Recipients of the Barbara Lawrence Award

2024  Vinisha Singh Basnet (University of Illinois Urbana Champaign), Understanding Non-Timber Forest Products through Epistemological Pluralism: A Multi-sited Ethnography of Decline in Lac Production [Abstract]

2023  Chlöe Fackler (Texas A&M University), Counting Charred Leaves: Macrobotanical and Fuel Wood Remains at Eagle Cave (41VV167)

2021  Florencia Pech-Cárdenas (University of Minnesota), Motivations, and Challenges of Wooden Handicraft Production for a World Heritage Site: Maya Community Perspectives [Abstract]

2019  Molly Carney (Washington State University), Ethnobotanical Knowledge and Gendered Spaces: Reconstructing a Menstrual Lodge in the Interior Northwest [Abstract]

Mariana Rodriguez (University of Manitoba), Biocultural Design as a Tool to Identify Livelihood Opportunities [Abstract]

2018  Rossana Paredes, Dynamism in Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Continuity & Change in the Use of Totora (Schoenoplectus californicus) for Subsistence in Huanchaco, Peru

2017 Erica Oberndorfer (Labrador Institute), Forgotten Fires? A People’s History of Fire in Labrador [Abstract]

2016 Andrew Gillreath-Brown (University of North Texas), An Applied Geospatial Soil Moisture Model: Investigating Agricultural Field Locations and Proximity to Puebloan Villages in the Central Mesa Verde Region, Southwestern Colorado [Abstract]

Ginevra Toniello (with co-authors Dana Lepofsky & Kirsten Rowell - Simon Fraser University) , Ancient Clam Gardens and Ecological Enhancement on Northern Quadra Island, BC [Abstract]

2015 Tristesse Burton (University of Illinois at Chicago), The Pharmacognosy of American Indian Botanicals for the Benefit of Women’s Health [Abstract]

Joyce LeCompte (University of Washington), Historical Ecologies of Swəti xwtəd in the Duwamish-Green-White River Watershed of Washington State [Abstract]

2014 Andrew Flachs (Washington University in St. Louis), Stalking the Wild Tomato: The Economy Botany of Genetically Modified Farms in Telangana, India [Abstract]

BrieAnna S. Laglie (Washington University in St. Louis), Unearthing the Turbulent Social History of Terrace Agriculture near Puno, Peru. [Abstract]

2013  Chelsey Gerlada Armstrong (University of Western Ontario), Ancient DNA in Archaeologically Charred Zea mays: Prospects and Limitations for Ethnobiologists. (Oral presentation). [Abstract]

Amy Hoffman (University of North Texas), Christy Winstead (University of North Texas), and Laura Ellyson (University of North Texas). Local Dietary Trends and Inter-site Connections in the Ancestral Pueblo Goodman Point Community, Southwestern Colorado. (Oral presentation). [Abstract]

2012  Bardolph, Dana (University of California, Santa Barbara). Community, Cuisine, and Cahokian Contact: Changes in Mississippian Plant Foodways in the Central Illinois River Valley. (Oral presentation). [Abstract]

Elizabeth Brite (Auburn University). The Spread of Cotton Agriculture in the Old World: Some New Insights from Central Asia. (Oral presentation). [Abstract]

2011  Paul Szpak (University of Western Ontario), Trevor Orchard (University of Toronto), Russell Markel (University of British Columbia), and Iain McKechnie (University of British Columbia). Interactions between Humans and Sea Otters in Holocene British Columbia: Evidence from Stable Isotope Analysis. (Oral presentation). [Abstract]

2010  John Marston (University of California, Los Angeles). Assessing Long Term Sustainability of Agricultural Systems. (Oral presentation). [Abstract]

2009  Jessica Bowes (University of Massachusetts Boston). Negroes Working Patches': A Macrobotanical Analysis of an Antebellum Slave Cabin Sub-Floor Pit at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.

