Artifact Trove at Egyptian Tomb Illuminates Life Before Pharaohs
Archaeologist uncovers human sacrifices and evidence of strife.
National Geographic Daily News.Click here to read the story.
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 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.
We congratulate to the following 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
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
Please check back often as we will be listing additional award recipients.
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) http://buwritingprogram.wordpress.com/
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.
Dan Fallu, Boston University Department of Archaeology graduate student has been awarded the long term GRAF. The GRAF is specifically for his field work and residency in Greece. The bulk of the funding will be put towards coring the banks of the Chavos River (part of the natural fortification of Mycenae) in order to develop a history of sediment dynamics. The main goal of this coring is to determine if a dam (yet to be discovered architecturally) created a reservoir that resulted in the eventual burial of the site.
The AIA Pomerance Fellowship will pay for dating (carbon and osl) and isotope analysis to understand the effect of climate perturbuation on the stratigraphy at Mycenae.
Boston University 2013 Annual Report
Archaeology student Jonathan Ruane has been awarded the Graduate Research Abroad Fellowships, to support his research in Guatemala this Spring and Fall. The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and the Humanities Foundation have established this fellowship primarily intended for students in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, where the opportunity to conduct foreign research is often crucial and where sources of funds are limited. The long-term GRAF provides $10,000 to cover living, travel, and research expenses. This award also provides, while the student is abroad for one year, Continuing Study Fees and participation in the BU student health plan.
Published on Oct 28, 2013
In this episode, Boston University’s Department of Archaeology’s Professor, Curtis Runnels, answers questions gathered from social media and man-on-the-street questions.
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Friends of ASOR presents “Ask an Archaeologist,” a YouTube series dedicated to finding out what you and your students want to know about archaeology. Viewer submitted questions will be answered by professional archaeologists with years of experience.
“Ask An Archaeologist” provides reliable, entertaining, and educational information about archaeology in video form. It is also an opportunity to connect students with professional archaeologists.
We are currently, and always, accepting questions. This could be used as a group or individual activity challenging students to create interesting questions, answered by real archaeologists, and viewed by thousands of people around the world.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE INTERVIEWS: