AIA Awards

Poster Awards

Archaeological Institute of America

Beginning in 2005, awards were given to the best posters: the first is awarded to the presentation judged “best poster” by a panel of three judges appointed by the Program Committee; the second is presented to the poster judged “first runner-up” by the panel of judges; and the third and fourth awards are presented to the posters deemed “Best poster designed entirely by a student or students” for undergraduate and graduates. Graduate and undergraduate student posters are also eligible in the best poster and first runner up categories.

At each AIA Annual Meeting, there is a single session that includes all poster presentations. This session is generally assigned a four-hour time period (e.g., 11 AM-3 PM) on the first day of the meetings. The presenter or, in the case of multiple presenters, one of the presenters is stationed at the presentation during the session. Presenters are provided with a 4 x 8 foot space to display their materials. The Program for the Annual Meeting Committee regards poster presentations as a particularly effective way to present complex graphic and/or quantitative data.


2024 Best Poster Award

Species Analysis of Leather Objects and Manufacturing Offcuts from Vindolanda, UK

Elizabeth M. Greene, University of Western Ontario, Canada; Rhiannon Stevens, University College London, UK; Barbara Birley, The Vindolanda Trust, UK; and Gillian Taylor, Teesside University, UK

2024 First Runner-Up

Nikosthenes’ Networks of Production and Trade

Jennifer S. Tafe, Boston University; Cole M. Smith, University of Texas at Austin; and Eleni Hasaki, University of Arizona

2024 Student Poster Award

Maritime Connectivity and Mobility in the Southeastern Aegean During the Neopalatial Period: A GIS-Based Approach

Nick Bowman, University of Haifa

2023 Best Poster Award

The First Archaeologists of Poggio Gramignano (Lugnano in Teverina, Umbria): Evidence of a Pre-Roman Settlement and the Romans Who Discovered It

David Pickel, Georgetown University; Roberto Montagnetti, AdArte SrL; and Tiziano Gasperoni, Tuscia University

2023 First Runner-Up

Applying 3D Structured Light Scanning to Roman Leather Insoles from Vindolanda

Maria Lorene Glanfield, University of Western Ontario

2023 Student Poster Award

Measure to Measure: A Comparative Study of Documentary Methodologies of a Frieze Block from the Hall of Choral Dancers on Samothrace

Rebecca A. Salem, Institute of Fine Arts – New York University

2020 Winner

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

2020 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

2020 Graduate Student Poster

The Roman Villa and Late Roman Child Cemetery at Poggio Gramignano (Lugnano in Teverina, Umbria): Report on the 2019 Field Season

David Pickel, Stanford University, Jordan Wilson, University of Arizona, and Roberto Montagnetti, Independent Researcher

2020 Undergraduate Student Poster

Archaeometric Analysis of Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library’s Brick from Ur

Rachel M. Thimmig, Southern Methodist University

Zehavi Husser

2019 Winner

What's in a Name?: Examining Jovian Epithets in Italian Roman Inscriptions Using Social Network Analysis

Zehavi V. Husser, Biola University

2019 Runner Up

Viewing the Lion Gate Relief at Mycenae: A 3D Model and New Compositional Observations

Nicholas G. Blackwell, Indiana University Bloomington; Matthew Brennan, Indiana University Bloomington

2019 Graduate Student Poster

Visibility Graph Analysis of Lararia in the Insula del Menandro, Pompeii: Ideology within the Built Environment

Max Peers, Brown University

2019 Undergraduate Student Poster

Minoan Settlement Patterns of the Neopalatial Period

Jessica Miller, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

2018 Winner

Quality of Life Changes in an Ancient Maya Community: Longitudinal Perspectives from Altar de Sacrificios, Guatemala

Jessica Munson, Lycoming College; Jonathan Scholnick, Lycoming College; Lorena Paiz Aragon, Alter de Sacrificios Archaeological Project

2018 Runner Up

Shared Objects of Thought: Reconstructions of Late Minoan IB Architecture at Mochlos

Angela M. Ratigan, Ruprecht-Karls Universitat Heidelberg

2018 Student Poster

Πεδίον Λαρισίον: Mapping Settlement Patterns on the Ierapetra Isthmus

Catharine Judson, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Andrew Cabaniss, University of Michigan

2017 Winner

The Dolia of Regio I, Insula 22: Evidence for the Production and Repair of Dolia

Caroline Cheung, University of California, Berkeley; Gina Tibbott, Temple University

2017 Runner Up

iGraffiti: Digital Recording of Ancient Graffiti from Herculaneum, Italy

Jacqueline F. DiBiasie Sammons, Sewanee: The University of the South; Holly M. Sypniewski, Millsaps College

2017 Student Poster

Further Research on the Roman Republican Cult-Place under Sant’Omobono

Daniel P. Diffendale, University of Michigan

2016 Best Poster

Studying Households and Tracing Cultural Practices in Northeast Spain (Second and Early First Centuries B.C.E.)

