Preliminary Academic Program

The 2017 AM will be held in Toronto, Ontario, January 5–8. The Preliminary Academic Program 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 in the 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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Session Block 1: Friday, January 6, 8:00 - 10:30 am

1A: Transformative Movement (Colloquium)

Obelisks as Meaning in Motion
Grant Parker, Stanford University

Networks and Entanglements from Rome to Scandinavia: Medallions on the Move
Nancy L. Wicker, University of Mississippi

Power and Prestige: Late Roman Gold Outside the Empire
Peter Guest, Cardiff University

Connectivity and Identity in Roman-Era South Arabia
Kathryn McBride, Brown University

Romano-British Glass Bracelets: Transformation of La Tène Continental Technology to Fit Iron-Age British Design
Tatiana Ivleva, Newcastle University


1B: Fresh in the Field: New Research and Resources in the Study of Ancient Surface Decoration (Workshop)

Participants: Elizabeth M. Molacek, Harvard University, Emily Egan, University of Maryland, Vanessa Rousseau, Weisman Art Museum, Sandra K. Lucore, American Excavations at Morgantina, Nicole Berlin, John Hopkins University, Molly Swetnam-Burland, College of William and Mary, Lara Lakin, Radboud University, and Emily Cook, Columbia University

1C: The Technological Revolution and Archaeology: New Ways of Understanding the Past (Colloquium)

Isotope Analysis of Neanderthal and Modern Human Diets
Michael Richards, University of British Columbia

The Younger Dryas Cosmic Impact Cataclysm 12,800 years ago: Extinction of Ice Age Giants, Disruption of Human Culture, & Abrupt Climate Change
James P. Kennett, University of California Santa Barbara, Allan West, Geosciences Consulting, and Douglas J. Kennett, Pennsylvania State University

A Space-Based Approach: The Future of Archaeology or Standard Practice?
Sarah. H. Parcak, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Drought Induced Civil Conflict Amongst the Maya
Douglas J. Kennett, Pennsylvania State University

Spectral Imaging and the Future of the Past
Roger L. Easton, Jr., Rochester Institute of Technology

1D: Cyprus

Integrated Methodologies for the Reconstruction of the Materiality of the Cypriot Coastal Landscape
Georgia M. Andreou, postdoctoral research associate, Department of Classics - Cornell University

Cyprus in Context: Researching and re-assessing the Cambridge Cypriot Collections
Anastasia Christofilopoulou, The Fitzwilliam Museum, and Jennifer Marchant, Fitzwilliam Museum

The God Who Speaks: Aphrodite’s Consort in Palaiopaphos, Cyprus
Georgia Bonny Bazemore, Eastern Washington University

Limestone Votive Dancing Groups from the Sanctuary at Athienou-Malloura, Cyprus
Katherine A. P. Iselin, University of Missouri-Columbia

Woes and Wealth of Votive Deposits on Cyprus: An Investigation into Attitudes towards Dedications and Their Treatment in the Hel
Mackenzie Heglar, Bryn Mawr College

Royal Consumption in the Amathus Palace Through the Cypro-Classical I-II Periods : Exploring Local Pottery Productions
Sarah Lambert, Laval University

Late Classical/Hellenistic Idalion, Cyprus: A Report on Some Recent Excavations
Rebecca Bartusewich, University of Massachusetts Amherst


1E: New Studies on Vase Painting in the Royal Ontario Museum's Greek Collection (Colloquium)

The ROM's Fragments from a Lebes Gamikos
Paul Denis, Royal Ontario Museum

Girl-Talk: Female-Directed Communication about Marriage on Attic Loutrophoroi
Danielle C. Smotherman, Bryn Mawr College

Pederasty and Male Love on a Red-Figure Pelike by the Pig Painter in the Royal Ontario Museum
Anthony F. Mangieri, Salve Regina University

When Does a Satyr Become a Satyr?
Hollister N. Pritchett, Bryn Mawr College

The Toronto 495 Group Reconsidered: Early Hellenistic Pottery Production at Tarquinia
Bice Peruzzi, Grand Valley Statue University


1F: The Eastern Roman Empire: Recent Field Work

Recent Results from the Graeco-Roman Village of Qarah el-Hamra in Fayum, Egypt
Emily Cole, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU, and Bethany Simpson, Getty Research Institute

Omrit Settlement Excavations Project (OSEP): Report on the 2014-2016 Seasons
Daniel Schowalter, Carthage College, Jennifer Gates-Foster, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Michael Nelson, Queens College, City University of New York, Jason Schlude, College of St. Benedict, and Benjamin Rubin, AIA Member at Large

The 2015-2016 Excavations at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee
Jodi Magness, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Shua Kisilevitz, Israel Antiquities Authority, Matthew J. Grey, Brigham Young University, and Dennis Mizzi, University of Malta

The Town of Nebo Archaeological Project: Results of the First Two Seasons of Excavation at Khirbat al-Mukhayyat, Jordan
Debra Foran, Wilfrid Laurier University

New Archaeological Research in Ancient Gerasa (Jerash). The Danish-German Northwest Quarter Project
Rubina Raja, Aarhus University, Denmark, and Achim Lichtenberger, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany

Petroglyphs Associated with the Roman Fort and Vicus at Humayma, Jordan
M. Barbara Reeves, Queen’s University


1G: Maritime Archaeology

Three-Dimensional Modeling for Research, Heritage Management and Outreach at Marzamemi, Sicily
Justin Leidwanger, Stanford University, Leopoldo Repola, Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples, Elizabeth S. Greene, Brock University, and Sebastiano Tusa, Soprintendenza del Mare

Harbors and the Hellenistic Polis: Miletos and the Lion Harbor
Lana Radloff, University at Buffalo, SUNY

The Delos Underwater Survey Project (2014-2016)
Mantha Zarmakoupi, University of Birmingham, and Magdalini Athanasoula, Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports

The Life & Afterlife of a Hellenistic Flagship: The “Sixteen” of Demetrius Poliorcetes Revisited
Thomas C. Rose, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Antikythera Shipwreck Excavation Results
Brendan Foley, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Theotokis Theodoulou, Hellenic Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities

The Survey of the Flash in Satchell Marsh of River Hamble, in Hampshire, England
Aikaterini Velentza, University of Southampton


1H: "Satis sit una aliqua gemma": Collecting Classical Gems from Antiquity through the 19th Century (Colloquium)

Dactyliothecae Romanae: Collecting Gems in Ancient Rome
Roberta Casagrande-Kim, The Onassis Cultural Center NY

“Every kind of jewel”: Medieval Reliquaries as Gem Collections
Heather Horton, Pratt Institute

Collecting Magic: Greco-Roman Gems in the Early Modern Period
Liliana Leopardi, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Collecting at Alnwick Castle: Engraved Gems in the Collection of the Duke of Northumberland
Claudia Wagner, University of Oxford

“Fraudulent ingenuity”: Charles W. King and 19th Century Collections of Antique Gems
Tiziana D’Angelo, University of Cambridge, and Maya Muratov, Adelphi University


1I: Interwoven Lives: The Eastern Mediterranean in the 13th-17th Centuries (Colloquium)

Embedded Networks in World-Systems: A Case Study from Late Medieval and Early Modern Cyprus
P. Nick Kardulias, College of Wooster

Colonization in Frankish Greece: An Archaeological Reassessment
Grant Schrama, Queen’s University

Kythera: Churches and Pirates on a Small Greek Island
Lita Tzortzopoulou-Gregory, Australian Archaeological Institute in Athens, and Timothy E. Gregory, Ohio State University

The Polychrome Sgraffito Ware of Thrapsano and the Regional Markets of Venetian Crete (15th to 17th c.)
Mark D. Hammond, AIA Member at Large

The Social-Spatial Dynamics of Hydraulic Landscapes: Water in Village and Inter-Village Life in Ottoman Lebanon
Stephen McPhillips, University of Copenhagen


1J: Discerning Food, Health, and Mobility in the Past

Paleomobility and Paleodiet through Biogeochemistry in Early Bronze Age Attica
Eleni-Anna Prevedorou, Wiener Laboratory of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Jane E. Buikstra, Arizona State University, Gwyneth W. Gordon, Arizona State University, and Kelly J. Knudson, Arizona State University

Soup’s on! Expanding the Picture of Minoan Meals through Functional Analysis of Cooking Pots and Tablewares
Micaela Carignano, Cornell University

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same: Using Microbotanical Evidence to Examine Bronze Age Subsistence
Calla McNamee, The Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science, American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Geographic Origins and Mobility in pre-Roman and Roman Apulia through Stable Isotope Analysis.
Tracy Prowse, McMaster University

Vitamin D in the Roman Population
Megan Brickley, McMaster University, Michele George, McMaster University, Simon Mays, English Heritage, and Tracy Prowse, McMaster University

