2015 AIA/SCS Annual Meeting, Elizabeth Mauer, one of our undergraduates, presented a poster which won Best Poster Designed Entirely by Student(s) Award! Her poster was entitled: A Chemical Investigation of Cedar Oil in the Hellenistic Levant.
By analyzing how the people of Guadeloupe used ceramics—whether jugs for transporting and purifying water, pots for cooking, or pearlware for eating—Arcangeli spotlights the larger social history of Creole life. What emerges is a detail rich picture of water consumption habits, changing foodways, and concepts of health. Sherds of History offers a compelling and novel study of the material record and the “ceramic culture” it represents to broaden our understanding of race, class, and gender in French-colonial societies in the Caribbean and the United States.
Francisco Estrada Belli Scientific American magazine covers the discovery he made in 2013 at Holmul and some implications for Maya political organization.
Irina Shingiray (PhD 2011) has been appointed as Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of History at Oxford University (UK). During her 3-year appointment, Dr. Shingiray will work on the project “Nomadic Empires: A World-Historical Perspective.” Congratulations Irina!
Dr. Christina Hodge (GRS’07), Collections Manager, Stanford Archaeology Center, Department of Anthropology at Stanford University has published a book based on her dissertation. “Consumerism and the Emergence of the Middle Class in Colonial America”, was published by Cambridge University Press.
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.
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.
Matthew Egger, Archaeology graduating senior was awarded a Fulbright grant for next year.
He will be attending the first year of a Master’s program in classical archaeology and ancient numismatics at the University of Tuebingen in Germany. The research area of focus is a site on the Western Anatolian coast dating to the Hellenistic Period called Herakliea on Latmos.
During the summer months Matthew will be engaged in archaeological excavations under direction of Junior Professor Richard Posamentir, where he will apply the technical skills and cultural-historical knowledge gained at Tuebingen working directly in the field with a German research team.
German and American practices of archaeology are quite different; Americans approach the practice of archaeology through an anthropological lens, whereas in Germany, archaeology is its own unique discipline. The goal of this project is to help to bridge the disciplinary gap between German and American styles of archaeology, while coming to more accurately understand our shared Western material heritage.
Professor John Marston’s SAA article: Navigating the Interdisciplinary Academic Job Market in Archaeology
The SAA Archaeological Record
January 2014 – Volume 14 – Number 1
The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) awarded Alexandra Ratzlaff a Fulbright Post- doctoral Award to enable her to conduct research for twenty months at the University of Haifa during the 2013/2014/2015 academic years. Congratulations!