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Clamshells and Climate Change What seal bones and clamshells teach us about past climate. Written by Barbara Moran Catherine West was having no luck. Knee-deep in the cold waters of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, West scanned the rocky seabed for butter clams. The clams had buried themselves in the sand, as clams are wont to do, […]
Anna Goldfield, Boston University Department of Archaeologist alumna, is a columnist for Sapiens.org, a site that showcases anthropology for the public run by the Wenner-Gren Foundation. Congratulations to Anna, her first article! Click here to read it.
Edgar B. Herwick III, WGBH Curiosity Desk, interviewed Professor Mary Beaudry, graduate student, Jade Luis, and alumna, Diana Gallagher, about the dig in the North End that has revealed what might be Paul Reveres’ bathroom. “Privies are like shipwrecks,” said Beaudry, “in the sense that they’re time capsules.” “People would say to me, ‘is that […]
October is Archaeology Month! Archaeology Day at Boston University, we open up the department collections to the public and host hands-on activities and demonstrations with real BU archaeologists! Come talk to the experts and learn how past people made and used technology, how we discover them, and how we learn from them. Demonstrations include: stone […]
The Archaeology Raymond & Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture: “What Good are Ancient Cities? Archaeology and Comparative Urbanism”
Lecture by Michael E. Smith, Professor of Archaeology, School of Human Evolution & Social Chang and Director, Teotihuacan Research Laboratory, Arizona State University. Lecture: College of Arts and Sciences, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 224 Reception to follow Gabel Museum of Archaeology, 675 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 253.
American Journal of Archaeology of the Archaeological Institute of America Thomas Warren Jacobsen 1935-2017 by Tracey Cullen Volume 121, Number 3 July 2017 Pages 5050-8 Please click here to read journal.
Congratulations to Professor Marston! Now Available from Penn Press Agricultural Sustainability and Environmental Change at Ancient Gordion: Gordion Special Studies 8 John M. Marston This book publishes the results of 220 botanical samples from the 1993-2002 Gordion excavations directed by Mary Voigt. Together with Naomi Miller’s 2010 volume (Gordion Special Studies 5), this book completes […]
Congratulations to Ilaria Patania, Allison Cuneo, and Zhengdong Guo for successfully defending their dissertation. Allison’s defense was Thursday, August 3 titled, “Heritage Management Challenges and Changes in Northern Iraq: The Rise of Kurdistan and the Islamic State Onslaught After the Fall of Saddam”. Ilaria’s was Friday, August 4 titled, “Site Formation Processes and Site Use […]
Tel Shimron Excavation: The Tel Shimron Excavation seeks to understand the ancient world, including the world of the Bible, through rigorous archaeological investigation, in order to provide resources for the study of Levantine history and culture over the last five thousand years. Kali Wade and Kathleen Forste. The Stélida Naxos Archaeological Project: The Stélida Naxos Archaeological […]
Elizabeth Hannigan’CAS18 awarded the Harold C. Case scholarship for next year, her senior year. This award is one of the highest honors accorded to undergraduate students at Boston University. You were one of 8 students to win the award this year. The Harold C. Case Scholarship was established by contributions from students, alumni, staff, faculty, […]