A Stable Isotope Investigation of Diet at the Roman Imperial Site of Vagnari, South Italy
Lisa Semchuk, McMaster University, and Tracy Prowse, McMaster University


Session Block 2: Friday, January 6, 10:45 am - 12:45 pm

2A: Insulae Coniunctae: Mediterranean Archaeologies of Insularity in the Age of Globalization (Colloquium)

Acting (G)locally: Monumental Place-making and Identity on Late Bronze Age Cyprus.
Kevin Fisher, University of British Columbia

Insularity, Connectivity, and Identity. Sardinia and the Western Mediterranean in the Iron Age.
Andrea Roppa, University of Leicester

Religious Activity as an Index for Globalization and Insularity in Archaic and Classical Sicily.
Justin St. P. Walsh, Chapman University, and Tamar Hodos, University of Bristol

Globalization and Insularity in (Dis)Connected Crete.
Jane Francis, Concordia University


2B: Numismatic Evidence for the Republican Period

Cross-Cultural Currencies: The Litra and Sicilian Fractional Silver
Giuseppe Carlo Castellano, University of Texas at Austin

Wheels, keels, and coins: A landscape of human movement at Roman Vicarello in the third century B.C.E.
Rabun Taylor, University of Texas at Austin, Edward O’Neill, University of Leicester, Michael O’Neill, Independent Scholar, and Giovanni Isidori, Independent Scholar

Novel Identifications of some early Roman Moneyers
John D. Morgan, University of Delaware

A Reassessment of the Narbo Warrior Denarius erratus (RRC 282).
Ellen M.H. MacDougall, University of St Andrews


2C: Small Finds; Writ Large (Colloquium)

Rural Culture in Roman Tuscany: Small Finds from the Roman Peasant Project
Stephen A. Collins-Elliott, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Pompeii Artifact Life History Project: New Methodological Approaches and Illustrative Results
J. Theodore Peña, University of California, Berkeley, and Caroline Cheung, University of California, Berkeley

This Quintessence of Dust: Microdebris Analysis in Olynthos, Northern Greece
Elina Salminen, University of Michigan

Artifacts in Contexts: Beyond Time and Space
Christopher Motz, University of Cincinnati, Catherine K. Baker, University of Cincinnati, and Leigh Anne Lieberman, Princeton University


2D: Digital Approaches to the Study of the Ancient World

From Scanner to Scholar: Artifact Catalogues in the Age of Digital 3D Modeling
Derek B. Counts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Kevin Garstki, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Erin Walcek Averett, Creighton University, and Michael K. Toumazou, Davidson College

The Sounds of Ancient Rome: Expanding the Use of Digital Reconstruction in Museums
Alison K. Rittershaus, University of Michigan

Mediated Heritage: Digital Humanities Practices at Italian Archaeological Sites
Hunter Vaughan, Oakland University

The Uffizi Gallery: Digitizing an Ancient Sculpture Collection
Kelly E. McClinton, Indiana University at Bloomington


2E: Ancient Sicily

Prehistoric Obsidian Trade to Ustica (Sicily): Analyses of the Abundant Artifacts from Multiple Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Bron
Robert H. Tykot, University of South Florida, and Franco Foresta Martin, Laboratorio Museo di Scienze della Terra Isola di Ustica, Italy

Beyond Typology: Archaeometric Characterization of Sicilian Middle Bronze Age Ceramics
Gianpiero Caso, University of South Florida, Davide Tanasi, University of South Florida, and Robert H. Tykot, University of South Florida

Butera: A Case of Adaptivity and Continuity in Southern Sicily
Emma Buckingham, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Elymian Sanctuary at Contrada Mango, Segesta
Margaret M. Miles, University of California, Irvine, Jessica Paga, College of William & Mary, Thomas C. Rose, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Morgan Condell, University of Pennsylvania

Life and Death of Greeks of Sicily: New Archaeological and Archaeometric Data from the Necropolis of Viale Scala Greca, Siracusa
Davide Tanasi, University of South Florida, Robert H. Tykot, University of South Florida, Stephan Hassam, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Andrea Vianello, Independent Researcher


2F: Neo-Assyrian and Achaemenid Imperial Art and Archaeology

Power and Plants in Neo-Assyrian palace decoration
Rachael Dodd, University of Colorado, Boulder

Introducing Hama: The Discovery of a Lost Neo-Assyrian Queen Laid to Rest amongst a Curious Cache of Bronze Coffins in the Nimru
Tracy L. Spurrier, University of Toronto

All That Glitters is Gold: A Retelling of the Tell Ta'yinat Roundel
Kiersten Neumann, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

Early Imperial Imagery in Achaemenid Glyptic as found in the Persepolis Fortification Archive
Christina Chandler, Bryn Mawr College

Imperial Itineracy in the Achaemenid Persian Empire
Emily Wilson, University of Chicago, and Shannon O’Donovan, AIA Member at Large


2G: Iberia

Beyond the Emporion: seaborne traders and their local partners in the North West of the Mediterranean (6th-3rd centuries BCE).
Alexis Gorgues, University of Bordeaux Montaigne

Resistance and Assimilation in the Northwest of the Iberian Peninsula
Lucia Pinheiro Afonso

Epigraphic Evidence For an Indigenous Bear Cult in Roman Spain
David Wallace-Hare, University of Toronto


2H: Greek and Roman Sculpture

The Kritios Boy. On the Difference between the Subjects of Public and Private Offerings
Makoto Komatsu, The University of Tsukuba

New Observations on the "Archilochos Relief" in Paros
Rebecca Sinos, Amherst College

Hellenistic Grotesque Figurines: Their Non-Ritual Functions on Mainland Greece
Heather Elaine Bowyer, Arizona State University

The Mahdia and J. Paul Getty Museum Bronze Herms of Dionysos: New Observations
Beryl Barr-Sharrar, New York University


2I: Fieldwork in Greece

New Epigraphic Evidence from the Sanctuary of Zeus on Mt. Lykaion
Kyle W. Mahoney, University of Pennsylvania

The 2016 Mazi Archaeological Project: Regional Survey and Settlement Investigations in Northwest Attica
Alex R. Knodell, Carleton College, Sylvian Fachard, University of Geneva, and Kalliopi Papangeli, Ephorate of Antiquities of West Attica, Piraeus, and the Islands

The Olynthos Project: A Report on the Field Work Carried Out in 2016
Lisa Nevett, University of Michigan, Bettina Tsigarida, Greek Archaeological Service, Zosia Archibald, University of Liverpool, David Stone, University of Michigan, Bradley Ault, SUNY Buffalo, Anna Pantis, Greek Archaeological Service, Timothy Horsley, Northern Illinois University, and Christopher Gaffney, University of Bradford

Paximadi's Past: Work on Early Canadian Excavations near Karystos in Euboia
Elizabeth Langridge-Noti, Deree, The American College of Greece, Rachel DeGraaf, University of Alberta, and Patrik Klingborg, Uppsala University


2J: Classics, Classical Archaeology, and Cultural Heritage: Toward a Common Understanding of Professional Responsibilities for the Study of "Exceptional Objects" (Joint AIA/SCS Workshop)

Participants: Elizabeth S. Greene, Brock University, and Brian I. Daniels, Penn Cultural Heritage Center, Justin Leidwanger, Stanford University, Richard Leventhal, Penn Cultural Heritage Center, Nathan Elkins, Baylor University, Todd Hickey, University of California, Berkeley, Laetitia LaFollette, University of Massachusetts, and John Miller,  University of Virginia

2K: Poster Session

Identifying Avian Eggshell to Species Using Scanning Electron Microscopy: A Case Study from PARP:PS
Ariel Taivalkoski, University at Buffalo

Triclinium C, Villa Farnesina: An Egyptian Narrative Cycle in Roman Wall Painting?
Steven L. Tuck, Miami University

Pilot Osterøy Field Project (PILOST): Report for the 2016 Field Season
Sarah E. Hoffman, University at Buffalo

The Dolia of Regio I, Insula 22: Evidence for the Production and Repair of Dolia
Gina Tibbott, Temple University

Ceramic kitchenwares at 14th-century Thebes, Boeotia: Exploring diversity in a Latin-occupied city of Medieval Greece
Florence Liard, Université libre de Bruxelles

Post-Occupation Burials at the Villa Romana di Vacone (Lazio, Italy)
Devin L. Ward, University of Toronto

"Not Much of a Cheese Shop is it?" An Examination of Cheese Production at Poggio Civitate (Murlo)
Andrew Carroll, Regis Jesuit

Levelling up: The Results of the 2015-2016 Excavations of the Gabii Project’s Area C
Sheira Cohen, University of Michigan

I Can't Believe It's Not Bronze! Mycenoan Metallurgy during the Late Bronze Age “Collapse”
Alison M. Crandall, Cotsen Institute, UCLA

Examining Diet using Stable Isotopes throughout Prehistoric Greece
Stephanie Fuehr, Mississippi State University

