Ph.D. Dissertations in Archaeology

List of recently completed Ph.D. dissertations and dissertations in progress in archaeology.

 

  • Ethnicity, daily life, and trade: Domestic assemblages from fifth-century BCE Morgantina, Sicily
    Author: Justin Walsh, University of Virginia
    Advisor: Malcolm Bell
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2006

     

  • From palaces to Pompeii: The architectural and social context of Hellenistic floor mosaics in the House of the Faun
    Author: Alexis Christensen, Florida State University
    Advisor: Nancy de Grummond
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2006

     

  • Roman landscape painting and ancient cartography
    Author: J. Keith Doherty, Department of Art History, Boston University
    Advisor: Fred S. Kleiner
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2010

     

  • The Hellenistic and Roman pottery of Field I (The Village) at 'Iraq al-Amir, Jordan: A typological study
    Author: Michael Zimmerman, Brown University
    Advisor: Martha Joukowsky
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2007

     

  • The organization of Pompeii's system of traffic: An analysis of the evidence and its impact on the infrastructure, economy and urbanism of the ancient city
    Author: Eric Poehler, University of Virginia
    Advisor: John Dobbins
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2009

     

  • "Hellenization" and southern Phoenicia: Reconsidering the impact of Greece before Alexander
    Author: Susan Martin, University of California - Berkeley
    Advisor: Andrew Stewart
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2007

     

  • (Re)presenting empire: The Roman imperial cult in Asia Minor, 31 BC--AD 68
    Author: Benjamin Rubin, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Advisor: Elaine Gazda
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2008

     

  • A cultural studies approach to Roman public libraries: Social negotiation, changing spaces, and euergetism
    Author: David Platt, Stanford University
    Advisor: Jennifer Trimble
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2008

     

  • An eclectic locus artis: The Casa di Octavius Quartio at Pompeii
    Author: Francesca Tronchin, Department of Art History, Boston University
    Advisor: Fred S. Kleiner
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2006

     

  • Becoming a Roman province: An analysis of funerary practices in Roman Syria in the context of empire
    Author: Lidewijde de Jong, Stanford University
    Advisor: Jennifer Trimble
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2009

     

  • Beyond the Roman frontier: A case-study in Slovakia of the impact of Roman trade and culture on ancient German settlements
    Author: Erik Vrba, Department of Archaeology, Boston University
    Advisor: James R. Wiseman
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2007

     

  • Bones, smoke, and lies: Hellenizing burnt sacrifice
    Author: Charles Stocking, University of California - Los Angeles
    Advisor: Sarah Morris
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2009

     

  • Commercial navigation in the Greek and Roman world
    Author: Danny Lee Davis, The University of Texas at Austin
    Advisor: Joseph C. Carter
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2009

     

  • Configurations of the symbolism of the bull in early Late Bronze Age Crete. A case study in the interpretation of Minoan religion
    Author: Evangelia Sikla, Bryn Mawr College
    Advisor: James Wright
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2007

     

  • Controlling the sacred past: Rome, Pius IX, and Christian Archaeology
    Author: Jamie Erenstoft, University at Buffalo SUNY
    Advisor: Stephen L. Dyson
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2008

     

  • Corinth and the birth of figural representation in Greek monumental architecture
    Author: Sarah Roland, Columbia University
    Advisor: Natalie B. Kampen
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2008

     

  • Creation stories: The archaeological site of Ayia Irini, Kea, and the production of archaeological knowledge
    Author: Eugenia Gorogianni, University of Cincinnati
    Advisor: Jack Davis
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2008

     

  • Cult Fees and the Ritual of Money in Greek Sanctuaries of the Classical and Hellenistic Period
    Author: Isabelle Pafford, University of California - Berkeley
    Advisor: R. S. Stroud
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2006

     

  • Cultural Constructions: Architectural Depictions in Roman Art
    Author: Elizabeth Wolfram Thill, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Classics
    Advisor: Monika Truemper
    Status: In Progress

     

  • Cultural Processes in Larinum from the Fourth Century BCE to the First Century CE amid Roman Expansion and the Spread of Hellenistic Culture
    Author: Elizabeth C. Robinson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Classics
    Advisor: Nicola Terrenato
    Status: In Progress

     

  • Falerii Novi and the romanisation of Italy during the mid-Republic
    Author: Walter F. McCall, Department of Classics, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Advisor: Nicola Terrenato
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2007

     

  • Feasting and ceramics: A view from the Palace of Nestor at Pylos
    Author: Julie Hruby, University of Cincinnati
    Advisor: Jack Davis
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2006

     

  • Food, Economy, and Identity in the Sangro River Valley, Abruzzo, Italy 650 B.C.-A.D. 150
    Author: China Shelton, Department of Archaeology, Boston University
    Advisor: James R. Wiseman
    Status: Completed
    Date: July, 2009

     

