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SFI President Jerry Sabloff on April 1 received the Society for American Archaeology's Award for Excellence in Latin American and Caribbean Archaeology. 

Also during the SAA's annual meeting in Sacremento, California, SFI Omidyar Fellow Scott Ortman received the Society's Dissertation Award.

Sabloff's award recognizes his contributions to method and theory in archaeology, and to the construction and dissemination of archeological knowledge.

Sabloff's "outstanding research at Seibal, Cozumel, and Sayil provide important models for theoretical and methodological approaches and have influenced many generations of students," according to the award citation. "His role in the development of the successful Latin American Archaeology Program at the University of Pittsburgh is an example of the way in which he has been a positive force within archaeology during his career and has made a lasting contribution theoretically, empirically, methodologically, and in other ways that directly affect the continued vitality of the discipline and of Latin American and Caribbean archaeology specifically."