Boston University Department of Archaeology Professor Catherine West and her Undergraduate Student, Rachel Gill (CAS’16), are part of the Kodiak community dig. Click here to see the KTVA NEWS http://www.ktva.com/kodiak-community-digs-deeper-into-alutiiq-history-717/
By Tess Davis. Video by Devin Hahn. Photo by Josh Andrus Archaeologist Tess Davis spent 10 years documenting the plunder of Cambodia’s ancient temples and working for the return of the country’s looted antiquities. Click here to read the Bostonia article, the basis of this interview.
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.
Jade Luiz interview on the BU Writing Program’s on-line newsletter about the course she is offering, Teaching Steampunk. Here is the Writing Programs website were you can read Jades interview (scroll to the bottom, on right hand side) http://buwritingprogram.wordpress.com/
Catherine West is not looking to the future when it comes to climate change- she’s looking back. About 5,000 years back, at archeological evidence left behind by the Alutiiq people who once occupied Chirikof Island, Alaska. read more
Friends of ASOR present “Ask an Archaeologist,” a brand new YouTube series dedicated to finding out what you and your students want to know about Archaeology. The series is based on questions submitted by viewers. Viewer’s questions will be answered by professional archaeologists with years of experience. “Ask An Archaeologist” provides reliable, entertaining and educational […]
Dr. Francisco Estrada-Belli discovers a Maya pyramid, Holmul Archaeological Project/PACUNAM, Guatemala
PRESS RELEASE Francisco Estrada-Belli (Holmul Archaeological Project/PACUNAM) Maya temples and tombs give new insights into Maya history GUATEMALA CITY— A Maya pyramid beautifully decorated with a rare polychrome- painted stucco frieze was unearthed in July 2013 at the site of Holmul, a Classic Maya city in northeastern Peten region of Guatemala. The find came as […]
Boston University Department of Archaeology Alumna, Tuğba Tanyeri-Erdemir, was interviewed by Robin Young of WBUR Here & Now. http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/06/06/turkey-protests-taksim
Chinese terra cotta warriors had real, and very carefully made, weapons By Jennifer Pinkowski, Published: November 26 The 7,000 soldiers buried with Qin Shi Huang in 210 B.C. were made of clay. But the bronze weapons the terra cotta army carried into the enormous tomb complex near Xi’an in western China were the real things: tens […]
The Writing on the Wall by Courtney Humphries In a former Maya city in the Guatemalan rain forest, a team of BU researchers discovered a buried room whose walls hold paintings and hieroglyphs dating from the ninth century. The writing includes complex numerical calculations for the Maya calendar. It was the first time such paintings […]