Preliminary Academic Program

The 2016 AM will be held in San Francisco, CA from January 6-9. The Preliminary AIA Schedule of Paper Sessions as it is presented here is tentative and subject to change within the Final Program. Sessions are grouped within morning or afternoon categories and do not reflect the actual session and paper time slots. Final schedule times will be reflected in the AIA Final Program distributed on-site at the Annual Meeting, posted on the AIA website at a later date, and a dedicated meeting app. The dedicated meeting app allows attendees to interact with both organizations' programs and easily create custom schedules. It is available for all iOS and Android devices and has a basic web version.

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Abstract Book

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Members who do not attend the meeting may purchase a copy of the AIA Program for $8 and the Abstracts book for $12 (plus $5 S&H) by sending a request to Kevin Mullen, Director of Circulation and Fulfillment, at or 617-353-8711, or by ordering online below. You can also purchase 2013-2015 Programs and Abstract Books online.

Session Block 1: Thursday, January 7, 8:00 - 10:30 am

1A: Coastal and Maritime Contacts in the Eastern Mediterranean

Discovery of a New Nilometer from Greco-Roman Thmuis, Egypt
Robert J. Littman, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Tel Akko Total Archaeology Project: The 2014 and 2015 Seasons of Excavation
Ann E. Killebrew, The Pennsylvania State University

Navigation and Trade in the Eastern Aegean: Research in the Fourni Archipelago
Peter Campbell, University of Southampton, Jeffrey Royal, RPM Nautical Foundation, and George Koutsouflakis, Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities

Between the City and the Sea: 2015 Fieldwork in the Harbors of Burgaz, Turkey
Elizabeth S. Greene, Brock University, Justin Leidwanger, Stanford University, Lana Radloff, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Numan Tuna, Middle East Technical University, and Nadire Atıcı Middle East Technical University

Sinop Kale Excavations, 2015 report
Owen Doonan, California State University Northridge, Andrew Goldman, Gonzaga University, Alexander Bauer, Queens College, CUNY, Jane Rempel, Sheffield University, Krzysztof Domzalski, Institute of Archaeology, Warsaw, and Anna Smokotina, Krymsky Institute of Oriental Studiese

Holding Resistance of Ancient Anchor Reconstructions on the Mediterranean Seafloor
Gregory Votruba, University of Oxford, and Osman Erkurt, 360 Degrees Research Group


1B: Mycenaean Architecture

Malthi Mapping Project Preliminary Results
Rebecca Worsham, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Michael Lindblom, Uppsala University, and Rachel Opitz, University of Arkansas

Spatial Analysis and the Study of Mycenaean Architecture
Donna M. Nagle, Florida State University

Reinterpreting Glas and Mycenaean Regional Political Geography in the Light of Recent Field Discoveries
Christofilis Maggidis, Dickinson College, and Antonia Stamos, American University of Kuwait

The Mycenaean Pendulum Saw: Application, Adaptation, and Reconstruction
Nicholas G. Blackwell, North Carolina State University

A New Reconstruction of the Upper Story of the Palace of Nestor
Shannon L. Hogue, Xavier University


1C: Neolithic Diros

The Diros Project: Multidisciplinary Investigations at Alepotrypa Cave and Ksagounaki Promontory, 2010-2015
William A. Parkinson, Field Museum of Natural History, Anastasia Papathanasiou, Ephorate of Speleology and Paleoanthropology, Daniel J. Pullen, Florida State University, Panagiotis Karkanas, Weiner Laboratory, American School of Classical Studies, Michael L. Galaty, Mississippi State University, and Giorgos Papathanassopoulos, Honorary Ephor of Antiquities, Hellenic Ministry of Culture

Neolithic Alepotrypa Cave: 6000-3200 BC
Anastasia Papathanasiou, Ephorate of Palaeoanthropology and Speleology

Trial Trench B1 in Alepotrypa Cave in Diros Laconia: Structures, Stratigraphic and Pottery Sequence
Barbara Katsipanou, Ephorate of Antiquities of Messenia, Hellinic Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs

The Diros Cave Alepotrypa, Greece, Ossuaries: Performances of Memory in front of the Dead
Styliani Katsarou, Ephorate of Palaeoanthropology-Speleology, Athens, Greece

The Dark Side: Acts of Deposition in Chamber Z of Alepotrypa Cave during the Neolithic Period (Sixth-Fourth millenium B.C.E.)
Aikaterini Psimogiannou, University of Illinois at Chicago

Use of Plants and Use of Space in Alepotrypa Cave: A Microscopic Approach
Georgia Tsartsidou, Ephoreia of Palaeoanthropology Speleology Greece

Firewood Use at Alepotrypa Cave. Domestic Hearths and Ritual Fires
Maria Ntinou, M. H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science, American School of Classical Studies at Athens


1D: Photogrametric & 3D Approaches in Archaeological Fieldwork

Establishing Best Practices for Archaeological Photogrammetry
Philip Sapirstein, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Sarah C. Murray, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Total Paperless Recording of the Legio VI Ferrata camp in the Jezreel Valley, Israel
Michael Ashley, Center for Digital Archaeology, and Matthew Adams, W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

3D Modeling and GIS for Temporal Visualizations of Multi-Phased Ancient Sites
Elaine Sullivan, University of California, Santa Cruz

Mapping Notion: Non-Invasive Survey Using Aerial Photogrammetry, Personal Autopsy, Thermal Sensing, and Geophysical Prospection
Matthew Naglak, University of Michigan, and Gregory S. Tucker, University of Michigan

Experimental Photogrammetry Methods for Submerged Sites
Douglas Inglis, Texas A&M University, and Kotaro Yamafune, Texas A&M University

UAV’s Prospections for Mapping Archaeological Sites: Çatalhöyük and Isaura Vetus (Turkey)
Maurizio Forte, Duke University, and Nevio Danelon, Duke University

Photogrammetry and Aerial Photography in the 21st Century: The View from Methone, Greece.
Michael Rocchio, University of California, Los Angeles, and Hugh Thomas, The University of Sydney, Australia


1E: Globalizing the Field (Joint AIA/APA Colloquium)

The Giza Project at Harvard: Consolidated Access to the Pyramids
Peter Der Manuelian, Harvard University

Who Owns the Past? Evidence, Interpretation and the Use of Digital Archaeological Data
Jon Frey, Michigan State University

Online Coins of the Roman Empire. An Open Resource for Roman Numismatics
Andrew Robert Meadows, American Numismatic Society

Expanding the Archive: The Creation of the Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection (SPARC)
Carolyn Heitman, University of Nebraska


1F: Cultural Encounters and Frontier Interactions: Part 1

Building Blocks of a Punic and Roman Community: Excavations at the Lago di Venere site, Pantelleria, Italy
Carrie Ann Murray, Brock University, and Clive Vella, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University

The S'Urachi Project: Cultural Encounters and Everyday Life around a Nuraghe in Phoenician and Punic Sardinia
Peter van Dommelen, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University, and Alfonso Stiglitz, Museo Civico, San Vero Milis

The Space Between: Location Analysis and Relations between Military and Local Communities on Rome's Northern Frontier
Eli J.S. Weaverdyck, University of California, Berkeley

Hoarding Practices and Entangled Interactions beyond the Roman Frontier
Kathryn McBride, Brown University


1G: People in the Greek Landscape

When the Streets Had No Names: Shrines and Navigation in Attica
Johanna Best, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

'Who Goes There?': Discerning Local Identity in the Diros Region of the Mani Peninsula in Classical Antiquity
Chelsea A.M. Gardner, University of British Columbia

Size Matters? A Case Study of Population Estimations from the Mani Peninsula in Greece
William P. Ridge, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Rebecca M. Seifried, University of Illinois at Chicago

The Palaea Zichni: the Ethno-Archaeology and Multi-Cultural History of a Northern Greek Town
Stephen McPhillips, University of Copenhagen, Aris Anagnostopoulos, University of Kent, Evangelos Katafylis, University of Cambridge, Stefan Lund, University of Lund and Giacomo Landeschi, University of Lund

From Kopai to Halai: Towns on Pausanias' Route through North Boeotia and East Lokris
John E. Coleman, Cornell University


1H: Craftsmen and Patrons in the Roman World

Cognitive Dissonance in Roman Attitudes toward Craftsmen
Jared T. Benton, University of Victoria

Aphrodisian Sarcophagus Sculptors Abroad?
Sarah E. Madole, CUNY - BMCC

Elite Competition and the Religious Uses of Statuary in Imperial Italy
Zsuzsanna Varhelyi, Boston University

Who Bought Bucolic? Sheep, Cows, and Villas on Roman Sarcophagi
Mont Allen, Southern Illinois University

Bread and Circuses and Basilicas? Reassessing the Basilica of Junius Bassus
Stephanie A. Hagan, University of Pennsylvania

