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

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. […]

Archaeology Open House! Wednesday, November 4 from 4-5:30PM.

Please visit us in the Archaeology Department on Wednesday, November 4 from 4-5:30PM. We would like to meet you and tell you about what we are doing in Archaeology and how you can be involved through classes and volunteer activities. The Open House will be in the Gabel Museum of Archaeology (675 Commonwealth Avenue, room […]

First international interdisciplinary Virtual Brown Bag hosted on October 7, 2015

The first international interdisciplinary Virtual Brown Bag discussion in the Maccabees Project organized by Professor Andrea Berlin was launched on October 7, 2015 and hosted at the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies. Shown here in session are scholars in archaeology, history, theology Jewish Studies and medicine speaking with colleagues in other parts of the […]

Professor Mary Beaudry – NEW Publication on Historical Households

While household archaeologists view the home as a social unit, few move their investigations “beyond the walls” when contextualizing a household in its community. Even exterior aspects of a dwelling–its plant life, yard spaces, and trash heaps–uncover issues of domination and resistance, gender relations, and the effects of colonialism. This innovative volume examines historical homes […]

Professor David Carballo – NEW Publication

Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexico David M. Carballo Oxford University Press Presents a unique perspective of early urbanization and religion in the New World Provides the first book-length synthesis in English of the later Formative period in central Mexico Delves into the origins of particular deities and ritual practices known from the religious […]

Fifth Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Archaeology: Ex Oriente Lux: Reflections on the Origins of Maya Civilization by William L. Fash, Jr.

Professor William Fash, Jr., Bowditch Professor of Central American and Mexican Archaeology & Ethnology Harvard University, was invited to Boston University on October 7th to meet with Archaeology Department Faculty, Graduate Students, and to give the prestigious Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture Endowed in Honor of BU Professor Emeritus Norman Hammond.

Alumni Weekend Event in the Department of Archaeology

BU alumni participated in an archaeological immersion day on Friday, September 25, which will included hands-on access to the Gabel Museum at the College of Arts & Sciences, behind-the-scenes lab tours with faculty members and PhD students, and guided viewing of the Asian collection at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Additional events and information […]