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Friend of Archaeology Award

Each year, the NSAS recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to archaeology in Nova Scotia by naming a recipient of the Friend of Archaeology Award. The Friend of Archaeology Award acknowledges individuals who encourage the preservation of archaeological sites and the promotion of public awareness of archaeology in the province of Nova Scotia.

      • The award is to be presented at the NSAS Annual General Meeting held on the fourth Tuesday of May.

      • The award is open to any non-professional archaeologist – non-professional being defined as an individual who does not earn a living as an archaeologist.

      • The award shall consist of a plaque and be accompanied by a press release.

      • Nominations for the award are to be submitted in writing to the Board of Directors no later than February 28.

      • Nominations may be made by any NSAS member in good standing. This includes any member of the NSAS Board of Directors. If a board member nominates an individual they must remove themselves from the selection process.

      • Nominations must be signed and include the following information:

      • why the person is deserving of this award,

      • what contribution they have made to archaeology in Nova Scotia,

      • when this contribution was made, and

      • the names of contact people to verify this information.

      • The Board of Directors will appoint a sub-committee, consisting of one member of the Executive and two Members-at-large, to study the nominations and select two nominees.

      • The winner will be decided by a vote of the Board of Directors with the President only voting in the case of a tie.


Nominations can be made by emailing a board member or by mailing the society: Nova Scotia Archaeology Society P.O. Box 36090 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3S9

Profiles of previous Friend of Archaeology Award winners may be found here

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