Archaeological Aspects of the Kelsey Museum’s Collection of Decorative Stone
Leah Long, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar

Low-Cost First Aid for Mosaics: A Method for Temporary Field Conservation
Elizabeth Bevis, Johns Hopkins University

New Data on Copper Age Metallurgy in Northern Italy
Kyle P. Freund, Indian River State College

Our Storied Past: Using Story Maps To Teach Geography, History, and Archaeology
Erin Warford, Hilbert College

Rethinking Abandonment at Imperial Gabii: Results of the 2016 Excavations of the Gabii Project’s Area I
Jason M. Farr, University of Michigan

Bone Tools of the Rat Islands: Aleut Identity, Subsistence, and Interaction with Landscape and Seascape
Joshua R. Howard, University at Buffalo

A New Online Database of Roman Temples
John Muccigrosso, Drew University

Building a Digital Site Plan at Isthmia
Jon Frey, Michigan State University

Itea Panaghia/Profitis Ilias: An Important Multi-period Site from Grevena, Greece
Nancy C. Wilkie, Carleton College

Decoding Ritual: Investigating the Neolithic Rhyton
Carolin Fine, Florida State University

A Thousand Years of Transformation in the City Center of Gabii: New Evidence from the 2016 Excavations in Areas G and H
Andrew C. Johnston, Yale University

Excavations at a Wadi Rabah Late Neolithic Site in Wadi Quseiba, Northern Jordan
Ted Banning, University of Toronto

The Battle of the Crocian Plain: A Topographical Perspective
Robert S. Wagman, University of Florida

Cosa Excavations 2016
Christina Cha, Florida State University, Allison Smith, Florida State University, Anastasia Belinskaya, Florida State Univerisity, Nora Donoghue, Florida State University, and Ann Glennie, Florida State University

Sequencing of Chloroplast Genomes from Medieval Millet Grains Excavated in Armenia
Stephen M. Richards, The University of Adelaide

Further Research on the Roman Republican Cult-Place under Sant’Omobono
Daniel P. Diffendale, University of Michigan

Identifying Obsidian Procurement Habits during the Pre-Pottery Neolithic in the Levant using Network Analysis
Zack Batist, University of Toronto

Textile Artifacts from Karanis - A New Interpretation
Shannon Ness, University of Michigan

The Management of Water at the Etrusco-Romano site of Coriglia, Caster Viscardo, Italy
Darlene Forst, Institute for Mediterranean Archaeology

Gardens of the Hesperides: The Rural Archaeology of the Loukkos Valley. Preliminary Results of the 2016 Pilot Season
Stephen A. Collins-Elliott, University of Tennessee

One Man’s Trash: Bothroi and Deposition in Early and Middle Helladic Greece
Rebecca Worsham, Smith College

The Taphonomy of the Human Skeletal Remains from Philistine Cemetery at Ashkelon, Israel
Sherry C. Fox, Arizona State University

Radiocarbon (AMS) Dates of Early Helladic III and Early Prepalatial Child Burials from Mitrou
Aleydis Van de Moortel, University of Tennessee

Documenting Cultural Resources in the Caves of the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Charles E.A. Finney, Cave Research Foundation

The Wall is in Your Court: A Hellenistic Etruscan Settlement at Vescovado di Murlo
Eoin M. O Donoghue, National University of Ireland, Galway

Zaldapa (Southern Dobruja, Bulgaria): Archaeological Perspectives on a Late Antique Fortress of the Lower Danube’s Hinterland
Nicolas Beaudry, Université du Québec à Rimouski

iGraffiti: Digital Recording of Ancient Graffiti from Herculaneum, Italy
Jacqueline F. DiBiasie Sammons, Sewanee: The University of the South

Buried Cooking Pots: Late Hellenistic Ritual Practices at the Ancient Town of Nebo
Lauren Mason, Wilfrid Laurier University

Ceramics and the Socioeconomic Significance of La Biagiola through Etruscan, Roman, and Lombard, and Modern Settlement
Letitia C. Mumford, St. Olaf College


Session Block 3: Friday, January 6, 1:45 - 4:45 pm

3A: Tombs and More in Etruria

Liminal Bodies: Gender and Sex and the Etruscan Demon
Jacqueline K. Ortoleva, University of Birmingham

‘Reading the Ritual’: Representation and Meaning on an Etruscan Funerary Monument in Perugia
Laurel Taylor, University of North Carolina Asheville

Exploration of two tombs in the necropolis of Crocifisso del Tufa (Orvieto, Italy)
Claudio Bizzarri, PAAO, and David B. George, Saint Anselm College

Vulci 3000 - Fieldwork Season 2016
Maurizio Forte, Duke University

Recent Research on the Late Etruscan and early Roman Phases of Corglia, CV (Umbria, Italy)
David B. George, Saint Anselm College, and Claudio Bizzarri, PAAO

Radical Modifications of the Stage Design Archetype in the First-Century B.C.E. Roman Theater in Volterra.
Wladyslaw Fuchs, PhD University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture Andrew Findley, PhD Ivy Tech Community College

The Cult of Mithra in Etruria: the Case of Veii (Rome)
Ugo Fusco, Sapienza, University of Rome


3B: Shaping Cities: New Ways of Examining North African Urbanism (Colloquium)

The Making of a Provincial Capital. Utica 100 B.C.E.- 200 C.E.
Elizabeth Fentress, Independent Scholar, Imed Ben Jerbania, Institut National du Patrimoine, Tunisia, Faouzi Ghozzi, Institut National du Patrimoine, Tunisia, Ben Russell, Edinburgh University, and Andrew Wilson, Oxford University

The Urban Development of Utica, Tunisia: Taking Stock of the Latest Geophysical Survey Results
Sophie Hay, Southampton University, Andrew Dufton, Brown University, Eleanor Maw, British School at Rome, and Stephen Kay, British School at Rome

Around the Marble Mountain: New Research on the Urbanism of Simitthus
Philipp von Rummel, DAI, and Mohedine Chaouali, Institut National du Patrimoine.

Think Global – Act Local? Microregional Urbanism in the Hinterland of Roman Carthage
Paul Scheding, University of Munich

Circling the Square: Traffic and Urbanism in Roman North Africa
Eric Poehler, University of Massachusetts

Bulla Regia: A Showcase-Site for Urban Studies in Pre-Roman North Africa
Stefan Ardeleanu, University of Heidelberg, and Moheddine Chaouali, INP Tunis

Geophysics and Urbanism at Meninx
Stefan Ritter, University of Munich, and Sami Ben Tahar, Institut National du Patrimoine


3C: Ostia: Houses, Infrastructure and Cult

Ideology or Archaeology? Ostia, Italo Gismondi, and the Plastico di Roma
Anne Hrychuk Kontokosta, New York University

The Façade of Frontages at Ostia
Claire J. Weiss, University of Virginia

Water Water Everywhere: Sustainability and Ostia
Author: Mark A. Locicero PhD Candidate at Leiden University (Netherlands)

Beyond the Temple: Urban Integration of Ostia's Serapeum
Katherine A. Crawford, University of Southampton

A New Date for the Foundations of the Ostia Synagogue
Mary Jane Cuyler, University of Sydney, and Jaimie Gunderson, University of Texas at Austin


3D: Objects in Focus: Recent Research into the Royal Ontario Museum's Collections (Colloquium)

Potters of the Nile?: Meroitic Ceramic Culture, Typological Analysis, and the Nubian Ceramic Collection at the Royal Ontario Museum
Annissa Malvoisin, University of Toronto

Pottery from the Mediaeval Middle East: Collections Research at the Royal Ontario Museum
Robert Mason, Royal Ontario Museum

Secrets of the Goddess: The ROM's 'Minoan' ivory figurine and collecting Antiquity
Catherine Cooper, Royal Ontario Museum and University of Toronto

The ROM’s Aphrodite in the so-called ‘Venus Genetrix’ type
Bjoern C. Ewald, University of Toronto

From Athens to Toronto: Sylvia Hahn at the Royal Ontario Museum
Jacquelyn H. Clements, University of Toronto


3E: God the Anthropologist: Text, Material and Theory in the Study of Ancient Religion (Joint AIA/SCS Colloquium)

Economic Anthropology, Economic Theory and the Study of Ancient Religions
Barbara Kowalzig, New York University

Magical Power, Cognition, and the Religion of the Intellectual in the Roman Imperial West
Andreas Bendlin, University of Toronto

Divining Data: Temples, Votives, and Quantitative Sensibilities
Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Princeton University

Greek Libations from a Visual Perspective
Milette Gaifman, Yale University

Cult Dynamics and Information Technologies: The Case of Mithraism
Matthew McCarty, University of British Columbia


3F: Diverging Trajectories: Urbanism and the Roman Conquest of Italy (Colloquium)

