John M. Marston, Associate Professor, and Director of BU Archaeology, published an article in Quaternary International, entitled “Best practices for digitizing a wood slide collection: The Bailey-Wetmore Wood Collection of the Harvard University Herbaria” co-authored with Madelynn von Baeyer (Harvard University Herbaria), describes the two-year project to develop and test a digitization strategy for the […]
Associate Professor, and Director of BU Archaeology, John M. Marston and anthropological archaeology PhD student Peter Kováčik have just published “Environmental reconstruction and wood use at Late Chalcolithic Çamlıbel Tarlası, Turkey” in Quaternary International. The article presents the wood charcoal assemblage of the early, small-scale metal-producing site of Çamlıbel Tarlası in central Anatolia, and is the first […]
Alumna Emily Johnson (CAS’17) publishes research based on her BU undergraduate honors thesis, which received the Michael A. Sassano III and Christopher M. Sassano Award for Writing Excellence in the Social Sciences in 2017, under the supervision of her advisor and co-author of the article, Professor John (Mac) Marston. Click here for the article Abstract: […]
The article is a reconsideration of the entire history of land use of the Earth. It was sourced by asking regional experts to contribute their areas of expertise and thus represents an expert consensus on land use histories. Marston and West are among those experts who contributed as authors. The primary finding of the article […]
The National Science Foundation Archaeology Program has funded the proposal “Spatial Analysis of State Agropastoral Economies”, which is directed by John M. Marston (Boston University, lead PI) and David Meiggs (Rochester Institute of Technology). Over the two-year award, Marston and Meiggs will conduct research to examine how societies manage sustainable agricultural production across the varied landscapes under their […]
John Marston was notified May 13th by Stan Sclaroff, Interim Dean of Arts and Science, that he had been granted tenure and promotion to associate professor. Congratulations Mac! We are so proud of you, you are so deserving of the promotion and tenure.
Congratulations to Professor Marston! He has been selected as the recipient of one of six Fulbright Scholar Awards to Australia in the “All Disciplines” competition. This will allow him to spend the Spring 2020 semester at the School of Social Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, to collaborate with Dr. Andrew Fairbairn on a project […]
“Neanderthal plant use and pyrotechnology: phytolith analysis from Roc de Marsal, France”, paper published in Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, written by, Archaeology alumna, Kristen Wroth (GRS’18), Professor John M. Marston, Professor Emeritus, Paul Goldberg, et al. Read the paper. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12520-019-00793-9 Congratulations Kris, Mac, and Paul! Image, Kristen Wroth and John Marston
Prof. John Marston the 29th James R. Wiseman Book Award for Agricultural Sustainability and Environmental Change at Ancient Gordion. Professor Curtis Runnels received the Gold Medal Award at the annual meeting. Congratulations, well deserved!