Author: Kali Wade

Sydney Hunter: Fulbright Scholar and BU alumna featured by University of Liverpool

Fulbright Scholar and EA Lab alumna Sydney Hunter is  highlighted for her current Master’s work at the University of Liverpool. Her current research is focused on ancient environmental reconstruction using macroscopic plant remains with Professor Eleni Asouti in the Liverpool Archaeobotany Laboratory. Read the wonderful coverage of Sydney and her work on Liverpool’s Department of […]

Marston and Hunter make BU Today’s front cover

A video highlighting collaborative research by Marston and laboratory alumna Sydney Hunter (CAS ’19) was showcased on the cover of BU Today and BU’s Research Publications outlet The Brink today! Learn how ancient plants can inform our understanding of ancient landscapes, focusing on a remarkable ancient pea recovered from the archaeological site of Sim-Ata 1 […]

Welcome Evan McDuff!

Welcome to Evan McDuff, the newest member of the Environmental Archaeology Laboratory! Evander completed his MA in Classical Studies from Brandies in 2018 with his thesis entitled “The Potentiality of Phytoliths in the Study of Roman Spices”. You can find his spirited science communication piece summarizing his work here. Evan will begin his doctoral program at […]

Wade and Marston’s work published in Environmental Archaeology: The Journal of Human Palaeoecology

EA Laboratory Supervisor Kali Wade has published her first article, resulting from her MSc thesis work at the University of Edinburgh, with co-authors Lisa-Marie Shillito, John M. Marston, and Clive Bonsall. Read “Assessing the potential of phytolith analysis to investigate local environment and prehistoric plant resource use in temperate regions: a case study from Williamson’s Moss, Cumbria, […]

Marston promoted to Associate Professor

Congratulations to Prof. Marston, who has achieved tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor! Marston is a member of the Department of Anthropology and core faculty in the Archaeology Program, and is affiliated with the Biogeosciences and Medieval Studies programs. In addition to his research, teaching, and advising, Marston is the current Director […]

Marston wins Templeton Award for Excellence in Student Advising

Congratulations to John (Mac) Marston, who has been awarded the Templeton Award for Excellence in Student Advising by the BU College of Arts and Sciences! This award honors the best of BU’s educators, who exemplify deep and broad commitment, skill, effectiveness, impact, and leadership in teaching and is awarded through nominations from their students. You […]

Johnson joins Anthropology doctoral program at UC Santa Barbara

Environmental Archaeology Laboratory alumna Emily Johnson has accepted an offer of admission for doctoral study at the University of California Santa Barbara Department of Anthropology! Emily will begin her program of study this coming September, 2019, studying archaeobotanical remains from North and Central America under Prof. Amber VanDerwarker. Congratulations Emily on this new chapter – we look […]

Codlin awarded an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant

Congratulations to Maria Codlin, who was awarded a National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant this past semester! Maria will continue her research examining how animals in urban food economies relate to social organization and wealth; in particular, among those communities surrounding ancient Teotihuacan, Mexico. Excellent work Maria!