Professor Runnels has published a new article “Henry David Thoreau, Archaeologist?” in The Concord Saunterer 27 (2019): 42-67. Thoreau had a famous ability to find stone tools, like arrowheads, around Concord. In light of recent studies of his contributions to scientific fields like river hydrology, ecology, and the succession of forest trees, did Thoreau also […]
Professor Curtis Runnels has been awarded the prestigious Gold Medal from the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), and there will be a session honoring his legacy to archaeology on Jan 4, 2019 at the annual meeting. The Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement is awarded by the Archaeological Institute of America in “recognition of […]
If you are a member of the magazine you can read the full story here http://discovermagazine.com/2018/sep/pyramid-dreams Discover Science for the Curious quoted Professor Runnels on their September 2018 issue.
Professor Curtis Runnels, Chair Boston University Department of Archaeology, has published an article on his seafaring research in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 42 (2016), 140-153, titled “Middle Pleistocene sea-crossings in the eastern Mediterranean?”. Click here for the article. Professor Runnels also had a story that ran on Suddeutsche Zeitung (a major German newspaper) about […]
Professor Runnels has recently completed two media projects, a video on his research in Crete and a blog post about the first American student to go on a dig abroad, who encountered Heinrich Schliemann and had a chance to talk with the veteran archaeologist. You can find these pieces at the following addresses: Video title: “Out of Africa: […]
Published on Oct 28, 2013 In this episode, Boston University’s Department of Archaeology’s Professor, Curtis Runnels, answers questions gathered from social media and man-on-the-street questions. Ask an Archaeologist: Episode 3, Professor Curtis Runnels To submit questions: Email questions to ASORmedia@gmail.com with the subject “Ask An Archaeologist”. Use #AskAnArchaeologist on Twitter or Facebook. Tweet us directly […]
Boston University Department of Archaeology undergraduate major, Elizabeth Mauer, was interested in some ancient textile fragments we have in the Gabel Museum of Archaeology while she was looking for a project to do in Professor Curtis Runnels course CAS AR 206, Ancient Technology. Her research led to some experimental work, and here is a published […]