Category: Catherine West

Catherine West receives funding from CAS Social Sciences Undergraduate Internships in Social Justice and Sustainability

Catherine West has received funding for a student intern for The Alutiiq Ancestral Foods Project from CAS’s Social Sciences Undergraduate Internships in Social Justice and Sustainability. We will welcome Lauren Knasin (BU Marine Program and Archaeology) as an intern in the Zooarchaeology Lab in 2020-2021. Congratulations Catherine!

John Marston and Catherine West are co-authors on a paper published in Science

The article is a reconsideration of the entire history of land use of the Earth. It was sourced by asking regional experts to contribute their areas of expertise and thus represents an expert consensus on land use histories. Marston and West are among those experts who contributed as authors. The primary finding of the article […]

CAS AR410 digs a historic site in the North End with City of Boston Archaeologist

CAS AR 410, Archaeological Research Design and Materials Analysis, taught by Professor Catherine West and teaching assistant, Kathleen Forste (GRS’21), worked on material from a historic site in Boston’s North End.  The students wrote blog posts reflecting on their analysis of 17-19th century artifacts from a possible privy at the Pierce-Hichborn House.    

BU Archaeology Faculty, Students, and Alum presenting at this year SAA Meeting

 The 84th SAA Meeting, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico April 10 to the 14, 2019 Presenters Catherine F. West and Ben Fitzhugh Human Behavioral Ecology and the Complexities of Arctic Foodways (Thursday, 8am) Symposium: Human Behavioral Ecology at the Coastal Margins: Global Perspectives on Coastal & Maritime Adaptations (Thursday, 8am–12pm) 115 Brazos Ben Fitzhugh, Catherine […]

Professor Catherine West a 2018 – 2020 Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellows

Professor Catherine West is one of 12 Pardee Center Research Fellows for academic year 2018 – 2020.  Fellowship comes with seed money for a two or three year interdisciplinary research project.  The funds will assist Professor West with her Symposium on Circumpolar Climate Change, Resource Management, and Applied Archaeology.  Read more about Professor West and […]

Professors West and Marston Climate Change and Archaeology Radio Interview

Climate Change and Archaeology April 12, 2017 Hosted by Dr. Joseph Schuldenrein  – Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology Click here for podcast. Episode Description In this episode we explore the role of archaeology in climate science, examining contemporary and ancient climate change. Our guests, Assistant Professor Dr. John Marston at Boston University’s […]