Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Announcing the 2012 R.E. Taylor Award Recipients

This year SAS has granted two presentations the R.E. Taylor Student Poster Award. This prestigious award is named in honor of Professor Emeritus R. Ervin Taylor of the University of California at Riverside for his outstanding contributions in the development and application of radiocarbon dating in archaeological research and dedication to the founding of the Society for Archaeological Sciences, for his leading role as President (1980) and General Secretary (1981-2002) and his committed service as editor of the SAS Bulletin. In 2004, the SAA recognized his invaluable contributions with the granting of the 2004 Fryxell Award for Interdisciplinary Research.
We are pleased to announce the following 2012 poster award recipients:

2012 R.E. Taylor Award at the 77th Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology, Memphis, Tennessee : "On the formation and distribution of ochreous minerals in northern Malawi"
Andrew M. Zipkin (Hominid Paleobiology Doctoral Program;  Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology,Department of Anthropology, The George Washington University), Alison S. Brooks (Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology,Department of Anthropology, The George Washington University; Human Origins Program, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution), John M. Hanchar (Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland), Jessica C. Thompson (School of Social Science, University of Queensland), and Elizabeth Gomani- Chindebvu (Malawi Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife, and Culture).
2012 R.E. Taylor Award Recipient at the 39th International Symposium on Archaeometry, Leuven, Belgium: “Chemical Fingerprinting of Hungarian and Slovakian Obsidian using Three Complimentary Analytical Techniques”

Fabienne Eder (Vienna University of Technology) with co-authors Christian Neelmeijer, Nicholas J.G. Pearce, Johannes H. Sterba, Max Bichler, and Silke Merchel.

 For more details, go to the SAS website and and check out pdf versions of these award winning posters.