Current Committee Charge: To solicit and evaluate nominations for the Crabtree Award and present an award winner to the organization each year.
Committee Composition: Committee composition is a chair and four members.
Committee Chair and End of Term: Patricia Gilman 
Committee Chair Contact Information: Patricia Gilman, Department of Anthropology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019; ph: (405) 325-2490; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee Members and Ends of Terms: Jack Brink , Jack Hranicky , Jason LaBelle , Kenneth Sassaman 
Board Liaison: Melinda Zeder
Award Description: The SAA presents the Crabtree Award annually to an outstanding avocational archaeologist in remembrance of the singular contributions of Don Crabtree. Nominees should have made significant contributions to advance understandings of local, regional, or national archaeology through excavation, research, publication, site or collections preservation, collaboration with the professional community, and/or public outreach.
Who Is Eligible to Submit Nominations or Apply for the Award: Anyone may submit a nomination. The committee does not accept self-nominations. Awardees may be members or non-members of the SAA.
Nomination/Submission Materials Required: Nominators should submit a current curriculum vita, a letter of nomination, and letters of support.
Nomination/Submission Deadline: January 4, 2013
Other Special Requirements: None
Selection or Evaluation Criteria: The Crabtree Award Committee evaluates nominations based on the evidence for significant contributions to advance understandings of local, regional, or national archaeology through excavation, research, publication, site or collections preservation, collaboration with the professional community, and/or public outreach.
Committee Deliberation Process (e.g. dates, venue): The committee reads and evaluates all nominations after the submission date. The committee chair takes an email vote before the end of January, and an awardee is selected through a simple majority vote. The chair then prepares the award texts for the SAA Awards Committee.
Nature of Award (e.g. monetary, medal, symposium): Reading of award text and presentation of plaque at SAA annual business meeting.
2011 George Poetschat
George Poetschat has earned the SAA’s Crabtree Award for his outstanding focus on archaeology as an avocationalist. He has not only participated in archaeology, but he has also done archaeological research, published the results, and reached out to the public to engage their interest in the subject. In addition to his participation in 80 plus projects over more than two decades, Mr. Poetschat has authored or coauthored more than 35 publications in professional journals and monograph series. He was a founding member of the Oregon Archaeological Society (OAS) training program and has helped develop and conduct both the OAS’s “Basic Training in Archaeology” and the “Rock Art Recording” classes from 1993 to present. As an OAS training program leader, he has taught archaeology to students every year since 1991 in both museum and public school venues. Mr. Poetschat has provided admirable service to the field of archaeology as an avocationalist.
2010 Larry Kinsella
2009 Leslie Paul Tanner
2007 Jay C. Blaine
2006 Karl Herbert Mayer
2005 Eugene C. Winter Jr.
2004 Robert Patten
2003 Dr. Guillermo Mata Amado
2002 Richard A. Bice
2001 John D. "Jack" Holland
2000 Richard P. Mason
1999 Gene L. Titmus
1998 Reca Jones
1997 Sidney Merrick Wheeler (posthumous) and Georgia Nancy Wheeler Felts
1996 James H. Word
1995 Jeff Carskadden
1994 Leland W. Patterson
1993 Mary Elizabeth Good
1992 Stuart W. Conner
1991 James Pendergast
1990 Ben C. McCary
1989 J. B. Sollberger
1988 Julian Dodge Hayden
1987 Leonard W. Blake
1985 Clarence H. Webb, MD