SCA Meeting Awards

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2022 David A. Fredrickson Lifetime Achievement Award

Mark Q. Sutton
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of San Diego, College of Arts and Sciences.

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.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of San Diego, College of Arts and Sciences.

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.

The deadline for the submission of nominations is November 15 of each year.

Past Award Recipients:

2022 – Mark Q. Sutton
2021 – Kent Lightfoot
2020 – Julia Bendímez
2019 – Jula Costello
2018 – Randy Milliken
2017 – Shelly Davis-King
2016 – Terry L. Jones
2015 – Michael J. Moratto
2014 – Susan M. Hector
2013 – Glenn J. Farris
2012 – Andrew Yatsko III
2011 – Joseph Chartkoff
2010 – Ken Wilson

2009 – Russell L. Kaldenberg
2008 – Eric Ritter
2007 – Keith L. Johnson
2006 – Michael A. Glassow
2005 – L. Mark Raab
2004 – Lowell John Bean
2003 – William (Bill) Olsen
2002 – Robert L. Edwards
2001 – Jerald J. Johnson
2000 – Thomas Blackburn
1999 – Makoto Kowta
1998 – Jay von Werlhof
1997 – Vera Mae Fredrickson

1996 – Claude Warren
1995 – Francis Riddell
1994 – Roberta Greenwood
1993 – David Frederickson

1992 – D. L. True
1991 – Lawrence Dawson
1990 – James A. Bennyhoff
1989 – Bert A. Gerow
1988 – Phil C. Orr
1986 – Albert Elsasser
1985 – Franklin Fenenga
1984 – Paul Ezell
1983 – William J. Wallace
1982 – Emma Lou Davis
 

2022 California Indian Heritage Preservation Award

The Honorable Ron W. Goode

Tribal Chair of the North Fork Mono Tribe

This award is similar to the SCA’s prestigious award Lifetime Achievement Award and is given for cumulative contributions by an individual or group to the preservation of their cultural heritage.

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.

We know that many generations of California Indians have struggled for cultural survival and autonomy. Through this struggle, they have persevered, and in doing so, have given us a greater understanding of their culture and history. Their perseverance has also led to the current blossoming of California Indian heritage. Recognizing that any one individual or group may have participated in many different ways, some examples of the kind of contributions this award is meant to honor including the following:

  • Maintaining traditional ways and knowledge
  • Creating cultural centers, demonstration sites, and workshops
  • Publishing, and otherwise documenting traditional stories, songs, and history
  • Educating archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians, thereby building bridges of understanding between the academic and traditional worlds
  • Participating in legal contexts to safeguard the respect of their ancestors, achieve federal recognition of their tribes, or otherwise taking part at state and national levels for the well-being of their communities
  • Improving the social, economic, and cultural well-being of their communities

The SCA California Indian Heritage Preservation Award was created to honor California Indians who have contributed to one or more of these important accomplishments. It is with sincere appreciation and respect that we offer this award each year from the year 2000 onward.

A nominee for this award:

  1. Need not be a member of the Society for California Archaeology.
  2. Must be nominated by a member of the Society for California Archaeology. Nonmembers may request a member to submit a nomination on their behalf.
  3. Must be a California Indian who has contributed to the preservation of his or her culture in a substantial way either through cumulative contributions or one exceptional contribution.

This award is most similar to the Society for California Archaeology’s most prestigious award, the Lifetime Achievement Award. It is most often given for cumulative contributions (by an individual or group) that have spanned a lifetime and therefore tends to be reserved for elder candidates. It may, however, be given to more junior candidates for outstanding onetime contributions. The goal of the award is to recognize one outstanding individual or group. However, occasionally more than one award may be given. It is also possible to give the award to individuals or groups from the past.

The individual or group recipient of the California Indian Heritage Preservation Award is notified well ahead of time so that they and their supporters can plan to attend the banquet. They are identified during the meeting with a special ribbon on their name tag, are provided accommodation and travel by the SCA, and are hosted to the banquet.

