MSU Social Scientist Honored with Society for American Archaeology’s Lifetime Achievement Award

March 5, 2019

The Department of Anthropology, within the College of Social Science is proud to announce that Professor Emerita Dr. Lynne G. Goldstein is this year’s recipient of the Society for American Archaeology’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The announcement recognizes Dr. Goldstein for her pivotal theoretical and empirical contributions to our field, in the areas of mortuary archaeology, Midwestern prehistory, historical archaeology, archaeological ethics and repatriation, and public engagement, as well as professional and institutional leadership.

Dr. Goldstein arrived at MSU in 1996 as Chair of the Department of Anthropology. After ten years as the department chair, Dr. Goldstein created the MSU Campus Archaeology Program, which she directed for eleven years. Dr. Goldstein is well known across campus and the wider community for her public outreach that conveyed the excitement of archaeology, mentorship of students and faculty, administrative acumen, and scholarship. She retired in 2018 and is enjoying the sun in Arizona.