David Carballo will receive $10,000 to lead a community-engaged archaeology project with youth living near the ancient city of Teotihuacan, one of the largest cities of the pre-Columbian Americas. A heavily visited tourist destination and iconic national treasure, Teotihuacan is nonetheless threatened by the urban sprawl of Mexico City. Carballo and colleagues, including artist Pedro Cahuantzi […]
Category: Field Research
“Neanderthal plant use and pyrotechnology: phytolith analysis from Roc de Marsal, France”, paper published in Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, written by, Archaeology alumna, Kristen Wroth (GRS’18), Professor John M. Marston, Professor Emeritus, Paul Goldberg, et al. Read the paper. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12520-019-00793-9 Congratulations Kris, Mac, and Paul! Image, Kristen Wroth and John Marston
Daniela Hernandez Sarinana (GRS’20), awarded a Predoctoral Residence in Precolumbian Studies at Dumbarton Oaks for Spring 2019. In the photo she’s before a mural from her dissertation site of Teotihuacan. Congratulations Daniela! In the photo she’s before a mural from her dissertation site of Teotihuacan.
Kathleen is in Israel in the field. First she was at a beautiful early Islamic site near Modi’in, and now in the lovely little fruit orchard and garden behind the Albright, floating samples. Here are some fun pictures of her in action.
Clamshells and Climate Change What seal bones and clamshells teach us about past climate. Written by Barbara Moran Catherine West was having no luck. Knee-deep in the cold waters of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, West scanned the rocky seabed for butter clams. The clams had buried themselves in the sand, as clams are wont to do, […]
Edgar B. Herwick III, WGBH Curiosity Desk, interviewed Professor Mary Beaudry, graduate student, Jade Luiz, and alumna, Diana Gallagher, about the dig in the North End that has revealed what might be Paul Reveres’ bathroom. “Privies are like shipwrecks,” said Beaudry, “in the sense that they’re time capsules.” “People would say to me, ‘is that […]
Tel Shimron Excavation: The Tel Shimron Excavation seeks to understand the ancient world, including the world of the Bible, through rigorous archaeological investigation, in order to provide resources for the study of Levantine history and culture over the last five thousand years. Kali Wade and Kathleen Forste. The Stélida Naxos Archaeological Project: The Stélida Naxos Archaeological […]
The workshop was held Saturday, May 6 at Harvard University Center for Nanoscale Systems and Sunday, May 7 at Boston University Department of Archaeology. This workshop aimed to facilitate the sharing of knowledge directly useful to practitioners working with cultural heritage materials. There were presentations and discussions in the morning, followed in the afternoon by […]
Ilaria Patania and Juan Vidal have recently obtained a fieldwork permit for the project they have spent the last 12 months hard-at-work devising, the Megara Hyblaea Cultural Heritage Project. The first field season is set to start in September. We can’t stress enough how indebted we are to the permit-granting agencies for their support and for their belief in […]
By Ian Evans Catherine West hadn’t planned on studying ancient rodents. When West, a research assistant professor in Boston University’s archaeology department, arrived on the small island of Chirikof in the Gulf of Alaska, she planned to study how the island’s bird population had changed over time. More specifically, West wanted to see what native […]