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 […]
The Young Society Leaders, an arm of the American Turkish Society, gathered at Istanbul’s Sabancı Center on June 20. American Turkish Society leader Murat Köprülü and Natixis Senior Country Manager Rıza Kadılar attended the debut meeting, and Joshua Walker, Sedef Koktenturk, Melek Pulatkonak, Christina Luke, Christopher Roosevelt, Aslı Ay, Didem Altop and Şebnem Kalemli Özcan […]
Metropolitan College welcomes Dr. Mary Beaudry as interim faculty coordinator of the MLA in Gastronomy program. Dr. Beaudry is a BU College of Arts & Sciences professor of archaeology and anthropology, and a MET professor of gastronomy. One of the founders of the MLA in Gastronomy, she has for many years taught the program’s core […]
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.
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 […]
Professor Marston announces the formation of the Northeast Environmental Archaeology Network (NEEAN)
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 […]
Boston University 2013 Annual Report
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.
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 […]
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 […]