Defining Collection: The Villa of Chiragan, Statuary Assemblages, and "Collection" in Scholarship of the Ancient World
Sarah E. Beckmann, University of Pennsylvania


1I: The Archaeology of Greece in Late Antiquity

House Size and Elite Inequality in Roman Greece
Kilian P. Mallon, Stanford University

Keeping an Even Temper in Times of Trouble: Continuity and the Maintenance of Ceramic Traditions in Late Roman Corinth
Mark D. Hammond, AIA Member at Large, and Heather Graybehl, AIA Member at Large

Local Prosperity and Regional Economy in Roman to Early Byzantine Greece: The American Excavations at Kenchreai 2014-2015
Joseph L. Rife, Vanderbilt University, Jorge J. Bravo III, University of Maryland, College Park, and Sebastian Heath, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University

Market Access in Late Antique Thrace: the Ceramic Perspective from Molyvoti
Alistair Mowat, University of Manitoba, Nicholas Hudson, University of North Carolina - Wilmington, and Thomas Tartaron, University of Pennsylvania

Excavation in the Late Antique City at Golemo Gradi?te, Konjuh, 2014-2015
Carolyn S. Snively, Gettysburg College, and Goran Sanev, Archaeological Museum, Skopje


1J: Histories of Classical Collecting

A Fifth-century (hypen) Grave Stele of a Greek Athlete in the Vatican Museums and its Afterlife in the City of Rome
Gabriella Cirucci, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa

The House of Sallust in 1840:The Aschaffenburg Model in the Pompeianum of King Ludwig I
Anne Laidlaw, Johns Hopkins

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Classical Collection in its Early Years
Elizabeth Bartman, New York Society

Classical Sculpture and Eugenics at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exhibition in San Francisco
Mireille M. Lee, Vanderbilt University

Soldiers in "A Country Rich in Monuments": Allied Military Personnel as Tourists at Pompeii, 1943-1945.
Nigel D. Pollard, Swansea University


Session Block 2: Thursday, January 7, 10:45 am - 12:45 pm

2A: Current Issues in Heritage Management

Integrating Conservation Data to Improve Access and Preservation: Case Studies from Open Context
Eric Kansa, Open Context

Volunteer Site Stewardship in California
Beth Padon, Discovery Works, Inc.

Única al Món: Heritage Management in Menorca, Spain
Zoe P. Strassfield, New York University

The Impact of Media on Archaeology: The Northern Cape as a Case Study
Michael Chazan, University of Toronto

Cultural Racketeering in Egypt - Predicting Patterns in Illicit Activity: Quantitative Tools of the 21st-Century Archaeologist
Katie A. Paul, The Antiquities Coalition


2B: Asia Minor

Recent Fieldwork at Sardis, Turkey
Nicholas Cahill, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Modeling the Appearance and Experience of the Pseudodipteral Temple of Artemis at Magnesia
Samuel Holzman, University of Pennsylvania

That This Water is Prophetic is Hence Manifest: Groundwater Geochemistry at Delphi, Didyma, and Claros.
Jonathan M. Flood, University of Texas at Austin

Archaeological Research at Notion
Christopher Ratt‚, University of Michigan

The Cisterns of Notion
Angela Commito, University at Albany

Quarrying at Notion: Urban Settlement and the Natural Environment
Catherine Steidl, Brown University


2C: Landscapes & Households in the Aegean World

From "Good Condition" to "Dry and Barren": the Geoarchaeology of Climate and Post-palatial Landscape Change at Mycenae, Greece
Daniel J. Fallu, Boston University

Settlement Ecology in Bronze Age Messenia
Christopher S. Jazwa, Pennsylvania State University, and Kyle A. Jazwa, Florida State University

Crisis Building: Social Implications for Domestic Architectural Change in Mainland Greece during LH IIIC and PG
Kyle A. Jazwa, Florida State University

Burning Down the House: Arson, Accident, or Natural Disaster?
Julie Hruby, Dartmouth College


2D: The Mycenaean Coast

Alternative Worlds: Mariner Networks in Ports Across the Late Bronze Age Aegean
Senta C. German, Montclair State University, and Linda Hulin, University of Oxford

Korakou, the Port City of Mycenaean Corinth
Ioulia Tzonou-Herbst, American School of Classical Studies at Athens

The Late Helladic I Ceramic Sequence at Mitrou, East Lokris: Chronology and Wider Cultural Implications
Christopher Mark Hale, The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, Salvatore Vitale, Università degli studi di Pisa, and Aleydis Van de Moortel, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Towards an Explanation for the Primacy of the Euboean Gulf Coasts during the Bronze Age - Early Iron Age Transition
Margaretha Kramer-Hajos, Indiana University


2E: Athens: The Acropolis and the Agora

The Parthenon: One Gap or Two?
John G. Younger, University of Kansas

The Martial Context of the Archaic, Athenian Rider Statues
Alexander E. Skufca, Florida State University

Feeding the Prytaneis with Standard Measures at the Tholos in Athens
Ann Steiner, Franklin & Marshall College

The Chaîne-Opératoire of Professional Butchery in the Archaic to Classical Athenian Agora: Changing Foodways in an Urban Context
W. Flint Dibble, University of Cincinnati

Chasing Ghosts in the Athenian Agora: The So-Called "Hadrianic Basilica"
Valentina Di Napoli, Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece, and Gilberto Montali, University of Macerata


2F: Sicily

Deep-Sea Shipwrecks Investigation in Sicily: the Panarea III shipwreck
Sebastiano Tusa, Soprintendenza del Mare, Roberto la Rocca, Soprintendenza del Mare, and Alba Mazza, The University of Sydney

The Materiality of Science: Greek Bathing in Sicily in the Age of Archimedes
Sandra K. Lucore, Independent Scholar

Trade and Adaptation of Ritual Objects in Western Sicily: Contextual Readings of Stamped Louteria
Andrew Farinholt Ward, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

A Sicilian Divine Couple: Demeter Malophoros and Zeus Meilichios
Allaire B. Stallsmith, Towson University

A Case of Archaeomusicology in a Greek Colony in the West: the Aulos from Selinus
Angela Bellia, Institute of Fine Arts (IFA) - New York University


2G: Etruria and Latium in the Archaic Age

New Evidence for the Early Phases of the Temple at Poggio Colla (Vicchio di Mugello)
Michael Thomas, The University of Texas at Austin

Archaeological Research in Ancient Satricum. The Late Archaic Town Revealed
Marijke Gnade, University of Amsterdam

New Excavations in the Necropolis of Crocifisso del Tufo (Orvieto, TR, Italy)
Claudio Bizzarri, PAAO, and David B. George, Saint Anselm College

The Struggle is Real: Herakles and the Caeretan Hydriae
Joseph S. Woldman, Columbia University

Human-Mask Cups: Egyptian Models for Etruscan and Roman Craftsmanship
Daniele F. Maras, Pontificia Accademia Romana di Archeologia, and Friederike Bubenheimer-Erhart, Universität Wien


2H: Mimesis, Repetition, and the Aesthetics of Roman Art

Optical Games and Spiritual Frames: A Reassessment of Imitation Marble Mosaics in Roman Africa
Nathan S. Dennis, Johns Hopkins University

Mimesis and Material(ity): the Use of "Metallic" Stones in Roman Imperial Sculpture
Emily Margaret Cook, Columbia University

Roman Wall Painting as Evidence for Egyptian Luxury Imports
Stephanie Pearson, Humboldt University, Berlin

Copying Across Time and Space: The Case of the Roman Isis
Lindsey A. Mazurek, Duke University

Repetition as a Social and Aesthetic Strategy in the Group Reliefs of the Late Republic and Early Empire
Devon Stewart, Georgia State University


2I: Climate Change and Human Society, Past, Present, and Future (Colloquium)

Archaeologists and Climate Change: There's more to this than the birth of Frankenstein
Brian Fagan, University of California, Santa Barbara

Climate and Life: A Human Retrospective from North Africa
Peter de Menocal, Columbia University

Climate Change, Water Resource Availability, and Migration in Prehistoric North Africa
Jennifer Smith, Washington University in St. Louis

Climate Change and Human Society: Beyond Crisis to Opportunity and History
Sturt Manning, Cornell University

Nature's Naughty Child: El Niño in Peruvian Prehistory
Daniel Sandweiss, University of Maine


2J: Landscapes of Death and Remembrance in Ancient Greece (Colloquium)

Mound Construction and Remembrance at the Seventh-Century Kerameikos
Cicek Beeby, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kroisos in Context: Sixth Century B.C.E. Tumuli in Southern Attika
Cameron Pearson, City University of New York

The Dead Among the Living: Mapping Classical Attic Tombstones
Timothy Shea, Duke University

Commemorating the Dead: Dark Tourism in Ancient Greece
Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver, University of Pittsburgh


