Congratulations to Brown, Duppenthaler, and Hunter, graduates in the class of 2019!

Three members of the Environmental Archaeology Laboratory are graduating from Boston University: Emily Brown, Madeline Duppenthaler, and Sydney Hunter.

Congratulations to Emily Brown, who is graduating with a BA in Biology and Archaeology and is a long-standing member of the EA Lab. Emily conducted two UROP projects in the lab: completing morphometric analysis of cereal phytoliths  from a Bronze Age tomb in modern Israel, and wood charcoal analysis of the Anatolian site of Çamlıbel Tarlası, dated to ca. 3590-3470 BCE. Emily has accepted a position at the Boston Children’s Hospital applying her data compiling and organization skills in an administrative role. Congrats Emily!  

Congratulations to Madeline Duppenthaler, who is graduating with her MA in Archaeology! Madeline is the first BU researcher to work on a project both in the Environmental Archaeology and Zooarchaeology Laboratories, analyzing faunal and botanical assemblages from a precontact site in Alaska. Following convocation, Madeline will continue in her role as Zooarchaeology Laboratory Supervisor.

Congratulations to Sydney Hunter, who is graduating with a BA (summa cum laude) in Archaeology. Sydney received UROP funding for five semesters and completed an honors thesis during her time in the EA Lab. Her honors thesis centered on analyzing phytoliths from the site of Sim-Ata 1, in modern day Karakalpakstan (Uzbekistan), while her UROP projects studied seeds from Sim-Ata 1 and, earlier, phytoliths from enslaved communities at the historic site of Montpelier. Following graduation, Sydney will continue studying paleoethnobotany at the University of Liverpool, under Dr. Eleni Asouti, as a Fulbright Scholar.

We applaud these amazing scholars and wish them the very best of luck in their future endeavors!

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