Category: Faculty

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 […]

Maccabees Project is in the Boston Globe

The following appeared on BostonGlobe.com: Headline: Boston University project attempts to understand the Maccabees – The Boston Globe Date: Apr 12, 2016 The Maccabees are a complex, but ongoing symbol of Jewish nationalism. But, were they really great ancient warriors or has their heroism been exaggerated? http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/2016/04/12/project-attempts-understand-maccabees/5zz0EwooWFR3ZY7FD4uaKN/story.html?s_campaign=8315

Professor Mary Beaudry – NEW Publication on Historical Households

While household archaeologists view the home as a social unit, few move their investigations “beyond the walls” when contextualizing a household in its community. Even exterior aspects of a dwelling–its plant life, yard spaces, and trash heaps–uncover issues of domination and resistance, gender relations, and the effects of colonialism. This innovative volume examines historical homes […]

Professor Catherine West awarded a 3-year NSF Grant

Catherine West, Boston University Department of Archaeology Research Assistant Professor of Archaeology, has been awarded a 3-year National Science Foundation grant entitled “Collaborative Research: Archaeological and Paleoenvironmental Perspectives of Climate Change in the Aleutian Islands.” This project is in collaboration with the University of Alabama and Portland State University and the goal is to address […]

Visiting Researcher Karen B. Metheny and Professor Mary C. Beaudry have co-edited Archaeology of Food: An Encyclopedia

What are the origins of agriculture? In what ways have technological advances related to food affected human development? How have food and foodways been used to create identity, communicate meaning, and organize society? In this highly readable, illustrated volume, archaeologists and other scholars from across the globe explore these questions and more.The Archaeology of Food offers more […]

Dr. Roosevelt and Dr. Luke publish JFA article on petrographic and ceramic analysis

Journal of Field Archaeology newest issue, 40.4, Dr. Luke and Dr. Roosevelt along with two other co-authors have published another of our most downloaded articles ever, at 353 times! This article is on their petrographic and ceramic analysis of their collected survey ceramics. Read article here: http://www.maneyonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/2042458215Y.0000000009 Abstract of Article: Diachronic survey in the Marmara […]

Professor Chris Roosevelt and Brandon Olson publish the most downloaded JFA article in history

Boston University Department of Archaeology Dr. Chris Roosevelt and his co-authors, which also include grad student Brandon Olson published in the JFA issue 40.3 what has become the most downloaded JFA article in history, 851 times and counting!! The article is on his project’s use of digital technology to basically change the saying that archaeology […]