Manuscript by Scott Ortman Wins Fowler Prize
Prize is Awarded on Basis of Excellence in Substantive Research
Crow Canyon is pleased to announce that Research and Education Director Scott Ortman is the 2010 winner of the Don D. and Catherine S. Fowler Prize in Anthropology for his manuscript "Genes, Language, and Culture in Tewa Ethnogenesis." The prize was awarded by Don and Catherine Fowler during the Great Basin Anthropological Conference in Layton, Utah, on October 22.
Based on Scott's doctoral dissertation, the manuscript examines the depopulation of the Mesa Verde region, the formation of the Rio Grande pueblos, and the lack of consensus on how, or even if, these two processes were related. Scott received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 2009. In addition to his role at Crow Canyon, Scott will be a postdoctoral fellow at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico beginning in January 2011.
Archaeologist Steve Simms, author of Traces of Fremont, wrote in his evaluation of the manuscript, "This is an impressive piece of scholarship. It reflects extended study and deep control of diverse realms of knowledge."
The Fowler Prize is awarded annually to one book-length, single-author manuscript in anthropology submitted for publication to the University of Utah Press. Successful entries focus on the human experience in the American West and demonstrate excellence in substantive research and quality writing. The winning author receives publication by the Press and a cash prize of $3,000.
Go to the University of Utah Press Web site for more information on the Fowler Prize.
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