Category: Survey

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: Abstract of Article: Diachronic survey in the Marmara […]

Walton and Carballo NSF Grant Recipient

Boston University Department of Archaeology Professor David Carballo  and Graduate Student David Walton (GRS’16)  are recipients of an National Science Foundation Grant. Under the guidance of Dr. David Carballo, David Walton will investigate the nuances of obsidian tool production and consumption in household spaces. This project is unique, compared to previous scholarship, because it applies […]

Professor William Saturno receives NASA grant

Assistant Professor of Archaeology William Saturno has received another NASA grant for his ongoing investigation into Northern Peruvian Desert.   “An Archaeological Investigation into the Northern Peruvian Desert Region Using Landsat, Hyperion, Advanced Land Imager (ALI), and ASTER Data” through the Space Archaeology Program of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate’s Earth Science Division. Congratulations to Professor […]

Professor Michael Danti part of a team to save Syria’s heritage

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 […]

AIA Pomerance Fellowship Spotlight: Daniel Fallu (GRS’16)

The 2014 recipient of the Archaeological Institute of America’s Harriet and Leon Pomerance Fellowship, Daniel “Dan” Fallu, thought for a long time that he would become a lawyer. Yet that same drive to solve puzzles, along with a strong desire to travel, eventually led Dan to study archaeology.  Click here to read more.

Professors Roosevelt and Luke BU Today feature

BU Archaeologists Explore Turkey, and Blog About It Team sends timely reports from the Gygaia Projects This summer, a team led by two Boston University archaeology professors has been working hard on an archaeological dig in Turkey, and when they’re not digging, they are blogging about digging. The Gygaia Projects—codirected by Christina Luke, a College […]

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 […]

Professors Roosevelt and Luke make headlines with Hexacopter test

Professor Christopher Roosevelt tested his latest research tool: a remote-controlled hexacopter.  The small six-rotor flying tool, equipped with a camera, will be used in Turkey by the Central Lydia Archaeological Survey, a Boston University archaeological project under the co-direction of Christopher Roosevelt, associate professor of archaeology,  and Christina Luke, senior lecturer in archaeology. BU Arts […]