Awards Nominations Needed – Deadline August 15, 2016

07/27/2016 12:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The IAS Public Service Committee is still seeking nominations for this year’s awards. The award ceremony will be held during the IAS meeting at the MAC in Iowa City. Past recipients of awards are listed on the IAS website.

Please submit any nominations to Clare Tolmie ( by August 15th, 2016.  These are the award categories:

Charles J. Bareis Distinguished Service Award

This award honors those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to Illinois archaeology and/or the Illinois Archaeological Survey.

The Leonard W. Blake Distinguished Amateur Award

The Blake award is named in honor of its first recipient. It recognizes avocational archaeologists who have made significant contributions to Illinois archaeology and who have supported the goals and methodologies of professional archaeology.

Honorary Lifetime Membership

This award is given to recognize outstanding career achievements by members of the organization. The original Lifetime members were ‘pioneers’ of the organization.

The Illinois Archaeology Career Achievement Award

This award honors professional archaeologists for outstanding career accomplishments and contributions to our understanding of Illinois prehistory and history.

The Illinois Archaeology Public Service Award

This award recognizes important contributions to Illinois archaeology by public figures, private citizens, organizations and programs for their outstanding efforts to promote, protect and preserve cultural resources.

The IAS Memorial Service Award

This award honors the achievements of Illinois archaeologists whose careers have been cut short by fatal illness or accident.

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