R.E. Taylor Student Poster Awards

The Society for Archaeological Sciences invites applications for the R.E. Taylor Poster Award at the 44th International Symposium on Archaeometry, 2024.
Interested student candidates are required to submit a PDF version of their poster by May 1st to: tmurakam@tulane.edu with the subject: R.E. Taylor Award.


This prestigious award acknowledges innovative student contributions to archaeological research through the use of scientific methods, and has enhanced the careers of prominent young scholars and professionals for more than a decade. The award is named in honor of Professor Emeritus R. Ervin Taylor of the University of California at Riverside for his outstanding contributions in the development and application of radiocarbon dating in archaeological research and his dedication to the founding of the Society for Archaeological Sciences; his leading role as President (1980) and General Secretary (1981-2002) of the Society; and his committed service as editor of the SAS Bulletin. Professor Taylor’s many valuable contributions were recognised by the SAA in 2004 with the Fryxell Award for Interdisciplinary Research.


The award consists of $200 US, a one-year SAS membership and subscription to the SAS Bulletin.   Entries will be judged on the significance of the archaeological problem, appropriateness of the methods used, soundness of conclusions, quality of the poster display, and oral presentation of the poster by the student, who should be the first author in order to be considered.

Students should submit an email application to Tatsuya Murakami (tmurakam@tulane.edu) by May 1st Applications must include the title and abstract of the poster, evidence that you have registered for the ISA.2024 meeting, and proof of your status as an undergraduate or graduate student. Email confirmation that your application has been received will be sent to you. Please keep this email confirmation. In order to give the judges adequate time to posters, students will also be required to submit a PDF version of their poster on or before May 10th. Judges will be present in person at the ISA meetings to judge posters and to ask students questions about their research. Prizes will be awarded at the ISA meeting following the end of the last poster session.   Good luck to everyone!