Author: Maria H. Sousa

Dr. Raymond Sackler death notice

The Archaeology Department at Boston University is sad to record the death on July 17th 2017 of Dr. Raymond Sackler, who with his wife Beverly had been a long-term supporter of the Department’s objective and faculty research. Annual gifts from the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation in support of Professor Norman Hammond’s research on the […]

Archaeology Summer Research Updates

Tel Shimron Excavation: The Tel Shimron Excavation seeks to understand the ancient world, including the world of the Bible, through rigorous archaeological investigation, in order to provide resources for the study of Levantine history and culture over the last five thousand years.  Kali Wade and Kathleen Forste. The Stélida Naxos Archaeological Project: The Stélida Naxos Archaeological […]

Elizabeth Hannigan award recipient of Harold C. Case Scholarship

Elizabeth Hannigan’CAS18 awarded the Harold C. Case scholarship for next year, her senior year.  This award is one of the highest honors accorded to undergraduate students at Boston University. You were one of 8 students to win the award this year. The Harold C. Case Scholarship was established by contributions from students, alumni, staff, faculty, […]

Professor Kathryn Bard Exhibit: Sail the Red Sea: Ancient Egyptian Maritime Explorations

Professor Kathryn Bard has a new exhibit, Sail the Red Sea: Ancient Egyptian Maritime Explorations, at the Simon Fraser University museum. The exhibit features artifacts from her and Profesor Rodolfo Fattovich’s discoveries. The exhibit consists of 12 informational posters about the finds at Mersa/Wadi Gawasis, Egypt, and was originally exhibited at the Supreme Council of […]

Quincy Middle School visits BU Archaeology Department

Students from the Quincy Atlantic Middle School visited the Boston University Archaeology Department where they attended a lecture giving an overall view of the field of archaeology by Kali Wade, Archaeology Senior Lab Technician, then they got some hands-on experience in the Archaeology/Anthropology teaching lab where BU Anthropology Alum, Meagan Sobel (CAS’14), talked about human […]

Cabinet of Curiosity – Watch City Steampunk Festival

BU Archaeology Students participated in the Watch City Steampunk Festival in Waltham, May 13, 2017. “Find our camp on Waltham Common, and join us for a glimpse into the past. We are proud also to announce the unveiling of new finds from Ancient Egypt, including the mummy of Nanefer-ka-ptah, long considered lost to the world, […]

Arora, Hannigan, and Jiang recipients of a Center for Humanities Award

Wednesday, May 16th the Center for the Humanities held an award ceremony and reception.  Archaeology undergrads Aarti Arora, Elizabeth Hannigan, and Kailun Jiang recipients of The Alice M. Brennan Humanities Award at the ceremony.  The Alice M. Brennan Humanities Award supports studies in the humanities. Congratulations Aarti, Elizabeth and Kailun!

Emily Johnson and Prof. Marston win best poster award

Emily S. Johnson and John M. Marston received the best poster award at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology, for the poster entitled “Elite Feasting and Monumental Dedication at Early Phrygian Gordion, Central Turkey”. This was the result of research Emily did as a UROP project with Prof. Marston in Spring 2017. Congratulations […]

Photos & Videos of Archaeology Workshop: FTIR Spectroscopy for the Study of Material Culture

The workshop was held Saturday, May 6 at Harvard University Center for Nanoscale Systems  and Sunday, May 7 at Boston University Department of Archaeology.  This workshop aimed to facilitate the sharing of knowledge directly useful to practitioners working with cultural heritage materials. There were presentations and discussions in the morning, followed in the afternoon by […]