BA University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill,
MA University of California—Los Angeles,
PhD University of California—Los Angeles
Office: Lawson Hall 3223
Greek archaeology with a focus on the Aegean Bronze and Iron Ages; Mediterranean cultural interaction; Near Eastern and Egyptian archaeology; Ancient Greek economics, especially production and trade in oil and wine; ceramic analysis.
Current Teaching (2014-2015):
- Critical Commodities: Tracing Greek Trade in Oil and Wine from the Bronze Age to the Archaic Period (dissertation)
- The Mycenaean Pottery at Jaffa, Israel” Classification and analysis of Aegean-style pottery found during excavation of the port city of Jaffa, Israel from the Bronze and Early Iron Age strata (ongoing excavation).
- “Tracing Technological Change: the Transition from Transport Stirrup Jar to Amphora in the Late Bronze Age.” Hesperia. The Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (submitted).
- “Minor Transnationalism in the Ancient Mediterranean? The Case of Phoenicians on Crete in the Early Iron Age.” Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies (forthcoming).
- “Mycenaean Ceramics” in Kaplan Excavations in Jaffa I (1955-1969). The Bronze and Iron Ages. Aaron A. Burke and Martin Peilstocker, editors. The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project Series. Monumenta Archaeologica, The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, Los Angeles. (forthcoming 2013)
- “Rivers and Canals: Hydrological Analysis of the Tarapaca Valley and Pampa de Tamarugal” with Dr. Ran Boytner in Extreme: Cultural Evolution and Adaptation in the Hyper-arid Tarapaca Valley, Northern Chile 2011-2012 (under review).
Conferences and Presentations:
- “Missing Links in Transport Vessel Technology from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age” November 8th, 2012. University of Western Ontario. London, Canada.
- “Pottery and Trade in the Late Bronze Age: Minoans, Mycenaeans, Cypriots and the Levant” August 2012. Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project Fieldschool. Tel Aviv, Israel.
- “Objects and Agents: Transnational Interaction Between Cretans and Phoenicians in the Early Iron Age” January, 2012. Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
- “Cretan and Phoenician interaction in the Early Iron Age: a new approach” April, 2011. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA “Wednesday Seminar Series.”