Category: Discoveries

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 […]

Alumni Weekend Event in the Department of Archaeology

BU alumni participated in an archaeological immersion day on Friday, September 25, which will included hands-on access to the Gabel Museum at the College of Arts & Sciences, behind-the-scenes lab tours with faculty members and PhD students, and guided viewing of the Asian collection at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Additional events and information […]

Dr. Roosevelt and Dr. Luke publish JFA article on petrographic and ceramic analysis

Journal of Field Archaeology newest issue, 40.4, Dr. Luke and Dr. Roosevelt along with two other co-authors have published another of our most downloaded articles ever, at 353 times! This article is on their petrographic and ceramic analysis of their collected survey ceramics. Read article here: http://www.maneyonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/2042458215Y.0000000009 Abstract of Article: Diachronic survey in the Marmara […]

Professor Michael Danti part of a team to save Syria’s heritage

On August 4, 2014, the U.S. Department of State and the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) signed a $600,000 cooperative agreement to document comprehensively the current condition of cultural heritage sites in Syria and assess future restoration, preservation, and protection needs. ASOR’s documentation and planning will raise global awareness of the threats to Syria’s […]

AIA Pomerance Fellowship Spotlight: Daniel Fallu (GRS’16)

The 2014 recipient of the Archaeological Institute of America’s Harriet and Leon Pomerance Fellowship, Daniel “Dan” Fallu, thought for a long time that he would become a lawyer. Yet that same drive to solve puzzles, along with a strong desire to travel, eventually led Dan to study archaeology.  Click here to read more.

Professors Roosevelt and Luke BU Today feature

BU Archaeologists Explore Turkey, and Blog About It Team sends timely reports from the Gygaia Projects This summer, a team led by two Boston University archaeology professors has been working hard on an archaeological dig in Turkey, and when they’re not digging, they are blogging about digging. The Gygaia Projects—codirected by Christina Luke, a College […]