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Alain Bresson

“Flexible Interfaces of the Ancient Mediterranean World.” In Trade and Colonization in the Ancient Western Mediterranean: The Emporion, From the Archaic to the Hellenistic Period, edited by Eric Gailledrat, Michael Dietler and Rosa Plana-Mallart, pp. 35-46. Montpellier: Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée (Collection Monde Ancien), 2018.

The Making of the Ancient Greek Economy: Institutions, Markets, and Growth in the City-States was published by Princeton University Press in 2016.

*[Awarded the American Historical Association's James Henry Breasted Prize for 2017]

“Women and Inheritance in Ancient Sparta: the Gortynian Connection.” Studi Ellenistici 30: 9–68, 2016.

Claudia Brittenham

Vessels: The Object as Container. Center for Global Ancient Art, Visual Conversations series.  Edited by C. Brittenham. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.


“Tz’ib: die Malerei der Maya als Kulturtechnik.”  In Kulturtechnik Malen: Die Welt aus Farbe erschaffen, edited by Meret Kupczyk, Ludger Schwarte, and Charlotte Warsen, pp. 47-82.  Paderborn: Wilhem Fink Verlag, 2019.


“Architecture, Vision, and Ritual at the Maya City of Yaxchilan: Seeing the Structure 23 Lintels.”  The Art Bulletin, 101(3):8-36, 2018. Available online at:


“Epilogue: Quetzalcoatl and Mithra.”  In Images of Mithra, by Petra Adrych, Robert Bracey, Dominic Dalglish, Stephanie Lenk, and Rachel Wood, pp. 172-183.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.


“Cacaxtla, estilo personal y estilo regional.”  In Estilo y Región en el Arte Mesoamericano, edited by Pablo Escalante Gonzalbo and María Isabel Álvarez Icaza Longoria, pp. 105-117. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Mexico City, 2017. 


Joshua Cannon

“Semi-Automated Detection of Looting in Afghanistan Using Multispectral Imagery and Principal Component Analysis” (with Anthony Lauricella, Scott Branting, and Emily Hammer), Antiquity, 91(359):1344-1355, 2017. 

Shannon Dawdy

See the website for Shannon Dawdy's new film project called "My Star, My Dust", an experimental documentary that asks: How are funeral practices changing and what does this say about the beliefs and values of the living?


"Some Artifacts Are Fetishes". In Archaeology of the Heart and Emotion, Eds. Kisha Supernant, Jane Eva Baxter, Natasha Lyons, Sonya Atalay. Springer Press. (in press)


"Nuevo Orleans: Parts Made in Mexico". In Remaking New Orleans: Beyond Exceptionalism and Authenticity, ed. Thomas Adam and Matt Sakakeeny. Duke University Press. (in press)


"The Wounded Landscape: Disaster, Trauma, and Ontology". In Reverberations: Violence Across Time and Space, Eds. Yael Navaro, Zerrin Ozlem Biner, Alice von Bieberstein, and Seda Altug. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. (in press)


"The Prostitute and the Dandy ; or The Romantic Complications of Capitalism as viewed from New Orleans". Critical Historical Studies 4(2) :1-32, 2017.


Patina: A Profane Archaeology, University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Michael Dietler

Alcohol as embodied material culture: anthropological reflections on the deep entanglement of humans and alcohol. In Alcohol and Humans: A Long and Social Affair, edited by Robin Dunbar and Kimberley Hockings, pp. 299-319. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020.

The Emporion in the Ancient Western Mediterranean: Trade and Colonial Encounters from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Period, edited with Eric Gailledrat & Rosa Plana-Mallart. Montpellier: Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée (Collection Monde Ancien), 2018.


“Emporia: spaces of encounter and entanglement.” In The Emporion in the Ancient Western Mediterranean: Trade and Colonial Encounters from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Period, edited by Eric Gailledrat, Michael Dietler and Rosa Plana-Mallart, pp. 231-242. Montpellier: Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée (Collection Monde Ancien), 2018.

