Professional/Institutional category

Date award received: 

Lindsey Thomas, Doug Davidge, and John Pollack, nominated by Greg Hare, for the Yukon government publication The Wreck of the A.J. Goddard, published in 2012.
* This professionally presented booklet is clearly written, beautifully illustrated with photos, maps, etc., and puts forth a fountain of information concerning the Gold Rush Era of the Yukon. Available both in print and online as a PDF, this is the perfect summarizing document for the average Yukon visitor, or potential visitor, as well as for history buffs, archaeologists, and general interest audiences alike. The committee appreciated the in depth narrative that focused not only on archaeological material, but also extensive historical/archival and additional background information.

Steve Hull, nominated by John Hidgon, for the 2012 entries of the blog titled Inside Newfoundland and Labrador Archaeology.
* These blog posts offer significant insight into aspects of Canadian archaeology that have often been overlooked or underrepresented. His posts were written to make the information readily accessible to both the general public and archaeologists. The blog site is well organized and full of wonderful information concerning current and past archaeology in Newfoundland and Labrador, including much revisited material that has been forgotten even by local archaeologists! The site currently boasts over 30,000 hits!

Matthew Betts, with the Canadian Museum of Civilization/Acadia First Nation/the University of New Brunswick/the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, nominated by John Hidgon, for the 2012 entries of the blog titled Eíseíget Archaeology Project.
* This blog provides the public with “real time” insight and appreciation for archaeological fieldwork, including information concerning techniques and methods. It also discusses ongoing local community involvement in the project, through presentation of a field school for Mi’kmaq students and public archaeology days. The committee members spent much time discussing the wonderful new techniques and insights they discovered from having read the blog entries.