Professor Mary Beaudry published a highly cited co-authored article in American Antiquity

Professor Mary Beaudry in 2014 was coauthor (with Keith W. Kintigh, Jeffrey H. Altschul, Robert D. Drennan, Ann P. Kinzig, Timothy A. Kohler, W. Fredrick Limp, Herbert D.G. Maschner, William K. Michener, Timothy R. Pauketat, Peter Peregrine, Jeremy A. Sabloff, Tony J. Wilkinson, Henry T. Wright, and Melinda A. Zeder) of an article, “Forum: Grand […]

Alum, Kathryn Ness to publish monograph.

Archaeology PhD Kathryn L. Ness, Curator of Collections at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts, is about to publish a monograph based on her 2015 dissertation, Setting the Table: Ceramics, Dining, and Cultural Exchange in Andalucia and La Florida with University Press of Florida. Due out in January, 2017, the book is already being promoted widely […]

Slides from The Archaeology Raymond & Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture

Boston University Archaeology Department 2016 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Archaeology in honor of Professor Norman Hammond was given by Professor Melinda A. Zeder, titled “Pathways to Animal Domestication: A Continuing Journey” was held Thursday, November 3, 5pm, College of Arts and Sciences, with a reception following at the Castle.   Abstract: Animal […]

BU Today coverage of BU Archaeology Cabinet of Curiosity & Unrolling of the Mummy

BU Today 10/31/2016 by Amy Laskowski Event director Ilaria Patania (GRS’17), a PhD candidate in archaeology, said unveiling parties were very fashionable occasions, hosted by those who could afford to buy a mummy as “entertainment for their house party,” and also by professors or hospitals, who would examine the relic in the name of science. […]

Archaeology Day Pictures

Boston University Archaeology Day was held Sunday, October 23 and it was a great success, attended by many individuals of all ages.

Alum (BA 1982) Dr. John J. Shea’s new book “Stone Tools in Human Evolution: Behavioral Differences among Technological Primates”

Alum (BA 1982) John J. Shea, Professor Anthropology at SUNY, has a new book being published January 2017:  Stone Tools in Human Evolution: Behavioral Differences among Technological Primates. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.  Click here for additional information. Some background from the author:  “Several years ago I was among physical anthropologist colleagues at conference […]


Professor Andrea Berlins’ Levantine Ceramic Project LCP is the top feature in the Biblical Archaeology Society’s daily email blast!

Archaeological Views: Pottery in the Computer Age As published in the September/October 2016 Biblical Archaeology Review Andrea Berlin   •  10/03/2016 BAR readers know there is no place on Earth more intensively investigated archaeologically than the Levant. As a corridor between east and west, north and south, as well as the center of gravity for […]

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BU Student Veronica Joseph Hooded in Honolulu

Veronica Joseph was unable to attend the BU hooding ceremony.  Her forensic anthropology lab at the US Dept. of Defense’s Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency held a surprise hooding for her there, with mother and son Xavier in attendance! Here’s a brief description from Dr. Denis To, Veronica’s lab manager: “…We actually had TWO hooding ceremonies, which you can […]