Mac Marston '93 in the News

Mac Marston '93, an assistant professor of archaeology and anthropology at Boston University, is among the featured researchers in an article about the Bronze Age citadel at Kaymakçı, Turkey.   

Mac analyzes seeds of domestic plants to learn about diet, agriculture, and environmental changes in the region in the past.  A mystery he is helping to solve is how climate change has affected Kaymakçı, which experienced, along the rest of the Near East, a period of extreme aridity. This change in climate, according to Mac, may be responsible for the fall of the Mycenaean palaces in Greece and the movement of seafaring raiders, probably from the Aegean Sea area, into Egypt and the Levant.