Dorothea (Dotty) Theodoratus shall receive the Society for California Archaeology Presidential Award at the Norcal Data Sharing on September 28, 2019 at the Donner Memorial Museum in Truckee, Ca. The Presidential Award is given to professionals who have given above and beyond in their service to California archaeology, and in this instance to California Native people. Dotty’s career in California began in 1959 working with California Tribes and Dr. S. A. Barrett. She is professor emeritus of Anthropology, Native American Studies, and Canadian Studies at California State University at Sacramento and she continues to work with Native groups today. Over the past 50 years Dotty has uniquely woven ethnographic studies with archaeological contexts to the benefit of our discipline. She has participated in federal and state policy making and Indian legal issues since 1966 and she has been an expert witness on Native American issues in state and federal court. Since the 1970s she has been a regular volunteer consultant to the California State Native American Heritage Commission and California Indian Legal Services working with tribes on federal acknowledgment cases. Dotty has been and continues to be a mentor and a leader to both women and men, having started her career in a male dominated field during times when women were not always welcome. Dotty has been a leader in California archaeology and ethnography for 60 years. She is supremely deserving of this special recognition.
Where: Donner Memorial Museum
See below for announcement that was posted in the SCA Newsflash
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