The Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding lifetime achievement in Plains anthropological research, teaching, scholarship, and service to the profession. 

The award consists of a plaque and recognition at the annual meeting banquet. Nominations must include a vita or resume, a brief synopsis of the nominee's career, contributions to Plains anthropology and the Plains Anthropological Society or Plains Conference, letters of support from others, and a justification statement for the nomination.

The deadline for 2022 DSA nominations has passed. The 2023 Call for Nominations will be announced later this year. 

Questions may be directed to the Distinguished Service Award Committee Chair:

John G. Hedden (2023)
Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist
700 Clinton Street Building
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

Click to See Past Recipients of the Distinguished Service Award