Professor Curtis Runnels has been awarded the prestigious Gold Medal from the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), and there will be a session honoring his legacy to archaeology on Jan 4, 2019 at the annual meeting.
The Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement is awarded by the Archaeological Institute of America in “recognition of a scholar who has made distinguished contributions to archaeology through his or her fieldwork, publications, and/or teaching.”
It is the Institute’s highest award. First awarded in 1965, it has been awarded annually since 1969.
Congratulations to Professor Runnels, we are very proud of him!
Here is the program for the day: https://www.archaeological.org/meeting/program
Professor Runnels Gold Medal Session is session 3F:
The Earliest Prehistory of the Aegean: A Reassessment of the Stone Ages in the 21st Century in Honor of Curtis Runnels (Colloquium)
Beyond the Hippos: Curtis Runnels’ Impact on a Clearer Understanding of Deep Time Archaeology on the Mediterranean Islands
Alan Simmons, University of Nevada
The Asphendou Cave Petroglyphs: Early Symbolic Communication in Greece
Thomas Strasser, Providence College
A Mid-Holocene to Middle Pleistocene Stratigraphic Sequence from Stelida, Naxos
Tristan Carter, McMaster University
Palaeolithic Landscapes on Göllü Dağ, Central Anatolia
Steven Kuhn, University of Arizona
The Lower Palaeolithic Site of Marathousa 1, Megalopolis, Greece
Eleni Panagopoulou, Ministry of Culture, Ephoreia of Palaeoanthropology–Speleology of Greece