Professor Berlin’s LCP Project receives a $55,000 grant

LCP got some good news this week! We’ll be receiving $55,000 over the next two years from the Austrian FWF, which is the country’s Science Fund (sort of the equivalent of our NSF) in conjunction with their new Open Research Data Project. We are partners with the Austrian Archaeological Institute in this grant, which will fund not […]

Professor Carballo Teotihuacan Project in Science Magazine

Professor David Carballo Teotihuacan in Science Magazine. The candidate for political office stood in a plaza, naked, bracing himself against the punches and kicks. The crowd roared, pulsing around him like a beating heart. People for whom he had risked his life in war after war hurled blows and insults from all directions. The candidate […]

Congratulations to Mary Clarke

Congratulations to Mary Clarke.  Her grant application to the Rust Foundation was approved.  The award will support her research project project on “Production of Stone and State: The Intersection of Ancient Maya Domestic and Institutional Economies”.  

Justin Holcomb published in the journal Paleoamerica

 Justin Holcomb’s research brief on the Connley Caves in Oregon has officially been published in the journal Paleoamerica, Volume 3, Issue 1. Congratulations Justin!

Alumna Margo Brooks, New Resource Planning Specialist, NPS Northeast Regional Office

Margo Brooks is a new resource planning specialist in the NPS Northeast Regional Office. In 2005, Brooks began a career with the NPS and moved to the Denver Service Center in 2009 to provide compliance support to both the Transportation and Line Item Construction divisions. Brooks has worked closely with project managers and parks to […]

Justin Holcomb teaching a six-week Geoarchaeology Field School

Justin Holcomb will be teaching a six-week Geoarcheaological Field School with the University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History (syllabus attached). For those students interested in getting unique hands on experience in the field with geoarchaeological training at a Paleoindian archaeological site in Oregon, please visit the following website and contact Justin Holcomb […]

Excavation Volunteer Opportunity in Greece – Ancient Eleon May 28 – July 8

Ancient Eleon,  May 28  –  July 8, 2017 Project Overview This excavation investigates life, ritual, and death at the site of Ancient Eleon in the central Greek region of Boeotia. This summer the project will focus on burials of the Mycenaean Bronze Age (ca. 1700-1100 BCE) and the hero(ine) cult they inspired in the Classical […]

Professor West on BU Research today!

By Ian Evans Catherine West hadn’t planned on studying ancient rodents. When West, a research assistant professor in Boston University’s archaeology department, arrived on the small island of Chirikof in the Gulf of Alaska, she planned to study how the island’s bird population had changed over time. More specifically, West wanted to see what native […]

Ivor Noël Hume, famed archaeologist, dies at 89

Famed archaeologist Ivor Noël Hume, who established historical archaeology within the discipline, passed away at his home Saturday surrounded by family. He was 89 years old.