AIA News

January 8, 2020

2020 AIA Award Winners

The Archaeological Institute of America is pleased to announce our 2020 Award Winners.

The AIA held its 2020 Awards Ceremony, on the evening of Saturday, January 4, at the 121st Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The ceremony celebrated the accomplishments and contributions of a number of honorees, including:

Outstanding Public Service Award – Professor Patty Gerstenblith

Award for Outstanding Work in Digital Archaeology – Flowerdew Hundred project (Accepted by: Dr. Anastasia Dakouri-Hild)

Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award – Dr. M. Kathryn Brown

Felicia A. Holton Book AwardDeep Time Dreaming (By: Dr. Billy Griffiths)

James R. Wiseman Book AwardThe Iranian Expanse (By: Professor Matthew P. Canepa)

Conservation and Heritage Management Award – Dr. Katherine Miller Wolf

Graduate Student Paper Award (2019 Annual Meeting – First Prize) – Ms. Cai Thorman

Graduate Student Paper Award (2019 Annual Meeting – Honorable Mention) – Ms. Victoria Moses

Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award – Drs. William and Suzanne Murray

Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology – Professor Heather Lechtman

Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement – Professor Jack Davis

Poster Awards

Best Poster:
Materials in a Fayum Mummy Portrait and Its 1920s Restoration
Christina Bisulca, Detroit Institute of Arts, Ellen-Hanspach Bernal,
Detroit Institute of Arts, and Aaron Steele, Detroit Institute of Arts

Runner Up:
Re-Inventing the (Potter’s) Wheel: Modeling 3D Vessels from 2D Drawings
Christian F. Cloke, University of Maryland, Ella D. Breden,
University of Maryland, College Park, Quint Gregory, University
of Maryland, College Park, and Emily C. Egan, University of
Maryland, College Park

Best Poster Designed by a Graduate Student:
The Roman Villa and Late Roman Child Cemetery at Poggio Gramignano (Lugnano in Teverina, Umbria): Report on the 2019 Field
David Pickel, Stanford University, Jordan Wilson, University of
Arizona, and Roberto Montagnetti, Independent Researcher

Best Poster Designed by an Undergraduate Student:
Archaeometric Analysis of Southern Methodist University Bridwell
Library’s Brick from Ur
Rachel M. Thimmig, Southern Methodist University

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