Maureen Meyers Wins C. B. Moore Award


Maureen Meyers, who received her PhD. in anthropology from UK in 2011, was awarded the 2013 C. B. Moore Award by the Southeastern Archaeological Conference (SEAC). Meyers accepted the prestigious award at the organization’s annual meeting held in early November in Tampa, Florida. The C. B. Moore Award, given annually by SEAC in recognition of “Excellence in Southeastern Archaeology or associated studies by a distinguished younger “scholar”, was established by the members of the Lower Mississippi Survey in 1990. Scholars who are conducting archaeological research in the Southeast U.S. and completed their PhD. with the past ten years are eligible for the award. Nominees are selected by a committee consisting of all past C.B. Moore Award recipients, voting members of the SEAC Executive Committee, and one member of the Lower Mississippi Survey. 

In recognition of her accomplishments, Meyers was presented a replica of the Moundville Cat Pipe that archaeologist C. B. Moore found at the Moundville archaeological site in Alabama in the early 20th century. She will keep the pipe, symbol of the award, until next year’s meeting. The original pipe is curated by Harvard University’s Peabody Museum.