Author: John M. Marston

EAL alumna Shin and Marston publish on Kaymakçı

Environmental Archaeology Laboratory alumna Nami Shin (CAS 2015) and John M. Marston are lead authors on a new study of botanical remains from Kaymakçı, a Late Bronze Age site in Western Anatolia. This study follows up on preliminary results published in 2018 and is an adaptation of Nami’s MA thesis at Koç University. The article is […]

Marston publishes in Journal of Archaeological Research

Marston’s latest article, “Archaeological Approaches to Agricultural Economies” has been published online in the Journal of Archaeological Research. The article summarizes advances in the study of agricultural economies, following the period of initial domestication, in worldwide comparative perspective. Read the article here:

Two new wood articles published by Marston

Two articles co-authored by Marston have just been published in Quaternary International, part of the forthcoming special issue from the anthraco2019 conference. The first, entitled “Environmental reconstruction and wood use at Late Chalcolithic Çamlıbel Tarlası, Turkey” and authored by Marston, Peter Kováčik, and Ulf-Dietrich Schoop (Univ. of Edinburgh) presents the wood charcoal assemblage of the […]

Lab alumna Emily Johnson (CAS ’17) selected for NSF GRF

Environmental Archaeology Laboratory undergraduate alumna Emily Johnson (CAS ’17), currently a doctoral student in Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been selected as one of seven archaeologists nationwide for a 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. This prestigious fellowship will fund three years of her doctoral research. Congratulations, Emily!

Johnson and Marston publish nixtamalization research in JAS

Environmental Archaeology Lab alumna Emily Johnson, now a PhD student at UC Santa Barbara, is first author (with Marston) on an article just published in the Journal of Archaeological Science. This research is based on Emily’s undergraduate honors thesis at BU, which received the Michael A. Sassano III and Christopher M. Sassano Award for Writing […]

Marston and West co-authors on Science article

John Marston and Catherine West are co-authors on a paper published today in Science. The article is a reconsideration of the entire history of land use of the Earth. It was sourced by asking regional experts to contribute their areas of expertise and thus represents an expert consensus on land use histories. Marston and West are […]

Marston wins NSF support for new isotopic research

The National Science Foundation Archaeology Program has funded the proposal “Spatial Analysis of State Agropastoral Economies”, which is directed by John M. Marston (Boston University, lead PI) and David Meiggs (Rochester Institute of Technology). Over the two-year award, Marston and Meiggs will conduct research to examine how societies manage sustainable agricultural production across the varied landscapes under their […]

Marston selected as 2020 Fulbright Scholar to Australia

Marston has been selected as the recipient of one of six Fulbright Scholar Awards to Australia in the “All Disciplines” competition. This will allow him to spend the Spring 2020 semester at the School of Social Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, to collaborate with Dr. Andrew Fairbairn on a project entitled “Agricultural Sustainability at […]

Marston co-author on new Kerkenes article

Marston is a co-author (with Sarah R. Graff and Scott Branting, director of the Kerkenes Project) on a new article just published in Economic Anthropology, entitled “Production requires water: Material remains of the hydrosocial cycle in an ancient Anatolian city”. The article is slated for the June issue and available online in advance of print […]

Hunter receives Undergraduate Ethnobiologist Award

Environmental Archaeology Laboratory undergraduate research Sydney Hunter (CAS 2019) was just awarded the Undergraduate Ethnobiologist Award by the Society of Ethnobiology! Sydney will receive the award at the 2019 Society of Ethnobiology conference in Vancouver, Canada. Congratulations, Sydney!