Kelsey Hanson (Ph.D. Candidate) was awarded the Cordell Prize at the Pecos Conference in Mancos, Colorado, for her talk “The Hidden Histories of Colors: Lessons from a Pandemic Pigment Lab.” The Cordell/Power Prize is a competition that honors Linda S. Cordell and Robert P. Powers. The competition is open to archaeologists 35 years of age or younger who deliver the best and most engaging 10-minute talk. As the first prize winner, Hanson was awarded a $700 cash prize, one-year ownership of the Cordell Plaque, and a copy of Richard B. Woodbury’s “Sixty Years of Southwestern Archaeology: A History of the Pecos Conference.” The first Pecos Conference was organized by A.V. Kidder in 1927 and it has become an annual event for Southwest archaeologists to gather and discuss recent research, problems of the field, and the challenges of the profession.
Anthro News Digest date: 08/11/2021