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 […]
Congratulations to Prof. Bill Saturno, admitted to the Society of Antiquaries of London on November 12, 2015
The Society is the world’s premier archaeological society, founded in 1707. Bill was elected for his contribution to Maya archaeology, notably the discoveries at San Bartolo and Xultun.
New article featuring Teotihuacan research of Prof. David Carballo and graduate students Maria Codlin, Daniela Hernandez Sarinana, and Dave Walton
BU Department of Archaeology faculty and graduate students study Teotihuacan, in part, to advance our own understanding of current cities. Read more
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Artifact Trove at Egyptian Tomb Illuminates Life Before Pharaohs Archaeologist uncovers human sacrifices and evidence of strife. National Geographic Daily News.Click here to read the story.
Bermuda Day Article Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of one of the oldest Bermuda homes believed to be in existence. … click here for the article.
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 […]