2/23/22 – Archaeology Seminar Series Lecture: Urbanization and Abandonment At Teotihuacan

The Archaeology Program at Boston University’s Lecture Series Register HERE About this event During the Spring of 2022, Boston University’s Archaeology Program will be hosting a series of lectures. Our second lecture is titled Urbanization and Abandonment at Teotihuacan and will take place Wednesday, February 23rd from 12:20 pm–1:15 pm. We are thrilled that archaeologist […]

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Alum, David Walton publishes his obsidian use-wear analyses

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.”  

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