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2023 Awards Nomination Instructions
Nomination Instructions: Describe the individual’s career accomplishments, personal and professional highlights, scope of influence, and other achievements. Please submit your nomination to President Anmarie Medin at gro.emohacsnull@eiramna.
2022 MEETING AWARD RECIPIENTS
The Lifetime Achievement Award is given for cumulative contributions to California archaeology that have spanned a lifetime and are therefore reserved for the elder members of our profession.
The Society for California Archaeology is honored to formally recognize contributions made by California Indians to the preservation of their cultural heritage. The desire to preserve the heritage of this state is something that California Indians and archaeologists have in common.
This award recognizes contributions to site preservation, public archaeology, etc. It has traditionally been announced as a surprise at the Banquet.
This is decided upon from applications made by members at large by the Avocational Society Representative and a panel of reviewers for achievements made over the preceding year. There is a $200 cash award from the SCA that goes with this.
The SCA Award for Excellence in Cultural Resources Management is given to an individual who shows outstanding leadership in the field of cultural resources management.
The Golden Shovel Award is a special presidential commendation given to a longstanding member of the society who has made contributions through continued efforts in field or lab work. Many other awards are given for publications or other academic or professional achievements. The Golden Shovel Award is for the sometimes unsung (although many are often the grist of campfire legends) heroes of the trenches and the benches who ensure the recovery of the essential data that support our discipline.
The President’s Award is given for above and beyond service to the SCA and California archaeology in general.
Recipient of the 2020 David A. Fredrickson Lifetime Achievement Award
The David A. Fredrickson Lifetime Achievement Award is given for cumulative contributions to California archaeology that have spanned a lifetime and are therefore reserved for the elder members of our profession. Although once awarded as a surprise, the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award is now notified well ahead of time so that they and their supporters can plan to attend the Annual Meeting Awards Dinner. The recipient is identified during the Annual Meeting with a special ribbon on his or her name tag and is hosted, along with family members, at the awards dinner.
The deadline for the submission of nominations is November 15, 2020.