Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology

2018 Pomerance Award Winner Mark Pollard

The committee for the AIA Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology invites nominations for the 2020 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. Previous winners of the Pomerance Award are ineligible.

Due Date for Nomination
Completed nominations should be received by Institute Headquarters at the below address no later than April 2, 2018.

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
44 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
FAX: (617) 353-6550
Phone: (617) 353-6550
E-mail: Awards@archaeological.org


2018 Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology:  Mark Pollard

Mark Pollard was born in New Zealand in 1954. He received a BA (1975) and a DPhil in Physics from the University of York in 1979. After six years as Analytical Research Officer at the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford (1978-1984), he went to the University of Cardiff, Wales, as a Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry and Archaeology. He was appointed Professor of Archaeological Sciences and Head of Department at the University of Bradford in 1990. Since October 2004, he has been Edward Hall Professor of Archaeological Science at the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, having also been Director of the Research Lab, Chair of the School of Archaeology, and now Associate Head of the Division of Social Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He has produced more than 290 publications.



Past Winners of the Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology

2017 Curtis W. Marean
2016 Melinda Zeder
2015 T. Douglas Price
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

Return to previous page