FAS Awards

The awards bestowed by FAS, much like the mission of the organization, commend the building of bridges between the professional archaeological community and all those with an interest in the heritage of Florida and protection of its rich cultural record.


The Ripley P. Bullen Award is designed to recognize professional archaeologists who foster the spirit of Ripley Bullen by furthering good working relationships among avocational and professional archaeologists in Florida. Nominations for the Bullen Award must be made in writing to the current FAS President by a FAS Chapter and its Representative to the FAS Board by December 15th prior to the Annual Meeting. The nominee must be a member of FAS. Formal criteria for qualifications and implementation of the Bullen Award are described in the FAS Operating Procedures Manual. Copies are available from FAS Officers and Chapter representatives.

The Lazarus Award is designed to recognize members of FAS who exemplify the spirit and accomplishments of William C. Lazarus through their contributions to archaeology, preservation, and/or education as well as to FAS and the wider community. Nominations for the Lazarus Award must be made in writing by a FAS member and sent to the current FAS President by December 15th prior to the Annual Meeting. The nominee must be a member of FAS and must not maker or his living through the practice of Archaeology. Formal criteria for qualifications and implementation of the Bullen Award are described in the FAS Operating Procedures Manual. Copies are available from FAS Officers and Chapter representatives.


FAS Certificates of Achievement
Chapters wanting to have FAS award Certificates of Achievement to one or two (the maximum) of their members are encouraged to send the name(s) and a description of achievements by February 15th prior to the Annual Meeting to the current FAS President.


Janet Gooding, the 2018 Recipient of the Certificate of Achievement, works with young students at the Craighead Laboratory. Janet was nominated by Southwest Florida Archaeological Society, of which she is an active member. 

The FAS President’s Award is given in recognition of exemplary service and commitment to the Florida Anthropological Society. The 2018 Recipient is Pat Balanzatequi, long-time FAS Membership Secretary who will be retiring this year. She is seen here receiving the award from 2018 FAS President, Jason Wenzel.