Dissertations related to Mediterranean and Near Eastern Art and Archaeology (since 1898)

Doctoral work in Mediterranean and Near Eastern Archaeology has been a feature of the University of Pennsylvania since 1898, largely in response to the excavations undertaken by the University Museum. The names of the programs overseeing such doctoral work have changed in the course of the last century, but they encompass the current departments of Classical Studies, History of Art, Anthropology, and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Nearly 200 dissertations in Old World Archaeology and Art have been produced at Penn in the course of the last century, and they are listed below by year of completion, beginning with the most recent.
Author Dissertation Title Year
Sophie Crawford Brown Daedala Tecta: Architectural Terracottas and Cultural Memory in Republican Italy 1546318800
Sam Holzman Bilingual Ionic Column Capitals: Perceptions of the Past in Greek Architecture, 6th–3rd century BCE 1546318800
Lara Fabian Examining the Archaeology of ‘Antik’-quity: The Eastern Caucasus Beyond Rome and Parthia 1514782800
Sarah Linn A Truth Universally Acknowledged: Beyond Wealth and Status at the Archanes-Phourni Cemetery 1514782800
Kathryn Morgan A Moveable Feast: Production, Consumption, and State Formation at Early Phrygian Gordion 1514782800
Daira Nocera Beyond the Emperor’s Disgrace: Reconstructing the Architectural, Topographical, and Landscape Design of Domitian’s Rome 1514782800
Steve Renette Along the Mountain Passes: Tracing Indigenous Developments of Social Complexity in the Zagros Region during the Early Bronze Age (ca. 3500-2000 BCE) 1514782800
Lucas Stephens Monumental Routes: Movement and the Built Environment at Iron Age Gordion 1514782800
Kurtis Tanaka Anatolia in the Gap: Phrygia, Lydia, and Orientalizing Reconsidered 1514782800
Anna Sitz The Writing on the Wall: Inscriptions and Memory in the Temples of Late Antique Greece and Asia Minor 1483246800
Sarah Beckmann Statuary Collections in the Late Roman Villas of Hispania and Southwestern Gaul 1451624400
Peter J. Cobb Computational Analyses of Archaeological Ceramics: The Second Millennium BCE Ceramics of the Marmara Lake Basin in their Western Anatolian Regional Context 1451624400
Amanda S. Reiterman Keimelia: Objects Curated in the Ancient, Mediterranean (8th–5th Centuries B.C.) 1451624400
Margaret Andrews Down in the Valley: A Topographical Study of the Subura in Rome from Caesar through Charlemagne 1420088400
Emerson Avery Marsala’s Hinterland: The Evolution of Roman Settlement in Western Sicily 1420088400
Jordan Pickett Water after Antiquity: the Afterlives of Roman Hydraulic Infrastructure 300-800 CE 1420088400
Tanya McCullough Metal to Clay: "Recovering" Middle Minoan Metal Vessels from Knossos and Phaistos through their Ceramic Skeuomorphs 1388552400
Miriam G. Clinton Access and Circulation Patterns in Neopalatial Domestic Architecture on Crete: A New Method for Identifying Private Spaces 1357016400
Valentina Follo The power of images in the age of Mussolini 1357016400
Justin Leidwanger Maritime Archaeology as Economic History: Long-Term Trends of Roman Commerce in the Northeast Mediterranean 1293858000
Linda G. Meiberg Figural Motifs on Philistine Pottery and their Connections to the Aegean World, Cyprus, and Coastal Anatolia 1293858000
Emily Modrall Indigenous Identities in Punic Western Sicily 1293858000
Gabriel H. Pizzorno Material Variability and Cultural Change: A study of the transition from Bronze Age to Iron Age in North-western Iran as seen from Dinkha Tepe 1293858000
Stephan Zink Octavian's Sanctuary of Apollo on the Palatine: Architecture, Site, and the Development of a Sacred Topography 1293858000
Susan Helft Patterns of exchange/ patterns of power: A new archaeology of the Hittite Empire 1262322000
Peri Johnson Landscapes of Achaemenid Paphlagonia 1262322000
Beth Ann Judas Late Bronze Age Aegean Ceramics in the New Kingdom Nile Valley: An Analysis of Idea and Practice 1262322000
