Stephanie Pearson— 2010 Graduate Student Paper Award, Honorable Mention

Award Citation:

At the recommendation of the Graduate Student Paper Award Committee, the Archaeological Institute of America is pleased to award to Stephanie Pearson of the University of California, Berkeley, an honorable mention for the best graduate student paper delivered at the 111th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America held in Anaheim, California, January 6-9, 2010.

The paper was entitled “From the (Back)ground Up: Sculptural Technique and Content in Gandharan Relief”. In Ms. Pearson’s presentation she demonstrated perceptive insights and observations about known and published material making plausible and convincing arguments from a fresh perspective. Her excellent discussion of sculptural technique built a persuasive argument to support a new theory of the dissemination of artistic technique.

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