Category: Archaeology

BU archaeology students in the news

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, […]

Professor Curtis Runnels seafaring research on the news

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 […]

Alumna, Dr. Donna Yates member of the Trafficking Culture Project

Dr Yates is one of our foremost authorities in the subject. She lectures in Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime at Glasgow University’s Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, and is also part of the Trafficking Culture Project, an international grouping that does deep research into the contemporary global trade in looted cultural objects.  Read […]


BU Archaeology alumna Tess Davis spearheads Task Force report on steps to reduce looting and cultural destruction in the Middle East and North Africa

Tess Davis (CAS ’04), executive director of the Antiquities Coalition, served as project director for the #CultureUnderThreat Task Force, which was convened under the auspices of the Antiquities Coalition, the Asia Society, and the Middle East Institute. The Task Force, comprising experts in heritage, international law, law enforcement, and national security, developed a set of […]