Early Roman Colonization beyond the Romanizing Agro-Town: Colonial Rationales and Settlement Patterns in Apennine Italy
Tesse Stek, University of Leiden

A Mid-Republican House from Gabii and the Formation of Roman Urbanism
Marcello Mogetta, University of Missouri, Columbia, Rachel Opitz, University of Arkansas, and Nicola Terrenato, University of Michigan

Post-Conquest Urbanism in Hellenistic Italy: Comparing Regional and Chronological Trajectories
Jamie Sewell, University of Durham

The Role of Secondary Centers in mid-Republican Roman Colonial Landscapes
Jeremia Pelgrom, Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome

Republican Urbanism and the Interior of Lucania and Apulia: Recent Archaeological Developments
Myles McCallum, Saint Mary’s University, Canada

Beyond Conquest: Southern Etruria in the Middle and Late Republican Period
Fabio Colivicchi, Queen’s University

Of Unpromising Settings: the Latin Colony of Cosa
Andrea U. De Giorgi, Florida State University

3G: Gold Medal Session: Context is Everything

The Look of Recognition, the Moment of No Return
Bettina Bergman, Mount Holyoke College

Greek Sex
Jenifer Neils, Case Western Reserve University

Illustrated Texts and Ancient Sex Manuals
Andrew M. Riggsby, University of Texas at Austin

Frolicking Fullers
Sandra R. Joshel, University of Washington, and Lauren Hackworth Petersen, University of Delaware

Isolating the Target in Roman Humor
Anthony Corbeill, University of Kansas

RomLab: Interface and Argument
Christopher Johanson, UCLA

Eat, Drink and be Impressed:  Monumentality, Leisure and the Evolution of Architectural Design at Oplontis Villa A
Michael L. Thomas, Center for the Study of Ancient Italy, The University of Texas at Austin

3H: Adaptation and Advancement: Investigating Volcanic Landscapes of the Central Mediterranean (Colloquium)

Long Distance Votives: Evidence of Multicultural Worship at the Lago di Venere Volcanic Crater Lake, Pantelleria, Italy
Carrie Ann Murray, Brock University

Two Volcanic Islands, Different Fates: Lipari and Pantelleria, their Differing Resources, and Place in Central Mediterranean Prehistory
Clive Vella, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University

Prehistoric Obsidian Use in Calabria, Italy: Identification of Multiple Sources and Subsources Using pXRF Analysis
Robert H. Tykot, University of South Florida, and Andrea Vianello, University of Sheffield

Investigating the Relationship between Megalithism and Volcanic Environment in Sicilian and Sardinian Bronze Age
Sebastiano Tusa, Soprintendente del Mare, Sicilia, Italy

The Nexus of Geology and Indigenous Culture in Eastern Sicily from Prehistory through the Early Roman Empire
Laura Maniscalco, Regione Sicilia - Assessorato dei Beni Culturali, and Brian E. McConnell, Florida Atlantic University

The 7,500 Years of Living Dangerously. Opportunities and Risks at the Aeolian Islands
Sara T. Levi, Hunter College, The City University of New York, G. Ayala, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, M. Bettelli, stituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo Antico, CNR-Roma, Italy, D. Brunelli, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy, V. Cannavò, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy, A. Di Renzoni, Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo Antico, CNR-Roma, Italy, F. Ferranti, Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo Antico, CNR-Roma, Italy, S. Lugli, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy, M. Martini, Università di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy, F. Maspero, Università di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy, E. Photos-Jones, Analytical Services for Art and Archaeology (Scotland) Ltd., A. Renzulli, Sezione di Geologia, Università di Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy, P. Santi, Sezione di Geologia, Università di Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy, F. Speranza, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Roma, Italy, and M. Vidale, Università di Padova, Italy


3I: Elites and Civic Life in the Provinces

Writing on Temples: Epigraphic Habits of the Hellenistic and Roman Periods
Anna M. Sitz, University of Pennsylvania

Archaism in the Sanctuary of Aphrodite in Aphrodisias
Kenan Eren, Istanbul Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

Comprehensive and Experiential Benefaction. Festivals, Coins, Statues and Space
Ann M. Morgan, Trinity University

‘Concord Is Impossible for Your Cities’: Coinage and Civic Relations in Roman Pamphylia
George C. Watson, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

Honorary Statues and Cultural Identity in Roman Spain in the Second Century
Rachel Meyers, Iowa State University

A City Built by Ladies? Exploring Agency and Identity in the Civic Landscape of Thugga in Africa Proconsularis
Allison E. Sterrett-Krause, College of Charleston

Embracing Diversity under the Roman Empire: Architecture and Architectural Ornament in Mauretania Tingitana and North Africa
Niccolò Mugnai, University of Leicester


3J: New Developments in Mycenaean Arch

Mycenaean Northeastern Kopais (MYNEKO) 2016): Report of the Excavations at Aghia Marina Pyrghos, "Aghios Ioannis" and around Gla
Elena Kountouri, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, and Michael F. Lane, University of Maryland Baltimore County

The Early Mycenaean Funerary Enclosure at Ancient Eleon in Eastern Boeotia
Brendan Burke, University of Victoria, Bryan Burns, Wellesley College, Alexandra Charami, Ephorate of Antiquities of Boeotia, Olga Kyriazi, Ephorate of Antiquities of Boeotia, and Nicholas Herrmann, Texas State University

Use and Reuse in a Mycenaean Tholos: Using Radiocarbon and Bioarchaeology to Reconstruct Burial Practices at Petroto, Mygdalia
Olivia A. Jones, University of Groningen, Johannes van der Plicht, University of Groningen, Lena Papazoglou-Manioudaki: National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece, and Michalis Petropoulos: Ephorate of Antiquities of Achaia, Patras, Greece

TAPHOS, the Tombs of Aidonia Preservation, Heritage, and ExplOration Synergasia: the 2016 excavation season
Kim Shelton, University of California, Berkeley, Konstantinos Kissas, Korinthian Ephorate of Antiquities, Greek Ministry of Culture, Lynne A. Kvapil, Butler University, and Gypsy C. Price, University of Florida

The Individual, the Body and Chamber Tombs in Non-Palatial Late Bronze Age Central Greece
Kaitlyn Stiles, University of Tennessee

The Palace of Nestor at Pylos, 2015-16
Sharon R. Stocker, University of Cincinnati, and Jack L. Davis, University of Cincinnati

A Tale of Two Citadels: A Comparison of Landscape Stability at Post-palatial and Early Iron Age Tiryns and Mycenae, Greece
Daniel J. Fallu, Boston University

Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project, Summer Season 2016
David Gilman Romano, University of Arizona, Mary E. Voyatzis, University of Arizona, and Anna Karapanagiotou, Arcadian Ephorate of Antiquities, Tripolis


3K: Balancing Archaeological Fieldwork and Family Life (Workshop)

Participants: Gretchen E. Meyers, Franklin & Marshall College, Rebecca Ammerman, Colgate University, Sarah Costello, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Kevin Daly, Bucknell University/The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Stephanie Larson, Bucknell University/The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Molly Swetnam-Burland, College of William and Mary, Anthony Tuck, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Mary Voyatzis, University of Arizona

Session Block 4: Saturday, January 7, 8:00 - 10:30 am

4A: Ceramics

Did Mycenaeans Wash Their Hands? A Functional Analysis of Late Helladic IIIC Kalathoi
Trevor Van Damme, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA, and Bartłomiej Lis, Polish Academy of Sciences

New Pottery Assemblage from a Late Archaic Fill from Thasos
Martin Perron, Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée, Lyon, and Anne Tichit, Université Paris Sorbonne

Ceramic Types and Wealth Distributions in the Classical Greek House
Grace Erny, Stanford University

The Hellenistic "koine" as a Linguistic, Cultural, and Ceramic Concept
Alexandros Laftsidis, University of Cincinnati

Understanding Ancient Trade, Agency, and Social Change: An Examination of Thracian Encounters with ‘Greek Colonists’
Ashlee Hart, University at Buffalo

Portuguese Coarseware in North Atlantic (16th-18th centuries)
Tania Manuel Casimiro, NOVA University of Lisbon, and Sarah Newstead, University of Leicester


4B: Trade, Movement, and Connectivity in the Roman World

Theoretical Approaches to the Terra Sigillata at Gabii: Evidence of the Augustan Period
Matthew Harder, University of Missouri

Roman Brickstamps in the Carthage National Museum, Tunisia
Jeremy Rossiter, University of Alberta

Meat Merchants of the Roman Mediterranean: Considering Faunal Evidence from Shipwrecks
Carrie Fulton, University of Toronto

Roman Imperial Maritime Connectivity in Central Dalmatia
Nicholas Bartos, AIA Member at Large

No City Is an Island: The Impact of Natural and Constructed Features on Cities of Late Antique Thracia
Fraser Reed, University of Edinburgh

The Island Landscapes of the Taşucu Gulf (Turkey) and Its Hinterland
Gunder Varinlioglu, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University


