Tag: Catherine West

CAS AR410 digs a historic site in the North End with City of Boston Archaeologist

CAS AR 410, Archaeological Research Design and Materials Analysis, taught by Professor Catherine West and teaching assistant, Kathleen Forste (GRS’21), worked on material from a historic site in Boston’s North End.  The students wrote blog posts reflecting on their analysis of 17-19th century artifacts from a possible privy at the Pierce-Hichborn House. https://www.boston.gov/news/studying-artifacts-pierce-hichborn-house https://www.instagram.com/bostonarchaeo/ https://www.instagram.com/bu_archaeology/    

Professor Catherine West articles about her squirrel research!

Eureka Alert Global Source for Science News Public Release: 15-Dec-2016 OU, BU and Smithsonian researchers investigate ancient species in Gulf of Alaska Courtney Hofman, professor in the Department of Anthropology, OU College of Arts and Sciences, collaborated with Catherine West, professor in the Department of Archaeology, Boston University, to find that the current population of squirrels […]

Catherine West quoted in National Geographic

Professor Catherine West quoted in National Geographic The Plate. “The past has this incredible database that tells us what the landscape looked like when there were [Native Americans] harvesting resources differently than we do today,” says Catherine West, an archaeologist at Boston University who wasn’t involved with the research. “It might give us some ways […]