2014 Junior Researcher Open Zooarchaeology Prize

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2014 Junior Researcher Open Zooarchaeology Prize



The Junior Researcher Open Zooarchaeology Prize is awarded for the best open-access, open-licensed, digital contributions to zooarchaeology from papers or posters presented at the ICAZ 2014 meeting in San Rafael, Argentina. This competition is open to all ICAZ meeting participants who are students or have received a degree (Ph.D., MA, or BA/BS) within the past 10 years. The top two contributions will be determined by a panel of judges, based on scholarly merits and potential for reuse in research and teaching. All contributions will be posted on the Web, linked to their paper/poster's abstract in BoneCommons.

Who May Compete

To be eligible, all content must be provided under licensing terms no more restrictive than the Creative Commons Attribution License (see details below). Open licensing terms will help maximize the impact of your research and ensure that others can build on your contributions.

How to Participate

Submission Deadline: October 26, 2014

To compete, email your paper/poster text and related images/slides to Sarah Whitcher Kansa, the competition organizer at (skansa@alexandriaarchive.org ). Please use subject heading Junior Researcher Open Zooarchaeology Prize Entry. In the body of the email, include your contribution's title, the title of the session in which you presented it, and the license you have selected for it (CC 0 or CC Attribution). For assistance with licensing, please feel free to contact the competition organizer.

You may also submit an entry on DVD by post to:

The Alexandria Archive Institute (Junior Researcher Open Zooarchaeology Prize)
125 El Verano Way
San Francisco, CA 94127 USA

The Prizes

First Prize: US$500
Second Prize: A US$100 gift certificate from ISD- Distributor of Scholarly and Specialist Books

View results of the 2006 competition and the 2010 competition.

Judging and Awards

Judges from the ICAZ community will review all entries and winners will be announced in November 2014.

Access, Documentation and Copyright Requrements

  1. Choosing a License: All content must allow the creation of "derivative" (modified or adapted) works. You may put your work in the public domain by choosing a CC 0 mark; or you may select a CC Attribution license, requiring users to give appropriate credit. Please visit Creative Commons for more details on copyright licensing. Remember, you can only license copyrighted content that you own; please do not submit material that does not belong to you!
  2. Submissions must be available in open or widely used file formats. A single submission can be made available with multiple file formats to maximize its potential for reuse.
  3. Submissions must have adequate documentation (titles, keywords, authors, etc.) to facilitate discovery and reuse. Meaningful reuse of materials also requires the availability of documentation about data and media collection methods, organization, structure, and meaning.
  4. If you have useful photo libraries, datasets and linked publications, but no place to put them on the Web, you are welcome to post your project to the Open Context database (www.opencontext.org). Please contact the competition organizer for instructions on how to do this. 


The Junior Researcher Open Zooarchaeology Prize is one of a series of such competitions sponsored by the Alexandria Archive Institute, promoting the development and use of open educational resources in archaeology and related disciplines. The Prize aims to enhance community recognition of open scholarly communication. The 2014 competition is sponsored in part by ISD- Distributor of Scholarly and Specialist Books.


Sarah Whitcher Kansa

Contribution Form

Online Submission




Sarah Whitcher Kansa. "2014 Junior Researcher Open Zooarchaeology Prize," in BoneCommons, Item #1948, https://alexandriaarchive.org/bonecommons/items/show/1948 (accessed September 19, 2020).


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