Professor Chris Roosevelt to validate the techniques used by Professors Venkatesh Saligrama (ECE, SE) and David Castañón (ECE, SE), and Assistant Professor Mac Schwager (ME, SE), nearly $1M for their project, “CPS: Synergy: Data Driven Intelligent Controlled Sensing for Cyber Physical Systems.” read more.
According to the grant abstract, “the study will provide a detailed record of human occupation and environmental change” in the Maya Biosphere Reserve forest of northeastern Guatemala. This lowland area was where the Maya settled in pre-Columbian times. Researchers note that “climate change and environmental degradation have been proposed as the primary causes of extensive demographic decline” in the Maya population on two separate occasions. – See more at: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/78k-fed-study-did-climate-change-cause-decline-mayan-civilization
Professors Christopher Roosevelt and Christina Luke, co-Principal Investigators, awarded National Science Foundation for their research, Cultural Dynamics and Overlapping Interaction Spheres in the Marmara Lake Basin, Western Turkey, $202,124
Professor David Carballo, awarded National Science Foundation Grant for his research, Urbanism, Neighborhood Organization, and Domestic Economy at the Tlajinga District, Teotihuacan, Mexico, $188,238
Research Assistant Professor Francisco Estrada-Belli, awarded National Science Foundation Grant for his research, Environmental Dynamics in the Southern Maya Lowlands: A Network of High Resolution, Multi-Proxy Reconstructions of Prehispanic Biomass Burning and Environmental Change, $77,795.
Kathryn Ness, graduate student, Professor Mary Beaudry, Principal Investigator, awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, An Archaeological Investigation of Culture and Social Display in the 18th-c. Spanish-Atlantic World, $22,000. Kathryn has also been awarded a short-term Graduate Research Abroad Fellowship from Boston University. These awards will support Kathryn’s dissertation fieldwork and research in Spain and Florida.
Kaoru (Kay) Ueda, graduate student, Professor Robert Murowchick, Principal Investigator, awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, An Archaeological Investigation of Colonial Encounters: Dutch and Bantenese Food and Foodways in the 17th/18th century CE Sultanate of Banten, Java, Indonesia, $24,585.00.