Nominations Sought for the $5,000 Linda S. Cordell Prize for Outstanding Writing in Archaeology

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September 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural History / Studies, Historic Preservation, Intellectual History

The School for Advanced Research Seeks Nominations for the Linda S. Cordell Prize for Outstanding Books in the Field of Archaeology

This award recognizes innovative books in archaeology or anthropological archaeology that best exemplify excellence in writing, significantly advance archaeological method, theory, or interpretation, and inform other subfields of anthropology or related disciplines.The research approach may be grounded in archaeology or another field where archaeological data, method, and theory are brought to bear on a broader anthropological problem.

Past awardees are Dr. Julia A. Hendon for her book, Houses in a Landscape: Memory and Everyday LIfe in Mesoamerica; and Dr. Scott G. Ortman for his book, Winds from the North: Tewa Origin and Historical Archaeology.

Deadline for the 2019 prize is January 15, 2018

Go to for more information on this program, including eligibility criteria and nomination guidelines.

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Maria Spray

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