U-Idaho Historical Archaeologists Honored

Tuesday, February 5 2013


At the annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology, held in Leicester, UK during the second week in January, both present and past University of Idaho historical archaeologists were honored.

MA student Ashley Morton won the society's student paper prize, receiving approximately $1500 in books. Winning the student paper competition is a first for an Idaho student and is a testimony to the strong track record of scholarship amongst the current generation of students.

Undergraduate anthropology major Olivia McDaniel presented a paper and was named to be the undergraduate student representative for SHA's student subcommittee.

Current MA student Mary Petrich-Guy and alums Steven Holm and Sarah Heffner also presented papers.

Faculty member Stacey Camp presented a paper at the conference and is active on the society's Academic and Professional Training Committee where she has served as a judge for SHA's dissertation prize and as a contributor to SHA's blog, posting most recently on the topic: "Teaching and Teaching Portfolios and the Academic Job Search."

The Leicester conference was the conclusion of anthropology associate professor Mark Waner’s three term on the Board of Directors of SHA -- though he will co-chair the 2015 conference to be held in Seattle.

In addition, Karlis Karklins won the Carol Ruppé Award. This award has only been given six times since its establishment in 1988 and honors individuals who have a record of sustained and truly outstanding service to the Society for Historical Archaeology. Karlis received his MA from Idaho in 1979 and has held most positions in the society over the past 30 years.