We're pleased to report that Joyce Marcus and Kent Flannery received recognition for their recent book, The Creation of Inequality: How our Prehistoric Ancestors Set the Stage for Monarchy, Slavery, and Empire (Harvard University Press, 2012) at the 2013 Shanghai Archaeology Forum meetings this August.  The certificate of recognition references this important integrative work along with their record of "remarkable contributions" to the field.  The Shanghai Archaeology Forum is an annual event of the Institute of Archaeology, a part of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.