Category: Outreach

Trevor Lamb interns with National Park Service

This summer Environmental Archaeology Lab member Trevor Lamb is serving as the Archaeology Interpretation Development Intern at Blackstone Valley National Historical Park, which is located in the Blackstone River Valley of south-central Massachusetts and northeast Rhode Island. Earlier this month he led a hands-on paleoethnobotany workshop at the “First Friday” event held at Slater Mill […]

Alumna Goldfield writes PBS episode on dissertation research

Lab alumna Anna Goldfield (GRS ’17) is the writer for a recent episode of the PBS series Eons on her dissertation research on Neanderthal energetics. The episode describes the recent finds of Neanderthal remains from El Sidrón cave in the context of Neanderthal extinctions of the late Pleistocene, a topic addressed by Goldfield in this […]

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 […]

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 […]

Review of 2015 Wood Charcoal Workshop

Smiti Nathan, doctoral candidate at NYU and participant in the 2015 Wood Charcoal Workshop at BU, writes about her experience on her blog Habits of a Traveling Archaeologist. Her post about the workshop can be found here.

BAKOTA flotation blog post and video

A new post by Kayla Pio (undergraduate student, University of Michigan) is available on the blog site of the Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeological (BAKOTA) project. Check out Kayla’s post and a demonstration of our flotation team in action! Also look for Pio and Marston’s poster at the 2016 SAA Meeting, titled “Food offerings and feasting […]