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 […]

Catherine West quoted in National Geographic

Professor Catherine West quoted in National Geographic The Plate. “The past has this incredible database that tells us what the landscape looked like when there were [Native Americans] harvesting resources differently than we do today,” says Catherine West, an archaeologist at Boston University who wasn’t involved with the research. “It might give us some ways […]

Alum Luke Pecoraro and the Lost Colony of Ronoke

Do take a look at BU Today where there is a feature story on the work of the First Colony Foundation that is searching for the 1587 Roanoke “Lost Colony,” along with a great interview with our own Luke Pecoraro, an Archaeology alum who earned his doctorate in 2015.  Luke is the Director of Archaeology […]