Ripley P. Bullen Memorial Award
The Ripley P. Bullen Memorial Award was developed by the FAS Board of Directors in 1981. It is named for the late Ripley Bullen (1902-1976), an archaeologist and FAS member, who for many years worked closely with FAS and its chapters and members. He served as an FAS officer, including President in 1968 and 1969, and was Editor of the Society’s scientific journal in 1970 through 1976.
Bullen first worked as a mechanical engineer for General Electric Company in New York and Massachusetts, changing careers to archaeology in the 1940s when he studied at Harvard University and worked at the Peabody Foundation for Archaeology at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. After moving to Florida, he took a position as Assistant Archaeologist for the Florida Park Service in 1948 to 1952. From 1952 through 1973, he served as Curator in the Department of Social Sciences at the Florida State Museum in Gainesville. During those years, he did extensive work in Florida and, beginning in 1961, in the Caribbean area as well (Anonymous 1973; Luer 2014). Bullen was a prolific author and co-author, publishing numerous papers and working with many interested citizens (Anonymous 1977; Bullen 1978).
The 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 an FAS Chapter and its Representative to the FAS Board by the date of December 15 prior to the FAS Annual Meeting. The nominee must be a member of FAS. The recipient is honored with a plaque at the Annual Banquet. The criteria for qualifications and implementation of the Bullen Award are described in the FAS Operating Procedures Manual, which is posted on the FAS website.
|2018||Palm Beach County Archaeological Society||Chris Davenport|
|2017||Southeastern Florida Archaeological Society||Ann S. Cordell|
|2014||Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society||George M. Luer|
|2011||Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society||Barbara Purdy|
|2008||St. Augustine Archaeological Association||Carl Halbirt|
|2005||St. Augustine Archaeological Association||Christine Newman|
|2003||Kissimmee Valley Archaeological and Historical Conservancy||Scott Mitchell|
|2001b||Pensacola Archaeological Society||Elizabeth Benchley|
|2001a||Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society||Nancy White|
|1998||Pensacola Archaeological Society||Judith Bense|
|1997||St. Augustine Archaeological Association||Kathleen Deagan|
|1996||Southwest Florida Archaeological Society||Brent Weisman|
|1995||Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society||J. Raymond Williams|
|1993||Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society||Bob Austin|
|1992||Archaeological Society of Southern Florida||Robert S. Carr|
|1990||Southwest Florida Archaeological Society||Bill Marquardt|
|1989||St. Augustine Archaeological Association||Valerie Bell|
|1987||Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society||Louis Tesar|
|1984||Northeast Florida Anthropological Society||John W. Griffin|
|1983||Apalachee Anthropological Society||B. Calvin Jones|
|1982||Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society||Jerald Milanich|
Chris Davenport accepting the 2018 Ripley P. Bullen Memorial Award from FAS President, Jason Wenzel.
Photo by Steve Koski.