Category: Research

Marston and Kováčik publish new article

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 […]

David Carballo, new evidence from both Teotihuacan and the Maya region in Science Magazine

“Maya travelers visiting Teotihuacan during the fourth century would have encountered a city like no other they had ever seen. Three enormous pyramids loomed over the main street, now known as the Avenue of the Dead, their shapes reflecting snow-capped volcanoes visible in the distance. An orderly grid of roads extended from the avenue, and the […]

David Carballo recipient of Whiting Public Engagement Seed Grant

David Carballo will receive $10,000 to lead a community-engaged archaeology project with youth living near the ancient city of Teotihuacan, one of the largest cities of the pre-Columbian Americas. A heavily visited tourist destination and iconic national treasure, Teotihuacan is nonetheless threatened by the urban sprawl of Mexico City. Carballo and colleagues, including artist Pedro Cahuantzi […]

Katie Berlin (CAS’20) featured in CAS News – Arts and Sciences

“Katie Berlin (GRS’20) came to BU after graduating from UC Berkeley because she knew the archaeology program in the Department of Anthropology had top-notch faculty members committed to improving the field as a whole. She quickly became exposed to innovative research techniques, like those of Dr. Andrea Berlin (no relation, Katie says), who created a […]

John Marston awarded an NSF Grant

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 […]