4C: The Imperial Age of Greece

Roman Power, Athenian Past: The Temple of Roma and Augustus on the Athenian Acropolis
Mary-Evelyn Farrior, Columbia University

Measuring (Down) the Gods: Scale in Athenian Ideal Statuary of the Roman Period
Brian A. Martens, University of Oxford

The Trickle-Down Effect: Private Water-Displays of Hadrian and Herodes Atticus
Dylan K. Rogers, American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Roman Caryatids at Ancient Corinth
Aileen Ajootian, University of Mississippi

The Lechaion Harbor and Settlement Land Project: Season One
Paul D. Scotton, California State University, Long Beach, and Constantinos Kissas, Ephorate of Antiquities of Corinth

Fishing for Compliments: A Sculpted Base from Omega House above the Athenian Agora
Barbara Tsakirgis, Vanderbilt University


4D: Current Work in the Roman Archaeology of Southeast Europe (Colloquium)

New thoughts about Diocletian's Palace and the Gynaeceum Iovense Aspalathos Dalmatiae
Josko Belamaric, Centre Cvito Fiskovic Institute of Art History

Diachronic Landscape Survey in the Vicinity of Felix Romuliana
Sarah Craft, Florida State University, and Stefan Pop-Lazic, Archaeological Institute, Belgrade

Community Archaeology: Surveys and Analysis of Roman Water Management Systems in SE Romania (Black Sea region / Scythia Minor) and their Continuing Impact on Public Health in the 21st Century
Linda Ellis, San Francisco State University

Caracin Grad (Justiniana Prima): A New Plan for a Late Antique City
Vujadin Ivanisevic, Archaeological Institute, Belgrade

Results of the Recent Research in the NW part of Sirmium Imperial Palace
Stefan Pop-Lazic, Archaeological Institute, Belgrade

Submarine Evidence of Seafaring and Seaborne Trade in Roman Dalmatia
Katarina Batur, University of Zadar, and Irena Radic-Rossi, University of Zadar


4E: Sovereignty and Money (Joint AIA/SCS Colloquium)

Sovereignty and Coinage. The case of the late cistophori of Tralles
Lucia Francesca Carbone, Columbia University

When Sovereignty is Not Enough: Money Supply and ‘Illegal’ Coin Production in Fourth-Century C.E. Egypt
Irene Soto, ISAW

Roman Coins Abroad: Foreign Coinage and Strategies of Sovereignty in Ancient India
Jeremy Simmons, Columbia University

Owing money to the Athenian state”: Epigraphical Evidence for public debt in Classical and Hellenistic Athens
Georgios Tsolakis, ISAW

Silver Coinage, Sovereignty, and Symmachia: Byzantion and Athens in the Fourth Century B.C.E.
Nicholas Cross, CUNY

4F: Selinunte: Ten Years of Investigations by the Mission of the Institute of Fine Arts-NYU (Colloquium)

Discovering Selinus’ Early Phase
Clemente Marconi, Institute of Fine Arts - NYU

Gifts to the Goddess: Architecture, Ritual and the Votive Deposit at Temple R
Marya Fisher, Institute of Fine Arts - NYU

Architectural Work at Selinunte
David Scahill, American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Holy Smoke! Zooarchaeological Analysis from the Southern Sector of the Main Urban Sanctuary of Selinunte
Roberto Miccichè, Università degli Studi di Palermo

Post-409 Selinus and the Dangers of Cultural Periodization
Andrew Ward, Institute of Fine Arts - NYU

The Early Hellenistic Ceramic Deposits from Temple B
Babette Bechtold, University of Vienna


4G: Landscape and Society: Diachronic Perspectives on Settlement Patterns in River Valleys in Cyprus (Colloquium)

Ayia Varvara Asprokremmos, A PPNA Neolithic Taskscape on the Yialias River in Central Cyprus: Implications of Focused Resource Exploitation for Understanding Early Connections between Cyprus and the Mainland
Carole McCartney, University of Cyprus

Marki Alonia: a Long-Lived Early and Middle Bronze Age Settlement in the Alykos Valley
Jennifer M. Webb, La Trobe University, Australia

Inland sites on Cyprus: The Yialias River and Urbanization in the Mesaoria Plain
Pamela Gaber, Lycoming College

The ‘prehistory’ of a Cypriot Monastery: Prasteio Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition and the Agios Savvas tis Karonos Monastery
Lisa Kennan, Independent Researcher

The Middle Cypriot Foundations of Complexity at Prasteio-Mesorotsos
Lisa Graham, University of Edinburgh

Landscape of Ritual Behavior at Neolithic Prasteio-Mesorotsos
Andrew McCarthy, Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute


4H: Faces of Power: Roman Imperial Portraits

Ancient or Modern? The Enigmatic Case of the "Group" from Fayum
Alessia Di Santi, Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa)

Trajan with a Dacian: A New Identification of the Cuirassed Emperor with a Barbarian at his Feet in the Villa Poggio Imperiale
Lee Ann Riccardi, The College of New Jersey

The Youthful Portrait of Hadrian
Martin Beckmann, McMaster University

Antinous and the Hem-hem Crown: Portraits with Egyptian Insignia in Roman Italy
Jessica Powers, San Antonio Museum of Art

The Paired Marble Portrait Busts of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna in Bloomington: New Research
Mark Abbe, University of Georgia, and Julie Van Voorhis, University of Indiana

Wives of ‘Crisis’: Portraits of Women in the Third Century C.E.
Helen Inge Ackers, Duke University


4I: Imaging from the Air to the Artifact

Heatseeker: Aerial Thermography at Ancient Methone
Hugh Thomas, The University of Sydney, Australia

Rock-Cut Sanctuaries in the Eastern Rhodope Mountains: Survey of the Gluhite Kamani Cult Complex and Surrounding Region
Lynn E. Roller, University of California, Davis, Georghi Nehrizov, Bulgarian National Archaeological Institute and Museums, Julia Tzvetkova, University of Sofia, and Maya Vassileva, New Bulgarian University

Multispectral UAVs in Classical Archaeology: the case of Vulci
M.Forte, N. Danelon, D. Johnston, K. McCusker, E.Newton, Duke University

Aerial Archaeology: Digital Curation and Landscape Analysis in the South Caucasus Aerial Photo Archive Project (SCAPA)
Jessie Birkett-Rees, Monash University, Kristen Hopper, Durham University, Giorgi Khaburzania, National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia, and Abby Robinson, The University of Melbourne

Creating a Virtual World: Terrestrial Laser Scanning at Abdera
Maria Papaioannou, University of New Brunswick, Peter Dare, University of New Brunswick, and Yong-Won Ahn, University of New Brunswick

The Asphendou Cave Petroglyphs: A Palimpsest in Stone
Thomas F. Strasser, Providence College, Alexandra van der Geer, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Sarah Murray, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Christina Kolb, Freelance Archaeological Illustrator, and Louis Ruprecht, Georgia State University

Establishing Quantifiable Methodologies to Utilize Fingerprints as Reflections of Ancient Cultural Practices
Julie Hruby, Dartmouth College


4J: Graeco-Roman Graffiti, Seals, and Crafts

Tagging Pompeii: Places of Names in Graffiti in the Roman Streetscape
Eeva-Maria Viitanen, Institutum Romanum Finlandiae

Conservation and Documentation Strategies for Preserving Ancient Graffiti on a Sandstone Funerary Temple at El Kurru, Sudan
Suzanne L. Davis, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan, Caroline I. Roberts, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan, Janelle Batkin-Hall, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan, and Geoff Emberling, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan

Seals from the Hellenistic Archives of Kedesh, Seleucia, Uruk, and Delos
Sharon Herbert, University of Michigan

Reconstructing Networks from the Archive of Seleukeia on the Tigris: Ruler Portraits on Hellenistic Seals
Laure Marest-Caffey, University of California, Berkeley

Comparing Third Millennium Material Use: Siliceous Paste (Faience) in the Indus Valley, Mesopotamia, and Egypt
Heather M.-L. Miller, University of Toronto

Textile Production and Consumption in Karanis, Egypt
Andrew Cabaniss, University of Michigan, and Michael Koletsos, University of Michigan


Session Block 5: Saturday, January 7, 10:45 am - 12:45 pm

5A: Women in Greece and the Near East

Solon and the Women of Early Greece
Anne Weis, University of Pittsburgh

Engendering Dynasty: Female Bodies and Figural Traditions in Lycian Relief
Patricia E. Kim, University of Pennsylvania

Imagining Amazons in the Hellenistic World: Outsiders, Opponents, or Champions?
Amanda Herring, Loyola Marymount University


5B: Archaeological Survey

The Ayios Vasilios Survey Project
Corien Wiersma, University of Groningen

The Thebes Ismenion Synergasia Project, 2011-2016
Kevin Daly, Bucknell University, Alexandra Charami, Ephorate of Boiotian Antiquities, Nikos Kontoiannis, Ephorate of Boiotian Antiquities, and Stephanie Larson, Bucknell University

When the Goings Gets Rough: Survey in the Lower Göksu Valley, Rough Cilicia
Naoise Mac Sweeney, University of Leicester, and Tevfik Emre Şerifoğlu, Bitlis Eren University

In the Mountains, Between Empires: Fieldwork in the Lerik district of Azerbaijan
Lara Fabian, University of Pennsylvania, Jeyhun Eminli, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Susannah Fishman, University of Pennsylvania, and Emil Iskenderov, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences.