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.

The deadline for the submission of nominations is November 15 of each year.

Past Award Recipients:

2022 – Hon. Ron W. Goode
2021 – Nick Tipon
2020 – No Nomination
2019 – Valentin Lopez
2018 – Bill Madrigal, Sr.
2018 – Reba Fuller
2016 – Ernest and June Siva

2015 – Robert B. Burns
2014 – LeiLyn Odom
2013 – Linda Yamane
2012 – Gregg Castro

 

 

2011 – Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association2010 – Cindi Alvitre
2009 – Jay Johnson2008 – Charlie Cooke

2007 – Dwight Dutschke
2006 – Julia Parker
2005 – Patrick Orozco
2004 – Carmen Lucas
2003 – Larry Myers
2002 – Preston Jefferson Arrow-weed
2001 – Otis Parrish
2000 – Katherine Siva Saubel

 

 

2022 Martin A. Baumhoff Special Achievement Award

Kelly McGuire

Founder, Far Western

This award is given for a distinct, noteworthy effort, or for cumulative efforts on special topics such as specialized analyses or publication. It has traditionally been announced as a surprise at the Awards Dinner.

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.

The deadline for the submission of nominations is November 15 of each year.

Past Award Recipients:

2022 – Kelly McGuire
2021 – no nomination
2020 – Californian State Parks
2019 – Lynn H. Gamble
2018 – Mark W. Allen
2017 – Jon Erlandson
2016 – Jeanne Arnold
2015 – William R. Hildebrandt
2014 – Victor Golla
2013 – Dwight D. Simons
2012 – Randy T. Milliken, Al Schwitalla, and Pacific Legacy
2011 – Don Laylander
2010 – Kent Lightfoot and Otis Parrish
2009 – Greg White
2008 – Terry Jones and Kathryn Klar
2007 – Robert L. Bettinger
2006 – Jack Meyer and Jeff Rosenthal
2005 – Irving Friedman and Robert L. Smith

2004 – Michael Moratto/Joseph Chartkoff
2003 – Thomas N. Layton
2002 – Michael A. Glassow
2001 – Glenn Farris
2000 – Richard E. Hughes – Randy Milliken
1998 – Sylvia Vane
1997 – Mark Sutton
1996 – Malcolm Margolin, News from Native California
1995 – Coyote Press: Gary S. Breschini and Trudy Haversat
1994 – Roy Salls
1993 – Phil Wilke
1992 – Jonathan O. Davis
1991 – W.I. Follett
1990 – Lavinia C. Knight

2022 Mark Raymond Harrington Award for Conservation Archaeology

Barbara Tejada
Cultural Resources Program Manager, California State Parks

This award recognizes contributions to site preservation, public archaeology, etc. It has traditionally been announced as a surprise at the Banquet. 

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.

The deadline for the submission of nominations is November 15 of each year.

Past Award Recipients:

2022 – Barbara Tejada
2021 – Mark G. Hylkema
2020 – No Nomination
2019 – Richard A. Gould

2018 – Daniel F. McCarthy
2017 – 
Gary Breschini & Trudy Haversat
2016 – Amy Gilreath
2015 – Dr. Patricia C. Martz
2014 – Jerry Hopkins
2013 – Dan L. Mosier
2012 – Greg Greenway
2011 – Adrian Pratezellis
2010 – Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
2009 – Beth and Chris Padon
2008 – Janine McFarland
2007 – The Eleven Autonomous Bands of the Pit River Tribe
2006 – California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
2005 – Julia Bendímez Patterson
2004 – Carolyn Shepherd
2003 – Beth and Chris Padon
2002 – John R. Johnson
2001 – Paul Chace
2000 – Mary Maniery
 
