Category: News

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 […]

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 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 […]

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!

Marston Empire and Environment article published in JAA

The final version of “Archaeologies of Empire and Environment” has just been published in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. Co-authored by Melissa S. Rosenzweig (Northwestern University) and John M. Marston, this article frames the December 2018 special issue of JAA with the same name. The article is available for download here.

Marston 2017 book receives AIA’s Wiseman Book Award

Marston’s 2017 book, Agricultural Sustainability and Environmental Change at Ancient Gordion, published by the University of Pennsylvania Museum Press, was selected as the 2019 recipient of the James R. Wiseman Book Award by the Archaeological Institute of America. The award will be presented at the January 2019 Annual Meeting of the AIA in San Diego.

Wroth receives postdoctoral fellowship at University of Tübingen

2018 PhD Kristen Wroth has been selected for a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Tübingen, to work with Dr. Christopher Miller (Institute for Archaeological Sciences, University of Tübingen) and Dr. Michael Toffolo (Bordeaux Montaigne University). Their project, “Geoarchaeology of a Middle Stone Age paleo-landscape in the central interior of South Africa: paleoenvironments and foraging practices during […]