Congratulations to Daniel Kushner, Brandon Stubbs, and Kelley Tackett, the winners of this year's Undergraduate Student Paper Prize Competition, sponsored annually by the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World. We're especially pleased to note that of this year's three winning entries, one was written for a Geology course, one for an Anthropology course, and one for an Archaeology and the Ancient World course -- and all are, indisputably, about archaeology.  We thank our colleagues for inspiring and nurturing such excellent student research and writing.

Winning papers can be read by clicking on the links below, or in the Online Publications section of our website:

The Archaeology of Slavery on Antebellum Plantations
by Daniel Kushner

It Never Rains but It Pours: The Impact of Intraregional Climate Change on the Ancient Egyptian Old Kingdom Collapse
by Brandon Stubbs

Wood, Clay, and Stone: Navigating Linguistic Complexity and Identity Formation in the Late Hittite Empire
by Kelley Tackett