ARCHAEOLOGIST RECEIVED LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Jaime Awe of NAU was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Archaeological Institute of America for his research, which has touched on every time period of Maya history and every facet of Maya civilization. Awe has conducted archaeological fieldwork in every corner of Belize. His contributions to Mayan archaeology include charting the Preclassic development of Maya civilization from egalitarian farming villages to hierarchical polities; pioneering Maya cave archaeology, documenting the many ways in which the Maya used caves; and studying the transformation of Maya civilization during the Late and Terminal Classic periods, expanding our understanding of the Maya collapse. He has disseminated these contributions and others in dozens of peer-reviewed publications.