  • Foreigners and slaves: understanding the lives of immigrants to Rome (1st to 3rd c. A.D.)
    Author: Kristina Killgrove, Department of Anthropology The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Advisor: Dale Hutchinson
    Status: In Progress

     

  • Foundation Rituals and the Culture of Building in Ancient Greece
    Author: Gloria Park, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Art
    Advisor: D.C. Haggis
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2006

     

  • GIS Analysis of Menorca
    Author: Kevin Mullen, Boston University
    Advisor: Curtis Runnels
    Status: In Progress

     

  • Human dietary response to resource abundance and climate change
    Author: Catherine Foster West, University of Washington
    Advisor: Donald K. Grayson
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2009

     

  • Hunters, heroes, kings: The frieze of Tomb II at Vergina
    Author: Hallie Franks, Har
    Advisor: Gloria Ferrari Pinney
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2008

     

  • Imago amoris: The poetics of desire in Roman painting
    Author: Herica Nascimento Valladares, Columbia University
    Advisor: Richard Brilliant
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2006

     

  • Kokkinovrysi: A Classical shrine to the Nymphs at Corinth
    Author: Theodora Barbara Kopestonsky, University at Buffalo SUNY
    Advisor: Bradley Ault
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2009

     

  • Landscape organization in Magna Graecia
    Author: Alberto Prieto, The University of Texas at Austin
    Advisor: Joseph C. Carter
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2006

     

  • Manipulation of memory: Public buildings and decorative programs in Roman cities of Asia Minor
    Author: Diana Ng, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Advisor: Elaine Gazda
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2007

     

  • Many waters: Bathing ethe of Roman Palestine
    Author: Danielle Fatkin, Stanford University
    Advisor: Jennifer Trimble
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2007

     

  • Material Culture Approaches to the Study of Children and Childhood in the Roman World
    Author: Katherine Huntley, University of Leicester
    Advisor: Penelope Allison
    Status: In Progress

     

  • Materializing childhood: An historical archaeology of children in Roman Egypt
    Author: Karen Johnson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Advisor: Susan Alcock
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2007

     

  • Mixed signals: Androgyny, identity, and iconography on the Graeco-Phoenician sealings from Tel Kedesh, Israel
    Author: Lisa Cakmak, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Advisor: Sharon Herbert
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2009

     

  • Monuments, materiality, and meaning in the classical archaeology of Anatolia
    Author: Daniel Shoup, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Advisor: Elaine Gazda
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2008

     

  • Mortuary Variabililty in Early Iron Age Cretan Burials
    Author: Melissa Eaby, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Classics
    Advisor: D.C. Haggis
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2007

     

  • Mycenaean Ways of War: The Past, Politics and Personhood
    Author: Katherine M. Harrell, University of Sheffield
    Advisor: Roger Doonan, John Bennet
    Status: Completed
    Date: September, 2009

     

  • On stepping stones: The historical experience of Roman mosaics
    Author: Rebecca Molholt, Columbia University
    Advisor: Natalie B. Kampen
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2008

     

  • Pentrian Samnites: A history of social and political change in the Central Apennines
    Author: Rachel van Dusen, University at Buffalo SUNY
    Advisor: Stephen L. Dyson
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2009

     

  • Production and Consumption in North Etruria during the Archaic and Classical periods. The World of Lars Porsenna
    Author: Hilary Smith Becker, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Classics
    Advisor: Nicola Terrenato
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2007

     

  • Provincial Reactions to Roman Imperialism: The Aftermath of the Jewish Revolt, A.D. 66-70
    Author: Kenneth Jones, University of California - Berkeley
    Advisor: Erich Gruen
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2006

     

  • Ritual activity and regional dynamics: Towards a reinterpretation of Minoan extra-urban ritual space
    Author: Elissa Z. Faro, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Advisor: John Cherry
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2008

     

  • Roman provocations: Interactions with decorated spaces in early imperial Rome and Pompeii
    Author: Sarah Levin-Richardson, Stanford University
    Advisor: Jennifer Trimble
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2009

     

  • Rome restored: The themes of pax and restitutio under Vespasian and Titus
    Author: Sarah E. Cox, Columbia University
    Advisor: Richard Brilliant
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2006

     

  • Rural change and continuity in Etruria : a study... by Robert E Vander Poppen Rural change and continuity in Etruria : a study of village communities from the 7th century B.C. to the 1st century A.D.
    Author: Robert E. Vander Poppen, Department of Classics, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Advisor: Nicola Terrenato
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2008

     

  • Shape of the beast: The theriomorphic and therianthropic deities and demons of ancient Italy
    Author: Wayne L. Rupp, Jr., Florida State University
    Advisor: Nancy de Grummond
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2007

     

  • Social logics under empire: The Armenian 'highland satrapy' and Achaemenid rule, ca. 600--300 BC
    Author: Lori Khatchadourian, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Advisor: Susan Alcock
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2008

