Christian Tryon was recently awarded a grant through the National Science Foundation’s Archaeometry Program for his project entitled “Improved dating of archaeological materials with coordinated stable isotope studies”. He is co-principal investigator (PI) on this grant, with Dr. Warren Sharp at the Berkeley Geochronology Center as PI. This grant is to develop the use of U-series dating on ostrich eggshell fragments in concert with other dating methods and paleoenvironmental proxies for application to sites across Africa and Eurasia.
On July 26, the National University of Trujillo, Peru, honored Gary Urton with a presentation of the university’s publication of the Spanish translation of his recently published book, Inka History in Knots: Reading Khipus as Primary Sources (University of Texas Press, 2017). Later in the evening, the university honored him with an ‘honoris causa’ ceremony, awarding him an honorary doctorate from the National University of Trujillo.
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.