Category: Discovery

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 […]

National Geographic article features William Saturno, Francisco Estrada-Belli, and graduate student Mary Clarke

Losing Maya Heritage to Looters Stolen artifacts are making it from the Guatemalan jungle to wealthy black-market buyers.   For instance, the only way to find 14 Maya pots at once would be to uncover the burial of a very wealthy king. In archaeology, such finds can make a researcher’s career and redefine our understanding of […]

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Professor Michael Danti part of a team to save Syria’s heritage

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 […]