Winners of 2nd Carryl B. Martin Award Announced

On the recommendation of the AAHS Research and Travel Grant Committee the 2nd Carryl B. Martin Research Award $5,000 annual award is to be split between two proposals. Kathryn Baustian of Skidmore College will receive $3,900 for the collections-based portion of her project Kinship and Interaction in the Prehistoric Mimbres Region of Southwest New Mexico: An Exploration of Skeletal and Cultural Indicators. 

Brandon McIntosh of Washington State University will receive $1,100 towards a portion of his project titled Ancient Turkey Domestication in the Northern Mogollon Region of the U.S. Southwest: Stable Isotope, aDNA and Osteometric Evidence for Human-Turkey Interaction in the Southeastern Southwest.

Once again we had a good pool of applicants and renew our thanks to Carryl B. Martin for providing this bequest which will contribute to the support of significant research in the Southwest.

Presidents Message

New Curriculum Development Award

For some time now your AAHS Board has been discussing effective ways to increase the diversity in the activities supported by the Society. To this end the board has recently voted to create a new program to aid in promoting understanding of the wide range of prehistory, history, or anthropology of the American Southwest. Called the F. Lewis Orrell, Jr. Bequest Curriculum Development Award, this new program shall make available up to $5000 a year, from the income generated from the F. Lewis Orrell, Jr. Bequest endowment fund, for new and exciting curriculum development.

AAHS is making available grants of up to $5,000 per year for curriculum development related to the archaeology, history, or anthropology of the American Southwest. We are soliciting proposals from any public or public-charter elementary, middle, or high school located in Pima or Santa Cruz Counties.  Awards will be granted on a competitive basis.

The application deadline for this award is February 28, 2018 for awards to be made during the interval from June 2018 through December 2018. Applications should be submitted through the AAHS website between February 1st and February 28th. For more information.

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