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Fragment of a marble Sarcophagus
ca. 230-240 ACE
Duke Museum of Art

Carla M. Antonaccio
Carla M. Antonaccio

Title: Professor of Classical Studies and Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Office Location: 233H Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
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Currently on leave
  • Ph.D. Princeton University, 1987
  • M.A. Princeton University, 1983
  • B.A. Wellesley College, 1980
  • Senior Associate Member, 1989, 1992 American School of Classical Studies, 1998
  • Student Associate Member, American School of Classical Studies, 1985
  • Zertifikat, Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Goethe Institut, Rothenburg o.d.Tauber, 1984
  • 12 College Exchange (Foreign Study in Europe), Dartmouth College, 1979

Excavation and Archaeological Experience

  • Morgantina Project, (with Malcolm Bell, University of Virginia), Co-Director, Sicily, 1990 to present
  • Princeton Cyprus Expedition, (Princeton University), Polis Chrysochou, Cyprus, 1983
  • Agora Excavations, (American School of Classical Studies), Athens, Greece, 1982
  • Halieis Excavations, (Indiana University), Study Assistant, Porto Cheli, Greece, 1980
  • Halieis Excavations, (Indiana University), Trenchmaster, Porto Cheli, Greece, 1979

Research Interests:

Mediterranean archaeology, especially the late Bronze and Iron Ages; ceramic studies; the archaeology of identity.

Co-Director, Morgantina Excavations Vice President for Research & Academic Affairs, Archaeological Institute of America
Representative Publications   (More Publications)
  1.  An Archaeology of Ancestors: Greek Tomb and Hero Cult.  Rowman & Littlefield, 1995.
  2. "Origins, culture, and identity in classical antiquity." Worlds Elide. Edited by P. Euben, K Bassi.  Lexington Press (2010): 4-17.
  3. "The Western Mediterranean." The Blackwell Companion to the Ancient World (Basil Blackwell). Edited by K. Raaflaub, H. van Wees.  Blackwell (2009): 314-329.
  4. "(Re) Defining Ethnicity: Culture, Material Culture, and Identity." Visual Culture and Social Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean. Edited by T. Hodos, S. Hales.  Cambridge University Press (2009): 32-53.
  5. "Colonization: Greece on the Move." in The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece. Edited by H.A. Shapiro.  Cambridge University Press (2007): 201-224.
  6. "Elite mobility in the west." in Pindar's Poetry, Patrons and Festivals: from Archaic Greece to the Roman Empire. Edited by S. Hornblower, C. Morgan.  Oxford University Press (2006): 265-285.
  7. "Religion, basileis, and heroes." From Wanax to Basileus. Edited by I. Lemos, I. Deger-Jalkotzy.  University of Edinburgh Press (2006): 381-395.
  8. "Votive Offerings as Sacrificial Behavior." in Chthonic and Olympian Sacrifice. Edited by R. Hagg, B. Alroth.  Stockholm (2005): 99-112.
  9. "Excavating Colonization." in Ancient Colonizations: Analogy, Similarity and Difference. Edited by H. Hurst, S, Owen.  Duckworth (2005): 97-113.
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