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Revising Our Ethics?, Apr 19

Upcoming Archaeology Events at UC Berkeley - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 17:22
The SAA’s Committee on Ethics (COE) has been charged with revising the original 8 Principles (as established in 1991) as follows: “The current Principles of Ethics focuses on obligations to the archaeological record rather than to other communities. The Board charges the COE to review the current Principles and consider whether it should be expanded to address the ethical obligations of archaeologists to other stakeholders, individuals and communities”. The current COE has been working on this charge and, not surprisingly, has found that this is not merely a matter of adding a few phrases to the end of each Principle.
This presentation will present a short history of establishing ethics by the SAA, and where the COE is at this point in the revisions process. Input from the audience is desired! Following the talk, there will be an open discussion on suggestions about revisions of the ethics principles.

Brown Bag Lecture, Apr 19

Upcoming Archaeology Events at UC Berkeley - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 13:06
This is part of a series of brown bag lectures

Brown Bag Lecture, Mar 15

Upcoming Archaeology Events at UC Berkeley - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 18:19
This is part of a series of brown bag lectures

Revising Our Ethics?, Feb 22

Upcoming Archaeology Events at UC Berkeley - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:27
The SAA’s Committee on Ethics (COE) has been charged with revising the original 8 Principles
(as established in 1991) as follows: “The current Principles of Ethics focuses on
obligations to the archaeological record rather than to other communities. The Board charges the COE to review the current Principles and consider whether it should be expanded to address the ethical obligations of archaeologists to other stakeholders, individuals and communities”. The current COE has been working on this charge and, not surprisingly, has found that this is not merely a matter of adding a few phrases to the end of each Principle.
This presentation will present a short history of establishing ethics by the SAA, and where the COE is at this point in the revisions process. Input from the audience is desired!

Brown Bag Lecture, Mar 1

Upcoming Archaeology Events at UC Berkeley - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:27
This is part of a series of brown bag lectures

Brown Bag Lecture, Mar 8

Upcoming Archaeology Events at UC Berkeley - Sun, 01/29/2017 - 19:10
This is part of a series of lectures

Brown Bag Lecture, Mar 22

Upcoming Archaeology Events at UC Berkeley - Sun, 01/29/2017 - 19:10
This is part of a series of lectures

The Digital Dilemma and the Future of Archaeological Publication, Apr 12

Upcoming Archaeology Events at UC Berkeley - Sun, 01/29/2017 - 19:10
In the past month, the first major publication of the Gabii Project excavation was released, a large-scale international archaeological initiative led by Nicola Terrenato and the University of Michigan since 2009. What makes this publication unique is its entirely digital nature, where the standard textual narrative is intricately combined with the 3D recording and reconstruction inherent to our documentation strategy as well as the use of the Unity gaming engine for the final product. This new approach to archaeological publication, while seemingly inevitable due to the onset of digital techniques and vast increase of digital data collected in the field, nevertheless raises interesting questions with respect to the future of publications, peer-review, user-interaction and interpretation, as well as the requirement for digital storage. Here I propose to review the in-the-field data gathering methodology of the Gabii excavation as well as its digital publication strategy and open-source release of its collected data for the Area B Republican period house. It is hoped that such a discussion will lead to a beneficial conversation on the future of both excavation methodology and archaeological publication.

Brown Bag Lecture, Apr 26

Upcoming Archaeology Events at UC Berkeley - Sun, 01/29/2017 - 19:10
This is part of a lecture series

Brown Bag Lecture, Feb 1

Upcoming Archaeology Events at UC Berkeley - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 18:53
This is part of a series of brown bag lectures

Brown Bag Lecture, Feb 8

Upcoming Archaeology Events at UC Berkeley - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 18:53
This is part of a series of brown bag lectures

Brown Bag Lecture, Feb 15

Upcoming Archaeology Events at UC Berkeley - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 18:53
This is part of a series of brown bag lectures

Many Ways of Working, Jan 25

Upcoming Archaeology Events at UC Berkeley - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:17
Farmers, gardeners, builders, cooks, janitors, launderers, restaurant-owners: the Chinese diaspora community in nineteenth century Palo Alto, California, was made up of men, and a few women, who took on many ways of working to support themselves, their families, and their communities. Their integral role in the development of the Bay Area’s infrastructure is sometimes obscured because of systematic exclusion, destruction, and erasure in the early twentieth century. However, using a combination of oral history, archival research, and archaeology, the ongoing Chinese Arboretum Quarters project is piecing together the way a Chinese community, outside of a Chinatown, lived, worked, and survived in an era of racialized immigration restriction.
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