Society for American Archaeology


Presentation of the 1999 SAA Public Service Award to Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt by SAA President Keith Kintigh


two new awards

An award of $500 is presented in memory of the late Dienje M. E. Kenyon to support the research of women archaeologists in the early stages of their graduate training. This year's inaugural award will be made to a student pursuing research in zooarchaeology, which was Kenyon's specialty.

The new Student Paper Award is designed to recognize the best student research paper presented at the Annual Meeting. Papers will be evaluated on both the quality of the arguments and data presented and the paper's contribution to our understanding of some aspect of archaeology.


Past . . .

". . . it is my great pleasure to award the Honorable Bruce Babbitt with the Society's 1999 Public Service Award for his lifetime dedication to the protection, preservation, conservation, and public interpretation of this nation's rich and diverse archaeological heritage." (See page 4)

and Future . . .

The Society for American Archaeology calls for nominations for its awards to be presented at the 2000 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. SAA's awards are presented for important contributions in many areas of archaeology. If you wish to nominate someone for one of the awards, please send a letter of nomination to the contact person for the award. The letter of nomination should describe in detail the contributions of the nominee. In some cases, a curriculum vitae of the nominee or copies of the nominee's work also are required. Please check the descriptions, requirements, and deadlines for nomination for individual awards, listed on pages 16 and 17.

Detail of winning Student Poster, 1998 --Resource Depletion, Extinction, and Subsistence Change in Southern New Zealand by Lisa Nagaoka



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The SAA Bulletin (ISSN 0741-5672) is published five times a year and is edited by Mark Aldenderfer, with editorial assistance from Karen Doehner. Deadlines for submissions are: December 1 (January), February 1 (March), April 1 (May), August 1 (September), and October 1 (November); send to SAA Bulletin, Dept. of Anthropology, UC­Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3210. For information, call (805) 893-8604, (805), fax (805) 893-8707, or email Manuscript submission via email or by disk is encouraged. Advertising and placement ads should be sent to SAA headquarters, 900 Second St. NE #12, Washington, DC 20002, (202) 789-8200. Associate editors include Kevin Pape [Insights, (513) 287-7700], Kurt Dongoske [Working Together, (520) 734-2441], Teresa Hoffman [PEC (602) 894-5477], and John Hoopes [Networks, (785) 864-4103], and Jose Luis Lanata (southern cone contact, and Emily McClung de Tapia (Mexico and Central America contact, Inquiries and column submissions should be addressed directly to them. The SAA Bulletin is provided free to members and institutional subscribers to American Antiquity and Latin American Antiquity worldwide. The SAA Bulletin can be found in gopher at, and on the web at Items published reflect the views of the authors and publication does not imply SAA endorsement. Copyright © 1999 by the Society for American Archaeology. All rights reserved.