Category: Graduate Student

NEW EPISODE 3: “Ask An Archaeologist !”

December 2nd, 2013

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 with the subject “Ask An Archaeologist”.
Use #AskAnArchaeologist on Twitter or Facebook.
Tweet us directly @AmerSchOrietRes
Comment on our facebook page.

Friends of ASOR presents “Ask an Archaeologist,” a YouTube series dedicated to finding out what you and your students want to know about archaeology. Viewer submitted questions will be answered by professional archaeologists with years of experience.

“Ask An Archaeologist” provides reliable, entertaining, and educational information about archaeology in video form. It is also an opportunity to connect students with professional archaeologists.

We are currently, and always, accepting questions. This could be used as a group or individual activity challenging students to create interesting questions, answered by real archaeologists, and viewed by thousands of people around the world.


Ask an Archaeologist Promo – September 18, 2013 with Allison Ripley, AR Graduate Student

Ask an Archaeologist Episode 1 – September 18, 2013 with Professor Andrea Berlin

Ask an Archaeologist Episode 2 – October 8, 2013 with Dr. Travis Parno

Paulo Medina (GRS’17) & Mario Giron-Abrego (GRS’18) awarded the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program

November 18th, 2013

The Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program 2013 from The California State University Chancellor’s Office, is a mini-grant program is designed to support active CDIP Scholars and their CSU Faculty Advisors as they implement the Collaborative Plan of Support submitted with their applications. This exciting program provides money for travel to conferences/workshops, professional journals, small research projects.

Congratulations to Paulo and Mario!

ANNOUNCING: BU AR Graduate Student Conference, Breaching Boundaries: Identity and Conflict

October 22nd, 2013

Boston University’s Biennial Graduate Student Conference
February 14-16th, 2014
Breaching Boundaries: Identity and Conflict

Keynote Speaker: Pamela Geller
University of Miami

The deadline for abstracts this December 15, 2013. There is no registration fee for this conference. Selected participants will be notified by early January, and your full paper will be due by February 1st.

Additional Information click here.

Two Archaeology Graduate Students Awarded Fellowship to the 4th Annual South Central Conference on Mesoamerica

October 9th, 2013

Boston University Department of Archaeology graduate students Mary Clarke (GRS’20) and Paulo Medina (GRS’17)  recipients of the Scholarship award to attend the 4th Annual South Central Conference on Mesoamerica to be held in November 1-3, 2013 in Houston Texas.

Stephanie Simms (GRS’13) Bostonia article on Ancient Maya Cooking Tips

September 12th, 2013

Archaeologist Stephanie Simms was digging at the Escalera al Cielo site in a hilly region of rural Yucatán, Mexico, when she discovered a trove of clay balls the size of plums. There were hundreds of them, buried at the edge of what functioned as a Maya kitchen 1,000 years ago. Read more here

Paulo Medina (GRS’17) recipient of The Love of Learning Award

August 21st, 2013

Love of Learning Awards

Love of Learning Awards help fund post-baccalaureate studies and/or career development for active Phi Kappa Phi members to include (but not be limited to): Graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, career development, travel related to teaching/studies, etc. Recipients of the Fellowship award are not eligible to apply. One hundred forty-seven awards, at $500 each, are distributed each year.