1999 – Valerie Levulett
1998 – Russ Kaldenberg
1997 – Chester King
1996 – John W. Foster
1995 – Thomas N. Layton
1994 – William Olsen
1993 – Paul Shumacher
1992 – Breck Parkman
1991 – Charles Rozaire
1990 – Lester A. Ross
1989 – San Diego County Archaeological Society
1988 – David A. Fredrickson
1987 – Ronald V. May
1986 – M. J. Moratto and W. Seidel
1985 – Don S. Miller
1983 – Thomas F. King
1982 – Jay Von Werlhof
1981 – Frank Latta
1980 – Pacific Coast Archaeological Society
1979 – Fritz Riddell

2022 Helen C. Smith Award for Individual or Society Avocationalist Achievement

 

Sierra Mono Museum and Cultural Center

This award is given to an Avocational Society or Avocational Society Representative nominated by SCA members at large. There is a $200 cash award from the SCA.

Nomination Instructions: Describe the individual or society’s accomplishments,  highlights, scope of influence, and other achievements related to the SCA. Please submit your nomination to President Anmarie Medin at gro.emohacsnull@eiramna.

The deadline for the submission of nominations is November 15 of each year.

Past Award Recipients:

2022 – Sierra Mono Museum and Cultural Center
2021 – Mary & Martin Jespersen
2020 – No Nomination
2019 – Astrid and Samuel Webb
2018 – Los Padres National Forest Partners in Preservation
2017 – Paul Peterson
2016 – No nomination
2015 – Gary A. Garrett
2014 – Jon Harman
2013 – Chinese Historical and Cultural Project of Santa Clara County, Inc.
2011 – Pacific Coast Archaeological Society
2009 – Nevada Rock Art Foundation
2008 – Colorado Desert District Archaeological Site Stewardship Program
2007 – Santa Clara County Archaeological Society
 

2006 – Ventura County Archaeological Society
2005 – San Diego Archaeological Center 
2004 – Colorado Desert Archaeological Society
2003 – Pacific Coast Archaeological Society

2002 – Kern County Archaeological Society
2001 – Coastal Marine Archaeological      Resources
2000 – Luther and Betsy Bertrando, San Luis Obispo County Archaeological Society
1999– Sacramento Archaeological Society
1998 – Archaeological Survey Association of Southern California
1997 – Fort Guijarros Museum Foundation
1996 – Friends of Sierra Rockart
1995 – Santa Cruz Archaeological Society
1994 – San Diego Archaeological Society
1993 – Fresno Archaeological Society

2022 The SCA Award for Excellence in Cultural Resource Management

Clay working at Swordfish Cave
Clay Working at Swordfish Cave. Photo compliments of AE

California State Tribal Historic Preservation Officers 

The SCA Award for Excellence in Cultural Resource Management is given to an individual who shows outstanding leadership in the field of cultural resource management. 

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.

The deadline for the submission of nominations is November 15 of each year.

Past Award Recipients:

2022 California State Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPOs)
2021 – Clayton Lebow
2020 – Patti Garcia
2019 – Elaine Sundahl
2018 – Randall Dean
2017 – No Award
2016– Susan Goldberg
2015 – Tina Biorn
2014 – Marie Cottrell
2013 – Randy S. Wiberg
2012 – Michael P. Sampson
2011 – Janet Eidsness
2010 – Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc.

2009 – Duane Christian
2008 – Trish Fernandez
2007 – Information Centers of the California Historical Resource Inventory System
2006 – Stan Berryman
2004 – C. William Clewlow, Jr.
2003 – Adrian Praetzellis
2002 – Dwight Dutschke and Hans Kreutzberg
2001 – David Whitley
2000 – Michael J. Moratto
1999 – Brian Byrd
1998 – Thomas F. King

2022 Golden Shovel Award

Patrick Moloney

Recipient of the 2022 Golden Shovel Award

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.

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.

The deadline for the submission of nominations is November 15 of each year.

