“Back to Africa Heritage and Archaeology Project,” Wins Mark E. Mack Community Engagement Award!
The Mark E. Mack Community Engagement Award honors individual researchers or research project teams who exhibit outstanding best practices in community collaboration, engagement, and outreach in their historical archaeology and heritage preservation work. The award commemorates the life and career of Mark E. Mack and encourages diversity in the SHA and our profession by cultivating relationships between archaeologists and stakeholder communities. Mack was well known for his work on the New York African Burial Ground project. He was a professor of anthropology at Howard University and curator of the university’s W. Montague Cobb Research Laboratory. Throughout his career, he exemplified many of the qualities we value as best practices in community, stakeholder collaboration.
The certificates for these awards will be presented at the January 2024 Society for Historical Archaeology conference in Oakland, California.