2K: Poster Session

Tutankhamun's shields: Historical context and digital documentation
Islam Shaheen, Grand Egyptian Museum

Peripheral Centers? Regional Urban Connectivity in the Xanthos Valley and Kibyratis Highlands
Rachel L. Starry, Bryn Mawr College

Lights, Camera, Archaeology: Documenting Archaeological Textile Impressions with Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI)
Emily B. Frank, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

Of Wine and Residues: Materials and Methods from the Tel Kabri Palatial Storerooms to the Chemistry Laboratory
Alison M. Crandall, University of California, Los Angeles, Assaf Yasur-Landau, University of Haifa, Eric H. Cline, The George Washington University, and Andrew J. Koh, Brandeis University

The Right to Sight: Gender, Ritual, and the Monumental Wall Paintings at Balalyk-Tepe (5th-7th century C.E.)
Patricia E. Kim, University of Pennsylvania

Curating and Preserving Digital Archaeological Data: A Guide to Good Practice
Jodi Reeves Flores, Center for Digital Antiquity, and Adam Brin, Center for Digital Antiquity

3D Field Documentation: Millimeter Accuracy at the Locus Level
Michael Ashley, Center for Digital Archaeology, and Adam Prins, Jezreel Valley Regional Project

The Pompeii Artifact Life History Project: 2013, 2014, and 2015 Study Seasons
J. Theodore Peña, University of California, Berkeley, Caroline Cheung, University of California, Berkleley, Gina Tibbott, Temple University, and Aaron Brown, University of California, Berkeley

Medieval Household Ceramics in 3D: An Inventory of Vessel Shapes from Nemea, Greece
Effie Athanassopoulos, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Kim Shelton, University of California-Berkeley

"Our TSJs are Sealed": A New Methodology for the Study of Ceramic Stoppers in the Late Bronze Age Aegean
Trevor Van Damme, UCLA

Southern Balkan Regional Variety and Connectivity: Results of a New International Collaboration
Tobias Krapf, Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece, Esmeralda Agolli, University of Tirana, Ole Aslaksen, University of Gothenburg, Ekaterina Ilieva, New Bulgarian University, Stoyan Ivanov, New Bulgarian University, Christos Kleitsas, Ephorate of Antiquities of Ioannina, Giannis Papadias, University of Thessaloniki, Aleksandra Papazovska Sanev, University of Skopje, Evgenia Tsafou, University of Thessaloniki, Akis Tsonos, University of Ioannina, and Evangelia Vliora, University of

The Shared Classical Heritage of East and West in the Monumental Art of the Early Islamic Middle East
Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis, The Graduate Center, the City University of New York, and Judith McKenzie, University of Oxford

Revealing the Potters of Petsas House, Mycenae
Lynne A. Kvapil, Butler University, and Kim S. Shelton, University of California, Berkeley

Occupation Over Time at the Gault Site
Bonnie Etter, Cornell University

Landscape Archaeology and New Technologies at Tel Akko and in the Plain of Akko
Jane C. Skinner, Yale University, Ann E. Kllebrew, Pennsylvania State University, Jamie Quartermaine, Oxford Archaeology, Inc, and Michal Artzy, University of Haifa

Studying Households and Tracing Cultural Identity in NE Spain (Second and early First Centuries B.C.E.)
Alejandro G. Sinner, York University, Kimberly McCullough, York University, Ashwyn Grewal, York University, and Daniel Jankulovski, York University

Gold from the Sea: A Cargo of Coins from a Fatimid Egyptian Shipwreck at Caesarea Maritima, Israel
John R. Hale, University of Louisville, Jacob Sharvit, Israel Antiquities Authority, Robert Kool, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Dror Planer, Israel Antiquities Authority, and Bridget Buxton, University of Rhode Island

Assessment of Iron Age Lydian Tumulus Distributions through GIS-based Spatial Analysis
Daniel Plekhov, Boston University, Christina M. Luke, Koç University, and Christopher H. Roosevelt, Koç University

PXRF Analysis of the Pylos Linear B Tablets
Billy B. Wilemon Jr., Mississippi State University

Visibility Networks in the Castro Culture of northwestern Portugal
Jordan Bowers, University of Texas at Austin

Alpine Lichenometry as a Relative Dating Mechanism in Archaeology
Patrick Hunt, Stanford University

Reuse of Roman material at the Iglesia de la Asunci›n, San Vicente del Valle (Burgos, Spain)
Scott de Brestian, Central Michigan University, and Victor Martinez, Arkansas State University

Digital Etruria: Three New Projects to Update the Study of Etruscan Archaeology
Orlando Cerasuolo, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Crop Growing Conditions at Bronze Age Tsoungiza: A Stable Isotope Analysis of Archaeobotanical Remains
Alexis N. Niekamp, University of Illinois Chicago

3D Virtual Archaeology Exhibits for Public Outreach
Veronica M. Morriss, University of Chicago

Morphological and Archaeometric Analyses of Daub at Poggio Civitate
Daniel W. Moore, Indiana State University

Organic Pottery Residues at Agia Triada Cave: A Preliminary Analysis
Rachel Vykukal, University of Tennessee


Session Block 3: Thursday, January 7, 1:45 - 4:45 pm

3A: Integrating Community and Education into Archaeological Research (Colloquium)

Public Involvement at the "Epicenter of Rocky Mountain Archaeology"
Richard Adams, Colorado State University

Crossing Boundaries: Archaeology Across Cultures and School Levels
Eleanor M. King, Howard University

"It was Just Like Finding Treasure": Archaeology, Heritage, and Community Partnership at Little Bay Plantation, Montserrat, WI
Jessica Striebel Maclean, Boston University

The Aguacate Community Archaeology Project: Convening Archaeology and Heritage in a Q'eqchi' Maya Village
Claire Novotny, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

10,000 Years of History: Community Heritage and Place Based Learning at the Linn Site, Idaho
Rebecca Sgouros, Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum

Providing Multiple Pathways to Community and Archaeology Education
Kathy Stemmler, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Ancient Lod: A Community Archaeology Project
Yuval Gadot, Tel Aviv University


3B: Social Spaces and Industrial Places: Multi-Scalar Approaches to Production in the Ancient Mediterranean (Colloquium)

"But There is No Hellenistic Glass": A Multi-Scalar Analysis of the Late First Millennium B.C.E.
Katherine A. Larson, University of Michigan

Industrial Intensification and Abandonment at Neo-Punic Zita
Brett Kaufman, Brown University

The Scale of Production of Salted Fish and Fish Sauces at the Roman site of Tr¢ia (Portugal)
Inês Vaz Pinto, University of Coimbra

Life and Labor on the Edge of Empire: Roman Mining Communities in Southwest Iberia
Linda Gosner, Brown University

The Purpose-Built Workspaces of the Classical Agora and Scales of Urban Production
Alison Fields, University of Cincinnati

Industry and Interaction: Crafting Neighborhoods as Communities in Classical and Early Hellenistic Greece
Katherine B. Harrington, Brown University

The Social Space of Production in the Northern Part of the Iberian World (Sixth-Third Centuries B.C.E.)
Alexis Gorgues, Universit‚ Bordeaux Montaigne


3C: Archaeology of Crete

Hosting and Toasting as an Arena for Cooperation and Competition
Luke F. Kaiser, University of Arizona

A New Protopalatial Ceramic Deposit: Exploring Local Pottery Production and Consumption in Mochlos from the Middle Minoan I-IIB
Georgios Doudalis, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

The Western Magazines and the West Facade of the Palace at Malia (Crete) during the Protopalatial Period
Maud Devolder, TOPOI-FU Berlin

Excavations at Palaikastro 2014-15
Carl Knappett, University of Toronto, Nicoletta Momigliano, University of Bristol, Alexandra Livarda, University of Nottingham, Tim Cunningham, Université Catholique de Louvain, Quentin Letesson, Université Catholique de Louvain, and Hector Orengo, University of Sheffield

The Magic and the Mundane: the Function of Talismanic Class Stones in Minoan Crete
Angela Murock Hussein, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Edifis at Work? A New Court-Centered Building at Sissi. Results from the 2015 Excavation Campaign
Simon Jusseret, The University of Texas at Austin, Sylviane Déderix, The University of Arizona, Maud Devolder, Université catholique de Louvain, and Jan Driessen, Université catholique de Louvain

The Dessenne Building in the Protopalatial Settlement at Malia (Crete)
Maud Devolder, TOPOI-FU Berlin, and Ilaria Caloi, UCLouvain-AEGIS


3D: Gold Medal Colloquium in Honor of Malcolm Bell, III (Colloquium)

New Developments in the Handling of Cultural Property in the Wake of Malcolm Bell's Vice-Presidency of the AIA
Patty Gerstenblith, De Paul University

