Call For Founders Award Nomination

The Great Basin Anthropology Association is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Founders Lifetime Achievement Awards, which recognize the exceptional contributions of members that have participated for more than 20 years in the development of Great Basin Anthropology. Generally, two awards are given at each biennial meeting. Contributions can be through research and publications and through distinguished service that improves education, communication, and interaction between individuals, groups, and various state, federal, and local agencies.

Nominees must have a publication record of major contributions and/or a record of distinguished service. The service and research contributions of a nominee may be in the fields of archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and/or linguistics: or in ancillary disciplines of the earth, biological, or social sciences, so long as these have contributed the anthropological study of the peoples and cultures of the Great Basin.
Past Honorees are:

  • Mel Aikens
  • Don Fowler
  • Kay Fowler
  • Don Grayson
  • Joel Janetski
  • David Madsen
  • Dave Thomas

The nomination package must include:
• A nomination letter detailing the nominee’s contributions to Great Basin anthropology;

• A CV for the nominee; and

• At least two letters of support for the nominee.
Nominations must be received by August 1, 2016. All General Members (including GBAC Board Members) may make nominations.
Submit your nominations for up to two GBAC Founders Lifetime Achievement Awards in writing by email to the GBAA President, Pat Barker, at

GBAC 2016 Information
Theme: Featured Landscapes

1/31/2016 through midnight 10/4/2016
Onsite Registration:
Begins 10/5/2016 at 4 pm at the Silver Legacy Resort Mezzanine.
Additional details will be posted as they become available.

GBAA launches a new website for 2016

Welcome! There is a lot going on with the GBAA right now. In the midst of the fresh flurry of questions and planning for the conference in 2016, we have changed our domain and updated our website. Bookmark our new domain Our old one will redirect you until May. We are working on the details for the conference and will post new announcements right here. Go ahead and poke around the new website. If you have questions or comments please fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you. For now, here’s the preliminary information: