(Dean and Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and Professor of Anthropology and Quaternary and Climate Studies) received a Presidential Recognition Award at the recent annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Vancouver, Canada. For the last three years, Sandweiss has chaired the Society’s Committee on the Americas, charged with improving relations among archaeologists of different nations in the Americas; the award citation reads “For his selfless service as a facilitator of international understanding in the Americas”. Dean Snow, the President of the Society for American Archaeology, began his academic career as the first archaeologist on UMaine’s faculty, as an Asst. Prof. of Anthropology from 1966-1969. He is currently on the faculty at Penn State.
(M.S. 2006, Quaternary and Climate Studies), an IPh.D. student in Archaeology and Climate Change, has won both of the national awards for graduate students working in geoarchaeology (the interface between archaeology and earth sciences). Dan Sandweiss (Dean and Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and Rademaker’s dissertation advisor), notes that Kurt is only the second person to win both the Society for American Archaeology’s Douglass C. Kellogg Award and the Geological Society of America’s Claude C. Albritton, Jr. Award, and the first to do so in a single year.
The Kellogg Award was given at the Society for American Archaeology’s 2008 annual meeting, at the same time as Sandweiss received his award. Rademaker is investigating use of obsidian (a volcanic glass that makes sharp tools) by the earliest inhabitants of Peru. The Kellogg Award was established by the Society for American Archaeology in honor of the first person to receive a doctorate in archaeology from the University of Maine. Rademaker will be the third to do so (following Alice Kelley). Doug Kellogg died suddenly, 7 years ago, at the age of 47.
Society for American Archaeology Instituted in 1990 to permit SAA to recognize individuals who have provided extraordinary services to the society and the profession in the past year. Awardees are determined by the president of the society, in consultation with members of the Executive Board.
Society for American Archaeology The Douglass C. Kellogg Award provides support for thesis or dissertation research, with emphasis on the field and/or laboratory aspects of this research, for graduate students in the earth sciences and archaeology…Under the auspices of the SAA's Geoarchaeology Interest Group, family, friends, and close associates of Douglass C. Kellog formed a memorial in his honor. The interest from money donated to the Douglass C. Kellogg fund is used for the annual award. Claude C. Albritton, Jr. Award Geological Society of America Under the auspices of the Archaeological Geology Division, family, friends and close associates of Claude C. Albritton, Jr., have formed a memorial fund in his honor at the GSA Foundation (see item in March 1991 Newsletter).The Albritton Award Fund provides scholarships and fellowships for graduate students in the earth sciences or archaeology for research.