Category: Discovery

Environmental Archaeology Laboratory launches website

The Boston University Environmental Archaeology Lab is devoted to the study of human interactions with past environments, focusing on the analysis of archaeological plant and animal remains from sites worldwide spanning the Paleolithic to the recent historical period.  Click here to go to the site and check it out.

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.     […]

Dr. Francisco Estrada-Belli discovers a Maya pyramid, Holmul Archaeological Project/PACUNAM, Guatemala

PRESS RELEASE Francisco Estrada-Belli (Holmul Archaeological Project/PACUNAM) Maya temples and tombs give new insights into Maya history GUATEMALA CITY— A Maya pyramid beautifully decorated with a rare polychrome- painted stucco frieze was unearthed in July 2013 at the site of Holmul, a Classic Maya city in northeastern Peten region of Guatemala.  The find came as […]