Alejandro G. Sinner, York University; Kimberly McCullough, York University; Ashwyn Grewal, York University; Daniel Jankulovski, York University

2016 Runner Up

Medieval Household Ceramics in 3D: An Inventory of Vessel Shapes from Nemea, Greece

Effie Athanassopoulos, University of Nebraska–Lincoln; Kim S. Shelton, University of California, Berkeley

2016 Student Poster

Lights, Camera, Archaeology: Documenting Archaeological Textile Impressions with Reflectance Transformation Imaging

Emily B. Frank, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

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2015 Best Poster

Bronze Age Terracotta Statues of Ayia Irini, Kea: An Experimental Reconstruction and Technical Examination

Rachel DeLozier, University of Arizona; Eleni Hasaki, University of Arizona

2015 Runner Up

Pre- and Protohistoric Pottery Production and Exchange in the Central Mediterranean: The Use of Nondestructive Portable X-Ray Fluorescence

Robert H. Tykot, University of South Florida, Craig Alexander, Cambridge University, Keri Brown, University of Manchester, Kyle P. Freund, McMaster University, Sarah McClure, Pennsylvania State University, Erin Mckendry, University of South Florida, Andrew M.T. Moore, Rochester Institute of Technology, Frederick Pirone, University of South Florida, Emil Podrug, Sibenik City Museum, Davide Tanasi, Arcadia University, Melissa Teoh, University of Oregon, Martijn van Leusen, University of Groningen, Andrea Vianello, University of Oxford, and Patrick Woodruff, University of South Florida

2015 Student Poster

A Chemical Investigation of Cedar Oil in the Hellenistic Levant

Elizabeth Mauer, Boston University

2014 Best Poster

The Excavation at Mesolithic Damnoni: The Discovery of a New Culture on Crete

Thomas F. Strasser, Providence College, Eleni Panagopoulou, the Ephoreia of Speleology and Palaeoanthropology of Southern Greece, Panayiotis Karkanas, the Ephoreia of Speleology and Palaeoanthropology of Southern Greece, Miriam Clinton, University of Pennsylvania, Epaminondas Kapranos, 25th Ephoreia of Classical and Prehistoric Archaeology of West Crete, Nicholas Thompson, the Ephoreia of Speleology and Palaeoanthropology of Southern Greece, and Sarah Murray, Notre Dame University

2014 Runner Up

The Hadrian’s Villa Project: Studying the Impact of Three-Dimensional Virtual World Technology in the Undergraduate Classroom

Lynn A. Kvapil, Butler University, Lee Taylor-Nelms, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Bernard Frischer, Indiana University

2014 Student Poster

Cosa Excavations, 2013

Ann Glennie, Florida State University, Allison Smith, Florida State University, and Sophie Crawford-Brown, University of Pennsylvania

Disinterring a Pompeian Middle-Class Neighborhood by Ambra Spinelli,
Disinterring a Pompeian Middle-Class Neighborhood by Ambra Spinelli

2013 Best Poster

Disinterring a Pompeian Middle-Class Neighborhood

Ambra Spinelli, University of Southern California, and Aimee Scorziello, Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia

2013 Runner Up

An Exploration of Remote Sensing as a Tool for the Detection and Intensive Analysis of Historical Trail Features as Applied to the Old Spanish Trail in the Silurian Valley, California

Amy M. Oechsner, United States Bureau of Land Management

2013 Student Poster

Revealing Domestic Religous Practice: A Study of the Distribution of Private Altars in Olynthus

Chelsea Gardner, University of British Columbia

2012 Best Poster

Horae in Roman Funerary Inscriptions

Simeon D. Ehrlich, University of Western Ontario

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2012 Runner Up

Learning from their Mistakes: Try-Pieces, Wasters, and Other Evidence for Ceramic Production from the Potters'Quarter at Corinth

Bice Peruzzi, University of Cincinnati, and Amanda S. Reiterman, University of Pennsylvania

2012 Student Poster

Innovation or Desperation: An In-Depth Analysis of the Apodyterium Mosaic at Poggio del Molino, Populonia, Italy

Jennifer Altman-Lupu, Archeodig Project

2011 Best Poster

The Construction and Use of Leather Goods in the Roman World

Elizabeth M. Greene, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2011 Runner Up

Analyzing Bronze Age Terrestrial and Marine Communication Routes in the Saronic Gulf and Argolid

Angelina D. Phebus, James M. L. Newhard, Norman Levine, College of Charleston

2011 Student Poster

Destruction and Death: Preliminary Observations of Archaeological Fauna from the Petsas House Well

Gypsy Price, University of Florida, and Jackie Meier, University of Connecticut

2010 Best Poster

Reconstructing and testing Ancient Greek Linen Body Armor: The UWGB Linothorax Project

Gregory S. Aldrete and Scott Bartell, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

