The Great Basin Anthropological Conference was organized by Jesse D. Jennings, James Bennyhoff, Robert Heizer and Alex Krieger in 1953 and the first meeting held at Gila Pueblo in Globe, Arizona in 1954. From its founding, the Conference has grown to the respectable 500-600 member Great Basin Anthropology Association that you see today, an organization filled with many exceptional individuals of local, national, and international renown.
We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 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. 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.
A Founders Awards Committee will review nominations for up to two GBAC Founders Lifetime Achievement Awards to be presented at the 2020 GBAC in Las Vegas, NV, October 14-17. Nominations must be received by July 31, 2020. All General Members (including GBAC Board Members) may make nominations.
The nomination package must include:
- A nomination letter detailing how the career of the nominee has made a significant contribution to Great Basin Anthropology addressing the themes outlined above
- Three to four letters of support for the nominee
Submit your nominations for the GBAC Founders Lifetime Achievement Awards in writing by email or mail to the GBAA President F. Kirk Halford at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
or mail to:
F. Kirk Halford
Deputy Preservation Officer/State Archaeologist
Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Office
1387 S Vinnell Way
Boise, ID 83709
For a list of past recipients please visit the Founders Lifetime Achievement Awards.