"Introduction: the emporion in context" with Eric Gailledrat & Rosa Plana-Mallart. In The Emporion in the Ancient Western Mediterranean: Trade and Colonial Encounters from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Period, edited by Eric Gailledrat, Michael Dietler and Rosa Plana-Mallart, pp. 11-16. Montpellier: Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée (Collection Monde Ancien), 2018.

„Alkohol als verkörperte Materielle Kultur: Vergleichende kulturanthropologische Überlegungen zum Konsum von Alkohol.“ In Was tranken die frühen Kelten? Bedeutungen und Fonktionen mediterraner Importe im früheisenzeitlichen Mitteleuropa, edited by Philipp Stockhammer and Janine Fries-Knoblach.  Leiden: Sidestone Press. 2019.


“Alcohol as liquid material culture: feasting in comparative perspective.” In Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings, exhibit catalogue edited by Susanne Ebbinghaus. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 2018.


“Anthropological reflections on the koine concept: linguistic analogies and material worlds" in Material Koinai in the Greek Early Iron Age and Archaic Period, edited by Søren Handberg and Anastasia Gadolou, pp. 17-39. Aarhus: Danish Institute at Athens Monograph Series, vol. 22, 2017. 

Jas' Elsner

J. Elsner, S. Lenk et al, Imagining the Divine:  Art and the Rise of the World Religions (Exhibition Catalogue, Ashmolean), Oxford, 2017


“Excavating Pilgrimage” in W. Friese and T. Kristensen (eds.) Excavating Pilgrimage, London: Routledge, 2017, 265-74


“Pfeiffer, Fraenkel and Refugee Scholarship in Oxford during and after the Second World War" in S. Crawford, K. Ulmschneider and J. Elsner (eds.) The Ark of Civilization, Oxford, 2017, 25-49


“Visual Ontologies: Style, Archaism and the Construction of the Sacred in the Western Tradition” in V. Platt and M. Squire (eds.) Framing Antiquity, Cambridge (CUP), 2017, 457-499


“The Excavated Object: Time, Change and Archaeology in the History of Art” in Wu Hung and Guo Weiqi (eds.) Sites and Images: Two Research Projects of Oxford University and the University of Chicago, OCAT Institute Annual Exhibition, September 15 to December 31, 2017, Beijing, 2017, 14-27 (Chinese), 46-55 (English)


‘Afterword: “From Violence to Blessing: Symbols and Rituals in Ancient Rome”’ in K. Hopkins, Sociological Studies in Roman History (edited by C. Kelly), Cambridge (CUP), 2017, 340-45


“Introduction: Notes towards a Poetics of Late Latin Literature’ (with J. Hernandez Lobato) in J. Hernandez Lobato and J. Elsner (eds.) The Poetics of Late Latin Literature, Oxford, 2017, 1-22 


“Introduction: Some Stakes of Comparison” (with Stanley Abe), in J. Elsner (ed.), Comparativism in Art History, New York, 2017, 1-15


“Introduction: Oxford's Ark: Second World War Refugees in the Arts and Humanities”  (with S. Crawford and K. Ulmschneider) in S. Crawford, K. Ulmschneider and J. Elsner (eds.) The Ark of Civilization, Oxford, 2017, 1-21

‘Ornament, Figure and Mise en Abime in Roman Sarcophagi’ in N. Dietrich and M. Squire (eds.), Ornament and Figure in Greek and Roman Art, Berlin (De Gruyter), 2018, 353-91

Seth Estrin

“Cold Comfort: Empathy and Memory in an Archaic Funerary Monument from Akraiphia,” Classical Antiquity 35 (2016).

Jonathan Hall

"Quanto c’è di 'greco' nella 'colonizzazione greca?" in V. Nizzo and L. Donnellan (eds), Contestualizzare la prima colonizzazione, Turnhout: Brepols (forthcoming).

"Federalism and ethnicity," in H. Beck and P. Funke (eds), Federalism in Greek Antiquity, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.


