Author: Catherine West

West co-editor of Open Quaternary Special Collection

Together with Suzanne Pilaar Birch (UGA), Emily Lena Jones (UNM), and Meghan Burchell (MUN), Catherine West has compiled and edited a special collection of articles for Open Quaternary entitled Stable Isotopes in Zooarchaeology: Data Management and New Directions.

West named Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow

Catherine West has been named a Boston University Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow for 2018-2020. Her appointment will focus on developing the first Symposium on Circumpolar Climate Change, Resource Management, and Applied Archaeology.

Chirikof Squirrels featured in media

Catherine West’s article in Conservation Biology has received media attention! Check out the coverage here: Eureka Alert Global Source for Science News Public Release: 15-Dec-2016 OU, BU and Smithsonian researchers investigate ancient species in Gulf of Alaska Courtney Hofman, professor in the Department of Anthropology, OU College of Arts and Sciences, collaborated with Catherine West, professor […]

West and Hofman article in Conservation Biology

Catherine West of Boston University and Courtney Hofman of the University of Oklahoma, along with their collaborators, recently published their interdisciplinary paper “Integrating archaeology and ancient DNA to address invasive species colonization in the Gulf of Alaska” in Conservation Biology. See the paper on-line here!  

West in National Geographic

Catherine West was asked to comment on a recent study addressing the role of archaeology in Chesapeake Bay oyster conservation. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was featured by National Geographic.

Chirikof Island Project published in JICA

Catherine West and her collaborators recently published an article in the Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology describing the goals, methods, and preliminary results of the Chirikof Island Project. The article is now available on line!

West at NSF’s Arctic Horizons Workshop

Catherine West was invited to participate in the National Science Foundation’s “Arctic Horizons” workshop at Brown University. The purpose of this workshop was to bring “together members of the Arctic social science and indigenous communities to reassess the goals, potentials, and needs of these diverse communities and ASSP within the context of a rapidly changing […]

Possums and the Caribbean: Dr. Giovas in the Zooarchaeology Lab

Dr. Christina Giovas of the University of Queensland visited the Zooarchaeology Lab to present her research on animal translocations in the Caribbean with a talk entitled “How to Travel with a Possum and Other Tales of Biological Invasion: Reconstructing Pre-Columbian Mammal Translocations in the Lesser Antilles, West Indies.”

Archaeology 308 in the community

AR308 students learn to flintknap and grind stone with BU graduate student Justin Holcomb. Photo by Peri Tur. Students in Professor Catherine West’s spring course – Archaeology 308: Archaeological Research Design and Materials Analysis – learned to do hands-on archaeological research using collections on loan from the Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak, Alaska. Our class is […]