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.”
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 […]
Congratulations to Jade Luiz, Laura Masur and Emily Johnson! They were awarded Boston University Humanities Foundation fellowships for 2015/16 in recognition of their outstanding work in the humanities.