AIA Lecturer: Tate Paulette
Tate Paulette is an Assistant Professor in the History department at North Carolina State University; he received his degrees from the University of Chicago (Ph.D. and M.A.) and the University of Edinburgh (M.A.). His research revolves around agricultural practices, gastro-politics, and state making in Mesopotamia and the broader Near East, with a particular focus on the Bronze Age. He is currently co-directing archaeological investigations at the site of Makounta Voules in Cyprus, and he has been spearheading an effort to recreate Sumerian beer using authentic ingredients, equipment, and brewing techniques. Dr. Paulette's recent publications include “Pigs and the pastoral bias: The other animal economy in northern Mesopotamia (3000–2000 BCE)” (co-authored with M. Price and K. Grossman, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology), “Potent potables of the past: Beer and brewing in Mesopotamia" (co-authored with M. Fisher, The Ancient Near East Today), and “Grain, storage, and state making in Mesopotamia (3200–2000 BC)” (in Storage in ancient complex societies: Administration, organization, and control, Routledge, 2016).