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    Andrew Thurston is originally from England, but has grown to appreciate the serial comma and the Red Sox, while keeping his accent (mostly) and love of West Ham United. He joined BU in 2007, and is the editor of the University’s research news site, The Brink; he was formerly director of alumni publications. Before joining BU, he edited consumer and business magazines, including for corporations, nonprofits, and the UK government. His work has won awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the In-House Agency Forum, Folio:, and the British Association of Communicators in Business. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in English and related literature from the University of York. Profile

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  1. We should note, and perhaps celebrate, that this insightful ordure was recovered during excavations led by former BU Assistant Professor William Saturno at San Bartolo; and that the color illustration of the mural heading the article shows Saturno’s game-changing discovery of these murals, which have revolutionized the history of Maya art (the drawing is by Heather Hurst, now at Skidmore College, who has been awarded a MacArthur Prize Fellowship (“genius grant”) for her contribution to the study of Maya art).

    Professor of Archaeology Emeritus Norman Hammond (BU 1988-2010)

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