SAA Announces 2020 Award Recipients

Apr 24, 2020

The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2020 awards.

The Society for American Archaeology Awards recognize and honor knowledge and professional achievements at all career levels--from student and early career archaeologists to those who have made lasting contributions to the Society and the profession.

SAA award recipients are selected by dedicated and knowledgeable volunteer committees made up of SAA members—one for each award. 

Although the Society was forced to cancel its 2020 physical meeting in Austin as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is still important that we honor these winners and, more than ever, continue to help our community. Below is a recording of the 2020 Ceremonial Resolutions read by Paul Welch, 2020 Award winners read by SAA president Joe Watkins, and remarks by SAA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Larry J. Zimmerman.  Please take a few minutes to view the 2020 Awards Ceremony. The full citations for the 2020 SAA Awards are in the SAA 85th Annual Meeting Program beginning on page 11. 


2020 Society for American Archaeology Awards

Presidential Recognitions: Paul Reed; Jeff Altschul and Keith Kintigh; Kelley Hays-Gilpin and Meagan Thies-Sauder

State Archaeology Celebration Poster Awards
First Place: Alaska
Second Place: California

Third Place: Wyoming

Arthur C. Parker Scholarship: Patrick Burtt 

SAA Native American Graduate Scholarship: Natalie Dana Lolar

National Science Foundation Scholarships: Dominic Bush, Emily Van Alst, Vikki Preston

SAA/Institute for Field Research Undergraduate Student Travel Awards: Iris Jacobs; Kathryn Kuennen; Laura Pott

Student Paper Award: Lori Barkwill Love

Dienje Kenyon Memorial Fellowship: Christine Mikeska

Fred Plog Memorial Fellowship: Emily Kate; Christopher Schwartz

Paul Goldberg Award: Denay Grund

Douglas C. Kellogg Award for Geoarchaeological Research: A.J. White

Dissertation Award: Sarah Oas; Saul Hedquist

Charles Stanish SAA Annual Meeting Travel Award/ El Premio Anual Charles Stanish para Asistir a la Reunión Anual de la SAA: Carlos Asores Mendives

H. and T. King Grant for Precolumbian Archaeology: Tamara Bray; Jennifer Grant; Salomón Hocsman; Angela Huster; Jessica Munson and Jill Onken; Alexandre Tokovinine

Gene S. Stuart Award: Lizzie Wade

Book Award—Scholarly: Christine A. Hastorf for The Social Archaeology of Food: Thinking about Eating from Prehistory to the Present (Cambridge University Press)

Book Award—Popular: Carl M. Davis for Six Hundred Generations: An Archaeological History of Montana (Riverbend Publishing)

Award for Excellence in Archaeological Analysis: Rafael Alejandro Pastrana Cruz

Award for Excellence in Cultural Resource Management: J. Stephen Athens

Award for Excellence in Latin American and Caribbean Archaeology: Elizabeth “Liz” Graham

Award for Excellence in Public Education: Heiltsuk First Nation

Crabtree Award: Marilyn Markel

Fryxell Award for Interdisciplinary Research: Debra Martin

Lifetime Achievement Award: Larry J. Zimmerman