The Society for Historical Archaeology James Deetz Award Committee is seeking nominations from members, authors, and publishers for the award.
The Deetz Award is named for James Deetz (1930-2000), whose books are classics for professional archaeologists as well as for nonspecialists. Deetz's accessible and entertaining style of writing gave his books influence beyond the discipline because they are read by a broad audience of non-specialists. The Deetz Award is intended to recognize books and monographs that are similarly well written and accessible to all potential readers.
Books and monographs bearing a date of publication from the previous three years of the conference date will be eligible for consideration for the award that will be presented at the Annual Meetings.
Submissions must meet the following criteria:
Deadline: June 1.
Please send Letter of Nomination and 3 sample copies for distribution to the Committee, or direct questions, to:
Deetz Book Award
c/o Teresita Majewski, Chair
SHA Awards Committee
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2004 Thomas N. Layton, Gifts of the Celestial Kingdom: A Shipwrecked Cargo for Gold Rush California (Stanford University
2005 Laurie A. Wilkie, The Archaeology of Mothering: An African-American Midwife's Tale (Routledge, 2003).
2006 Jane Perkins Claney, Rockingham Ware in American Culture, 1830-1930: Reading Historical Artifacts (University Press of New
2007 Kent G. Lightfoot, Indians, Missionaries, and Merchants: The Legacy of Colonial Encounters on the California Frontiers (University of California Press, 2004)
2008 Mark P. Leone, The Archaeology of Liberty in an American Capital: Excavations in Annapolis (University of California Press, 2005)
2009 James Bruseth and Toni Turner, From a Watery Grave: The Discovery and Excavation of La Salle's Shipwreck, La Belle (Texas A&M University Press, 2005)
2010 Shannon A. Novak, House of Mourning: A Biocultural History of the Mountain Meadows Massacre (University of Utah