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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
EA Laboratory Supervisor Kali Wade has published her first article, resulting from her MSc thesis work at the University of Edinburgh, with co-authors Lisa-Marie Shillito, John M. Marston, and Clive Bonsall. Read “Assessing the potential of phytolith analysis to investigate local environment and prehistoric plant resource use in temperate regions: a case study from Williamson’s Moss, Cumbria, […]
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 […]
Environmental Archaeology Laboratory alumna and 2018 BU PhD Kristen Wroth, now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Tübingen, has published the first article of her dissertation, with co-authors John M. Marston and BU emeritus professor Paul Goldberg. Read “Neanderthal plant use and pyrotechnology: phytolith analysis from Roc de Marsal, France” in Archaeological and Anthropological […]
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 […]
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’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.