Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology

2014 Pomerance Award Winner Waldo Tobler

The committee for the AIA Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology invites nominations for the 2017 award. Eligibility is not restricted to members of the AIA, and candidates for the medal may be sought internationally with no geographical limitations. The recipient may be a professional or amateur scientist, or a team, whose interdisciplinary work with archaeologists merits recognition. Persons who have received the Gold Medal of the AIA are not excluded from eligibility.

Due Date for Nomination
Completed nominations should be received by Institute Headquarters at the below address no later than April 1, 2015.

Please send name(s) and a CV or statement about the nominee's contributions to the field to:

Atten: Awards, AIA Pomerance Medal Committee
Archaeological Institute of America
656 Beacon Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02215-2006
FAX: (617) 353-6550
Phone: (617) 353-6550
E-mail: Awards@aia.bu.edu


2015 Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology:  T. Douglas Price

Doug Price (PhD 1975 University of Michigan) is Weinstein Professor of European Archaeology, Emeritus, and the retired Director of the Laboratory for Archaeological Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he served on the faculty for more than 37 years. He is currently an honorary professor in the Section for Prehistory in the Department of Material Culture and History at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. His field research has focused on the investigation of the beginnings of agriculture on the island of Zealand, Denmark. Another area of interest involves archaeological chemistry and the use of isotopes in human tooth enamel to examine questions of prehistoric mobility. Major projects along these lines are focused in Central America, the North Atlantic, North America, China, and Europe. The Laboratory for Archaeological Chemistry is involved in the chemical analysis of ceramics, bone, soils, and other archaeological materials. He is the author or editor of more than 175 articles and 15 books, the most recent of which include Pathways to Power (with Gary Feinman, 2010), Introduction to Archaeological Chemistry (with James H. Burton, 2010), The Origins of Agriculture: New Data, New Ideas (with Ofer Bar-Yosef, 2011), Images of the Past 7e (with Gary Feinman, 2012), Europe Before Rome (2012), and Ancient Scandinavia: An Archaeological History from the First Humans to the Vikings (2015).



Past Winners of the Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology

2014 Waldo Tobler
2013 Stephen Weiner
2012 David P.S. Peacock
2011 Michael D. Glascock
2010 Paul Goldberg
2009 Dolores Piperno
2008 Michael S. Tite
2007 Patty Jo Watson
2006 Pamela B. Vandiver
2005 Jane Buikstra
2004 Ian Freestone
2003 Peter Ian Kuniholm
2002 Garman Harbottle
2001 Curt W. Beck
1999 Edward V. Sayre
1998 Nikolaas J. van der Merwe
1997 Martin J. Aitken
1996 W. David Kingery
1995 Norman Herz
1994 Robert Maddin, James Muhly, and Tamara Stech
1993 Michael G.L. Baillie, Bernd Becker, Bernd Kromer, Gordon W. Pearson, Jon R. Pilcher, Minze Stuiver, and Hans E. Suess
1991 Karl W. Butzer
1990 Robert H. Brill
1989 Harold E. Edgerton
1988 George (Rip) Rapp, Jr.
1987 George L. Cowgill
1986 Elizabeth K. Ralph
1985 Charles A. Reed
1984 Herbert E. Wright, Jr.
1983 J. Lawrence Angel
1982 Cyril Stanley Smith
1981 Frederick R. Matson
1980 Marie Farnsworth

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