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Bea Loveseth Memorial Award

Submitted by tdewald on Mon, 05/01/2017 - 4:09pm

The Bea Loveseth Memorial Award is conferred annually on the author of the best student paper presented at the Chacmool Conference. A $500 cash prize is awarded for the best paper presented by an undergraduate or master's student at the conference. In order to be considered for the award, papers should be submitted to the Selection Committee no later than November 1st, 2017. The goal of the prize is to encourage students to take the important professional step of presenting their ideas in a public setting.

This award is presented in memory of Bea Loveseth, a former President of Chacmool. Bea received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Calgary and went on to a successful career as a consulting archaeologist working throughout western Canada. As an undergraduate student at Calgary, Bea was very active, serving as President of Chacmool in 1976 and helping edit "Primitive Art and Technology " the proceedings of the Seventh Annual Conference. She continued to pursue her interest in local archaeology, completing her Master's thesis in 1980, an examination of a large, multi-component site in the Crowsnest Pass of Alberta that remains a basic source document for anyone working in the Rocky Mountains. Bea was an early advocate of Rocky Mountain archaeology as more than an adjunct to Plains archaeology and she was an integral force in recognizing and identifying lithic material sources in the Canadian Rockies.

The winner of the award is normally announced at the conference banquet. The prize is funded by an endowment made possible by donations from the Association of Consulting Archaeologists, Bea's family and many friends and colleagues. It is administered through the Student Awards Office if the University of Calgary. Submissions are evaluated by the Head of the Department of Archaeology at the University of Calgary and the President of the Association of Consulting Archaeology or their designates. All undergraduate and MA students presenting papers at the conference are eligible to apply, and are urged to submit their papers to the Committee for consideration. Entrants are cautioned that the submitted paper should be substantially as presented.

Please apply by email here.