Student Paper Award
Past Recipients

2018

Amanda Anne Burtt (Graduate Student, Indiana University)

  • Unlikely Allies: Modern Wolves and the Diets of Pre-contact Domestic Dogs

Travis Jones (Graduate Student, University of Georgia)

  • Revisiting Huff Village: Toward Generational Timescales for Plains Villages

No Undergraduate Student Award

2017

Abigail E. Fisher (Graduate Student, Southern Methodist University)

  • When is a Wolf a Dog? Combined Geometric Morphometrics and Stable Isotope Analysis for Differentiating Wild from Domestic Canids on the North American Great Plains

No Undergraduate Student Award

2016

Ryan Breslawski (Graduate Student, Southern Methodist University)

  • Seasonal Bison Hunting by Paleoindians on the Northwestern Plains: Revisiting Fetal Prey Remains from Horner II and Casper

Seamus Anderson (Undergraduate Student, Texas Tech University)

  • Death, Divination, and Obligation: Owls in 19th Century Kiowa Culture

2015

Whitney Goodwin (Graduate Student, Southern Methodist University)

  • Complementary Techniques for the Estimation of Original Firing Temperatures of Plains Ceramics: Experimental and Archaeological Results

2014

Adam Wiewel (Graduate Student, University of Arkansas)

  • Examining Agricultural Surplus at Huff Village, North Dakota: Combining Archaeological and Geophysical Data.
2013

Sarah E. Wolff (Graduate Student, University of Arizona)

  • Protecting a National Icon: The First Use of the Antiquities Act of 1906 to Declare Devils Tower National Monument

2012

Elsa Perry (Undergraduate Student, University of Lethbridge)

  • Correlating Etching Tool Materials with Petroglyphs at Writing on Stone (published in Plains Anthropologist 60(223):72-83 (2015))

2011

William Reitze (Graduate Student, Southern Methodist University)

  • Salvaging a Sandia Site: Reinvestigation of the Lucy Site, Central New Mexico

2010

Kacy Hollenback (Graduate Student, University of Arizona)

  • Social Memory of Disaster: Exploring Historic Smallpox Epidemics among the Mandan and Hidatsa

Travis Hill (Undergraduate Student, Colorado State University)

  • Qualifying Comfort: Intentional Design in Unhafted End Scrapers at the Lindenmeier Folsom Site, Northern Colorado

2009

Maureen Boyle (Graduate Student, Indiana University)

  • Beyond Linearity in Western Historical Narratives: The Wild West as Temporal Frontier

Wendi Field Murray (Graduate Student, University of Arizona)

  • Feathers, Fasting, and the "Eagle Complex": A Contemporary Analysis of the Eagle as a Cultural Resource in the Northern Plains (published in Plains Anthropologist 56(218): 143-153 (2011))

Brigid Grund (Undergraduate Student, University of Colorado)

  • Understanding the Great Plains Paleoindian Projectile Point Chronology: Radiocarbon Dating and Potential Coevality of Point Types

2008

Jeremy Planteen (Graduate Student, University of Wyoming)

  • The Wild West Show: Rethinking the Influence of the Miller's 101 Ranch Wild West Show and Early Film on the Native American Stereotype

Shana Wolff (Undergraduate Student, Laramie County Community College)

  • An Analysis of Plants Traditionally Used by Plains American Indians as Topical Antiseptics for Antimicrobial Effectiveness

2007

Naomi Ollie (Graduate Student, Colorado State University)

  • Many Mountains Moving: Tales of Mass-Wasting and Archaeology in the Absaroka Range, Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Sarah Trabert (Undergraduate Student, Kansas State University)

  • Steed-Kisker Ceramics: Analysis of the Scott Site (14LV1082) Assemblage (published in Plains Anthropologist 54(212):289-299 (2009))

2006

Michael P. Jordan (Graduate Student, University of Oklahoma)

  • Religion and Reservation Life: Kiowa Revitalization Movements of the 1880s

Jayme Job (Undergraduate Student, Minnesota State University-Moorhead)

  • Sourisford Salamanders: Renewal Iconography of the Devils Lake-Sourisford Ceramic Complex

2005

Tomasin Playford (Graduate Student, University of Manitoba)

  • Establishing Site Seasonality: Importance, Problems and a Potential Solution

Patti Kinnear (Undergraduate Student, University of Colorado)

  • Cooperation and Conflict: Examining Alternative Views of Archaeology on the Great Plains (published in Plains Anthropologist 53(206):161-177 (2008))

2004

Raven Carper (University of Montana)

  • A Study of the Utility of a 'Symmetry Index' in the Assessment of Biface Production Goals (published in Lithic Technology 30(2):127-144 (2005))

2003

Lucy Burris (Colorado State University)

  • Western Harvester Ants: Archaeology's Little Helpers

2002

Jodi Jacobson (University of Tennessee)

  • Identification of Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemiounus) and White-tail Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Post-cranial Remains as a Means of Determining Human Subsistence Strategies (published in Plains Anthropologist 48(187):287-297 (2003))

2001

Charles Egeland (Colorado State University)

  • From Cutmarks to Behavior: The Reliability of Cutmarks for Inferring Processing Intensity (published in Plains Anthropologist 48(184):39-51 (2003))

Chad Goings (University of Arkansas)

  • A Predictive Model for Lithic Resources in Iowa (published in Plains Anthropologist 48(184):53-67 (2003))

2000

Paula Renaud (University of Wyoming)

  • Sticks, Stones, and Cyberwaves: Creating an International Community of Aboriginal Philosophy in the 21st Century

1999

Rhonda S. Fair (University of Oklahoma)

  • Becoming the White Man's Indian: An Examination of Native American Tribal Web Sites (published in Plains Anthropologist 45(172):53-67 (2000))

1998

Jesse Ballenger (University of Oklahoma)

  • Late Paleoindian Land Use in the Oklahoma Panhandle: Goff Creek and Nall Playa (published in Plains Anthropologist 44(168):189-207 (1999))

1997

Susan Tanner (University of Nebraska)

  • An Analysis of Use-Wear on Nebraska Phase Ceramics

1996 No Award
1995

Bruce Low (University of Saskatchewan)

  • Swan River Chert: Its Geological Occurrence, Geographical Distribution, and Archaeological Collection - A Ubiquitous Pre-Contact Lithic Resource of the Northern Plains/Southern Boreal Forest (published in Plains Anthropologist 41(156):165-174 (1996))

1994 No Award
1993 No Award
1992

Elizabeth Miller (University of Nebraska)

  • Evidence for Prehistoric Scalping in Northeastern Nebraska (published in Plains Anthropologist 39(148):211-219 (1994))

1991 No Award
1990

Jeffrey A. Huebner (University of Texas-Austin)

  • Late Prehistoric Bison Populations in Central and Southern Texas

1989 Unknown
1988 Unknown
1987 Unknown
1986

Judith Habicht-Mauche (Harvard University)

  • Southwestern-Style Culinary Ceramics on the Southern Plains: A Case Study of Technological Innovation and Cross-Cultural Interaction (published in Plains Anthropologist 32(116):175-189 (1987))