December 3, 2019
The AIA is pleased to announce a new award, to be presented each year at the Annual Meeting of the Institute, which will recognize a report on fieldwork (e.g. excavation and/or survey) deemed most worthy of recognition by the award committee. The award is in keeping with the Code of Ethics of the AIA, which emphasizes the need for archaeologists to publish the results of their field research.
This new award is named for the late Dr. Anna Marguerite McCann, an internationally renowned scholar and author in the fields of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture. The first female American underwater archaeologist, Dr. McCann was a pioneer in underwater archaeology, specializing in the use of robotic technology to study ancient Roman harbors. Her many accomplishments in the field have previously been recognized by the AIA, most notably when she was awarded the James R. Wiseman Book Award in 1989 and later when she was presented with the AIA’s highest honor, the Gold Medal Award for Archaeological Achievement in 1998.
UPDATE: In light of the many changes and disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the AIA is extending the deadline for letters of nomination and publications to be received by the Institute Headquarters to May 1, 2020. Additional information, and the award Nomination Form, is available here.