Not Sloppy but Hasty: Late Athenian Black-Figure
Kathleen M. Lynch, University of Cincinnati

Playing in the Dirt: Earthen Walls in Hellenistic Architecture
Elizabeth Fentress, International Association for Classical Archaeology (AIAC)

Sauroctonos Corinthius
Jenifer Neils, Case Western Reserve University

Salute a Mac: Dining and Drinking at Hellenistic Morgantina
Barbara Tsakirgis, Vanderbilt University


3E: From Castellina to Cetamura: Recent Developments in the Archaeology of Chianti (Colloquium)

Exploring Chianti with Alvaro Tracchi
Nancy T. de Grummond, Florida State University

Animals in Rituals? Etruscan and Roman Evidence from Cetamura del Chianti
Chiara Corbino, University of Sheffield, UK

Etruscan Princes from Chianti
Massimo Pianigiani, Museo Archeologico del Chianti Senese, Castellina in Chianti

Tracing the History of the Human-Plant Relationships: A Case Study at Cetamura del Chianti
Gianna Giachi, Soprintendenza Archeologia della Toscana, Firenze (Italy)

Engineering the Well Excavation at Cetamura del Chianti: Innovative Solutions in a Confined Hypogeum Environment
Francesco Cini, Cooperativa ICHNOS: Archeologia, Ambiente e Sperimentazione, Montelupo Fiorentina (Italy)

Antlers and Astragali: Sacred Deer at Cetamura del Chianti
Lora L. Holland, University of North Carolina at Asheville


3F: The Economics and Logistics of Roman Art and Architecture

Pigment Prices: Costs, Fraud, and the Concerns of Roman Pigmentarii
Hilary Becker, University of Mississippi

Lapis Gabinus: Quantifying the Economy of a Roman Tufo Quarry
Jason Farr, University of Michigan

Extracting Economics from Roman Marble Quarries
Leah Long, Viriginia Commonwealth University in Qatar

The Cost of Building Rome: Architectural Energetics and Labor-Time Estimates at the Basilica of Maxentius
Brian Sahotsky, UCLA

Beasts of Burden: Animal Power for Public Construction in Rome
Christina Triantafillou, University of Southampton

The Re-use of Monolithic Columns in the Invention and Persistence of Roman Architecture
Peter D. De Staebler, Pratt Institute

The Marzamemi "Church Wreck": New Excavations and Heritage Management off Southeast Sicily
Justin Leidwanger, Stanford University

The Cost of the Late Antique Inscribed Sarcophagi: The Evidence from Salona
Dora Ivanisevic, Central European University


3G: Current Developments in North African Archaeology: DAI/AIA New Projects and Joint Efforts (Colloquium)

An Archaeology of Rights: Cultural Heritage in the Medjerda Valley, Tunisia
Kathryn Lafrenz Samuels, University of Maryland, College Park

On Current Archaeology in Libya: A Remote Sensing Project in Research and Heritage Management
Ralf Bockmann, Deutsches Arch„ologisches Institut, Rome

The German-Algerian Research Project in the New National Museum of Cherchel
Ortwin Dally, Deutsches Arch„ologisches Institut, Rome

"Where are those great and splendid cities?" Urbanization and Landscape Change in North Africa across the longue durée (500 B.C.E. - 800 C.E.)
Corisande Fenwick, University of Leicester

Research, People, and Politics: The Tuniso-German Archaeological Project at Chimtou (Ancient Simitthus, Tunisia)
Philipp von Rummel, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut

Urban Neighborhoods in North Africa
Michelle L. Berenfeld, Pitzer College


3H: Sailing with the Gods: the Archaeology of Ancient Mediterranean Maritime Religion (Colloquium)

Phoenician Maritime Religion
Aaron Brody, Pacific School of Religion

Praying and Singing when Departing: A Cypriot Maritime Ceremony to the Great Goddess
Caroline Sauvage, Loyola Marymount University

The Maritime Network of Aphrodite Euploia
Amelia R. Brown, University of Queensland

Testing the Gods, Saving your Ship: A Digital Approach to the Samothracian Ritual Network
Sandra Blakely, Emory University

Love and Money: Financial Documentation for the Cults of Aphrodite, Cypria, and Isis in the Eastern Mediterranean
Isabella Pafford, Willamette University

Maritime Trade, Cult, and the Community of Perati in LHIIIC East Attica
Sarah Murray, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Religious Cults and Archaic Emporia: Cross-Cultural Interaction and Religious Change through Naukratis
Megan Daniels, Stanford University


3I: Recent Excavations on Roman Provincial Sites: New Data for Understanding Regional Differences in the Provinces (Colloquium)

Idol Hill and Prehistoric Monuments in the Roman West
Philip Kiernan, The University at Buffalo

Germany East of the Rhine, 12 B.C.E.-16 C.E.: The First Step to Become a Roman Province
Gabriele Rasbach, DAI Römisch-Germanische Kommission, Frankfurt

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: The Communal Sacred Identity of Roman Ascalon
Robyn Le Blanc, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Roman Gordion and its Cemeteries: Constructing a Model for Rural Burial Practices in Central Anatolia
Andrew L. Goldman, Gonzaga University

A Military Kiln Complex at Vindolanda: Production for the Local and Regional Military Economy
Alexander Meyer, University of Western Ontario


3J: Cycladic Archaeology: New Approaches and Discoveries (Colloquium)

Storage and Socio-Political Complexity in Middle and Late Bronze Age Ayia Irini Kea
Evi Gorogianni, Assistant Professor at University of Akron

Miltiades at Paros? New Evidence from Despotiko
Yannos Kourayos, Paros Archaeological Museum

The Cult of Demeter on the Cyclades: A Case Study of Kythnos and Naxos
Erica Angeliker, University of Zurich

Interaction Versus Isolation: Rethinking Island Identity in the Roman Cyclades
Enora Le Quéré, University of Rouen (France)

The Port-City of Delos and its Commercial Cityscape
Mantha Zarmakoupi, University of Birmingham

Networks and Christianization in the Late Antique Cyclades
Rebecca J. Sweetman, University of St Andrews


Session Block 4: Friday, January 8, 8:00 - 10:30 am

4A: Digital Resources for Teaching and Outreach (Colloquium)

Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Seals Online Catalogue
Lain Wilson, Dumbarton Oaks, and Jonathan Shea, Dumbarton Oaks

Using Online Tools to Teach Classics in a Small or Non-Existent Classics Program
Kristina Chew, Rutgers University Online

Collaborative Annotation and Latin Pedagogy
J. Bert Lott, Vassar College

From Stone to Screen to Classroom
Gwynaeth McIntyre, University of Otago, Melissa Funke, University of British Columbia, and Chelsea Gardner, University of British Columbia

Dependency Syntax Trees in the Latin 1 Classroom
Robert Gorman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


4B: Standardization and the State (Colloquium)

Materiality and Performance in the Use of Standardized Measures
Robert Schon, University of Arizona

Who Benefits? Incentive and Coercion in the Selection of Greek Monetary Standards
Peter van Alfen, American Numismatic Society

Measures and Standards in Hellenistic and Roman Sicily
D. Alex Walthall, University of Texas at Austin

State Standards and Metrological Culture in Imperial Rome
Andrew M. Riggsby, University of Texas at Austin

Performing Measurement in the Roman East
Melissa Bailey, University of Maryland, Baltimore County


4C: Prehistoric Aegean

Early Humans in the Aegean Basin: First Excavation Results from the Palaeolithic Site of Stélida, Naxos
Tristan Carter, McMaster University, Demetrios Athanssoulis, Cycladic Ephorate of Antiquities, Kathryn Campeau, McMaster University, Daniel Contreras, University of Aix-Marseille, Justin Holcomb, Boston University, and Danica Mihailović, Belgrade University

Preliminary Report on the 2014 and 2015 Excavation Seasons in the Pelekita Cave, Zakros, Crete
Susan C. Ferrence, INSTAP Academic Press, Athanasia Kanta, Mediterranean Archaeological Society, Lily Bonga, INSTAP Study Center for East Crete, Dimitra Mylona, INSTAP Study Center for East Crete, Tristan Carter, McMaster University, and Costis Davaras, University of Athens

