2019 Cummings, Stoner and Lindsay Awards Announced

For more than 30 years AAHS has recognized outstanding contributions to the field through the presentation of the Byron Cummings Award for research and the Victor R. Stoner Award for public service. In addition, the Alexander H. Lindsay, Jr. Unsung Hero Award recognizes significant contributions in support of the field.

This year Jerry B. Howard and David T. Kirkpatrick have been selected to receive the Cummings Award. Dr. Howard has had a distinguished career in Hohokam archaeology, in particular the massive Hohokam canal networks of the Phoenix Basin. Dr. Kirkpatrick while serving as an Associate Director of Human Systems Research has directed, and authored, hundreds of CRM reports. His lifelong career in the Mimbres and Jornada Mogollon regions has resulted in a significant increase in our knowledge of this area.

Awardees of the Stoner Award for 2019 are Mary E. Graham and Harry J. Winters’ Jr. Mary Graham served for more than 30 years as head of the Arizona State Museum Library and Archives working tirelessly to promote the archaeology, anthropology, and history of the Southwest through the museum’s vast paper collections. Harry Winters scholarship explores and fosters Native languages and brings anthropology and history to the public while preserving Native American history for all people. His extensive knowledge of the Tohono O’odham comes from over 60 years of work with the tribe. During this period he has compiled an astounding sweep of primary historical and anthropological literature.

Timothy B. Graves and Lonnie C. Ludeman are the recipients of this year’s Unsung Hero Award. Tim Graves has committed his life to the profession of archaeology in the Southwest. For more than 25 years he has compiled data from every published and unpublished CRM survey,  excavation and field school concerning the Jornada region. He has tracked down information on more than 5,300 sites and entered the data into a comprehensive database, making an indelible contribution to our knowledge of southern New Mexico prehistory. Lonnie Ludeman, a retired professor of Electrical Engineering, has volunteered his time for the past 2o years in assisting with the New Mexico State University field schools; organizing Mogollon Conferences; publishing the proceedings of archaeological conferences and actively participating in current research. He has actively mentored numerous field school students.

The awards will be presented at the Pecos Conference this August. More biographical details of this year’s awardees can be found in the August 2019 issue of Glyphs.


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