Jon Marcoux wins award for excellence in southeastern archaeology
Jon Marcoux, assistant professor in the Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation Program, has been selected as the 2014 winner of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference’s Clarence B. Moore Award.
Presented annually to a young scholar for excellence in southeastern archaeology, the award recognizes contributions through fieldwork, publication and service to the archaeological community.
“The winners of the C.B. Moore award really are the very best of the best in southeastern archaeology and they are widely known as the future leaders in our field,” said Tristram Kidder, president of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference. “Dr. Marcoux was recognized for his superb scholarship, especially his work exploring Cherokee responses to European contact.”
Nominated by Gregory Wilson, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of California Santa Barbara, Marcoux becomes the 20th recipient of the award. He will be honored among his peers at the conference’s business meeting and presented a replica of the Moundville Cat Pipe (an iconic artifact symbolizing rank and distinction).
Marcoux has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and economics from Vanderbilt University, a master’s degree in anthropology from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Specializing in cultural and historic preservation and the study of late prehistoric and early historic Native American Indian societies, Marcoux has more than 15 years of professional preservation experience, having directed archaeological survey and excavation projects across the southeastern U.S. and New England.