Category: Archaeology

Professors Luke & Roosevelt expand their network in Turkey

June 24th, 2014

The Young Society Leaders, an arm of the American Turkish Society, gathered at Istanbul’s Sabancı Center on June 20. American Turkish Society leader Murat Köprülü and Natixis Senior Country Manager Rıza Kadılar attended the debut meeting, and Joshua Walker, Sedef Koktenturk, Melek Pulatkonak, Christina Luke, Christopher Roosevelt, Aslı Ay, Didem Altop and Şebnem Kalemli Özcan were the other speakers.  Click here to read the rest of the article.

Gygaia Projects has a weekly news section “Voices from the Week”.  Click here to read about the fieldwork progress.

Tess Davis (CAS’04) BU Today interview: Returning Duryodhana

June 16th, 2014


By Tess Davis. Video by Devin Hahn. Photo by Josh Andrus

Archaeologist Tess Davis spent 10 years documenting the plunder of Cambodia’s ancient temples and working for the return of the country’s looted antiquities. Click here to read the Bostonia article, the basis of this interview.

Professor Mary Beaudry interim faculty coordinator of the MLA Gastronomy Program

June 9th, 2014

Metropolitan College welcomes Dr. Mary Beaudry as interim faculty coordinator of the MLA in Gastronomy program.

Dr. Beaudry is a BU College of Arts & Sciences professor of archaeology and anthropology, and a MET professor of gastronomy. One of the founders of the MLA in Gastronomy, she has for many years taught the program’s core course, Anthropology of Food, and has remained involved in the program as a teacher and advisor. The program continues to be distinguished by courses that have strong academic content and innovative pedagogy involving digital and experiential learning, as well as international components such as study in Québec.

Professor Beaudry’s food-related research interests involve the archaeology of food and foodways, the material culture of cookery and dining, and “gastronomical archaeology”–an interdisciplinary approach using various lines of archaeological, historical, and pictorial evidence to interpret the experience of past meals and mealtimes. She has a number of publications to her name, is co-editor of Archaeology of Food: An Encyclopedia (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), and is a member of the editorial advisory board for Antiquaries Journal; Post-Medieval Archaeology; Vestigios: Revista Latinoamericana de Arqueologia Historica; Public Archaeology; and Journal of Contemporary Archaeology.

Professor Beaudry takes over for Dr. Rachel Black, who served as coordinator of the MLA in Gastronomy program from 2010 until this spring, when she accepted a research fellowship at the Collegium de Lyon in France.

Barbara Rotger will continue in her role as administrative coordinator of the gastronomy program.

Professor Bard National Geographic Interview, Artifact Trove at Egyptian Tomb

June 2nd, 2014

Brent Fortenberry(GRS’13) discovers one of Bermuda’s oldest homes

June 2nd, 2014

Bermuda Day Article

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of one of the oldest Bermuda homes believed to be in existence. …  click here for the article.

Natalie Susmann (GRS’20) Boston Herald article of her AR593 essay

May 19th, 2014

Natalie Susmann turned one of her essays from CAS AR 593, Memory in 3-D: Memorials, then and now course into an op-ed for the Boston Herald.  Click here to read the article.

Archaeology Student Award Recipients UPDATED 5/28

May 6th, 2014

We congratulate to the following students

Graduate Students:

Aviva Cormier (GRS’16) Summer Research Fellowship and a Graduate Student Abroad Fellowship
Matthew Flynn (GRS’19) S&J Tom Family Foundation Scholarship and Graduate Student Organization Travel Research Fellowship
Anna Goldfield (GRS’17) Summer Research Fellowship
Luke Pecoraro (GRS’15) Summer Research Fellowship
Franco Rossi (GRS’15) The Angela J. and James J. Rallis Memorial Award and The Helen G. Allen Humanities Award
Kristen Wroth (GRS’17) Graduate Student Abroad Fellowship

Undergraduate Student:

Alice Crowe (CAS’14) College Prize for Excellence in Archaeology
Adam DiBattista
(CAS’14) Paper selected to receive the Michael A. Sassano III Award for Writing Excellence in the Social Sciences, The Trowel Award for Excellence in Archaeology, and Scarlet Key
Elizabeth Mauer (CAS’15) The Alice M. Brennan Humanities Award
Nami Shin (CAS’15) The Alice M. Brennan Humanities Award

Franco Award May 2014

Franco Rossi with his fiance Amy at the Center for Humanities Award Ceremony, May 13, 2014 at The Castle.



Please check back often as we will be listing additional award recipients.

Jade Luiz (GRS’17) Writing Program News Letter Interview: Teaching Steampunk

May 6th, 2014

Jade Luiz interview on the BU Writing Program’s on-line newsletter about the course she is offering, Teaching Steampunk.

Here is the Writing Programs website were you can read Jades interview (scroll to the bottom, on right hand side)

Hank Lutton, Graduate Student, Daily Press Interview

April 24th, 2014

Boston Daily Press
April 21, 2014

Unearthing a Lost Historic Landscape

Colonial Williamsburg archaeologist Hank Lutton explores a deeply buried scatter of burned 1700s bricks that were used to fill part of a ravine near the Capitol about 1750.

Click here to download pdf of article.

Professor Michael Danti Discover Magazine Interview

April 14th, 2014

All of Iraq is not created equal

— at least not for archaeologists. Its war-torn  northern region, known as Kurdistan, has been closed to digs for more than half a century. But the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is now allowing a team led by Boston University archaeologist Michael Danti to search the mountainous area for artifacts.  Their continuing  efforts in the western Zagros Mountains, along the Turkish and Iranian  borders, likely represent the best chance yet to dig at the root of Kurdish origins.  Click here download PDF and read the rest.