Dr. Patricia Crown receives prestigious AV Kidder Award from the American Anthropological Association

Departmental News

Posted:  Nov 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Dr. Crown at Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, NM

Congratulatulations to Dr. Patricia Crown, Leslie Spier Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, for being selected as the 2018 prestigious AV Kidder Award in Southwestern archaeology. She was selected from an elite group of nominations. Dr. Crown received the award at the AAA annual meetings last week.  Read more here


Established in 1950, the Alfred Vincent Kidder Award for Eminence in the Field of American Archaeology was initially given every three years to an outstanding archaeologist specializing in the archaeology of the Americas. The award has been given alternately to specialists in Mesoamerican archaeology and the archaeology of the Southwestern region — areas that were both central to the pioneering and exemplary work of A. V. Kidder.

This award, presented by the AAA but selected by the AD, is now given every two years.

The 2018 Award was designated for a specialist in Southwestern Archaeology. Nominations are solicited early in the calendar year, and are reviewed by a specially selected Kidder Award Committee.