Mavropigi-Filotsairi. An Early Neolithic Settlement in Western Macedonia

New Perspectives on Neolithic Agricultural Villages in Eastern Thessaly (Greece) Through Remote-Sensing Applications
Apostolos Sarris , FORTH, Tuna Kalayci , FORTH, François-Xavier Simon, FORTH, Jamieson Donati, FORTH, Ian Moffat, FORTH, Carmen Cuenca García, FORTH, Meropi Manataki, FORTH, Gianluca Cantoro, FORTH, Nikos Nikas, FORTH, Nassos Argyriou, FORTH, Sylviane Dederix, FORTH, Georgia Karampatsou, FORTH, Evita Kalogiropoulou, FORTH, Cristina Manzetti, FORTH, Konstantinos Vouzaxakis, Archaeological Ephorate of Karditsa, Greek Ministry of Culture, Vasso Rondiri, Archaeological Ephorate of Magnesia, Greek Ministry of Culture, Polyxeni Arachoviti, Archaeological Ephorate of Magnesia, Greek Ministry of Culture, Kaliopi Almatzi, Archaeological Ephorate of Magnesia, Greek Ministry of Culture, Despina Efstathiou, Archaeological Ephorate of Magnesia, Greek Ministry of Culture, and Evangelia Stamelou, Archaeological Ephorate of Magnesia, Greek Ministry of Culture


4D: The Northeast Peloponessos

The Western Argolid Regional Project: Results of the 2015 Season
Sarah James, University of Colorado Boulder, Dimitri Nakassis, University of Toronto, and Scott Gallimore, Wilfrid Laurier University

Sikyon Excavations: 2013 and 2014 Seasons
Yannis Lolos, University of Thessaly, Scott Gallimore, Wilfrid Laurier University, Sarah James, University of Colorado, Boulder, Nicola Nenci, University of Edinburgh, Matthew Maher, University of Winnipeg, Susan-Marie Price, University of British Columbia, and Martin Wells, Austin College

Trading & Transporting Timber in the Peloponnese: The Special Roles of Sikyon & Corinth
Morgan T. Condell, University of Pennsylvania

Athena at Corinth: Revisiting the Attribution of the Temple of Apollo
Angela Ziskowski, Coe College

Outreach in Ancient Corinth: Educational Enrichment in the US and Greece
Katherine Petrole, Corinth Excavations, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and Ioulia Tzonou-Herbst, Corinth Excavations, American School of Classical Studies at Athens

The Antonine Julian Basilica in Corinth
Paul D. Scotton, California State University, Long Beach


4E: Archaeometric Approaches to the Aegean Bronze Age

Rub-a-dub-dub: Organic Temper and Shared Practice in the Production of Bathtubs in the LHIIIB-IIIC Saronic Gulf.
William D. Gilstrap, Missouri University Research Reactor, and Peter M. Day, University of Sheffield

Chemical Characterization of EBA/MBA Pottery from Ognina (Sicily): A Comparison of XRF and pXRF for Analysis of Ancient Pottery
Davide Tanasi, Arcadia University, S. Hassam, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, F. Pirone, University of South Florida, A. Raudino, LaTrobe University, P. Trapani, Independent Researcher, R.H. Tykot, University of South Florida, and A. Vianello, Independent Researcher

Provenance Determination of Mycenaean Pottery from Alalakh
Sila Votruba, Koç University

Metals and Metallurgy at Bronze Age Ayia Irini, Kea
Natalie Abell, University of Michigan, and Myrto Georgakopoulou, University College London-Qatar

Alloying with a Purpose: Comparing Object Typologies and Chemical Compositions at Neopalatial Mochlos
Jesse Obert, University of California, Berkeley

Slags and Ores: Archaeometallurgy and the Geometric Settlement of Zagora, Andros, Greece
Ivana G. Vetta, University of Sydney


4F: Western Mediterranean & Adriatic Prehistory

The Projekti Arkeologjikë i Shkodrës (PASH), Northern Albania: Results of the 2014 Excavation Campaign
Michael L. Galaty, Mississippi State University, Lorenc Bejko, University of Tirana, Sylvia Deskaj, Michigan State University, Richard Yerkes, Ohio State University, Susan Allen, University of Cincinnati, and Rachelanne Bolus, University of Cincinnati

2013-2015 Survey of Neolithic Agricultural Sites in the Tavoliere (Italy): A Report on Ceramic and Lithic Finds as well as Aeria
Robert H. Tykot, University of South Florida, Craig Alexander, University of Cambridge, Keri A. Brown, University of Manchester, Kyle P. Freund, Indian River State College , and Italo M. Muntoni, Soprintendenza per i Beni Culturali della Puglia

An Iberian House at Cástulo: Results of the First Season of American-Spanish Collaborative Excavations
Justin St. P. Walsh, Chapman University, Diego López Martínez, Cástulo Siglo XXI, Ildefonso Martínez Sierra, Cástulo Siglo XXI, Enrique Peregrin Pitto, University of Granada, Francisco Arias de Haro, Conjunto Arqueológico de Cástulo, and Alfonso Luis Montejo Ráez, Cástulo Siglo XXI

Potters' Choices and Vessels Performance on the Island Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain) during Aboriginal Times. First results
Miguel del Pino Curbelo, University of Sheffield, Noémi S. Müller, British School at Athens, Jaume Buxeda i Garrigós, University of Barcelona, Amelia Rodríguez Rodríguez, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Peter M. Day, University of Sheffield, José Mangas Viñuela, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and Vassilis Kilikoglou, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”

The Passersby of the Western Mediterranean: Considering the Informal Migration of Traders, Merchants and Laborers
Sam J. Lash, Joukowsky Institute of Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University

Resisting Change: Distributive Networks and Social Inequality in the Central Mediterranean Fourth-Second Millennium B.C.E.
Clive Vella, Brown University


4G: Out and Around Houses in Eastern Mediterranean Cities (Colloquium)

Life in the Streets: Placemaking and Collectiveness in Byzantine Athens
Fotini Kondyli, University of Virginia

Probing the Development of Exterior Domestic Spaces: Patterns and Strategies
Lisa Nevett, University of Michigan

Pigs in Space: Zooarchaeology and Spatial Patterns in Ancient Households
Michael MacKinnon, University of Winnipeg

Antioch, Daphne, and the Transformation of Domestic Space
Andrea De Giorgi, Florida State University

Connective Spaces at Roman Kourion
Thomas W. Davis, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary


4H: Roman Emperors: Their Images and Their Spaces

The Roman Emperor as Jupiter: Jovian Concepts & the Polyvalent Image
Zehavi V. Husser, Biola University

Harvard's Emperor in Fragments: An Old Trajan Reconsidered
Anthony R. Shannon, Harvard University

A New Building Complex at the Center of Hadrian's Villa and Other Findings from Columbia's Fieldwork Season (APAHA Tibur 2015)
Daira Nocera, University of Pennsylvania, Francesco de Angelis, Columbia University, and Marco Maiuro, Columbia University

A New Interpretation of Hadrian's "Province Series" Coinage
Martin Beckmann, McMaster University

New Discoveries at the "Villa of the Antonines": the 2015 Season
Deborah Chatr Aryamontri, Montclair State University, Timothy Renner, Montclair State University, Carla Mattei, Independent Scholar, Carlo Albo, Independent Scholar, and Alessandro Blanco, Independent Scholar

Caracalla as Birdman? Proposing a New Imperial Identity for the British Museum's "Horus in Roman Military Costume"
Anne E. Haeckl, Kalamazoo College


4I: Change and continuity in Italy and Sicily from the Republic to the Middle Ages

Update from the Field: Report on the 2015 Excavations of the Contrada Agnese Project (Morgantina, Sicily)
Randall Souza, Binghamton University, Jared Benton, University of Victoria, and Alex Walthall, University of Texas at Austin

Masked Identities: Investigating Votive Rituals and Political Transformations at Narce in the Third Century B.C.E.
Jacopo Tabolli, Trinity College Dublin

Notes of Roman Economy in Populonia
Carolina Megale, Università di Firenze, and Stefano Genovesi, Archeodig Project

Recent Research on the Republican Phases of the Roman Sanctuary at Sant'Omobono
Daniel P. Diffendale, University of Michigan

Recent Discoveries from a Mechanized Coring Survey of Rome's Forum Boarium
Andrea L. Brock, University of Michigan

Recent finds from Excavations at Coriglia, CV (Umbria, Italy)
David George, Saint Anselm College, and Claudio Bizzarri, PAAO

The Longue Durée Development of the Porta Esquilina and the Church of S. Vito in Rome
Margaret M. Andrews, Brown University, Seth G. Bernard, University of Toronto, and Simonetta Serra, Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali, Rome


4J: Deserted Villages, I: Before Abandonment (Colloquium)

The "Dead Villages" of Northern Syria: Surveillance and Security at Déhès
Anna M. Sitz, University of Pennsylvania

The Center Holds: Village Desertion and Settlement Patterns in the Early Medieval Fayyum, Egypt
Brendan Haug, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

New Insights into the Abandoned "Palaiomaniatika" from Ottoman Defters, Aerial Survey, and Field Reconnaissance
Rebecca M. Seifried, University of Illinois at Chicago

The Deserted Village of Anavatos in Chios Island, Greece
Olga Vassi, Ministry of Culture, Greece

Roads, Routes and Abandoned Villages in the Western Argolid
Dimitri Nakassis, University of Toronto