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2010 Runner Up

Making a Table: A Case Study of Provincial Late Antique Craftsmanship

Nicolas Beaudry, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Elio Hobdari, Institute of Archaeology, Tirana and Alexia Grammatikaki, Athens

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2010 Student Poster

The Mopsos Archaeological Survey: New Thoughts on the Battle of Issus

Brandon R. Olson, Thaddeus J. Olson, and Jeffrey T. Herrick, Penn State University

2009 Best Poster

Also 10 Tribal Unites- The Grouping of Cavalry on the Parthenon North Frieze

Toshihiro Osada, Tsukuba University

2009 Runner Up

Dowel-holes and Marble Veneers: the Pantheon's Lost Original Exterior

Amanda Reitrman, University of Pennsylvania

2009 Student Poster

Prehistoric Pottery from Lofkënd, Albania: From Bronze to Iron Age in the Balkans

Seth Pevnick and Esmeralda Agolli, UCLA, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

2008 Best Poster

Dating Roman Mortar and Concrete with Radiocarbon Analysis

John R. Hale, University of Louisville, Åsa Ringbom, Åbo Akademi University, Jan Heinemeier, Aarhus University, Alf Lindroos, Åbo Akademi University, Lynne Lancaster, Ohio University, and Fiona Brock, Oxford University.

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2008 Runner Up

The Imperial Temple Project at Antiocheia ad Kragos in Turkey: 2007 Season

Michael Hoff, University of Nebraska, Rhys Townsend, Clark University, Ece Erdogmus, University of Nebraska, and Seher Turkmen, Alanya Archaeological Museum

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2008 Student Poster

Grad Student: Dovetails or Lashings? A Case Study in Middle Kingdom Ship Construction and How to Prove It

Pearce Paul Creasman, Texas A&M University

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2008 People's Choice First Place and Grad Student

Rapid Cooling Effects in Copper Smelting Slags from Chrysokamino

Miriam G. Clinton, University of Pennsylvania, Shannon Martino, University of Pennsylvania, George H. Myer and Dennis O. Terry, Jr., Temple University; and Philip P. Betancourt, Temple University.

2008 People's Choice Runner up

Byzantium Beneath the Black Sea

Bridget Buxton, Robert Ballard, Michael Brennan, Dwight Coleman, Katy Croff, University of Rhode Island, Dan Davis, The University of Texas at Austin, Dennis Piechota, University of Massachusetts at Boston, Sergiy Voronov, Institute of Archaeology, Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

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2007 Best Poster

The Foundations of Empire: Research on the Engineering Characteristics of Roman Maritime Concrete

John Peter Oleson, University of Victoria, Christopher J. Brandon, Pringle-Brandon Architects, and Robert L. Hohlfelder, University of Colorado at Boulder

2007 Runner Up

Obsidian Studies in Southern Armenia: Work by the Vorotan Project in 2005-2006

John F. Cherry, Brown University, Elissa Z. Faro, University of Michigan, and Ruben Badalyan, Institute of Archaeology & Ethnography, Yerevan

2007 Student Poster

Late Bronze Age Hard Stone Seals with the Motif of a Pair of Recumbent Bulls from the Greek Mainland

Eleni Drakaki, New York University

2007 Student Poster Honorable Mention

A Compositional Study of Blackgloss Ware and Pre-Sigilatta from Cetamura del Chianti (Italy)

Scott C. Gallimore and J. Theodore Peña, University at Buffalo-SUNY

2006 Best Poster

Excavations at Hawara (Modern Humayma, Jordan), 2005

M. Barbara Reeves, Queen’s University, Erik de Bruijn, University of British Columbia, John P. Oleson, University of Victoria, and Andrew N. Sherwood, University of Guelph

2006 Runner Up

Painters on Pots?

John Muccigrosso, Drew University

2006 Student Poster

Late Neolithic Pottery from Wadi Ziqlab, Jordan

Kevin T. Gibbs, University of Toronto

2006 Student Poster Honorable Mention

The Early Occupation Levels at Vindolanda Roman Fort: The Potential of Anaerobic Preservation in Archaeological Environments

Elizabeth Marie Greene, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2005 Best Poster

Road Works in Roman Corinth: A Newly Excavated Street in the Panaghia Field

Jennifer Palinkas, Emory University, and James A. Herbst, Corinth Excavations, American School of Classical Studies at Athens

2005 Runner Up

Aeginetan Ware Technology, Production and Exchange: An Archaeological Reappraisal

Christine M. Shriner, James G. Brophy, and Haydn H. Murray, Indiana University, and George E. Christidis, Technical University of Crete

2005 Student Poster

Before Antikythera: The First Underwater Survey in Greece

Alexis Catsambis, Texas A&M University

2004 Best Poster

CGMA: Collaboratory for GIS and Mediterranean Archaeology

Rebecca K. Schindler and Pedar W. Foss, DePauw University

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