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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
High school students uncover artifacts at Milton’s Wakefield Estate Doctoral students at Boston University are spending another summer involving teens in an archaelogical dig at Milton’s Wakefield Estate. Read more, click here.
All of Iraq is not created equal — at least not for archaeologists. Its war-torn northern region, known as Kurdistan, has been closed to digs for more than half a century. But the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is now allowing a team led by Boston University archaeologist Michael Danti to search the mountainous area for […]
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 […]