Ritzenthaler Service Award and Lapham Research Medal Presented in 2011
Wis Arch News, Vol. 11, #2, Fall, 2011, p. 13.
Wisconsin Archeological Society
Original Date

"At the recommendation of the Awards Committee, the Board unanimously approved offering the Lapham Research medal to Mark Bruhy and the Robert E. Ritzenthaler Service Award to Brian Nicholls. I was honored to present these awards to Mark and Brian at the Wisconsin Archaeological Survey meeting while at the MAC." From "Message from the President" Robert (Ernie) Boszhardt in the same issue.

  • Bookwood Historical Collection, Star Lake
  • UW Madison/Wis Hist Soc

Lapham Research Medal

Mark Bruhy has been a member of the Society since his college days at-UW Milwaukee in the 1970s, where he also worked at the original Great Lakes Archaeological Research Center. In the late 1970s he joined the US Forest Service as the archaeologist for the Chequamegon and Nicolet National Forests in northern Wisconsin, and retired at the beginning of this year. During his career in the north woods, Mark conducted a variety of research and site management projects, including a series of Passport In Time (PIT) field projects resulting in a number of National Register nominations and important insights into Late (Terminal) Woodland and interior Oneota relations. A series of papers in Mark's honor have been submitted to the Editor, and will likely constitute a future issue of the //Wisconsin Archeologist//.