2008  Shawn Collins (Sandstone Archaeology, LLC), Deborah M. Pearsall (University of Missouri), and John G. Jones (Washington State University). Collapsing Assumptions: Climate and Agriculture in Prehispanic Coastal Guatemala. (Oral presentation). [Abstract]

J. Kevin Hanselka (Washington University in St. Louis). Casual Cultivation among Contemporary Small Scale Farmers in Southwestern Tamaulipas, Mexico, and Implications for Prehistoric Low-level Food Production. (Oral presentation). [Abstract]

2007  Kimberlee Chambers (Willamette University in Salem, Oregon) Gender and Agrobiodiversity Conservation: Maize in the Bajio of Mexico. [Abstract]

Sonia Zarrillo (University of Calgary). Starch Grains in Charred Pottery Residues: Results from Loma Alta, Ecuador. [Abstract]

2006  Daniela Shebitz (University of Washington, Seattle). Consequences of fire on beargrass (Xerophyllum tenax) growth and reproduction in former anthropogenically-maintained savannas on the Olympic Peninsula lowlands, Washington State: An Ethnobotanical and ecological analysis.

Sveta Yamin (University of Alaska, Fairbanks). Where mushrooms are taller than trees: A tundra landscape from an ethnomycological perspective.

2005  Sarah Dalle and co-authors (McGill University, Quebec). Landscape perception as a basis for understanding land-use trends in community forest management in the Maya Zone, Quintana Roo (Mexico).

2004  Eric Wohlgemuth (University of California-Davis). 9,000 Years of Plant Use in Native Central California: Implications of the Archaeobotanical Record for Archaeologists, Native Peoples, and Restoration.

2003  Kandace Detwiler (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) and Deborah Keene (University of Georgia). Rethinking Late Prehistoric Subsistence on the Georgia Coast: Evidence for Agriculture at the Grove's Creek Site (09CH71).

2002  None awarded.

2001  Elisabeth Hildebrand (Washington University, St. Louis). Comparison of domestic and forest-growing enset (Enset ventricosum (Wewl.) Cheesman, Musaceae) in southwest Ethiopia: implication for early plant husbandry and domestication processes.

John R. Stepp (University of Georgia). Weeds in Traditional and Western Medicine.

2000  Sarah Walshaw (Washington University, St. Louis). Environmental Reconstruction using Phytoliths from Human Dental Calculus: A Case Study from Tell Leilan, Syria.

1999  Michele Stevens (University of California, Davis). The contribution of traditional resource management of white root (Carex barbarae) to cultural and ecological restoration in California.

1998  Kelly Bannister (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC) and Sandra Peacock (University of Victoria, Victoria, BC). The Bite is in the Bark: Pitcooked Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata) and the Food-Medicine Continuum.

1997  Sandra Peacock (University of Victoria, Victoria, BC). Creating Carbohydrates: Inulin and the Chemistry of Pitcooking.

1996  Elaine Joyal (Arizona State University, Tempe). Assessing Traditional Resource Management for Sabal uresana.

1995  Anne S. Henshaw (Harvard University). Seal transport and consumption amongst historic Inuit: Implications for Inuit-European relations on southeast Baffin Island, Canada.

1994  Dana Lepofsky (University of California-Berkeley). Prehistoric human-induced ecosystem changes and agricultural production in the Opunohu Valley, Society Islands.

1993  Elizabeth J. Lawlor (University of California-Riverside). Accounting for bias in assemblages recovered by flotation: Results of experiments with Mojave desert rodents and ants.

1992  Lee Ann Newsom (University of Florida). Early Cucurbita pepo from a Florida wetsite.

1991  Joseph Laferrière (University of Arizona). A dynamic nonlinear optimization study of Mountain Pima ethnobiology.

1990  Kat Anderson (University of California-Berkeley). California Indian horticulture: Redbud management and use by Southern Sierra Miwok.

1989  None awarded.

Dana Bleitz-Sanburg (University of California-Santa Barbara). Ayelkwi, effigies, and rock art: The Ethnotaxonomy of the Takic speaking Canalino. Honorable mention.

1988  Darrel McDonald (Texas A & M University). A survey of public planting in front yards of residence in Galveston, Texas. USA.

Deena Decker (Marie Selby Botanical Gardens). Numerical analysis of archaeological Cucurbita pepo seeds from Hontoon Island, Florida. Honorable mention.

1987  Arlene Fradkin (University of Florida). Reconstructing folk classification of past cultures: The animal semantic domain of the protohistoric Cherokee.


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