Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology
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 1, 2019.
Please send name(s) and a CV or statement about the nominee's contributions to the field to:
Attn: Awards, AIA Pomerance Medal Committee
Archaeological Institute of America
44 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (857) 305-9350
2019 Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology: Robert Hedges
In recognition of his distinguished record of contributions to the advancement of archaeological science, the Archaeological Institute of America is pleased to award the 2019 Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology to Prof. Robert (R.E.M.) Hedges.
Over the course of his distinguished career, there are few areas of archaeological science that Hedges has not been involved with. He has made countless contributions to ‘archaeometry’, the field of co-operation between physical scientists and archaeologists. Other notable areas of focus include the many aspects of human and animal diet and approaches to bone chemistry and analysis, where Hedges has been a widely recognized pioneer. Perhaps most conspicuous of all is the important role Hedges has played in the development of radiocarbon dating with accelerator mass spectrometry. AMS radiocarbon dating has become a fundamental of dating technology for archaeology all over the world. Hedges’ substantial contribution in this area was recognized with the award of a Royal Medal of the Royal Society in 2008.
For all these reasons, the Archaeological Institute of America is delighted to bestow on Prof. Robert Hedges the 2019 Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology.
Past Winners of the Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology
|2017||Curtis W. Marean|
|2015||T. Douglas Price|
|2012||David P.S. Peacock|
|2011||Michael D. Glascock|
|2008||Michael S. Tite|
|2007||Patty Jo Watson|
|2006||Pamela B. Vandiver|
|2003||Peter Ian Kuniholm|
|2001||Curt W. Beck|
|1999||Edward V. Sayre|
|1998||Nikolaas J. van der Merwe|
|1997||Martin J. Aitken|
|1996||W. David Kingery|
|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|