By Maria H. Sousa

AIA Pomerance Fellowship Spotlight: Daniel Fallu (GRS’16)

August 5th, 2014

The 2014 recipient of the Archaeological Institute of America’s Harriet and Leon Pomerance Fellowship, Daniel “Dan” Fallu, thought for a long time that he would become a lawyer. Yet that same drive to solve puzzles, along with a strong desire to travel, eventually led Dan to study archaeology.  Click here to read more.

Sara Belkin (GRS’16) Patriot Ledger Interview at the Wakefield Estate in Milton.

July 22nd, 2014

High school students uncover artifacts at Milton’s Wakefield Estate

Doctoral students at Boston University are spending another summer involving teens in an archaelogical dig at Milton’s Wakefield Estate.  Read more, click here.

Professors Roosevelt and Luke BU Today feature

July 17th, 2014

BU Archaeologists Explore Turkey, and Blog About It

Team sends timely reports from the Gygaia Projects

This summer, a team led by two Boston University archaeology professors has been working hard on an archaeological dig in Turkey, and when they’re not digging, they are blogging about digging. The Gygaia Projects—codirected by Christina Luke, a College of Arts & Sciences senior lecturer in the writing program and the archaeology department, and Chris Roosevelt, a CAS associate professor of archaeology—is trying to preserve the ancestral cultures and natural environments of the Marmara Lake basin, an area in western Turkey that was used as a resort area during the Bronze Age.  Click here to read more…

Professor Danti “Kurdish Heritage on the Fast Track”

July 15th, 2014

The Situation Today

Following decades of quiescence, these are exciting times for archaeology in the KRG (Kurdistan Regional Government). And over the last four years, American archaeologists and cultural heritage experts have witnessed firsthand the rapid development of the cultural heritage situation in Iraqi Kurdistan.  Read more click here

Professors Luke & Roosevelt expand their network in Turkey

June 24th, 2014

The Young Society Leaders, an arm of the American Turkish Society, gathered at Istanbul’s Sabancı Center on June 20. American Turkish Society leader Murat Köprülü and Natixis Senior Country Manager Rıza Kadılar attended the debut meeting, and Joshua Walker, Sedef Koktenturk, Melek Pulatkonak, Christina Luke, Christopher Roosevelt, Aslı Ay, Didem Altop and Şebnem Kalemli Özcan were the other speakers.  Click here to read the rest of the article.

Gygaia Projects has a weekly news section “Voices from the Week”.  Click here to read about the fieldwork progress.

Tess Davis (CAS’04) BU Today interview: Returning Duryodhana

June 16th, 2014


By Tess Davis. Video by Devin Hahn. Photo by Josh Andrus

Archaeologist Tess Davis spent 10 years documenting the plunder of Cambodia’s ancient temples and working for the return of the country’s looted antiquities. Click here to read the Bostonia article, the basis of this interview.

Professor Mary Beaudry interim faculty coordinator of the MLA Gastronomy Program

June 9th, 2014

Metropolitan College welcomes Dr. Mary Beaudry as interim faculty coordinator of the MLA in Gastronomy program.

Dr. Beaudry is a BU College of Arts & Sciences professor of archaeology and anthropology, and a MET professor of gastronomy. One of the founders of the MLA in Gastronomy, she has for many years taught the program’s core course, Anthropology of Food, and has remained involved in the program as a teacher and advisor. The program continues to be distinguished by courses that have strong academic content and innovative pedagogy involving digital and experiential learning, as well as international components such as study in Québec.

Professor Beaudry’s food-related research interests involve the archaeology of food and foodways, the material culture of cookery and dining, and “gastronomical archaeology”–an interdisciplinary approach using various lines of archaeological, historical, and pictorial evidence to interpret the experience of past meals and mealtimes. She has a number of publications to her name, is co-editor of Archaeology of Food: An Encyclopedia (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), and is a member of the editorial advisory board for Antiquaries Journal; Post-Medieval Archaeology; Vestigios: Revista Latinoamericana de Arqueologia Historica; Public Archaeology; and Journal of Contemporary Archaeology.

Professor Beaudry takes over for Dr. Rachel Black, who served as coordinator of the MLA in Gastronomy program from 2010 until this spring, when she accepted a research fellowship at the Collegium de Lyon in France.

Barbara Rotger will continue in her role as administrative coordinator of the gastronomy program.

Professor Bard National Geographic Interview, Artifact Trove at Egyptian Tomb

June 2nd, 2014

Brent Fortenberry(GRS’13) discovers one of Bermuda’s oldest homes

June 2nd, 2014

Bermuda Day Article

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of one of the oldest Bermuda homes believed to be in existence. …  click here for the article.

Natalie Susmann (GRS’20) Boston Herald article of her AR593 essay

May 19th, 2014

Natalie Susmann turned one of her essays from CAS AR 593, Memory in 3-D: Memorials, then and now course into an op-ed for the Boston Herald.  Click here to read the article.