     

  • Speaking through spolia: The language of architectural reuse in the fortifications of late Roman Greece
    Author: Jon Frey, University of California - Berkeley
    Advisor: Christopher Hallett
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2006

     

  • Terracotta-tiled Roofs in Orientalizing Etruria
    Author: Daniel Moore, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Classics
    Advisor: G. Kenneth Sams
    Status: In Progress

     

  • Textual and visual commemoration in columbarium tombs of early Imperial Rome
    Author: Dorian Borbonus, University of Pennsylvania
    Advisor: Lothar Haselberger
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2006

     

  • The Hellenistic Kantharos. Contribution on Hellenistic Pottery
    Author: Chrysanthi Kallini, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
    Advisor: prof. Stella Drougou
    Status: Completed
    Date: July, 2007

     

  • The allure of monuments in the Roman Empire: Provincial perspectives on the triumphal arch
    Author: Kimberly Cassibry, University of California - Berkeley
    Advisor: Christopher Hallett
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2009

     

  • The Archaeology of Rural Production in Roman Central Tyrrhenian Italy
    Author: Abigail Crawford, Department of Archaeology, Boston University
    Advisor: Christopher H. Roosevelt
    Status: In Progress

     

  • The Building Blocks of Empire: Civic Architecture, Central Italy, and the Roman Middle Republic
    Author: Jeffrey A. Becker, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Classics
    Advisor: Nicola Terrenato
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2007

     

  • The Category of 'Pseudo-Cypriot' Amphorae. A Contribution on Early Hellenistic Pottery.
    Author: Lydia-Antonia Trakatelli, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
    Advisor: prof. Stella Drougou
    Status: Completed
    Date: July, 2009

     

  • The City of Corinth and Urbanism in Late Antique Greece
    Author: Amelia Brown, University of California - Berkeley
    Advisor: Susanna Elm
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2008

     

  • The city wall of Aphrodisias and civic identity in Late Antique Asia Minor
    Author: Peter de Staebler, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
    Advisor: Christopher Ratte
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2007

     

  • The Codrus Painter: An iconographical study
    Author: Amalia Avramidou, Johns Hopkins University
    Advisor: H. A. Shapiro
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2006

     

  • The fourth century city of Palike in Sicily
    Author: Spencer Pope, Brown University
    Advisor: R. Ross Holloway
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2006

     

  • The Hero Shrine of Opheltes/Archemoros at Nemea: A Case Study of Ancient Greek Hero Cult
    Author: Jorge Bravo, University of California - Berkeley
    Advisor: S. G. Miller
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2006

     

  • The interplay of economic, climatic and cultural change investigated through isotopic analyses of bone tissue: The case of Sardinia 4000--1900 BC
    Author: Luca Lai, University of South Florida
    Advisor: Robert Tykot
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2008

     

  • The judgment of animals in classical Greece: Animal sculpture and the concept of lifelikeness
    Author: Evrydiki Tasopoulou, Bryn Mawr College
    Advisor: A.A. Donohue
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2008

     

  • The Nabataean coroplastic arts: A synthetic approach for studying terracotta figurines, plaques, vessels, and other clay objects
    Author: Christopher Tuttle, Brown University
    Advisor: Martha Joukowsky
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2009

     

  • The Presence and Role of Women and Children in Roman Military Communities
    Author: Elizabeth M. Greene, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Classics
    Advisor: Werner Riess
    Status: In Progress

     

  • The social dynamic in the countryside of the southwest Iberia from the first century BCE to the fifth century CE: The torre de palma, Sao Cucufate, Pisoes, and Milreu villas
    Author: Lucia Maria Pinheiro Afonso, University at Buffalo SUNY
    Advisor: Stephen L. Dyson
    Status: Completed
    Date: August, 2010

     

  • The symposium and its past in Athenian vase painting, ca. 530-450 B.C
    Author: Kathryn Rose Topper, Harvard University
    Advisor: Gloria Ferrari Pinney
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2007

     

  • The Topographical Transformation of Archaic Rome: A New Interpretation of Architecture and Geography in the Early City
    Author: John N. N. Hopkins, The University of Texas at Austin
    Advisor: John R. Clarke
    Status: In Progress

     

  • Tombs for the Living: Ascetic Communities in Late Antique Egypt
    Author: Elisabeth O'Connell, University of California - Berkeley
    Advisor: Susanna Elm
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2008

     

  • Traditions in profile: A chronological sequence of western Sicilian ceramics (7th--6th c. BC)
    Author: Jeanette Cooper, University at Buffalo SUNY
    Advisor: Bradley Ault
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2007

     

  • Where did all the women go: The archaeology of the soldier empresses
    Author: Ryan Ricciardi, University of Cincinnati
    Advisor: Brian Rose
    Status: Completed
    Date: May, 2008