The Illinois Archaeological Survey is pleased to offer the Jeanette E. Stephens Student Paper Awards. These awards are presented annually to the best paper(s) on a topic concerning Illinois archaeology from current or recent undergraduate and graduate students. A wide range of topics will be considered including, but not limited to, theoretical perspectives, methodological applications, and artifact analysis. Research concerning sites outside of Illinois but contributing to the interpretation of Illinois archaeology is also acceptable. We encourage winners to present an abbreviated version of the paper at the Annual IAS meeting this fall and to submit revised papers for publication in IAS’s journal Illinois Archaeology. Electronic submissions and support letters should be emailed by 5 pm on August 1, 2022, to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions, contact Erin Benson, Chair of the Stephens Award committee. Download the award announcement poster here.
Due to complications related to the Covid-19 pandemic, undergraduate and graduate students who were enrolled in a university/college program anytime between August 2020 and August 2022 are eligible for the award this year!
Winners will receive:
Instructions for Undergraduate and Graduate Award Submissions
Instructions for Sponsors
Write a letter (1 page max.) indicating why you support the student’s submission and why you think it is a valuable contribution to Illinois archaeology.
Wendi Wingerson (Beloit College), for an undergraduate paper titled "Paleoethnobotanical Analysis of Middle Woodland Healing Traditions in a Ceremonial Context."
Kelly Arnold (2005, undergraduate), Valerie L. Starr (2006), Lacey Nicole Heflin (2007), Lori Belknap (2008), Elizabeth Conzelman (2009), Aimee Carbaugh (2010), Dan Blodgett (2011, undergraduate), Dana Bardolph (2012), No Award (2013), Megan Nyquist (2014, undergraduate), Kaitlin Roberts (2014, undergraduate), Allison Huber (2015, graduate), Rosemary Bolin (2015, undergraduate), Madeline Azar (2016, undergraduate), Jade Klope (2016, undergraduate), A. J. White (2016, graduate), Abby Baka (2017, undergraduate), Meagan Bell (2017, undergraduate), and Alice Muntz (2018, graduate).
Last updated 03/18/22.