4K: Macedonia and the Hellenistic World

Pieria Capta: Methone, Pella, and the Urbanization of Macedonia
Sarah P. Morris, UCLA

The Gymnasium at Amphipolis, Peristyle Architecture, and Elite Civic Space in Early Hellenistic Macedonia
Martin Gallagher, Wolfson College, Oxford

Macedonian Elite Tombs: A Shift In Perspective
Olga Koutseridi, The University of Texas at Austin

Religion, Culture, and History: A New Assessment of Alexander the Great in Egypt
Marsha B. McCoy, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Representing Royal Power: A Dark Stone Queen from Hellenistic Egypt
Rachel Kousser, City University of New York

Mapping Female Space and Social Networks in Hellenistic Lindos and Priene
Machal Gradoz, AIA Member at Large


Session Block 5: Friday, January 8, 10:45 am - 12:45 pm

5A: Mycenaen Funerary Practices

TAPHOS, Tombs of Aidonia Preservation, Heritage, and Exploration Synergasia: the 2014 pilot survey and 2015 excavation seasons
Kim S. Shelton, University of California, Berkeley, Konstantinos Kissas, Korinthian Ephorate of Antiquities, Ministry of Culture, Greece, and Lynne Kvapil, Butler University

Eleon 2015: Discovery of a New Early Mycenaean Funerary Structure in Eastern Boeotia
Brendan Burke, University of Victoria, Bryan E. Burns, Wellesley College, and Alexandra Charami, Ephorate of Antiquities of Boeotia

Bones of Contention: The Biocultural Process of Mycenaean Burial
Olivia A. Jones, Groningen Institute of Archaeology

Burial Landscape, Spatial Organization, and Societal Changes at the Mycenaean Cemeteries of Eleona and Langada on Kos
Calla McNamee, The Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science, American School for Classical Studies at Athens, and Salvatore Vitale, Università degli studi di Pisa


5B: Greek Votive Dedications

Little Gifts: Dedications at the Sacred Spring in Corinth
Theodora Kopestonsky, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

His and Hers: Gender and Appropriateness in Ancient Greek Dedicatory Practices
Nicole M. Colosimo, Bryn Mawr College

The Parthenon Frieze as a Representation of Beneficiaries
Toshihiro Osada, University of Tsukuba

Those Meddling Kids: Child Statuary and the Oikos Mentality in the Late Classical and Hellenistic Age
Alyssa AS Friedman, University of Colorado Boulder


5C: Navigating the Publication Process (Workshop)


5D: Aegean Survey

Prehistoric Finds from the Survey of the Katsaronio Plain, Southern Euboea, Greece: A Preliminary Assessment
Zarko Tankosic, Indiana University, and Katerina Psoma, University of Illinois at Chicago

The Thorikos Intrasite Survey: A Glimpse from the Top
Roald Docter, Ghent University, Floris van den Eijnde, Utrecht University, Margarita Nazou, Ghent University, Andrea Perugini, Ghent University, Amber Brüsewitz, Utrecht University, Sophie Mortier, Ghent University, Winfred van de Put, Netherlands Institute in Athens, Cornelis Stal, Ghent University, Alain De Wulf, Ghent University, Kim Van Liefferinge, Ghent University, Thomas Pieters, Ghent University, Koen Van Gelder, Ghent University, Guy Dierkens, Ghent University, Alexandra Alexandridou, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Simon Claeys, Ghent University, and Lilian Karali, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,

The 2015 Mazi Archaeological Project: A Report on the Second Field Season
Alex R. Knodell, Carleton College, Sylvian Fachard, University of Geneva, and Kalliopi Papangeli, Ephorate of Antiquities of West Attika, Piraeus, and the Islands


5E: Greek and Latin Epigraphy

Keeping Track of Time on Late Hellenistic Cyprus: A New Parapegma from Yeronisos
Ilaria Bultrighini, University College London, and Joan Breton Connelly, New York University

Curse Tablets and Wells in Private Houses in Antioch
Alexander Hollmann, University of Washington

Bilingualism and Monumentalization in Roman Anatolia
Andrea F. Gatzke, SUNY New Paltz

How to Praise the Emperor: Graffiti Evidence for a Roman Acclamatory Formula
Bryan Brinkman, Brown University


5F: Eastern Mediterranean Interaction

Political Cuisines: the Aegean-West Anatolian Interface through the Lens of Late Prehistoric Drinking Practices
Jess Whalen, Cosumnes River College

The Serraglio, Eleona, and Langada Archaeological Project (SELAP): Report on the 2012 to 2015 Study Seasons
Salvatore Vitale, Università degli Studi di Pisa, Toula Marketou, 22nd Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Nicholas Blackwell, North Carolina State University, Amanda Iacobelli, Pennsylvania State University, Ioannis Iliopoulos, University of Patras, Calla McNamee, Wiener Laboratory, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Jerolyn Morrison, University of Leicester, and Kalliopi-Sofia Passa, University of Patras

Results of the 2015 Excavation Season at Tel Kabri, Israel
Eric H. Cline, The George Washington University, Assaf Yasur-Landau, University of Haifa, and Andrew J. Koh, Brandeis University

C-PEPL: Renewed Excavations at Pyla-Kokkinokremos (Cyprus). Preliminary Results of the 2014-2015 Campaigns
Simon Jusseret, The University of Texas at Austin, Joachim Bretschneider, Ghent University, Jan Driessen, Université catholique de Louvain, and Athanasia Kanta, Mediterranean Archaeological Society

Cypriote Evidence in the Early Iron Age Aegean: An alternative view from the Cyclades
Giorgos Bourogiannis, Museums of World Culture


5G: Funerary Iconography

A New Insight into the Dexiosis: Analysis of Familial Relationships on Athenian Gravestones of the 5th and 4th Centuries B.C.E.
Hugh P. Thomas, University of Sydney, Australia

Local History, Lasting Legacy: The "Alexander" Sarcophagus in Context
Rachel Spradley, Southern Methodist University

The Rape of Persephone and the Death of Soteris: A Case of Two Fresco Fragments and a Funerary Epitaph from a Roman Columbarium
Adam Tabeling, Johns Hopkins University

The Power of Hands: Decoding Gestures on the Roman Provincial Tombstones in Noricum and Pannonia
Tatiana Ivleva, Newcastle University


5H: Undergraduate Paper Session

Formative Period Cylinder Stamps from Tlatilco, Mexico: An Iconographic and Functional Analysis of Proto-Writing
Carly Pope, Princeton University

Princess, Prisoner, Queen: Searching for Identity and Agency in the Life of Kleopatra Selene
Sara Stack, Kalamazoo College

Artemis in Athienou-Malloura, Cyprus: Revealing Gendered Relationships among Cypriot Deities
Caitlyn Ewers, Creighton University

The Coroplast's Network: Identifying Stylistic and Cultural Exchange Patterns through Examination of Sicilian Terracotta Figurin
Sarah Gorman, Old Dominion University


5I: New Perspectives on Urban Life in Pompeii and Ostia

Navigating Public Space: Pathfinding and Passage Architecture in Roman Pompeii
Benjamin M. Crowther, The University of Texas at Austin

The Staircase as a Window into City Life: The Evidence from Ostia Antica
Evan M. Rap, The University of Texas at Austin

The Cityscape and Religious Activity: New Insights into Processions in Ostia
Katherine A. Crawford, University of Southampton

Acoustics in Archaeological Context: A Case Study of the Baths of Neptune at Ostia
Jeffrey D. Veitch, University of Kent


5J: Ancient Necropoleis and Cemeteries: New Approaches

Finding the Peucetians: Using Burial Practices to Identify a South Italian Culture
Bice Peruzzi, Grand Valley State University

Unravelling the Roman Landscape of Gallia Transpadana: A Case Study from the Area of Chiese River Lower Basin (Brescia, Italy)
Chiara Botturi, University of Southampton

Malliotaki: A Roman Cemetery in South East Crete
Susan Kirkpatrick Smith, Kennesaw State University, and Stavroula Apostolakou, 24th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities

Funerary Stelae and Local Expression in Roman Hispania
Scott de Brestian, Central Michigan University

The Late Antique/Early Medieval Cemetery at the Vicus Martis Tudertium
John D. Muccigrosso, Drew University, Jill Rhodes, Drew University, and Sarah Harvey, Kent State University


Session Block 6: Friday, January 8, 1:45 - 4:45 pm

6A: Pottery in Context

Tarquinia, the Affecter, and Athenian Vases Abroad
Sheramy D. Bundrick, University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Interactive Imports: Exploring the Relationship of Imported to Local Pottery at Geraki in Laconia
Elizabeth M. Langridge, American College of Greece, DEREE

Athenian Moldmade Relief Bowls on Delos
Susan L. Rotroff, Washington University in Saint Louis

