The Ohio Archaeological Council is pleased to announce this year’s winner of the 2015 Student Paper Competition as decided by the Education Committee and approved by the Board.

J Snider photoJoseph E. B. Snider, a third year anthropology student at The Ohio State University, submitted his paper titled Identifying and Interpreting Documentary and Physical Evidence of Household Succession at the Randolph Mitchell House in New Reading, Perry County, Ohio. Our members agreed that it is solid preliminary research for use toward future archaeological investigation.
As our 2015 Student Paper Award winner, Mr. Snider is invited to present at our fall meeting at the Ohio History Center where he will be introduced as a 2-year associate OAC member and presented with a collection of all available OAC publications.

Congratulations on winning the OAC’s 2015 Student Paper Award, Jeb!


Joseph E.B Snider, archaeologist and researcher at the Randolph Mitchell House Rediscovery Project, grew up in Somerset, Ohio, graduated with an AAS in archaeology from Hocking College in 2013 and is currently pursuing a BS in the same field at the Ohio State University. He spent last summer excavating at Monticello as a student in the University of Virginia’s archaeological field school program and is currently employed by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation’s Archaeology Department as an archaeological field assistant. At present he resides in Charlottesville, Virginia, but will always call Ohio home. He has spent the last year conducting independent research at the Randolph Mitchell House in New Reading, Perry County, Ohio.

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