Award Recipients:

2022 – Patrick Moloney
2021 – Neil Rhodes
2020 – David Glover
2019 – Charlotte A. Smith
2018 – Marc D. Linder
2017 – Maureen Carpenter
2016 – Douglas McIntosh
2015 – Edward Mike
2014 – Jerry Doty
2013 – David Makar
2012 – Michael “Bucky” Buxton
2011 – Bill Stillman

2022 Outstanding Student Paper Award & Poster Awards

 

Kimberly Algya
Palomar College

Outstanding Student Poster Award

 

 

Giving a paper or poster at the SCA Annual Meeting? Submit your paper or poster by February 15,  to the SCA Student Paper Competition. Papers should be submitted as e-mail attachments to the SCA Business Office at gro.emohacsnull@eciffo with “Student Paper Competition” in the email subject line. Please include the name of a faculty advisor in the email. If you are submitting a poster, include all relevant files in full layout. The awardee wins money, prestige, a banquet ticket, and more! Submission guidelines may be found here.

Award Recipients:

2022 – Kimberly Algya
2021 – no award
2020 – Kyle Palazzolo
2019 – Noel Jones
2018 – Noel Jones and Katherine Jorgensen
2017 – Nichole Fournier
2016 – Lisa Bright
2015– No Award
2014 – Samuel J. Williams
2013 – Mikael Fauvelle
2012 – Kristina Gill
2011 – Karen Gardner
2010 – Joe Griffin
2009 – Jarrod “X” Kellogg
2008 – Melanie Beasley
2007 – Tsim D. Schneider and Adrian R. Whitaker
2006 – Victoria Stosel
2005 – Shannon Tushingham
2004 – Clarus J. Backes, Jr.
2002 – Nathan Stevens
2001 – Alexander DeGeorgey



Austin Dietrich  and Enkhbayar Oyuntsetseg
California State University, Chico

Recipients of the 2020 Outstanding Poster Award

Giving a paper or poster at the SCAs? Don’t miss the opportunity to win money, prestige, a banquet ticket, and more! Submit your paper or poster by February 15, 2021, to the SCA Student Paper Competition. Papers should be submitted as e-mail attachments to the SCA Business Office at gro.emohacsnull@eciffo. Please indicate “Student Paper Competition” in the e-mail subject line. Also please include the name of a faculty advisor in the email. Submission guidelines may be found here. Poster submissions should include all relevant files in full layout

 

2022 President’s Award

The President’s Award is given for above and beyond service to the SCA and California archaeology in general.

Award Recipients:
Suntayea Steinruck & Adrian R. Whitaker

2022 – Adrian R. Whitaker & Suntayea Steinruck
2021 – Maggie Trumbly
2020 – Alex DeGeorgey, Michael Newland, Natalie Brodie, and the Institute of Canine Forensics
2019 – Dorthea (Dotty) Theodoratus
2018 – Helen McCarthy
2017 – Denise Wills
2015 – Patricia Mikkelsen
2014 – Tom Origer and C. Kristina Roper
2012 – Shelly Davis-King

2022 James A. Bennyhoff Student Award

Jeremy D. McFarland
University of Nevada, Reno

Expanding the Chronology of Coastal Settlement and Mobility in the King Range National Conservation Area, Northern California

Numerous sites are found along the coastline of the King Range National Conservation
Area in northwestern California, but no coastal sites have been dated to the Early Archaic (~8000-5000 cal BP) and few to the Middle Archaic (~5000-2500 cal BP). The majority of sites dating to the Early Archaic in northwestern California are located along inland river corridors and ridgetops. This inconsistency limits the analysis of changes between
sociolinguistic groups in technology, settlement-subsistence practices, and trade/exchange
relationships through time. This study will develop a deeper chronological sequence of coastal
occupation in the King Range by dating sites which may predate 2,750 cal B.P. based on their
position on the landscape. I will continue to compile CRM reports and other gray literature for
northwestern California and synthesize the results of obsidian studies. This information will help
me explore concepts of trade and mobility across environmental and social boundaries.

The call for proposals for this project goes out each year in October.

For information on the award and the list of recipients, please see the James A. Bennyhoff Memorial Fund Award page.
 

