Awards

1999-2013: Fifteen years of Award Winning Archaeological Research

Annually, USC holds the campus-wide Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work. The Archaeology Research Center is honored to have won a major award at the Symposium each year of its existence.

What is a King to Do: An Investigation of Images of Kingship

Second Place in the 2013 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Grant Dixon

Remember What Siddhartha Said Under the Banyan Tree?: Safeguarding Material Culture in Modern-Day Anti-Buddhist Gandhara

Honorable Mention in the 2013 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Parin Patel

Maya GIS Project

Second Place in the 2012 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Anna Bishop

Landscapes of Death: GIS-based Analyses of Chullpas in the Western Lake Titicata Basin

First Place in the 2011 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Jacob Bongers

Archaeology and the Literary Narrative: Using Written Language to Understand Material Culture in the Buddhist World

Second Place in the 2011 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Parin Patel

The Front Lines of Empire: Metal Arrowheads and Projectile Points as Indicators of Social and Political Transformation in the ancient Near East

Honorable Mention in the 2011 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Sarah Butler, Renee Duncan-Mestel, Bradford Jackson

What is a King to Do: An Investigation of Images of Kingship

Honorable Mention in the 2011 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Grant Dixon

The Iconography of Empire: Figurines from Tell al Judaidah

First Place in the 2010 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Sarah Hawley

Rome Goes Green: A Study of Glass Recycling in the Ancient Roman Empire

Second Place in the 2010 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Lexy Sinnott

The Front Lines of Empire: Metal Arrowheads and Projectile Points as Indicators of Social and Political Transformation in the ancient Near East

Honorable Mention in the 2010 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Sarah Butler and Tiffany Tsai

Bringing the Past to Life: Recreating an Ancient Egyptian Gilding Technique

First Place in the 2009 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Jennifer Crawford

Illuminating Culture Clash: Material Smashing in Northern Chile

Honorable Mention in the 2009 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Jacob Bongers

Revolutionizing Research: The Iconography of Empire

Second Place and Interdisciplinary Award in the 2008 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Jacob Bongers, Sarah Hawley

Rewriting the History of Technology: Unique Proof of Tin Bronze Manufacture

Interdisciplinary Award in the 2007 Social Sciences Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Ashley Sands

The Spurlock Museum Collection of Cylinder Seals

First Place in the 2007 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Kristin Butler, Carly Dykes, Hannah Marcuson, Georgiana Nikias, Ashley Sands

Khirbet Mazra'a: The Lost Excavation

First Place in the 2006 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Hannah Marcuson, Georgiana Nikias, Kristin Butler

The Lost Shawabti: A Scribe's Ancient Egyptian Funerary Figurine

Honorable Mention in the 2006 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Georgiana Nikias

Andean Dye Project: The Mysteries of Textiles

Interdisciplinary Award in the 2006 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Shaun Lea

Shekel of Israel

First Place in the 2005 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Marcia Ciccone

Written in the Pavement

Second Place in the 2005 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Spencer Kassimir and Mu Sun

Remains of an Ancient Roman Archive: Tracking Ancient Symbols

Second Place in the 2004 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Brett Strom, Spencer Kassimir

The City of Troy- Interactive Online Multimedia Research Project

First Place in the 2003 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Jonathan Vidar, Trevor Muirhead, Brian Olsen

Ancient Opium Consumption and Organic Residue Analysis

Honorable Mention in the 2003 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Aaron Bartels

Text without Readers: Egyptian Funerary Texts

Second Place in the 2003 Social Sciences 1 Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Joel Walton

Interpreting Political Power in Iron Age Kingdoms in Anatolia

Special Interdisciplinary Award in the 2003 USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Steven Hood

Ancient Imports and Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis

First Place in the 2002 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Aaron Bartels

Iron Working at Kenan Tepe

Second Place in the 2002 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Jonathan Schnereger

Theories of the Pyramid Texts

Honorable Mention in the 2001 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Doran B. Barnes Jr. and Hayley McGuire

The Mosaic Restoration Project

First Place in the 2001 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Ina Murdock-Santos, Annie Babcock, John Reifler, Kelle Leber, Ryan Gahagan

Ancient Andean Textiles- Decorative Paint Exposed

First Place Interdisciplinary Award in the 2001 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Marissa Schleicher

Royal Representations on USC's Ancient Egyptian Scarabs

First Place in the 2000 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Rebecca Zak, Jennifer Campbell, Dara Purvis

New Discoveries in Ancient Archives

First Place in the 1999 Humanities Division, The USC Undergraduate Research Symposium

Amanda Wroblewski and Bekki Singer

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