Heitman earns national book award

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Carrie Heitman book award
Wed, 02/16/2022 - 16:46

Carrie Heitman, associate professor of anthropology in the School of Global Integrative Studies, earned a book award from the Society for American Archaeology for "The Greater Chaco Landscape: Ancestors, Scholarship and Advocacy".

The award in the "Popular" category prize is for a book that is written for the general public and presents the results of archaeological research to a broader audience. Heitman said it is the highest award a book can receive in her discipline.

The book is part of a unique project that complements an open access volume online through the University Press of Colorado, co-developed with Ruth M. Van Dyke of Binghamton University. It previously earned the Engaged Anthropology Award from the American Anthropological Association.

The SAA is an international organization that, since 1934, has been dedicated to research about and interpretation and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas.