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There are 22 comments on Archaeology Researcher Found Dead in Turkey

  1. I can’t believe this. He was the most handsome TA I’ve ever had at BU. He was amazing at conducting a class and his passion at archaeology was so invigorating.
    I pray that he rests in peace and I extend my condolences to his family and friends.
    This is a huge loss.

  2. I’m still in shock. Chad is one of the best TAs I’ve ever had in BU. He made an incredibly hard subject easy and interesting. He was always personable. RIP Chad. You will be missed.

  3. This is devastating news. As a former BU anthropology graduate, I’m familiar with the passion of young scholars in anthro and archaeo. And while I didn’t know Chad personally, I certainly know what value a committed young person like Chad brought to CAS and the entire university. I offer my deep condolences to his family, and to the entire department.

  4. This is such a shock… When I saw his photo in my email I assumed he was having a spotlight article on his work… not this. He is a large part of why I took up Archaeology as a minor. He made everything make sense and a lot of fun. He seemed like such a sweet, handsome, young man. Such a loss. My condolences go out to his friends, family, and colleagues.

  5. Although I did not know Chad, I am sorry for his family’s loss. I find, “PhD candidate apparently died in fall” to be very disrespectful and think the author should strongly consider changing it.

  6. I usually never read BU today, but for some reason today I clicked on the link in my email. This was beyond shocking news. Chad was the most inspiring, knowledgeable, and personable ta I have had in my experience at BU. I know he is in a better place now, he was such an extraordinary guy. My best wishes to his friends and family. RIP

  7. I could not believe the devastating news! Chad was one of the best graduate students BU Archaeology Department had. He was such an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and skillful young person. It was the ease of doing things that impressed me the most. There was not a task he could not find a solution for. He was such a resourceful person who could investigate, write well, edit, draw, photograph… drive a car, ride a motorcycle… But above all, Chad had such a great personality – always in action and in good spirits. It must have been his exploratory mind and adventurous nature that drove him to this dangerous spot where he lost his young life. He will be dearly missed. My deepest condolences to his family, girlfriend, and all of us who had a privilege of knowing Chad. May he rest in peace.

    Ksenija Borojevic, Assistant Professor

  8. There is no doubt in my mind that Chad was going to be an amazing archeologist and professor. He inspired me as my TF, and it breaks my heart to know that future archeology students won’t get the chance to learn from such a passionate, knowledgeable, and nice person. RIP Chad.

  9. I barely have any words to describe how I’m feeling. Chad was a great TF to me in Archeology, and its obvious that I’m not the only one who thinks so. He really made archeology fun, especially to someone who was only taking the class to fulfill requirements. He was the only TF that made me want to come to Office Hours. I really wish this didn’t happen to Chad. But I hope he can rest in peace.

  10. To “anonymous”: “the better place” you refer to is actually in his family’s arms.
    To Chad’s family: I’m very sorry for your loss. I’m also a bereaved parent of a former BU student who actually would be Chad’s age. I know your pain and I’m so sorry. You have a long road ahead of you. Take care…one step at a time.

  11. Very sad news. I never got the chance to meet him, but he sounds like an amazing person, and a great archaeologist. Thoughts and prayers going out.

  12. Chad was a friend and colleague of whom I was especially fond; we worked together last summer on Crete. He was extremely bright, had a highly engaging personality, inquisitive mind, and was a real go-getter. It is a huge loss for his friends and family, of course, but also for the archaeology community at large.

  13. I am one of the strategists of Chad’s search an rescue team AKUT which is a member of INSARAG. First of all we are very sorry for your loss. When he lost his life in our country, he became a brother of ours too. We search the field about 50 rescuers, scout leaders, climbers, gendarms but we could not give you a good news. I can not give more details about the operation but I can say that there was nothing to do.. again we are sorry for your loss.we believe that he is with Allah now.
    RIP Chad.

    Kürşat Utku SATIOĞLU
    kursatutku@gmail.com

  14. Chad, we had a lot of fun at PC and you were such a cutie… I can’t believe you are gone, I hope you didn’t suffer. :'(
    I planned on visiting you at BU…
    See you in another life.
    Rest in peace.

  15. I just heard today from a mutual friend on Chad’s passing. I still cannot believe what I am reading. Words cannot express the sadness I am feeling for his family and for the loss of such a promising life cut so short. I coached Chad for many years and have many fond memories of all the times we spent on the soccer field. He was always a pleasure to coach and will be sorely missed. Our family’s thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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