2018 SAA Ethics Bowl Winners – Cornell University!

The Register of Professional Archaeologists is a proud sponsor of the 2018 SAA Ethics Bowl, which took place in Washington, DC on April 20.

Each year, the Society for American Archaeology Ethics Bowl invites student teams to debate case studies on various ethical dilemmas in archaeology, which provides important training for their future professional careers. The event is a lively, debate-style competition that allows the teams to engage critically with ethical questions that face archaeologists in practice. This year’s competition featured teams from Penn State, Florida State, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, The College of New Jersey, and a joint team from the University of California-San Diego and the University of Puerto Rico.

The final round was between the team from Cornell University and the team from Florida State University. After a close match, we are happy to congratulate the team from Cornell University as the winners of the 2018 SAA Ethics Bowl. The winning team receives a cash award from the Register of Professional Archaeologists.

Cornell’s winning team consisted of four first-year M.A. students from the Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies (CIAMS): Danielle Vander Horst, Elizabeth Proctor, Lindsay Petry, and Elizabeth Bews. They were coached by Dr. Dana Bardolph, Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate at CIAMS.

Thank you to all six of the excellent student teams that competed this year, and congratulations to the 2018 SAA Ethics Bowl winners from Cornell University!

Photo: from left, Dana Bardolph, Danielle Vander Horst, Elizabeth Proctor, Lindsay Petry, Elizabeth Bews.