By Maria H. Sousa
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.
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.
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…
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
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.
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.
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.
Artifact Trove at Egyptian Tomb Illuminates Life Before Pharaohs
Archaeologist uncovers human sacrifices and evidence of strife.
National Geographic Daily News.Click here to read the story.
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 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.