2022 James A. Bennyhoff Student Award

Liz Niec
Sonoma State University

Establishing Units of Contemporaneity at the Borax Lake Site Through Obsidian Hydration Analysis

This study of the Borax Lake site (CA-LAK-36) will use three existing surface collections and
conduct systematic sampling of the site surface to determine if there is temporal integrity and to
establish units of contemporaneity through obsidian hydration dating. With this research, I seek
to follow in the footsteps of Bennyhoff by providing new data from the Borax Lake site which
has a known Paleoindian Period occupation. Obsidian hydration, x-ray fluorescence, and lithic
analysis will be conducted to build on the information provided by past studies of the site. A
synthesis of site research will be discussed in relation to developments in Paleoindian studies in
the North Coast Ranges, Western Pluvial Lakes Tradition, the Great Basin, and the greater Far
West. This research seeks to provide data to help shape future research at the Borax Lake site and
better understand potential connections of Clovis, Western Stemmed Tradition, and Borax Lake
Wide Stem tool diagnostics. The goals of this research include discussing site composition and
horizontal site structure in ways that Haynes and Meighan could not, building on the knowledge
of technology at the site through analysis of formal and informal tools, and examining regearing through remote discard.

2022 Charles E. Rozaire Award for Student Research in California Archaeology

Peter Banke
University of Nevada, Reno

“Building a Library of Monterey Chert Source Characterizations for Artifact Provenance in the Santa Barbara Channel”

The primary goal of the proposed project is to develop profiles for lithic sources to reconstruct patterns of trade and mobility in the context of increasing sedentism, social complexity, and climate change in precontact coastal southern California. As a part of this project, I will use Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) of chert samples from outcrops on Anacapa (ANI), Santa Cruz (SCRI), and San Miguel (SMI) islands to identify diagnostic elemental components between chert quarries to create a chert provenance database. These data will be used to distinguish outcrops and potentially allow for future studies to source artifacts to conduct an additional test of the predictions of the settlement model established here. If successful, I will be able to use the distribution of lithic raw materials and formal tools at quarry sites, lithic scatter sites, and residential bases as part of my dissertation research.

The call for proposals for this project goes out each year in October.

2022 SCA Orphaned Archaeological Collections Professional Services and Curation Project

Laura Ng
Grinnell University


Project Summary

My project is titled The Agua Mansa Archaeological Collection: Chinese Farmers’ Assemblage and will focus on completing analysis of a late nineteenth century trash deposit assemblage
related to Chinese vegetable farmers who lived and worked in Agua Mansa, San Bernardino County, CA in the late nineteenth century. The collection comes from several field seasons of excavations of the Agua Mansa Church over 30 years ago and has not been fully cataloged.
Completing analysis of the Chinese assemblage would shed light on life for Chinese agricultural
workers and on intercultural encounters between Chinese migrants and Genízaros—Indigenous
people in New Mexico who had been forced to serve Spanish colonizers as domestics or soldiers.
Genízaro families migrated to California in the 1840s and established the town of Agua Mansa,
but the area was heavily depopulated by the mid-1880s because of a devastating flood that
displaced most residents. Archaeological excavations between 1979 and 1986 revealed that a
group of Chinese farmers lived in what remained of the Agua Mansa Church rectory and likely
leased the land from a Genízaro family. While artifacts from the Chinese living quarters were
excavated over various field seasons, only portions of the 1984 assemblage were analyzed. My
project involves completely analyzing the Chinese assemblages that were excavated from all
field seasons, which would provide a more complete interpretation of daily life for Chinese
farmers laboring in Agua Mansa. My analysis would also help shed light on how Chinese
farmers interacted with the Genízaro families, which would contribute to the dearth of
scholarship on Asian-Indigenous entanglements and alliances. Furthermore, as a part of this project, I will prepare the collections for accessioning at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (SBMNH), where all collections from Channel Islands National Park are stored in perpetuity. 

The call for proposals for this project goes out each year in October