RIPLEY P. BULLEN MEMORIAL AWARD
This 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 on THIS PAGE from the FAS Operating Procedures Manual.
|2019||Southwest Florida Archaeological Society||Theresa Schober|
|2018||Palm Beach County Archaeological Society||Chris Davenport|
|2017||Southeastern Florida Archaeological Society||Ann S. Cordell|
|2015||Warm Mineral Springs Little Salt Spring Archaeological Society||Steve Koski|
|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|
Sarah E. Miller has worked tirelessly for more than 15 years to engage avocational and professional archaeologists as well as the public with sites, training, and opportunities in Florida archaeology.
As a Regional Director for the Florida Public Archaeology Network – Northeast Region, Sarah has devoted much of her time to teaching the public about archaeological resources and to involving them in the field in meaningful ways. Sarah has been the driving force behind two of FPAN’s successful public training programs: 1) Cemetery Resource Protection Training (CRPT); and 2) Heritage Monitoring Scouts (HMS Florida). Both programs invite the public to become stewards of Florida’s resources, providing the knowledge, means and empowerment to help document and protect sites.
Sarah’s recognition of the important role of the volunteer in Florida archaeology is the keystone to her achievements. She believes in teamwork and is driven to unite professionals and members of the public. She has mentored many people in the St. Augustine community and constantly strives to provide training, expertise, and guidance, as well as promoting public outreach and educational programs. She celebrates the work of avocational archaeologists through awards and other recognitions, giving them a voice in conferences, planning committees, and other professional settings.
Sarah’s leadership and vision to improve the working relations and role of the avocational archaeologist will have long-lasting contributions to Florida archaeology. We are pleased to present the Bullen Award to Sarah Miller.