Modelling Mortuary Populations through Systematic Field Survey
Paul R. Duffy, University of Toronto, László Paja, University of Szeged, Györgyi Parditka, University of Michigan, and Julia I Giblin, Quinnipiac University


5C: Undergraduate Paper Session

Pictorial Graffiti in Context: An Analysis of Drawn Graffiti in Herculaneum
Grace Gibson, Sewanee: The University of the South

The Roman Villa at Gerace: African Influence on Sicilian Mosaics in the 4th Century CE
Siena Hutton, University of British Columbia

The Long and Complicated Relationship Between Humans and Infectious Diseases
Sterling Wright, The University of Texas at Austin

A Blast from the Past: Digital Antiquity in the Classroom
Jaymie Orchard, University of British Columbia, Siena Hutton, University of British Columbia, and Chloe Martin-Cabanne, University of British Columbia.


5D: Sculpture and Greek Sanctuaries

To Slay the Slain? (Re)Analyzing a Funerary Scene on an Ivory Plaque from the Sanctuary of Orthia at Sparta
Megan Johanna Daniels, University of Puget Sound

The Most Popular Girl in the Shrine: Reconsidering the Corinthian Standing Female Figurine
Theodora Kopestonsky, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Enthroned Archaic, Acrolithic Statues of Demeter and Kore from Morgantina
Laura Maniscalco, Regione Sicilia - Assessorato dei Beni Culturali

Idols from the Classical Temple of Hera at the Argive Heraion
Christopher A. Pfaff, Florida State University


5E: Current Events and Heritage Protection: Efforts to Protect Culture at Risk (Workshop)

Participants: Laurie Rush, U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, Laura D'Alessandro, University of Chicago, Suzanne Bott, University of Arizona, Brian Michael Lione, Smithsonian, Katharyn Hanson, Smithsonian, Brian I. Daniels, University of Pennsylvania, Cori Wegener, Smithsonian, Alda Benjamen, University of Pennsylvania, Knox Thames, US Department of State, Sarah Parcak, University of Alabama, Nancy Wilkie, US Committee of the Blue Shield, Susan Kane, Oberlin College, Esameddin Alhadi, University of Florida, David Selnick, UNESCO Project, and Nigel Pollard, UK Blue Shield

5F: Ritual and Religion in the Greek World

New Patterns in Ritual Animal Sacrifice at Azoria
Flint Dibble, University of Cincinnati

New Curse Tablets from Classical Attica
Jessica L. Lamont, Yale University

Reframing Sacred Space: Ritual Movement in the Sanctuary of Nemean Zeus
Stephanie Kimmey, University of Missouri, Columbia

Dance and Music at the Delion on Paros through Archaeological Considerations
Erica Angliker, University of Zurich, and Yannos Kourayos, Paros Museum

Delos: A Case-Study for Examining Household Religion
Catherine W. Person, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology


5G: Vani Regional Survey (Colloquium)

Vani and Ancient Colchian Society
Christopher Ratte, University of Michigan

Extensive Survey in the Region around Vani
Angela Commito, Union College

Geophysical Prospection and Excavation at Shuamta near Vani
Jana Mokrisova, University of Michigan

Intensive Survey in the Region East of Vani
Ryan C. Hughes, Finger Lakes Society


5H: Art and Architecture of Imperial Ideology

Augustan Iconography in Daily Life: The Neighborhood Altars of the Lares Augusti
Amy Russell, Durham University

Arms, Eagles, and Empire: Roman Swords and their Decoration
Steve Burges, Boston University

The Temple of Deified Trajan at Selinus (Cilicia): Cenotaph or Ustrinum
Michael C. Hoff, University of Nebraska

Allusions to Imperial Cult in Hadrian’s Temple of Venus and Roma
Lillian B. Joyce, University of Alabama in Huntsville

The Rennes Patera: Content and Context
Robert Cohon, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, University of Missouri-Kansas City

The Glass Ball Game Revisited
Garrett G. Fagan, Penn State University, and Erica Hiddink, Colgate University


5I: Frontiers and Cultural Contact in the Roman World

Colonial Connections and Local Settlement in West-Central Sardinia: Results of the Site-Based Survey at S’Urachi (2015-2016)
Linda Gosner, Clark University, Alexander Smith, College at Brockport, SUNY, and Jessica Nowlin, UT San Antonio

Reflections on the Emergence of the Lucanian Ethnos: Funerary Evidence from Tricarico-Serra del Cedro (Italy)
Ilaria Battiloro, Mount Allison University, and Chiara Albanesi, Scuola di Specializzazione per i Beni Archeologici di Matera

Ritual Landscapes and Community-Formation on the Frontiers of Roman Britain
Eleri H. Cousins, University of St. Andrews

The Nabataean Wheel-Made Tubulus: Adoption and Adaption of the Roman Tubulus
Craig A. Harvey, University of Michigan

Excavations at Halmyris: A field report of the 2014-2016 seasons.
John Karavas, College Year in Athens, and Mihail Zahariade, Institute of Archaeology, Bucharest, Romania


5J: Coins and Archaeology (Colloquium)

Coins and Pottery: Tracking the Numismatic Profile of Late Roman Sardis
Jane DeRose Evans, Temple University

The Circulation of Nerva’s Neptune Coins in Britannia
Nathan Elkins, Baylor University

“Death Coins” in Roman Corinth
Mary H. Walbank, British School at Athens

The Antioch Excavation Coins Re-excavated
Alan Stahl, Princeton University


Session Block 6: Saturday, January 7, 1:45 - 4:45 pm

6A: So You've Chosen Your Topic-What Now?: Best Practices in Data Collection, Management, and Analysis (Workshop)

Participants: Simeon D. Ehrlich, Stanford University, Simeon D. Ehrlich, Stanford University, and Rachel G. Dewan, University of Toronto, Steven Ellis, University of Cincinnati, Marcel Fortin, Robarts Library, University of Toronto, Carl Knappett, University of Toronto, Sascha Priewe, Royal Ontario Museum, Walter Scheidel, Stanford University, and Edward Triplett, Duke University

6B: New Approaches to Roman Death

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Search for the “Invisible Poor” in Roman Italy.
Jonathan Weiland Stanford University, and Tracy Prowse McMaster University

Well-Trodden Roads: Skeletal Evidence for Sex-Related Mobility at the Roman Site of Vagnari, Italy
Rebecca J. Gilmour, McMaster University, Megan Brickley, McMaster University, Erik Jurriaans, Juravinski Hospital, and Tracy Prowse, McMaster University

The Trouble with Tombs and Tabernae
Allison L. C. Emmerson, Tulane University

Grave Reopening and Reuse in Non-Monumental Roman Cemeteries
Liana Brent, Cornell University

Deviant Burial in Roman Britain: Instances of Symbolic Replacement of Severed Body Parts with Objects
Simon Mays, Historic England, and Vicky Crosby, Historic England

Ghazali Cemeteries Project (GCP) Field Report 2015/2016
Robert J Stark, McMaster University, and Joanna Ciesielska, University of Warsaw


6C: Collecting and Presenting the Etruscans in North America (Colloquium)

Collecting at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The Strategies of Edward Robinson and Rodolfo Lanciani
Helen Nagy, University of Puget Sound

The Metropolitan Museum’s Etruscans: Collecting and Presenting from the 1870s to the Present
Richard D. De Puma, University of Iowa

Collecting Etruscans for California
Lisa Pieraccini, University of California Berkeley

Out of Etruria: Italian Artifacts to American Museums
Claire Lyons, J. Paul Getty Museum

The Impact of the 1970 UNESCO Convention on Unprovenanced Etruscan Artifacts in America
Laetitia La Follette, University of Massachusetts Amherst


6D: Investigating Prehistoric Urbanization in East Crete: New Work at Palaikastro, 2012-16 (Colloquium)

Examining the Proto- to Neopalatial Transition through Pottery Production at Palaikastro
John Gait, British School at Athens, Noemi Müller, British School at Athens, Evangelia Kiriatzi, British School at Athens, and Carl Knappett, University of Toronto

Architecture and Urbanism at Palaikastro. A New Neighborhood in Perspective
Quentin Letesson, Université Catholique de Louvain, and Tim Cunningham, Université Catholique de Louvain

