RAI Honours and Awards

Huxley Memorial Medal and Lecture (2022): Professor Marcia Langton (University of Melbourne). Professor Langton holds the foundation chair in Indigenous Australian studies at the University of Melbourne. A remarkably distinguished and successful scholar, she is at the forefront of debates concerning anthropology, heritage and Indigenous rights.

Rivers Memorial Medal (2021): Professor Fiona M. Jordan (University of Bristol). Professor Jordan has a personal chair at the University of Bristol and has conducted groundbreaking phylogenetic research in the area of kinship and linguistics.

Lucy Mair Medal & Marsh Prize for Applied Anthropology (2021): Professor Larry J. Zimmerman. (Indiana University) Professor Zimmerman is Emeritus Professor at the University of Indiana and a pioneer in the development of archaeological ethics and the treatment of the dead.

Marsh Prize for Anthropology in the World (2021): John Lord. Trained initially as an archaeologist, John Lord has been extensively called upon by English Heritage to demonstrate and implement the craft of early stone technology in public works, restoration and education.

RAI President’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2021): Professor Ruth Tringham (University of California, Berkeley). Ruth Tringham is Emeritus Professor in Archaeology, University of California, Berkeley, and known for her dedication to her students, excavation in many different countries, her theoretical advances in feminist archaeology and latterly to multimedia technology in the presentation and archiving of the process of archaeological interpretation.

Public Anthropology Award (2021): Professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen (University of Oslo). Professor Eriksen has a chair in anthropology at the University of Oslo, and throughout his career has been at the forefront of maintaining anthropology in the public eye, not only in Norway but also more broadly in Europe and further afield.

Henry Myers Lectureship (2022): Professor Harvey Whitehouse (University of Oxford). Professor Whitehouse holds a chair in cognitive anthropology at the University of Oxford, and throughout his career has made consistently original insights into the anthropology of religion and ritual.

Honorary Fellow: Professor Henry de Lumley (Institute of Human Paleontology, Paris). Professor Henry de Lumley is a leading French scholar: former director of the Musee de l’Homme and the Institut de paleontologie humaine, his extensive field researches have yielded the oldest hominin remains from France.