Author: Kali Wade

Forste wins 2019 GRAF Award

Kathleen Forste has been awarded a Short-Term Graduate Research Abroad Fellowship from BU’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences! Kathleen will be using the fellowship to fund her travels, collection, and analysis of archaeobotanical remains from the site of Tel Shimron this upcoming summer. Kathleen’s work will inform our understanding of agricultural change in Israel’s Islamic […]

Hunter wins Alumni Award for Writing Excellence

Congratulations to Sydney Hunter for winning a 2019 Alumni Award for Writing Excellence in the College of Arts and Sciences. Her exemplary honors thesis used microbotanical remains to examine agriculture and environmental change in the ancient city of Kath (Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan) preceding and during the early Islamic period. She was presented with the award last weekend, along with her […]

Marston accepts Wiseman Book Award at 2019 AIA Annual Meeting

Marston accepted the James R. Wiseman Book Award at the Archaeological Institute of America’s Conference last week for his 2017 book Agricultural Sustainability and Environmental Change at Ancient Gordion (University of Pennsylvania Museum Press). This book details the interconnected agricultural and environmental histories over nearly 3000 years at the site of Gordion, Turkey, and makes Gordion one of the best published […]

Marston wins 2018 Gitner Award for Distinguished Teaching

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, […]

Marston’s new book featured on CAS News

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 […]

Congratulations to Dr. Anna Goldfield and Emily Johnson, class of 2017!

Two members of the Environmental Archaeology Laboratory are graduating from BU: Dr. Anna Goldfield and Emily Johnson. Congratulations to Dr. Anna Goldfield, who defended her doctoral dissertation entitled “The Role of Physiology and Behavior in the Replacement of Neanderthals by Anatomically Modern Humans in Europe”. Anna will spend the summer of 2017 managing the BU Zooarchaeology Laboratory. Congratulations […]

Frontiers in Archaeological Sciences Workshop at Rutgers University this Fall

Rutgers University’s Department of Anthropology is offering an exciting, three-day workshop called Frontiers in Archaeological Sciences, highlighting the interdisciplinary research of archaeologists, “hard scientists,” and everyone in between. Featuring leading international researchers, this collaborative workshop promises to be an inspiring event. Check out their website for more details!

Emily Johnson awarded for writing excellence

Congratulations to our own Emily Johnson for winning an Alumni Award for Writing Excellence in the College of Arts and Sciences! Her exemplary honors thesis explored the effects of nixtamalization of maize starch grains, earning her the Michael A. Sassano III and Christopher M. Sassano Award for Writing Excellence in the Social Sciences. Well done Emily!

Marston and West featured on “Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology”

Dr. John Marston and Dr. Catherine West, both of Boston University’s Archaeology Department, have been featured on Voice America’s latest archaeology podcast “Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology”. Interviewed by Dr. Schuldenrein, Marston and West discuss how their archaeological research is contributing, not only to questions of the past, but to contemporary and future issues of climate […]

Spring Break Education Outreach in Marblehead

BU archaeology alumna, Courtney Soule (MA 2016), invited three of our lab’s archaeologists to talk to her middle school Latin classes about archaeology, paleoethnobotany, and the difference between studying dinosaurs and studying past humans. On Monday, March 6th, Kathleen Forste, Audrey Tjahjadi, and Kali Wade presented on a range of archaeological topics, fielded questions, and introduced students […]