. It’s an awesome experience and a great opportunity to practice ethical decision making before being placed in a hard situation in real life. Judges regularly comment that Ethics Bowl contestants demonstrate stronger ethical decision making skills than many working archaeologists have sometimes shown.

All rounds are held in front of live audiences during the SAA Annual Meeting,

 

Congratulations to the past Ethics Bowl winners

2014 - University of California, Berkeley

2013 - University of California, Berkeley

2012 - Northern Arizona University

2011 - University of California, Santa Barbara
 
2010 - Brown University
 
2009 - Texas A&M University
 
2008 – University of California-Berkeley
 
2007 - Brown University
 
2006 - San Diego State University
 
2005 - University of Arizona
 
2004 - Indiana University/University of Nevada-Reno
 
 
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