Category: Discoveries

Archaeology Student Award Recipients UPDATED 5/28

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 […]

Daniel Fallu (GRS’16) recipient of a GRAF and AIA Pomerance Fellowship

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 […]

Jonathan Ruane(GRS’15) recipient of a long-term GRAF

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 […]

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NEW EPISODE 3: “Ask An Archaeologist !”

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. Ask an Archaeologist: Episode 3, Professor Curtis Runnels To submit questions: Email questions to ASORmedia@gmail.com with the subject “Ask An Archaeologist”. Use #AskAnArchaeologist on Twitter or Facebook. Tweet us directly […]

Professor Runnels wine cellar discovery interview

Curtis Runnels, an archaeologist at Boston University, called the finding significant not only in showing the sophistication of the wine, but also in suggesting that it was meant specifically for palace use. He noted that the chemical analysis showed each jar held wine from the same recipe, showing the “consistency and control you’d expect in […]

Professor Catherine West uncovers prehistoric fishing community

Archaeology Daily News article Led by Boston University professor Catherine West, the expedition excavated a handful of ancient garbage dumps, searching for animal bones. By comparing the bones in the 3,000-year-old middens to wildlife today, West will be able to establish how American and Russian visitors changed the island’s ecosystem. Read more here.     […]