Professor Catherine West research featured, BU Research

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, […]

Alumna, Anna Goldfield, first article as a columnist for Sapiens

Anna Goldfield, Boston University Department of Archaeologist alumna, is a columnist for, 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.

WGBH-FM Interview with Professor Beaudry, Jade Luis, and Diana Gallagher

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 […]

BU Archaeology Day!

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 […]

Assistant Professor John Marston has book published!

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 […]

Successful Archaeology PhD Defenses

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 […]

Archaeology Summer Research Updates

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 award recipient of Harold C. Case Scholarship

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, […]