Climate Change and Archaeology

Running time: 55 Mins.

Guest: Dr. John (Mac) Marston, Dr. Catherine West

In this episode we explore the role of archaeology in climate science, examining contemporary and ancient climate change. Our guests, Assistant Professor Dr. John Marston at Boston University’s Department of Archaeology and the Director of the BU Environmental Archaeology Laboratory, and Dr. Catherine West, Research Assistant Professor and the Director of the BU Zooarchaeology Lab, join Dr. Schuldenrein to discuss their cutting-edge research and methodologies. Pertinent and illuminating, Drs. Marston, West and Schuldenrein explore archaeology’s value to climate science and the affect contemporary climate change is having on archaeological sites, funding and research. Join in and learn more about fascinating conclusions being wrought from the study of human adaptation to climate and environmental change over time.

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