Alan Farahani wins SAA award

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Dr. Alan Farahani has won the 2015 Society for American Archaeology Dissertation Award for his 2014 dissertation, “Sustaining Community under Empire: An Archaeological Investigation of Long-Term Agricultural Production and Imperial Interventions at Dhiban, Jordan, 1000 BCE - 1450 CE.” Alan received his PhD from Berkeley's AHMA and is currently a post-doctoral scholar at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angles. The Society for American Archaeology grants one award annually to a recent graduate whose dissertation the committee considers to be an original, well written, and outstanding piece of scholarship. The award is widely considered to be one of the highest honors a dissertation can win in the discipline of archaeology. Alan will be presented the award during a Friday, April 17 awards ceremony at the SAA annual meeting in San Francisco.