Jessica Yann Wins Prestigious Paper Award

The Department of Anthropology is very happy to announce that Jessica Yann, PhD Candidate in the department, has won the the Midwestern Archaeological Conference Student Paper Award for her paper entitled “Trade Relationships of the Ottawa Living along the Grand River, Michigan.” The paper examines the trade relationships between the Ottawa living along the Grand River in Michigan and the local traders, Rix Robinson and Daniel de Marsac during the early nineteenth century. Using a resource dependency framework, the paper examines the material transactions between these groups, giving special emphasis to the observation of power dynamics. The Midwest Archaeology Conference Student Paper Award was created to promote scholarly excellence among students conducting archaeological research in the Midwestern United States.