Exploring the Beginning of the Kerameikos of Pella in the Hellenistic period: Evidence from a Deposit East of the Agora
Alexandros Laftsidis, University of Cincinnati

Breaking the Silence: Philomela in the Athenian World of Images
Danielle Smotherman, Bryn Mawr College

Body Hair and the Greek Ideal
Timothy J. McNiven, Ohio State University

The Gates of Hades and the Infernal Waters: Exploring the Significance of the Topography of the Greek Underworld on Attic Vases
Kara K. Burns, University of South Alabama

The Hunt in Courtship Scenes: a reevaluation
Andrew Lear, AIA member at large


6B: Evidence and Emergency Responses to Cultural Heritage Destruction in the Middle East (Workshop)


6C: Thoughts for Raiment: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Dress and Adornment in Antiquity (Colloquium)

Deciphering Gender: A New Methodological Approach to Ancient Jewelry
Courtney Ward, Montclair State University

Costly Choices: Signaling Theory and the Role of Personal Adornment at Hasanlu, Iran
Megan Cifarelli, Manhattanville College

Surface Tensions on Greek and Etruscan Jewelry
Alexis Cantor, Franklin and Marshall University

Theorizing Religious Dress
Laura Gawlinski, Loyola University of Chicago

Identifying Halaf: Embodiment and Adornment in Sixth Millennium Mesopotamia
Ellen Belcher, John Jay College of Criminal Justice


6D: Fieldwork in Greece

Excavations at Azoria, East Crete 2013-2015
Margaret S. Mook, Iowa State University, Donald C. Haggis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rodney D. Fitzsimons, Trent University, C. Margaret Scarry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and W. Flint Dibble, University of Cincinnati

New Research on the Temple of Ismenion Apollo at Thebes, Boiotia. Thebes Excavation Synergasia Project
David R. Scahill, ASCSA, Stephanie Larson, Bucknell University, Kevin Daly, Bucknell University, Alexandra Charami, Ephor of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, 9th Ephorate, and Nikos Kontogiannis, Epimelitis of Byzantine Antiquity, 9th Ephorate

Ancient Methone Archaeological Project: An Overview of the First Two Seasons of Fieldwork (2014-2015)
John K. Papadopoulos, UCLA, Sarah P. Morris, UCLA, and Manthos Bessios, Greek Ministry of Culture, Ephorate of Prehistoric & Classical Antiquities of Pieria

Olynthos, Greece - 2015 season
Zosia H. Archibald, University of Liverpool, Lisa Nevett, University of Michigan, and Bettina Tsigarida, Greek Archaeological Service

The Molyvoti, Thrace, Archaeological Project, 2015
Nathan T. Arrington, Princeton University, and Thomas F. Tartaron, University of Pennsylvania


6E: The Current State and Future Prospects of the Archaeology of Graeco-Roman Egypt (Colloquium)

More than Just a Stone: Archaeological Correlates of the Rosetta Stone Text at Tell Timai in the Nile Delta
Jay Silverstein, University of Hawaii

The Kom al-Ahmer/Kom Wasit Archaeological Project: The Discovery of a Hellenistic-Roman Town in the Western Delta of Egypt
Mohamed Kenawi, Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies, Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The Role of Excavation in the Future of Romano-Egyptian Domestic Archaeology
Anna Lucille Boozer, CUNY, Baruch College

The Karanis Housing Project: Visualizing Legacy Data and Reimagining an Old Excavation
Andrew Wilburn, Oberlin College

Dating Pottery with the Help of Pottery (with Writing)
Roger Bagnall, New York University

Mortuary and Ritual Landscapes at Ptolemaic Abydos
Thomas Landvatter, Valparaiso University

Panel Painting from Roman Egypt: Gods and Mortals. Preview of an Exhibition at the Getty Villa, Malibu
Mary Louise Hart, J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Villa


6F: Exploring a Terra Incognita: Recent Research on Bronze Age Habitation in the Southern Ierapetra Isthmus (Colloquium)

Death on the Isthmus: Late Minoan III Tombs of the Mirabello Bay and Ierapetra Areas
R. Angus K. Smith, Brock University

The Early Minoan I Fortified Hilltop Site at Aphrodite's Kephali
Philip P. Betancourt, Temple University

The Final Neolithic - Early Minoan I Transition in the Southern Ierapetra Isthmus, Crete
Krzysztof Nowicki, Polish Academy of Sciences

A Bronze Age Fishing Village on Chryssi
Thomas M. Brogan, INSTAP

Exploring the Marginal Lands:Investigating Minoan Land Use Patterns and Landscape Transformation in the Mountains of the Ierapetra Area
Konstantinos Chalikias, University of Athens

The Minoan Peak Sanctuary at Anatoli Stavromenos: Preliminary Evidence from the Excavation of the Peak Sanctuary of Minoan Hierapetra
Yiannis Papadatos, University of Athens

Myrtos Pyrgos and the Malia-Lasithi state revisited

Carl Knappett, University of Toronto

Consuming in Style: Patterns of (in-)variability among Tablewares at Neopalatial Myrtos Pyrtos Cistern 2 and Tomb
Emilia Oddo, University of Cincinnati

6G: From Foundation to Decay: Town-Planning and Urban Development in Ancient Italy

VULCI 3000 Project: Remote Sensing and Archaeological Prospections for the Interpretation of the Etruscan and Roman city of Vulc
Maurizio Forte, Duke University, and Nevio Danelon, Duke University

New Data from the Site of South-West Campetti in Veii
Ugo Fusco, University of Rome, Sapienza

Refounding the City: Pompeii's Fourth Century Master Plan
Eric E. Poehler, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Plowing Up the World: Exploring the Use of Plowing Scenes on Roman Coins from the Late Republic and Early Empire
Nicole G. Brown, Princeton University

Sulla, Cicero, and Clodius: A Reexamination of the Dates for Ostia's City Walls
Mary Jane Cuyler, The University of Sydney

Continuity and Change at the Roman Port Town of Salapia: The 2014 and 2015 Field Seasons of the Salapia Exploration Project
Darian Marie Totten, Davidson College, Roberto Goffredo, University of Foggia, and Giovanni De Venuto, University of Foggia

Decay or Repurposing of a Roman City: Gabii in Late Antiquitity
Giulia Peresso, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, and Arianna Zapelloni Pavia, University of Michigan

6H: Cities and Countryside in Roman Anatolia

Possibly the Largest Roman Monumental Arch (Sardis, Western Anatolia)
Brianna Bricker, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Bahadır Yıldırım, Harvard Art Museums

Resting in Place in Paphlagonia: Rof the Funerary Landscape to Settlement in the Environs of Pompeiopolis
Peri Johnson, University of Illinois at Chicago

An Urban-Rural Equilibrium: Settlement Patterns and Urban Density in North Central Anatolia
Erin M. Pitt, University of California, Berkeley

Perspectival Effects in the Propylon of the Sebasteion at Aphrodisias
Philip T. Stinson, University of Kansas

Reuse or Misuse: Reappropriating Public Baths in Late Antique Asia Minor
Ryan C. Hughes, University of Michigan

The So-Called "Little Baths" of Elaiussa Sebaste (Cilicia, Southeastern Turkey)
Emanuele Casagrande Cicci, "Sapienza" University of Rome


6I: Five Decades of Excavations at Poggio Civitate (Colloquium)

How to Build an Etruscan Palace: Monumentality in the Archaic Period at Poggio Civitate (Murlo)
Gretchen Meyers, Franklin & Marshall College

Aristocratic Rulers in the Palace at Poggio Civitate (Murlo)?: Ideological Interpretations and Archaeological Reality
Ingrid Edlund-Berry, University of Texas at Austin

Poggio Digitate: The History and Future of Data Recording and Presentation at an Etruscan Site
Theresa Huntsman, Harvard University Art Museums

Zooarchaeological Evidence for Diet, Ritual, and Economy at Poggio Civitate
Sarah Kansa, The Alexandria Archive Institute

Landscape and Community at Poggio Civitate
Tony Tuck, University of Massachusetts Amherst


6J: Deserted Villages, II: During and After Abandonment (Colloquium)

Life in an Abandoned Village: The Case of Lakka Skoutara
David Pettegrew, Messiah College

An Abandoned Mud Brick Hamlet at Penteskouphi near Corinth: Its Condition, Educational Potential and Natural Environment
Guy D.R. Sanders, American School of Classical Studies

Drones and Stones: Mapping Deserted Villages in Lidoriki, Greece
Todd Brenningmeyer, Maryville University

Abandoned Settlements in a Historically Abandoned Environment: the Example of Kythera
Lita Tzortozopoulou-Gregory, Ohio State University, and Timothy E. Gregory, Ohio State University 

Wheelock, ND: Incremental and Cyclic Abandonment on the Northern Plains
Richard Rothaus, North Dakota University System