The Use of Metals at Minoan Palaikastro: New Finds
Seán Hemingway, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Phases of Feasting at Palaikastro: LM III ceramics from building AP1
Catherine Pratt, Western University, and Dr. Nicoletta Momigliano, University of Bristol

Building Floors and Activity Areas at Palaikastro: Evidence from Micromorphology
Rachel Kulick, University of Toronto

Life Beyond the Palace: Managing the Territory of Minoan Palaikastro, Crete
Santiago Riera-Mora, University of Barcelona, Hector Orengo, University of Cambridge, Núria Cañellas, University of Barcelona, Alexandra Livarda , University of Nottingham, Athanasia Krahtopoulou, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports,Santia Rena Veropoulidou, Museum of Byzantine Culture, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Llorenç Picornell , Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, and Vasiliki Tzevelekidi, Independent Researcher

Minoan Foodways: A Culinary Map of Palaikastro, Crete
Alexandra Livarda, University of Nottingham, Rena Veropoulidou, Museum of Byzantine Culture, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Vaso Tzevelekidi, Independent Researcher, Christina Tsoraki, Leiden University, Llorenç Picornell, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, Santiago Riera-Mora, University of Barcelona, Núria Cañellas, University of Barcelona, Rachel Kulick , University of Toronto, Alexandra Kriti, University of Sheffield, Mila Andonova , University of Nottingham, Michalis Trivizas, University of Crete, and Hector Orengo , University of Cambridge


6E: Pottery from Sanctuaries: What Can it Tell Us? (Colloquium)

Ritual Drinking in Archaic Samothrace: Evidence from the Figure-Decorated Pottery
An Jiang, Emory University

Votive Inscriptions and Figural Pottery on the Athenian Acropolis: A Contextual Approach
Kiki Karoglou, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ex-Voto: Reconsidering a Votive Deposit from the area of the Hephaisteion in Athens
Kathleen M. Lynch, University of Cincinnati

The Attic Pottery from the Persephoneion of Locri Epizefiri between Ritual Practices and Worship
Elvia Giudice, University of Catania, and Giada Giudice, Archivio ceramografico dell'Università di Catania

Hera, Heads, and Hope: South Italian Vases in Paestan Sanctuaries
Keely Heuer, State University of New York at New Paltz

Women and Drinking Cups in North Etruria: Evidence from Poggio Colla
Ann Steiner, Franklin and Marshall College


6F: The Regia Reconsidered: A New Interpretation of the American Excavations Results (Colloquium)

The Re-Analysis of Brown's Excavation at the Regia
Nicola Terrenato, University of Michigan, and Paolo Brocato, Università della Calabria

The Regia: Stratigraphic and Functional Analysis of Scompartimento 4
Vincenzo Timpano, Università della Calabria

A “regal” Structure in its Italian Context: The Early Phases of the Roman Regia
J. Troy Samuels, University of Michigan

A Mid-Life Crisis? Architectural Change in the Second Phase of the Roman Regia
Mattew Naglak, University of Michigan

The Third Phase of the Regia: An Architectural Revolution?
Arianna Zapelloni Pavia, University of Michigan

The Life of the Roman Regia after Augustus: A Review of the Available Evidence 
Paolo Maranzana, University of Michigan

The Imported Greek ceramics from the Regia
Carlo Regoli, Università di Roma La Sapienza

Ceramic Production and the Roman Regia
Mattia D'Acri, Università della Basilicata

The Architectural Decoration of the Regia 
Desiré Di Giuliomaria, Scuola Italiana di Atene


6G: Tell Tayinat (Ancient Kunulua): The Shifting Fortunes of a Bronze and Iron Age Levantine Capital (Colloquium)

The History of Excavations at Tayinat
Stephen Batiuk, University of Toronto

The Early Bronze occupation at Tayinat and Ancient Alala?u
Lynn Welton, University of Chicago

Iron I Tayinat: Sea Peoples and the Land of Palistin
Brian Janeway, University of Toronto, and Lynn Welton, University of Chicago

Monumentality and Destruction in Iron II Kunulua
Elif Denel, American Research Institute in Ankara

Neo-Assyrian Kinalia
J.P. Dessel, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Tayinat Lower Town Project
James Osborne, University of Chicago

Tayinat in Time and Space: A Synthesis
Timothy Harrison, University of Toronto


6H: A New Look at Old Stones: Re-examinations of Archaeological Projects

Retrospective Photogrammetry: Breathing New Life into Archival Imagery
Colin A B Wallace, University of Waterloo, and Dorina Moullou, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sport

Stratigraphical Observations and Considerations at the Sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia in the Late 19th Century
Astrid Lindenlauf, Bryn Mawr College

The Battle of Pydna, 168 B.C.E.: New Methods, New Evidence
Matthew A. Sears, University of New Brunswick, and C. Jacob Butera, University of North Carolina at Asheville

The Challenges of Environmental Studies in Pre-Roman First Millennium B.C.E. Central Italy: a Methodological Case Study
Meryl Shriver-Rice, University of Miami

Old Dogs, New Tricks: The Pedagogical Value of Old Collections
Christine L. Johnston, Western Washington University

Disciplining Schliemann: His Reception and Archaeological Knowledge, 1880-1972
Anne Duray, Stanford University

Unmasked! The Consequences of Emotional Attachment to Neolithic Masks
Morag M. Kersel, DePaul University


6I: New Research on Roman Sarcophagi: Eastern, Western, Christian (Colloquium)

Sarcophagus Studies: The State of the Field (as I see it)
Bjoern C. Ewald, University of Toronto

Roman Sarcophagi from Dokimeion in Asia Minor: Conceptual Differences between Rome and Athens
Esen Ogus, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Munich

A New Mythological Sarcophagus at Aphrodisias
Heather N. Turnbow, The Catholic University of America

Beyond Grief: A Mother’s Tears and Representations of Semele and Niobe on Roman Sarcophagi
Sarah Madole, CUNY – Borough of Manhattan Community College

Strutting Your Stuff: Finger Struts on Roman Sarcophagi
Mont Allen, Southern Illinois University

Love and Death: The Topos of Jonah-as-Endymion in Early Christian Art
Robert Couzin, Independent Scholar


6J: New Developments in Minoan Arch.

Intraregional Mobility: Recent Bronze Age Excavations at Mesorachi, Crete
Thomas M. Brogan, INSTAP Study Center for East Crete, Melissa Eaby, INSTAP Study Center for East Crete, Yiannis Papadatos, Dept. of History and Archaeology of the University of Athens, and Chryssa Sofianou, Lassithi Ephoria of the Greek Ministry of Culture

Prepalatial Ceramic Production at Priniatikos Pyrgos, Crete
Jo Day, University College Dublin, Barry Molloy, University College Dublin, Matej Pavlacky, University of Kent, and Sue Bridgford, Independent Scholar

The Krasi B Tholos: An EM I Tomb in Krasi Pediados
Emily Miller Bonney, Professor of Liberal Studies, California State University Fullerton

The Chrysolakkos Buildings at Malia (Crete): an Update
Sylvie Muller, Celka, Maison de l’Orient, CNRS, Lyon

Memories and Realities in Early Neopalatial Mochlos
Jeffrey S. Soles, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Georgios Doudalis, Karls-Ruprecht Universitat Heidelberg, Luke F. Kaiser, University of Arizona, and Jerolyn E. Morrison, INSTAP Study Center in East Crete

The Mouliana Project: Results of the 2016 Season
Andrew J. Koh, Brandeis University, Miriam G. Clinton, Rhodes College, and Georgia Flouda, Heraklion Archaeological Museum

The Minoan Past in the Past: Bronze Age Objects in Early Iron Age Burials at Knossos, Crete
Alice Crowe, University of Cincinnati


Session Block 7: Sunday, January 8, 8:00 - 11:00 am

7A: Beyond Reconstruction: New Approaches to Architectural Depictions in Roman Art (Colloquium)

Images within Images: The Function and Reception of Metapictures in Roman Art
Maryl B. Gensheimer, University of Maryland

The Valle-Medici Reliefs and the Visualization of Rome
Elizabeth Wolfram Thill, IUPUI

The Generic Temple-Sacrifice Motif and the Ludi Saeculares
Melanie Grunow Sobocinski, Ann Arbor Society

Privatizing Public Monuments: Framing Public Life in the Roman Household
Allison Kidd, New York University

Metamorphosis of a Motif: Portraying Hadrian’s Wall on Roman ‘Souvenirs’
Kimberly Cassibry, Wellesley College


7B: Regional Approaches to Identity and Meaning in Greek Landscapes: Current Work of the Canadian Institute in Greece (Colloquium)

Recent Fieldwork at Ancient Argilos
Jacques Y. Perreault, University of Montreal

Regional Identity and the Ethnos of Achaia Phthiotis
Margriet Haagsma, University of Alberta, C.M. Chykerda, UCLA, S. Karapanou, Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, and L. Surtees, Bryn Mawr College

