American archeologist Gordon R. Willey, the first Charles P. Bowditch Professor of Central American and Mexican Archeology at Harvard, lectured on "Researches in the Mayan Area."  One of a handful of archeologists to serve as president of the American Anthropological Association, Willey was honored by the association with the establishment of the annual Gordon R. Willey Prize recognizing an exceptional archaeological paper published in its journal, American Anthropologist.