Lia Plankenhorn was awarded the Alice Hamilton Scholarship Fund to travel to Italy with Dr. Jamie Hodgkins to conduct research on material excavated from the Arma Veirana Cave site. Alongside analysis of the faunal material from this modern human site, she will be viewing similar collections housed in regional museums to create a comparative literature review on infant burials from 20,000 to 10,000 years ago. This research will contribute to Plankenhorn’s Master's thesis.
Elin White was awarded the Alice Hamilton Scholarship Award to attend Archaeological Field School through the University of Wyoming and will subsequently be pursuing research for her master’s thesis. White plans to explore the correlations between scientific data from megafauna kill sites in North America and indigenous oral traditions. This award was provided by the Colorado Archaeological Society.