The EAS gives out two awards per year, based on presentations at the AAA meetings. The awards are for best paper by a new investigator and best paper by a student, and they are awarded with a cash prize.
Best Paper by a New Investigator
Dawn Neill (Cal Poly) – Roti or Ramen: Urbanization and Dietary Intake of Urban and Rural Indo-Figian Children.
Best Paper by a Student
Christopher von Rueden (University of California, Santa Barbara) – The Roots and Fruits of Male Social Status in a Small-Scale Amazonian Society.