Alum, David Walton new article published online that presents his obsidian use-wear analyses from a site called Altica (1250-800 BC), Mexico, which is the earliest settlement documented for the Teotihuacan Valley. If you would like to check out the paper in full, you can do so through his faculty website (https://lssc.instructure.com/courses/7380/pages/home) tldr: they were doing […]
“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 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 […]
‘“We’re now finding that life on the periphery was pretty good,” said Boston University archeologist David Carballo, who discovered brightly-colored paintings over fine stucco on three buildings he began excavating there in July,” David Alire Garcia of Reuters. Read entire article here.
Boston University archaeologists to excavate this mural and other structures in order to help decipher how working class people lived on the periphery of this ancient city. Read entire Marketplace.org article here.
Seven Ages Audio Journal Episode 23: Teotihuacán https://sevenages.org/podcasts/seven-ages-audio-journal-episode-23-teotihuacan/?fbclid=IwAR2J_VmiTCjxCnqtAYLqW1egktie2qf9raEd6Q5DsCtij-pWXfR8apzNdpY
Two of our students receive the National Science Foundation: Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
Congratulations to Mary Clarke and Maria Codlin, both recipients of the National Science Foundation: Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDRI). Mary’s project title “Producing Stone and State: The Intersection of Ancient Maya Domestic and Institutional Economies” and Maria’s “Feeding a city: Urban hunting and animal husbandry at Teotihuacan.”
Daniela Hernandez Sarinana (GRS’20), awarded a Predoctoral Residence in Precolumbian Studies at Dumbarton Oaks for Spring 2019. In the photo she’s before a mural from her dissertation site of Teotihuacan. Congratulations Daniela! In the photo she’s before a mural from her dissertation site of Teotihuacan.
Professor David Carballo and graduate student, Daniela Hernandez Sarinana, in San Pedro Tlajinga, Teotihuacan with the families from the community to explain their project goals and their progress. #archaeology #Mexico #proyectoarqueologicotlajingateotihuacan
The Archaeology Raymond & Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture: “What Good are Ancient Cities? Archaeology and Comparative Urbanism”
Lecture by Michael E. Smith, Professor of Archaeology, School of Human Evolution & Social Chang and Director, Teotihuacan Research Laboratory, Arizona State University. Lecture: College of Arts and Sciences, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 224 Reception to follow Gabel Museum of Archaeology, 675 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 253.