In October 2016, Dr. William H. Marquardt, Affiliate Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History, was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference in Athens, GA. The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a senior scholar who has made significant and sustained contributions to southeastern archaeology during her or his career.
According to the SEAC, Marquardt qualified for the award by:
- engaging the public with archaeology through outreach, educational, and tourism programs
- showing an entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary spirit in academia
mentoring young archaeologists and providing them with opportunities to present their work
- seminal research on the Calusa of South Florida
Says Marquardt, “It is always nice to be recognized, but almost all of my work has been team-based, so the award is also for generations of students, colleagues, and volunteers who have added so much to my work.”