Category: Archaeology

Professor Catherine West articles about her squirrel research!

Eureka Alert Global Source for Science News Public Release: 15-Dec-2016 OU, BU and Smithsonian researchers investigate ancient species in Gulf of Alaska Courtney Hofman, professor in the Department of Anthropology, OU College of Arts and Sciences, collaborated with Catherine West, professor in the Department of Archaeology, Boston University, to find that the current population of squirrels […]

Catherine West quoted in National Geographic

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 […]

Dan Fallu discovered fragment of Ancient “Throne of Agamemnon”

“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 […]

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Ilaria Patania interview by BYUradio

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 […]

Alumna Dr. Donna Yates (CAS’04) exclusive SAFE interview

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 […]

Eating Archaeology in BU Today

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 […]