Kathleen Forste received the 2018 Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award for her inspirational work in the classroom. Congratulations, Kathleen!
The Gitner Award is one of three endowed awards given annually by the College of Arts and Sciences to those professors who excel not only in successful classroom teaching, but in the fullest and most comprehensive aspects of the teaching experience. These activities include collaborative scholarship with students, curriculum development, mentoring and advising students and teaching fellows, and demonstrating excellence in classroom instruction. Congratulations to Prof. Marston for winning this year’s Gitner Award for Distinguished Teaching!
Kristen Wroth successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, “Neanderthal Plant Use and Phytolith Taphonomy in the Middle Paleolithic of Southwest France.” Congratulations, Dr. Wroth!
Sydney Hunter has been selected as a recipient of an Honors Research Travel Award from CAS to support her summer field research at the ancient city of Kath, Uzbekistan, this summer. Congratulations, Sydney!
In the open-access article “Rural Agricultural Economies and Military Provisioning at Roman Gordion (Central Turkey)”, recently published in Environmental Archaeology, Marston teams up with Canan Çakırlar (University of Groningen) to present for the first time faunal data from the Roman period at Gordion, when the site was a military encampment. Integrating botanical and faunal data, we are able to identify key elements of the agricultural economy under direct military control (e.g., pig, cattle, wheat production) while others exhibit considerable autonomy. Download the article free here.
Marston is a co-author on a newly published article in the Journal of Field Archaeology, alongside lead author and longtime collaborator Liz Brite: “Kara-tepe, Karakalpakstan: Agropastoralism in a Central Eurasian Oasis in the 4th/5th century A.D. Transition”. Download the article here.
Check out the latest CAS Newsletter featuring Marston’s new book Agricultural Sustainability and Environmental Change at Ancient Gordion: Gordion Special Studies 8. Marston examines botanical remains from nine years of excavation at Gordion, synthesizing archaeobotanical works from previous seasons. This book makes Gordion one of the best published agricultural datasets from the entire Near East; allowing comparative work for fellow researchers as well as illustrating a new approach investigating long-term social and environmental change. Click here to see their coverage: CAS News – August 15
Marston’s forthcoming book Agricultural Sustainability and Environmental Change at Ancient Gordion is available for preorder through the University of Pennsylvania Press here. It should ship in August.