AIA Best Practices in Site Preservation Award


The 2014 Best Practices in Site Preservation Award recipient is the California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program

Established in 2011, this annual honor is awarded to groups or projects recognized by their peers for doing exemplary work in the field of site preservation and conservation. Each year the Institute selects a project that exemplifies the mission of AIA’s Site Preservation Program and presents it with an award of $5,000 for furthering their activities and programs. 

Nominations for this award must be submitted to AIA's Site Preservation Program.

Online Nomination Form

The nomination deadline is May 1st.

For further information, contact Ben Thomas at bthomas@aia.bu.edu.

2014 Best Practices in Site Preservation Award: California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program

The AIA Conservation and Site Preservation Committee is pleased award the 2014 Best Practices in Site Preservation Award to the California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program (CASSP) for its grassroots efforts to involve and train local communities in the preservation of archaeological sites in California. Since its inception in 1999, the program has trained nearly 1400 site stewards in workshops across the state.

Past Winners

Year     Award Recipient

2014    California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program - California, USA

2013    George Bey - Kaxil Kiuic, Mexico

Cristina Vidal Lorenzo and Gaspar Muñoz Cosme - La Blanca, Guatemala

2012    Donald Haggis and Margaret Mook - Azoria, Crete

2011    Giorgio Buccellati - Tell Mozan, Syria

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