If you volunteered at Port Tobacco during 2008 or 2009, you will remember April Beisaw. She was the co-director of the Port Tobacco Archaeological Project and of the ASM field sessions in Port Tobacco in 2008 and 2009.
Well, Dr. April M. Beisaw has been awarded the 2011 Gordon R. Willey Prize presented by The Archaeology Division of the American Anthropological Association. The award is in recognition of the exceptional work in her publication “Memory, Identity, and NAGPRA in the Northeastern United States”, American Anthropologist, vol. 112, no. 2 (2010).
The Gordon R. Willey Prize recognizes the best archaeology paper published in the American Anthropologist over a period of three years. April will receive the award at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Montreal, Canada, November 6 -11, 2011.
April is currently an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio.