Dear members of the Society for Archaeological Sciences:
The judges for this year’s R.E. Taylor best student poster competition at the SAA 2015 meeting decided to award Kara Fulton's poster 'Shared Practices and Identities in the Northern Settlement of Actuncan, Belize'.
Honorable Mention has been awarded to Kristine Martirosyan-Olshansky's poster 'Provenance Study of Obsidian Artifacts from the Neolithic Settlement of Masis Blur (Armenia) Using Portable X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry"
May I be the first to congratulate them on this achievement!
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. For more than a decade, receiving the Taylor R. E. award has enhanced the career of those who are now prominent young scholars and professionals.
The next R. E. Taylor Award will be offered at the 41th ISA meeting in Kalamata.
Entries will be judged on the significance of the archaeological problem, appropriateness of the methods used, soundness of conclusions, quality of the poster display, and oral presentation of the poster by the student, who should be the first author in order to compete (http://ees.kuleuven.be/
President of the Society for Archaeological Sciences
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