Session Block 7: Saturday, January 9, 8:00 - 11:00 am

7A: Minting an Empire (Colloquium)


Silver and power: The three-fold Roman impact on the monetary system of the Provincia Asia (133 B.C.E. ? 96 C.E.)
Lucia Carbone, Columbia University

Kleopatra VII's Empire and the Bronze Coinages of Ituraean Chalkis
Katie Cupello, Emory University

Coinage and the Client Prince: Philip the Tetrarch's Homage to the Roman Emperor
Katheryn Whitcomb, Rutgers University

The Romanization of a Thoroughly Greek God: Asclepius coinage of the Roman Empire
Caroline Wazer, Columbia University


7B: Innovation at the Juncture of Conservation and Archaeology: Collaborative Technical Research (Workshop)


7C: Depositions and Depositional Processes in Ancient Greek Cities and Sanctuaries (Colloquium)

Reconstructing Depositional Processes in the Sanctuary of Zeus in Olympia: Methods, Problems, Results
Heide Frielinghaus, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany

The Archaic Reservoir at the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Isthmia: a Study of Depositional Processes
Martha K. Risser, Trinity College, Connecticut

A Depositional Analysis of the so-called Kore-pit on the Acropolis of Athens
Astrid Lindenlauf, Bryn Mawr College

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Cleaning and Clearing of the Athenian Acropolis
Nancy Klein, Texas A&M University

Stones Jumping Out: An Examination of Upcycling as a Depositional Activity in Ancient Athens
Sarah A. Rous, Harvard University

Finding Their Way: Late Classical Votive Reliefs at Ancient Corinth
Aileen Ajootian, University of Mississippi


7D: Long-term Urban Dynamics at Knossos: the Knossos Urban Landscape Project, 2005-2015 (Colloquium)

Knossos and its Immediate Hinterland from the Neolithic to the End of the Prepalatial Period.
Borja Legarra Herrero, University College London

Protopalatial Knossos: the Development of a Major Urban Community
Andrew Shapland, The British Museum

Neopalatial and Mycenaean Knossos: Urban Expansion and Collapse
Joanne Cutler, Cambridge University

Early Iron Age Knossos and the Development of the City of the Historical Period
Antonis Kotsonas, University of Cincinnati

Polis and Colony: Urban Knossos from Archaic to Late Antique Times
Conor Trainor, Trinity College Dublin

The Long-term Urban Dynamics of Knossos in Context
Todd Whitelaw, University College London


7E: Plinys History of Ancient Art: Towards a Contextual Perspective (Colloquium)

The Templum Pacis and Religion in Vespasianic Rome
John R. Senseney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Statues in Circulation: Mapping Pliny's Rome
Eve D'Ambra, Vassar College

Pliny's Various Scales of Value
Michael Koortbojian, Princeton University

Eiko-nomia: Defining monetary values and aesthetic canons of Greek art in Roman society
Gianfranco Adornato, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa

Fragments on Greek artists, fragments of Greek artists: a new approach
Eva Falaschi, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa


7F: Textiles, Dress and Adornment in Antiquity

The Installation Methodology of Display for Tutankhamun Textiles and Clothes as the First Appearance after Discovery
Nagm El Deen Morshed, Grand Egyptian Museum, Ahmed Abd Elrade Ibrahim Hassan, Grand Egyptian Museum, Maggie Effat Adieb Eshak, Grand Egyptian Museum, and Moamen Osman, Grand Egyptian Museum

Oddy Test in Assessment of the Materials Used for Textile Conservation
Mohamed Ayad, Grand Egyptian Museum Conservation Center, Ahmed Khamees, Grand Egyptian Museum Conservation Center, and Nagm El-Deen Morshed, Grand Egyptian Museum Conservation Center

Dress to Impress: Elite Status and Textile Production at Early Gabii
J. Troy Samuels, University of Michigan, and Matthew Naglak, University of Michigan

Costs Beyond Manpower: Equipment in Rome's Macedonian Wars
Bret Devereaux, University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll

Fascinating Fascina: Embodiment and the Social Significance of Roman Phallic Pendants
Alissa M. Whitmore, Independent Researcher

Color-Coded: The Relationship between Color, Iconography, and Theory in Hellenistic and Roman Gemstones
Eric Beckman, Indiana University

The Costumes and Attributes of Late Antique Honorific Monuments: Conformity and Divergence within the Public and Political Sphe
Elizabeth A. Wueste, University of California, Berkeley


7G: New Fieldwork and Research at Gordion: 2013-2015 (Colloquium)

New Excavations and Conservation at Gordion: 2013-15
C. Brian Rose, University of Pennsylvania

The Emperor's New Clothes: Textile Production and State Formation in Iron Age Phrygia
Kathryn Morgan, University of Pennsylvania

Gordion, Troy, and Maydos: The Late Bronze Age to Iron Age transition and the question of migration
Carolyn C. Aslan, Koc University

Mobility and Monumentalization at Iron Age Gordion
Lucas Stephens, University of Pennsylvania

Elite Cremation Burials at Achaemenid Persian Gordion
Elspeth Dusinberre, University of Colorado, Boulder

Beyond Gordion: The Phrygian-Ionian Interaction Reevaluated
Kurtis T. Tanaka, University of Pennsylvania


7H: Villas and Countryside in the Roman Empire

Excavations at Umbro Flumen (Alberese - Italy). Preliminary results
Alessandro Sebastiani, University of Sheffield

The Upper Sabina Tiberina Project: Fourth Excavation Season at Vacone
Dylan Bloy, University of Tennessee, Tyler Franconi, Oxford University, Candace Rice, University of Edinburgh, and Gary Farney, Rutgers University

The 2014 and 2015 Excavation Campaigns at Oplontis Villa B: A New Window into the Development of the Roman Bay of Naples
Ivo van der Graaff, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, and John R. Clarke, The University of Texas at Austin

New Wine, Old Bottles: The Sources of the Aqua Traiana and Their Afterlife
Rabun Taylor, University of Texas at Austin, Ted O’Neill, Independent Scholar, Mike O’Neill, Independent Scholar, and Katherine Rinne, California College of the Arts

Time and the Past: Modeling Coin Deposition and Recovery Rates from the Roman Peasant Project (Cinigiano, GR)
Stephen A. Collins-Elliott, University of Tennesse, Knoxville

Storing the Future: Negotiating Time and Material Change During the Iron Age-Roman Transition in the Northwest Mediterranean
Astrid Van Oyen, University of Cambridge

The Santa Susana Archaeological Project 2013 - 2015: A Field Report
Emma Ljung, Princeton University, Joey Williams, Western Iberia Archaeology, and Rui Mataloto, Câmara Municipal de Redondo


7I: Cultural Encounters and Frontier Interactions: Part 2

Architectural Coin Types at the Limes: Questions of Communication, ?Romanization?, and Self-Empowerment
Allison B. Kidd, New York University, Institute of Fine Arts

The Roman-Nubian Frontier during the Reign of Augustus: Archaeological Evidence from Talmis, Meroë, and Qasr Ibrim
Julia Troche, Missouri State University

Tradition or Innovation? A Perspective from the Mansions of Judaea-Palestine
Shulamit Miller, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Mapping Herod's Harbor with the Pladypos ASV: New Discoveries at Caesarea Maritima, Israel
Bridget Buxton, University of Rhode Island, Jacob Sharvit, Israel Antiquities Authority, Nikola Miskovic, University of Zagreb, John Hale, University of Louisville, and Dror Planer, Israel Antiquities Authority

Excavations of an Aksumite Town, Baita Semati (Tigray, northern Ethiopia)
Cinzia Perlingieri, Center for Digital Archaeology, and Michael J. Harrower, Johns Hopkins University

Miners or Pilgrims? A New Interpretation of the Faynan Region (Southern Jordan) in Late Antiquity
Ian W. N. Jones, University of California, San Diego


7J: New Developments in Cultural Property Protection in Conflict Zones (Colloquium)

The Role of the US Committee of the Blue Shield (USCBS) in the Protection of Cultural Property
Nancy Wilkie, Carleton University

International Military Cooperation for Cultural Property Protection
Laurie Rush, Ft. Drum Cultural Resource Manager

Current Cultural Property Protection Support for US Combatant Commanders
James Zeidler, Colorado State University

Recent Developments in Cultural Property Protection Training for ROTC
John Valainis, Colorado State University

Antiquities Trafficking as Organized Crime: Model and Implementation
Bonni Magness-Gardiner, FBI Art Crimes Division

Cultural Communications, Identity, and Peacekeeping: How to Engage Cultural Heritage in Conflict Zones
Elena Croci, Italian Army

3D Recording for Inventory and Archive of At-Risk Cultural Heritage Sites
Elizabeth Lee, CyArk, Inc.

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