1. Weymouth Awarded
Fryxell Medal by SAA
Dr. John Weymouth, Professor Emeritus of Physics,
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, was recognized
by the Society for American Archeology (SAA)
at its 63rd Annual Meeting in Seattle on March
27, 1998. Weymouth was presented the Fryxell
Award for Interdisciplinary Research, which was
initiated in 1977 to recognize excellence by
a distinguished scientist whose research has
contributed significantly to American archeology.
Each year the award is based on performance
in one of five disciplines: earth sciences, physical
sciences, general interdisciplinary studies,
zoological sciences, and botanical sciences.
The award, which consists of a citation and a
medal, was named in memory of Roald Fryxell,
whose career exemplified so well the crucial
role of interdisciplinary cooperation in archeology.
To further recognize the contributions of Dr.
Weymouth, many of his colleagues presented a
symposium in his honor on Saturday, March 28,
1998, as part of the SAA Annual Meeting. The
paper I presented at the symposium is printed
in this issue of Hopewell Archeology to offer
some documentation of Dr. Weymouth's important
contributions to midwestern archeology.