Category: News

Marston publishes first archaeological evidence for maize nixtamalization

A new article in the Journal of Archaeological Science, co-authored by Marston, provides the first direct archaeological evidence for maize nixtamalization. Samples from two chultunes, rock-carved pits, from the Classic Maya site of San Bartolo, Guatemala, yielded abundant quantities of starch spherulites, which Marston and EAL alumna Emily Johnson (CAS ’17) previously identified as a […]

Evan McDuff earns Fulbright fellowship

Evan McDuff has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Israel for his doctoral dissertation research project, titled “Spices, Identity, and Acts of Culinary Resistance in the Face of the Roman Empire”. This fellowship will support Evan during the Spring 2023 semester at the University of Haifa, where he will work in the Laboratory for Sedimentary […]

Marston editor of new book series, Elements in Environmental Archaeology

Marston has been named editor for a new book series from Cambridge University Press, titled Elements in Environmental Archaeology. Elements are short, digital-born books that convey expert perspectives on focused topics. This series, set to total 30 volumes over the next five years, will include volumes focused on methods, theory and interpretation, critical topics of […]

Lab alumna Sydney Hunter (CAS ’19) selected for NSF GRF

Environmental Archaeology Laboratory undergraduate alumna Sydney Hunter (CAS ’19) has been selected as one of nine archaeologists nationwide for a 2021 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. This prestigious fellowship will fund three years of her doctoral research. Sydney has just completed an MA at the University of Liverpool and intends to enroll at Ohio […]

Codlin wins SAA Student Paper Award

Maria Codlin was announced as the winner of the SAA’s Student Paper Award for 2021 for her submission “Hunting and Husbandry at the Ancient Mexican City of Teotihuacan.” The paper will appear in the symposium “Cultivating Cities: Perspectives from the New and Old Worlds on Wild Foods, Agriculture, and Urban Subsistence Economies” chaired by Codlin […]

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: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10814-020-09150-0

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!

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 […]