Catherine Kearns

New Directions in Cypriot Archaeology, co-edited with S.W. Manning, Cornell University Press, 2019.

“Cyprus in the surging sea: spatial imaginations of the eastern Mediterranean.” Transactions of the American Philological Association 148(1): 45-74, 2018.

“Mediterranean archeology in the spotlight of the Anthropocene,” History Compass, 15(10), 2017.

"Dating the end of the Late Bronze Age with radiocarbon: some observations, concerns, and revisiting the dating of Late Cypriot IIC to IIIA” (with Sturt Manning and Brita Lorentzen), In P. Fischer & T. Bürge (eds.), The Sea Peoples Up-To-Date: New Research on the Migration of Peoples in the 13th - 11th Centuries BCE, 95-110. Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2017.

​"Re-survey and spatial analysis of landscape developments during the first millennium BC on Cyprus." Antiquity Project Gallery, 90.353. 2016.

Alan Kolata

"Scientific Research Priorities for Water Sustainability in the Lower Mekong Region of Cambodia" (with John Felkner, Sabina Shaikh, Michael Binford, and Matti Kummu), Cambodian Journal of Natural History (In Press).


"Climate, Environment and the Tiwanaku State" (with Lonnie Thompson). In Megadrought and Collapse: From Early Agriculture to Angkor, edited by Harvey Weiss, pp. 231-246. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017

"Keen Insights from Quinoa"  (with Andrew Paterson)  Nature Vol. 542, Issue 7641: 300-302. 2017

Yungti Li

Kingly Crafts: The Archaeology of Craft Production in Late Shang China, Columbia University Press, 2019.

Maria Cecilia Lozada

Archaeological Human Remains: Legacies of Imperialism, Communism and Colonialism, edited with Barra O'Donnabhain, New York: Springer, 2018.

Richard Neer

Conditions of Visibility.   Edited by R. Neer. Center for Global Ancient Art, Visual Conversations series.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.


“Figure, ground, ornament and visibility: From Geometric to Classical.” In Ornament and Figure in Graeco-Roman Art: Rethinking Visual Ontologies in Classical Antiquity, edited by Michael Squire and Nikolaus Dietrich. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2018. 

“Wonders of Amber and Fire, or, Electro-elephantine Pyrotechnothaumata.”  Art History (In press).

“Was the Knidia a Statue? The Basis of Comparativism.” In Comparativism in Art History, ed. by Jas Elsner, Barry Flood and Ittai Weinryb. London: Ashgate, 2017.

“Bourdon, Bosse and the Rules of Art.” In Classicisms, edited by Larry Norman and Anne Leonard. Chicago: University of Chicago Press/Smart Museum, 2017.

“Before Realism,”  Art in America, January, 2017.

Sarah Newman

"Rubbish, Reuse, and Ritual at the Ancient Maya Site of El Zotz, Guatemala", Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 2018.

"The Limits of Palimpsest: Architectural Ruins, Reuse, and Remodeling Among the Ancient Maya", in Palimpsests: Buildings, Sites, Time. Edited by N. Aksamija, C. Maines, and P. Wagoner, 2017.

"Sharks in the jungle: real and imagined sea monsters of the Maya", Antiquity, 2016.

James Osborne

J.F. Osborne. 2020. The Syro-Anatolian City-States: An Iron Age Culture. Oxford University Press: Oxford.

J. F. Osborne. 2018. “Representing Cities in Syro-Anatolian and Neo-Assyrian Art,” pp. 197-209 in Assyromania and More: In Memory of Samuel M. Paley. F. Pedde and N. Shelley, eds. Oxford University Press. Münster: Zaphon. 


J. F. Osborne and S. Karacic. 2017. “Urbanism beyond the Acropolis: The Tayinat Lower Town Project Surface Survey, 2014-2015.” Anatolica XLIII: 37-70.


J. F. Osborne. 2017. “Counter-Monumentality and the Vulnerability of Memory.” Journal of Social Archaeology 17/2: 163-187.


J. F. Osborne. 2017. “Exploring the Lower Settlements of Iron Age Capitals in Anatolia and Syria.” Antiquity 91 (355): 90-107.


