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 2024 DSA nominations is July 1, 2024.  

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

Veronica Mraz
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