Category: Research

Marston publishes article on Hellenistic Ashkelon

A new article in Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, authored by Marston and Kate Birney of Wesleyan University, describes the agricultural system of Asheklon during the Hellenistic period. Surprise: they loved their emmer! Learn more here (full article) or here (free read-only).

Marston, Kováčik, and Shin publish open-access article on Kaymakçı

A new article in Environmental Archaeology is the culmination of Marston’s 10 years of involvement in the Kaymakçı Archaeological Project, with EAL member Peter Kováčik and alumna Nami Shin as co-authors. In the article, “Agropastoral economies and land use in Bronze Age western Anatolia,” we combine wood charcoal, seed, and faunal data to reconstruct agricultural […]

Forste publishes in Ethnobiology Letters

Kathleen Forste’s latest article, “An Intrasite Analysis of Agricultural Economy at Early Islamic Caesarea Maritima, Israel,” has just appeared in Ethnobiology Letters, the open-access journal of the Society of Ethnobiology. Access the article here. Congratulations, Kathleen!

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

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 […]

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 […]