Prof. Julia Hendon is the winner of the inaugural Linda S. Cordell Book Prize in Archaeology for her book, Houses in a Landscape: Memory and Everyday Life in Mesoamerica (2010, Duke University Press).
The award, given by the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, is presented every other year to a living author that best exemplifies excellence in writing and significantly advances archaeological method, theory, or interpretation. Hendon was given the award certificate and check at the Society for American Archaeology’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco on April 17, 2015.
A review from the SAR's website of Houses in a Landscape:
“Written by an accomplished archaeologist with substantial field experience, integrating data she produced through projects she directed in three separate regions, innovative in form and integrating fluently throughout the book questions and perspectives shared by social anthropologists (whether engaged in archaeological, ethnographic, or biological approaches), Houses in a Landscape will become a model for other archaeologists to present the results of their studies as contributions to broader conversations in social analysis.”—Sabrina Agarwal, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley