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Viking Fund Medalist
The Board of Trustees of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, upon the recommendation of the Foundation's Advisory Council of anthropologists, has awarded the 2005 Viking Fund Medal to Dr. George Armelagos, Professor of Anthropology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
First awarded in 1946, the Viking Fund Medal continued to be presented to exceptional anthropologists until 1972. Reinstituted in 2003, the medal rewards a scholar still active in scholarship, pedagogy, and service to the profession. The Viking Fund Medal is given to an anthropologist who has achieved real breakthroughs in scholarship, as well as contributing in other ways to the field such as mentoring distinguished new researchers, creating new professional institutions, and developing new curricula.
Dr. Armelagos is a biological anthropologist whose contributi