S. Karacic and J. F. Osborne. 2016. “Eastern Mediterranean Economic Exchange during the Iron Age: Portable X-Ray Fluorescence and Neutron Activation Analysis of Cypriot-Style Pottery in the Amuq Valley, Turkey.” PLoS ONE 11(11): e0166399. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0166399

J. F. Osborne. 2017. “Monuments of the Hittite and Neo-Assyrian Empires during the Late Bronze and Iron Ages,” pp. 87-105 in Mercury's Wings: Exploring Modes of Communication in the Ancient World. F. Naiden and R. Talbert, eds. Oxford University Press. 


J. Ur and J. F. Osborne. 2016. “The Rural Landscape of the Assyrian Heartland: Recent Results from Arbail and Kilizu Provinces,” pp. 163-174 in The Provincial Archaeology of the Assyrian Empire. J. MacGinnis, D. Wicke, and T. Greenfield, eds. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.

François Richard

Reluctant Landscapes: Historical Anthropologies of Political Experience in Siin (Senegal). University of Chicago Press, 2018.

‘Excessive Economies’ and Logics of Abundance: Genealogies of Wealth, Labor, and Social Power in Pre-Colonial Senegal. In M. Smith, ed., Abundance: An Archaeological Analysis of Plenitude, pp. 201-228. University of Colorado Press, 2017.

An Archaeology of Missionary Encounters: Initial Thoughts and Things from Saint-Joseph de Ngasobil (Senegal). In I. Thiaw & H. Bocoum, eds., Preserving African Cultural Heritage: Proceedings of the Joint PanAf/SAfA Conference, Dakar (Senegal), 2010, pp. 395-403. Mémoire IFAN-Cheikh Anta Diop, 2017.

Yorke Rowan

"Late Prehistory of the Lower Galilee: Multi-faceted investigations of Wadi el-Ashert" (with M. M. Kersel, A. C. Hill and T. Urban). Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 385.1. 2021.

"Fodder, Pasture, and the Development of Complex Society in the Chalcolithic: isotopic perspectives on animal husbandry at Marj Rabba" (with M. Price, M.M. Kersel and C. A. Makarewicz). Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 12, 95. 2020.

"Inscribed Landscapes in the Black Desert: Petroglyphs and Kites at Wisad Pools, Jordan" (with A.C. Hill, A. Wasse and G. O. Rollefson). Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy: 1-18. 2020.

The Social Archaeology of the Levant: From Prehistory to the Present (edited with A. Yasur-Landau and E.H. Cline), Cambridge University Press, 2019.


"The Late Neolithic Presence in the Black Desert" (with G. O. Rollefson, A. Wasse, A.C. Hill and M. M. Kersel). Near Eastern Archaeology 80.2: 102-113, 2017.

"Droning on in the Badia: UAVs and Large Scale Site Documentation at Wadi al-Qattafi" (with ​A. C. Hill). Near Eastern Archaeology 80.2: 114-123, 2017.

Guest editor of issue of Near Eastern Archaeology, titled “Repopulating the Badia”. (2017).

"Feasting at Marj Rabba, an Early Chalcolithic Site in the Galilee" (with A.C. Hill and M. Price). Oxford Journal of Archaeology 35(2): 127-141. 2016.


"Introduction. Leave no stone unturned: Perspectives on ground stone artefact research" (with D. Rosenberg & Tatjana Gluhak), Journal of Lithic Studies, vol. 3,(3): 1-15, 2016. 

"Gazelles, Liminality, and Chalcolithic Ritual: A Case Study from Marj Rabba, Israel," (with M. Price, A. Hill & M. Kerstel), BASOR 376:7-27. 2016.

Alice Yao

"Politics of Time on the Southwest Frontier of China’s Han Empire," American Anthropologist 119(1):86-103, 2017.


The Ancient Highlands of Southwest China: An Archaeological History from the Bronze Age to the Han Empire was published by Oxford University Press in 2016.

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