Professor Catherine West quoted in National Geographic The Plate. “The past has this incredible database that tells us what the landscape looked like when there were [Native Americans] harvesting resources differently than we do today,” says Catherine West, an archaeologist at Boston University who wasn’t involved with the research. “It might give us some ways […]
Justin’s book review published in the latest issue of Journal of Lithic Technology (Volume 41; Issue 3) ! He reviewed the book “Stone Age Sailors: Paleolithic Seafaring in the Mediterranean” by Alan Simmons. Click here to read review.
“I treat this find no differently than any other: I simply want to extract as much information as possible and have worked to find the similarities and dissimilarities between this and the only unequivocally known Bronze Age Greek throne, at Knossos,” says Fallu, who has been working at Mycenae and near Corinth and Sparta as […]
Ilaria Patania, ABD graduate student, was interviewed by BYUradio show Top of Mind with Julie Rose. Recreating and Trying Out Ancient Recipes Guest: Ilaria Patania, Graduate Student in the Department of Archaeology, Director of the “Eating Archaeology” Project at Boston University One of the most important parts of traveling is tasting the local food. If […]
1. Please describe your professional and educational background for our readers. I have always wanted to be an archaeologist, but I thought I was just going to be a regular Maya archaeologist. While studying at Boston University, I worked in Belize and Guatemala for six months. There, I was working at a site that had […]
Professor Marston and PhD student Forste part of cemetery of the Philistines discovery at Ashkelon, Israel
Professor John (Mac) Marston and Archaeology PhD student Kathleen Forste are members of the Ashkelon excavation team that recently announced its discovery of a Philistine cemetery. The first and only Philistine cemetery ever discovered has been found outside the walls of ancient Ashkelon. As one of the major Philistine city-states during the Iron Age, Ashkelon […]
In case you have not seen it, the spring issue of Boston University’s news magazine arts & sciences has two great pieces about activities in our department. On page 5, “Hands on the Past,” there are pictures of our Jonathan Bethard and Mac Marston making presentations at the Alumni College gathering in the Gabel Museum […]
BU Today 6/9/2016 Cooking Up the Past BU students re-create ancient recipes, and eat them too The sponge cake favored by 19th-century prostitutes was dense, cloyingly sweet, and pretty much inedible to someone with today’s palate. That’s according to a group of BU archaeology, gastronomy, and culinary arts students who found the century-old recipe and […]
Catherine West invited to participate in the National Science Foundation’s Arctic Horizon’s workshop
The purpose of the workshop was: “Bringing together members of the Arctic social science and indigenous communities to reassess the goals, potentials, and needs of these diverse communities and ASSP within the context of a rapidly changing circumpolar North.” Click here for more information.
Archaeologists working in Mycenae, seat of the mythical King Agamemnon, have discovered what they believe to be the site’s only known royal throne. The international team, led by president of the Mycenaean Foundation, Prof. Christofilis Maggidis of Dickinson College, USA, made the find in June 2014. Erik DeMarche and Dan Fallu were taking palaeo-hydrological measurements […]