Category: Discovery

Alumna, Veronica Joseph Keyes (GRS’16) in North Korea retrieving DPRK remains

2016 Archaeology PhD Veronica Joseph (now Veronica Keyes) has been employed at DPAA (Defense  POW/MIA Accounting Agency) in Honolulu for several years, work that she is enjoying very much. She is was one of the archaeologists/anthropologists on the delegation that recently went to North Korea to retrieve 55 sets of remains from DPRK, which will […]

Alumna Anna Dhody recovered over 70 coffins

“The excavation is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Anna Dhody, Curator of the The Mütter Museum and Director of The Mütter Institute. “We now have months, perhaps years of work and research ahead of us. The remains will need to be cleaned and an inventory conducted before we will know the final number […]

New Plimouth Plantation Discovery by two of our Alum!

Boston Globe Article Remains of Pilgrims’ Plymouth settlement unearthed By Brian MacQuarrie Globe Staff  November 23, 2016 On Tuesday, archeologists from the University of Massachusetts Boston said they have discovered what is believed to be part of the original settlement, a conclusion reached through calf’s bones, musket balls, 17th-century ceramics, and brownish soil where a […]

Dan Fallu discovered fragment of Ancient “Throne of Agamemnon”

“I treat this find no differently than any other: I simply want to extract as much information as possible and have worked to find the similarities and dissimilarities between this and the only unequivocally known Bronze Age Greek throne, at Knossos,” says Fallu, who has been working at Mycenae and near Corinth and Sparta as […]

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 […]

Dan Fallu in World Archaeology News

Archaeologists working in Mycenae, seat of the mythical King Agamemnon, have discovered what they believe to be the site’s only known royal throne. The international team, led by president of the Mycenaean Foundation, Prof. Christofilis Maggidis of Dickinson College, USA, made the find in June 2014. Erik DeMarche and Dan Fallu were taking palaeo-hydrological measurements […]

Professor Curtis Runnels seafaring research on the news

Professor Curtis Runnels, Chair Boston University Department of Archaeology, has published an article on his seafaring research in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 42 (2016), 140-153,  titled “Middle Pleistocene sea-crossings in the eastern Mediterranean?”.  Click here for the article. Professor Runnels also had a story that ran on Suddeutsche Zeitung (a major German newspaper) about […]

Anna Goldfield (GRS’17) SAA Conference poster featured in Live Science

Congratulations to Anna! “Fire use would have provided a significant advantage for the human population and may indeed have been an important factor in the overall collapse or absorption of the Neanderthal population,” said Anna Goldfield, a doctoral candidate in archaeology at Boston University, who presented the findings here on Thursday (April 16) at the […]