Category: Archaeology

Archaeology at the SAA Meetings!

April 23rd, 2015

From the Stone Age to the Drone Age: Archaeologists gathered to discuss the past at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology held in San Francisco, California, April 15-19, 2015.

Boston University Department of Archaeology was in attendance with posters, papers, and exhibits.  click here.

Anna Goldfield (GRS’17) SAA Conference poster featured in Live Science.

April 21st, 2015

Congratulations to Anna!

“Fire use would have provided a significant advantage for the human population and may indeed have been an important factor in the overall collapse or absorption of the Neanderthal population,” said Anna Goldfield, a doctoral candidate in archaeology at Boston University, who presented the findings here on Thursday (April 16) at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.  Read entire article here.



Natalie Susmann (GRS’18) winner of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center Student Book Collection Contest

April 10th, 2015

Natalie is the 2nd prize recipient for her collection entitled, ” Objects of Memory: Books with Meaningful Mementos and Marginalia”

Congratulations Natalie!

Professor Kathryn Bard’s new book: “An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt,”

February 3rd, 2015

An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt, 2nd Edition

Author: Kathryn A. Bard

ISBN: 978-0-470-67336-2
480 pages
January 2015, ©2015, Wiley-Blackwellfile

Congratulations to Professor Bard!

Bard book

Brandon Olson (GRS’15) co-edited a book

January 29th, 2015

Brandon Olson (GRS’15), current graduate students, co-edited a book.  It contains a number of interesting reports.  Details about the work on 3D printing of stone tools, which is discussed in this volume, can be found in the attached article in the journal Lithic Technology.


Olson et al

Lithic Technology

Catherine West was selected to participate in the New Generation of Polar Researchers Leadership Symposium on Catalina Island, California in 2015

January 21st, 2015

This NSF and NASA funded program is hosted by DISCCRS (Dissertations Initiative for the advancement of Climate Change Research) and brings together a group of interdisciplinary early career scientists whose work focuses on Arctic and Antarctic research. The goal of the symposium is to “represent the full diversity of polar research” and to facilitate collaboration among polar scientists in a global context.  (

Professor Carballo BBC series episode “Lost Kingdoms of Central America”

January 6th, 2015

Professor David Carballo is in this episode on the BBC series “Lost Kingdoms of Central America,” talking about Teotihuacan, which they have made available on YouTube


Francisco Estrada Belli Scientific American magazine article

December 16th, 2014

Francisco Estrada Belli Scientific American magazine covers the discovery he made in 2013 at Holmul and some implications for Maya political organization.

Click here for PDF of article.

Irina Shingiray (GRS’11) appointed Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oxford University

December 1st, 2014

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!



Christina Luke was a recent US speaker in Serbia

November 10th, 2014

Christina Luke, Boston University Senior Lecturer of Archaeology; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Field Archaeology; Chair, Cultural Policy Committee, Archaeological Institute of America; Co-director, Central Lydia Archaeological Survey was a recent US Speaker in Serbia (2-9 November 2014). The week-long session focused on cultural diplomacy and the recent emphasis from UNESCO to explore creative economies as part of heritage practice. Christina met with regional leaders and gave lectures in Belgrade, Novi Pazar, Novi Sad and Kragujevac to discuss heritage policies pertaining to EU integration as well as the intercultural dialogue. She also met with US Ambassador Kirby, US Cultural Attaché Drew Giblin and members of the Serbian Ministry of Culture, including Minister Ivan Tasovac and Assistant to the Minister, Asja Draca.
Hristina Mikic, executive director of the Creative Economy Group in Belgrade, organized the program and the second forum of the group was held at the Palace of Serbia on 6 November.


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