Justin Holcomb teaching a six-week Geoarchaeology Field School

Justin Holcomb will be teaching a six-week Geoarcheaological Field School with the University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History (syllabus attached). For those students interested in getting unique hands on experience in the field with geoarchaeological training at a Paleoindian archaeological site in Oregon, please visit the following website and contact Justin Holcomb […]

Excavation Volunteer Opportunity in Greece – Ancient Eleon May 28 – July 8

Ancient Eleon,  May 28  –  July 8, 2017 Project Overview This excavation investigates life, ritual, and death at the site of Ancient Eleon in the central Greek region of Boeotia. This summer the project will focus on burials of the Mycenaean Bronze Age (ca. 1700-1100 BCE) and the hero(ine) cult they inspired in the Classical […]

Professor West on BU Research today!

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 […]

Ivor Noël Hume, famed archaeologist, dies at 89

Famed archaeologist Ivor Noël Hume, who established historical archaeology within the discipline, passed away at his home Saturday surrounded by family. He was 89 years old. http://www.vagazette.com/news/vanews-ivor-noel-hume-famed-archaeologist-dies-at-89-20170206-story.html

Professor Catherine West articles about her squirrel research!

Eureka Alert Global Source for Science News Public Release: 15-Dec-2016 OU, BU and Smithsonian researchers investigate ancient species in Gulf of Alaska Courtney Hofman, professor in the Department of Anthropology, OU College of Arts and Sciences, collaborated with Catherine West, professor in the Department of Archaeology, Boston University, to find that the current population of squirrels […]

Professor Catherine West Alaska radio interview

New squirrels on the block? Not so fast, researchers say By Shahla Farzan, KBBI-Homer, December 19, 2016 Featured News, Outdoors, Science & Tech, Southcentral, Wildlife Catherine West, a research assistant professor in the Archaeology Department at Boston University, said Arctic ground squirrels are voracious grazers and can strip an area of vegetation. “They’ll prey on bird eggs […]

Professor Catherine West article on Conservation Biology is receiving some press coverage

The article coverage on EurekAlert!  December 15, 2016 “The archaeological record in the Gulf of Alaska provides us with a long-term look at human-environmental interactions, where Native Alaskans have harvested resources for thousands of years. This relationship can help us understand the complexity of contemporary human-environmental interactions and what this means for conservation,” said West.  […]

We are pleased to announce that the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation will increase the endowment for the annual Distinguished Lecture in Archaeology with a gift of $50,000.

This donation is in acknowledgment of the success of the lecture series and the Department of Archaeology’s breadth of scholarship in teaching and research.   The Sackler Foundation generously endowed an annual Distinguished Lecture in Archaeology in 2010 in honor of Emeritus Professor Norman Hammond.  These lectures alternate between the archaeology of the New and Old […]

Professor David Carballo The Daily Beast interview

Tangled History Mexico Is Hiding The World’s Largest Pyramid In the city of Cholula in central Mexico there stands a hill with a giant church on top which hides a manmade pyramid filled with secrets. Excerpt from interview with William O’Connor, 12/4/16  Click here to read entire interview. During the peak period of the pyramid’s […]