The article “Discovering the Archaeology of Tattooing” by Gayle Keck has won the Gene S. Stuart Award. The award, which is bestowed by the Society For American Archaeology, is given to the author of the most interesting and responsible original story or series about any archaeological topic published in a newspaper or magazine.
The award, which includes a $1,000 prize, honors outstanding efforts to enhance public understanding of archaeology. It’s given in memory of Gene S. Stuart (1930-1993), a writer and managing editor of National Geographic Society books.
Keck’s article appeared in the Spring 2018 issue. This is the fifth time in the last ten years that an American Archaeology article has won the award. Past winners have appeared in prestigious publications such as the New York Times and Science.