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 […]
Students in Professor Catherine West’s spring course – Archaeology 308: Archaeological Research Design and Materials Analysis – learned to do hands-on archaeological research using collections on loan from the Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak, Alaska. The goal of the course is to give students real archaeological experience as they move on to field school, lab-based research, […]
The dinner, aptly named “Eating Archeology,” was the brainchild of Ilaria Patania, a graduate student who is as passionate about food as she is about archeological science. Food is practically Patania’s native tongue; her parents run a hotel and restaurant in her native Italy. “To me, cooking is such an important part of who I […]
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Professor Curtis Runnels, Chair Boston University Department of Archaeology, has published an article on his seafaring research in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 42 (2016), 140-153, titled “Middle Pleistocene sea-crossings in the eastern Mediterranean?”. Click here for the article. Professor Runnels also had a story that ran on Suddeutsche Zeitung (a major German newspaper) about […]
David Carballo has been awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor. CONGRATULATIONS!
Congratulations to Dan Plekhov for successfully defended his MA Thesis “Regional-scale applications of architectural energetics odels: A case study from Lydian Bin Tepe.”