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Marston Wins 2018 Gitner Teaching Award

By Kali WadeMay 11th, 2018in Awards, News, Publicity

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!

Marston new article on Roman Gordion available open access

By John M. MarstonOctober 12th, 2017in News, Publications, Research

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 co-author on new article in JFA

By John M. MarstonSeptember 27th, 2017in Publications, Research

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.

Marston’s new book featured on CAS News

By Kali WadeAugust 15th, 2017in Publications, Publicity

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 book published

By John M. MarstonAugust 4th, 2017in News, Publications, Research
Marston’s latest book, Agricultural Sustainability and Environmental Change at Ancient Gordion, has been released by the University of Pennsylvania Press and is now available for purchase; the book is also available through Amazon. The raw, sample-by-sample data on which the book is based are archived through the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) and available for download here. Note that Naomi Miller’s 2010 book on Gordion is still available for purchase and her raw data are also now available for download on tDAR here.