AIA News

November 7, 2022

Announcing the 2023 Award Winners


The Archaeological Institute of America would like to congratulate the following individuals, projects, and publications for their excellent work. They will be formally recognized at the AIA Awards Ceremony, which will take place during the 124th Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 7, 2023 from 7:30 – 8:30 PM CT at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans (Celestin Ballroom D) in New Orleans, LA. All are welcome to attend the Awards Ceremony either in person or virtually. You can register for the Zoom webinar here.


Anna Marguerite McCann Award for Fieldwork Reports – The Roman Peasant Project 2009-2014. Excavating the Roman Rural Poor (Edited by Kim Bowes) 

Award for Outstanding Work in Digital Archaeology – International Space Station Archaeological Project by Dr. Justin Walsh and Dr. Alice Gorman 

Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award – Dr. Joanne Murphy 

Felicia A. Holton Book Award – Digging Up Britain: Ten Discoveries, a Million Years of History by Mike Pitts 

Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement – Dr. Andrew F. Stewart 

Graduate Student Paper Award (2022 Annual Meeting – First Prize – Two Winners) – Dr. Amanda Chen for her paper “Negotiating Boundaries: Image and Ritual at the Complesso dei Riti Magici [II.1.12] in Pompeii” and Dr. Cristina M. Hernandez for her paper “Balnea Aestiva, Balnea Hiemalia: Integrating Solar-Temporal Data to Understand the Use and Sensory Experience of Pompeian Domestic Baths”

James R. Wiseman Book Award  The Painted Tetrarchic Reliefs of Nicomedia, Uncovering the Colourful Life of Diocletian’s Forgotten Capital by Dr. Tuna Şare Ağtürk 

Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award – Dr. John J. Dobbins 

Outstanding Public Service Award – Heritage Emergency Response Initiative (HERI) 

Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology – Prof. Julia Lee-Thorp 

The AIA «Telestes» Award for Material Culture Research in Ancient Music and Dance – “Buried in the Senses: Investigating the North Mesopotamian Early Bronze Age Sensorial Experiences of Mortuary Rituals with GIS” by Dr. Agata Maria Catena Calabrese 


Our warmest congratulations to all!

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