On the Banks of the Ancient Streams of the Inachos: The Western Argolid Regional Project, 2014-2016
Dimitri Nakassis, University of Colorado at Boulder, Scott Gallimore, Wilfrid Laurier University, William Caraher, University of North Dakota, and Sarah James, University of Colorado, Boulder

Reconstructing Early Prehistoric Activity and Pleistocene Land- and Seascapes in the Cyclades: Survey and Excavation at Stélida, Naxos 2013-16
Tristan Carter, McMaster University, Demetrios Athanasoulis, Cycladic Ephorate of Antiquities, Daniel Contreras, Aix-Marseille Universite, Justin Holcomb, Boston University, Danica Mihailovi?, University of Belgrade, Kathryn Campeau, McMaster University, and James Feathers, University of Washington

Ebb and Flow at Ancient Eleon
Brendan Burke, University of Victoria, Brendan Burns, Wellesley College, and A. Charami, Ephoreia of Boeotian Antiquities


7C: Architecture and Urbanism

Moving the First Stone Blocks of Greek Architecture. A New Interpretation of the Channels in the Blocks of Corinth and Isthmia
Alessandro Pierattini, University of Notre Dame

Urban Density in Classical Greece: An Evaluation of Geostatistical Methods and Publicly Available Datasets
Daniel Plekhov, Brown University , and Evan Levine, Brown University

Satellites and Signal Towers: New Considerations on the Defense Network of Mantineia
Matthew Maher, University of Winnipeg, and Alistair Mowat, University of Western Ontario

Against Hippodamos of Miletos
Simeon D. Ehrlich, Stanford University

Money, Marbles, and Chalk: The Ancient Quarries of the Mani Peninsula
Chelsea A. M. Gardner, Mount Allison University


7D: Funerary Sculpture in Palmyra: The Palmyra Portrait Project (Colloquium)

The Function of Attributes in Palmyrene Portraiture
Maura Heyn, University of North Carolina, Grennsboro

Portrayal of Women in Palmyrene Sarcophagi and Banquet Reliefs
Signe Krag, Aarhus University

Palmyrene Priests - Positions or Professions?
Rubina Raja, Aarhus University

A Roman Hairstyle at Palmyra
Fred Albertson, University of Memphis

Representations of Palmyrene Children in Funerary Sculpture from the First to Third Century C.E.
Sara Ringsborg, Aarhus University

Ancient Objects - Modern Contexts: Biographies of Palmyrene Funerary Portraits
Anne Ditte Kougstrup Høi, Aarhus University


7E: Field Reports from Italy

Archaeological Investigation at the "Villa of the Antonines" at Ancient Lanuvium: The 2016 Season
Deborah Chatr Aryamontri, Montclair State University, Timothy Renner, Montclair State University, Carla Mattei, Independent Researcher, Alessandro Blanco, Independent Researcher, and Carlo Albo, Independent Researcher

The Upper Sabina Tiberina Project: Fifth Excavation Season at Vacone
Candace Rice, University of Edinburgh, Dylan Bloy, Rutgers University, Tyler Franconi, University of Oxford, Matthew Notarian, Hiram College, and Gary Farney, Rutgers University

Four Seasons of Excavation at the Villa del Vergigno (Montelupo Fiorentino, Tuscany)
McKenzie Lewis, Concordia College

Investing to Innovate: Results of the Marzuolo Archaeological Project, 2016
Astrid Van Oyen, Cornell University, Rhodora G. Vennarucci, University of Arkansas, and Gijs Tol, University of Melbourne

Revisiting Roccagloriosa: 2016 Site Report
Tanya Henderson, University of Alberta, Stefano Ferrari, Field Director, Carlo Rosa, Geoarchaeologist, and Francesco Scelza, Field Archaeologist

British Archaeological Project at Grumentum: A Report on the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Seasons
Taylor Lauritsen, AIA Member at Large, and Massimo Betello, State University of New York at Buffalo

Salapia (Trinitapoli, Italy) in Late Antiquity: Interpreting Urban Transformations in their Broader Apulian Context
Darian Marie Totten, McGill University, Roberto Goffredo, University of Foggia, and Giovanni De Venuto, University of Foggia


7F: Domestic Spaces and their Decoration in the Roman World

Space and Graffiti in the House of the Gladiators at Pompeii
Jennifer Trimble, Stanford University

Toppling a Pompeian Icon: the True Story of the Casa del Chirurgo
Michael A. Anderson, San Francisco State University

Competing in Clay: Sacred and Private Uses of Architectural Terracotta at Fregellae
Sophie Crawford Waters, University of Pennsylvania

Keeping Up with the Joneses: Decoration and Renovation in the Houses of Roman Sicily
Nicole Berlin, Johns Hopkins University

Pompeii’s Iconotextual Wallpaintings: Dialogues of Image, Text, and City
Carolyn MacDonald, University of New Brunswick

New Pavements and New Discoveries in the House of the Large Oecus (Utica, Tunisia)
Nichole Sheldrick, University of Oxford

A Consideration of Late-Mythological Statuary in Villas of the Iberian Peninsula
Sarah Beckmann, University of Pennsylvania

Architecture and Mosaics at the Late Roman Villa of Santiago de Guarda (Ansião, Portugal): A Promising Case Study
Filomena Limão, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and Rodrigo Pereira, Câmara Municipal de Ansião


7G: Bodies, Costumes, and Ideals in the Roman Empire

Ethnic Identity, Social Identity, and the Aesthetics of Sameness in the Funerary Monuments of Roman Freedmen
Devon A. Stewart, Angelo State University

There and Back Again: Messages of Labor and Leisure through Mythic Conflation at Villa A of Oplontis
Zoe Jenkins, University of Michigan

The Pygmy Motif as Somatic Spectacle: Somatic Dialogues in the House of the Menander, Pompeii
Evan Jewell, Columbia University

What on Earth is He Wearing? Representing Attis in Second Century Rome.
Krishni Burns, University of Akron

Statues and Mosaics of Satyrs in Theatres during the Roman Empire
George W.M. Harrison, Carleton University


7H: Bronze Age and Iron Age Anatolia

Urbanism and Power in Early Bronze Age Western Anatolia: New Evidence from Seyitömer Höyük
Laura K. Harrison, SUNY Buffalo

Lake-Places: Hittite Imperial Wetland Projects and the Local Hydrology of Ilgın, Konya
Peri Johnson, University of Illinois Chicago, Ömür Harmanşah University of Illinois Chicago, Ben Marsh Bucknell University, and Müge Durusu-Tanrıöver Brown University

Pointed Headdress in Hittite Iconography
Hae Won Bang, Columbia University

Active Phrygians and Passive Greeks
Simon Oswald, Notre Dame

Reconstructing Social Stratigraphy & Political Dynamics in Middle Iron Age Anatolia – Evidence from Phrygian Rock-Cut Monuments
Damjan Krsmanovic, University of Leicester

Gold the First Day: Jewelry from Tumulus A at Gordion
Jane Hickman, University of Pennsylvania

Thoughts on the Appearance of Carian Social Groups in the Early Iron Age Bodrum Peninsula
J. Tristan Barnes, University of Missouri


7I: Researching Ownership Histories for Antiquities in Museum Collections (Workshop)

Participants: David Saunders, J. Paul Getty Museum, Judith Barr, J. Paul Getty Museum, Amy Brauer, Harvard Art Museums, Paul Denis, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Carol Ng-He, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago,. John Hopkins, Rice University, Sarah Costello, University of Houston, Clear Lake, Paul Davis, de Menil Collection, Seth Pevnick, Tampa, Museum of Art, Phoebe Segal, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Caroline Rocheleau, North Carolina Museum of Art, and Ann Brownlee, University of Pennsylvania Museum

7J: Interaction and Production in the Aegean

Southern Aegean Connectivity and Cultural Dynamics during the Second Millennium B.C.E.: A Network Analysis Approach
Cristina D. Ichim, University College London, Institute of Archaeology

New Evidence for Middle Bronze settlement on Kea
Evi Gorogianni, University of Akron, and Tania Panagou, Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades

A Holistic Approach to the Socio-Cultural Analysis of Koan Light on Dark/Dark on Light Pottery During the LBA IA Period
Salvatore Vitale, University of Pisa

Making Sense of Changes in the Ceramic Assemblage at Phylakopi on Melos during the Late Bronze Age
Jason Earle, The Institute for Aegean Prehistory

Cooking up a New Model: Using Cooking Ware Vessels from Kalamianos to Identify Production and Exchange
Debra A. Trusty, Florida State University

The Late Helladic Roofing Tiles from Eleon, Greece: Construction and Form
Kyle A. Jazwa, Monmouth College

Metal Allotments from the Palace: Tool Sets in Mycenaean Hoards
Nicholas G. Blackwell, North Carolina State University



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