Category: Environmental Archaeology

Catherine West was selected to participate in the New Generation of Polar Researchers Leadership Symposium on Catalina Island, California in 2015

January 21st, 2015

This NSF and NASA funded program is hosted by DISCCRS (Dissertations Initiative for the advancement of Climate Change Research) and brings together a group of interdisciplinary early career scientists whose work focuses on Arctic and Antarctic research. The goal of the symposium is to “represent the full diversity of polar research” and to facilitate collaboration among polar scientists in a global context.  (

Professor William Saturno receives NASA grant

August 19th, 2014

Assistant Professor of Archaeology William Saturno has received another NASA grant for his ongoing investigation into Northern Peruvian Desert.   “An Archaeological Investigation into the Northern Peruvian Desert Region Using Landsat, Hyperion, Advanced Land Imager (ALI), and ASTER Data” through the Space Archaeology Program of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate’s Earth Science Division.
Congratulations to Professor Saturno!

Professor Marston announces the formation of the Northeast Environmental Archaeology Network (NEEAN)

February 26th, 2014

The formation of a new regional professional organization for environmental archaeologists and other scholars interested in the history of human-environmental interactions, the Northeast Environmental Archaeology Network (NEEAN). A new regional professional organization of environmental archaeologists and other scholars interested in the history of human-environmental interactions worldwide. While it is based in the Northeastern US, the organization is open to any interested individual regardless of location of residence or region of research interest. The goals of the organization include networking between professionals and nascent professionals (graduate and undergraduate students) and opportunities for sharing knowledge and laboratory protocols, equipment, and facilities between organizations throughout the region.

The first meeting of the organization is at Boston University on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Meetings will provide an opportunity for members to bring materials for hands-on identification, to share methodological developments, and to discuss interdisciplinary approaches to research questions with a diverse array of scholars.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit:

Environmental Archaeology Laboratory launches website

January 13th, 2014

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.