Rowan Flad on his first full season of excavations in the Gansu Province aimed at advancing understanding of how early Chinese settlements adapted new technologies, grew, and interacted with one another.
Congratulations to Marisa Houlahan, Jennifer Kim, Ari Korotkin, and Joyce Zhou, who were among the 67 undergraduates awarded the Hoopes Prize in 2017.
The Hoopes Prize seeks to “recognize, promote, honor, and reward excellence in the work of undergraduates and their capabilities and skills in any subject,” and is considered to be one of the highest academic commendations that Harvard University gives to undergraduates.
Gary Urton and Eduardo Neves were recently awarded $71,000 from the Lemann Brazil Research Fund at Harvard for research and a field school, in summer, 2018, entitled: The Black Earth and Radial Villages of Acre, Brazil: Explorations of a Continent-Wide Landscape Paradigm.
Jason Ur discusses the growing use of drones as a research tool in academia:
“This technology — both the drones and the software to stitch the images together — is now within the reach of anyone with even a small research budget,” Ur said. “That’s what really makes this revolutionary not just for archaeologists, but for any researcher who needs to capture phenomena on the ground. In terms of the potential of drones … the democratization that this technology allows is transformative.”