Karen Sonik Daimon-Haunted Universe: Conceptions of the Supernatural in Mesopotamia 1262322000
Elif Ünlü Technological and Stylistic Evaluation of the Early Bronze Age Pottery at Tarsus-Gözlükule, Turkey: Pottery Production and Its Interaction with Economic, Social, and Cultural Spheres 1230786000
Günder Varinlioğlu Rural Landscape and Built Environment at the End of Antiquity: Limestone Villages of Southeastern Isauria 1199163600
Dorian Borbonus Textual and Visual Commemoration in Columbarium Tombs of Early Imperial Rome 1136091600
Andrew Koh The Organic Residues of Mochlos, Crete: An Interdisciplinary Study of Typological and Spatial Function at an Archaeological Site 1136091600
Elisha Ann Dumser The Architecture of Maxentius: A Study in Architectural Design and Urban Planning in Early Fourth-Century Rome 1104555600
Kimberley Michelle Brown Fluxgate Gradiometry and the Investigation of Archaic Period Rural Settlement in Central Italy (600-450 B.C.) 1072933200
Konstantinos Kourelis Monuments of Rural Archaeology: Medieval Settlements in the Northwestern Peloponnese 1041397200
William Bradley Hafford Merchants in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean: Tools, Texts and Trade 978325200
Julia Louise Shear Polis and Panathenaia: The History and Development of Athena's Festival 978325200
Leigh-Ann Bedal The Petra Pool-Complex: A Hellenistic Paradeisos in The Nabataean Capital (Results from The Petra 'Lower Market' Survey and Excavation, 1998 946702800
Laurel L. Taylor Dying Like A Roman: Funerary Monuments and the Creation of Provincial Material Culture in Roman Venetia 946702800
Susan Lynn Petrakis Ayioryitika: A Neolithic Settlement in Eastern Arcadia, Greece 915166800
Elin Corey Danien The Chama Polychrome Ceramic Cylinders 883630800
Shawna Leigh The Aqueduct of Hadrian and the Water Supply of Roman Athens 883630800
Lada Onyshkevych Archaic and Classical Cult-Related Graffiti from the Northern Black Sea Region 883630800
Paul Douglas Scotton The Julian Basilica at Corinth: An Architectural Investigation 852094800
Polyxeni Bougia Ancient Bridges in Greece and Coastal Asia Minor 820472400
Anton Jansen Stations Along the Roads in the Area of Mycenae: An Analysis of the Mycenaean Road System and its Relation to the Mycenaean State 757400400
Christofilis Maggidis Burial Building 19 at Archanes: A Study of Prepalatial and Early Protopalatial Funerary Architecture and Ritual 757400400
Lee Ann Turner The History, Monuments and Topography of Ancient Lebadeia in Boeotia, Greece 757400400
Kim S. Shelton The Late Helladic Pottery from Prosymna 725864400
Eleni Spyridonos Banou Pottery Groups from the West Side of Area A at Pseira 694242000
David Hulburt Conwell The Athenian Long Walls: Chronology, Topography and Remains 694242000
Heidi M. C. Dierckx Aspects of Minoan Technology, Culture, and Economy: The Bronze Age Stone Industry of Crete 694242000
Jean M. Donohoe The Lapithos-Lower Geometric Cemetery: An Early Iron Age Necropolis in Cyprus (Report of the 1931-1932 Excavations of the Cyprus Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania Museum) 694242000
Georgia Salapata Lakonian Votive Plaques with Particular Reference to the Sanctuary of Alexandra at Amyklai 694242000
Martha Rhoads Bell The Tutankhamun Burnt Group from Gurob, Egypt: Bases for the Absolute Chronology of LH III A and B 662706000
Jennifer Lynn Tobin The Monuments of Herodes Atticus 662706000
Marilyn Louise Simon Late Bronze Age Ivories from Cyprus 631170000
Jodi Magness A Typology of the Late Roman and Byzantine Pottery of Jerusalem 599634000
Martha Kay Risser Corinthian Conventionalizing Pottery 599634000
Alaa El-Din M. Shaheen Historical Significance of Selected Scenes Involving Western Asiatics and Nubians in the Private Theban Tombs of the XVIIIth Dynasty 568011600
Barbara Barrett Kling Mycenaean III C: 1B and Related Pottery in Cyprus 536475600
Judith Weinstein Balthazar Copper and Bronze Working in Early through Middle Bronze Age Cyprus 504939600
Pamela Jaye Russell The Pottery from the Late Cypriot IIC Settlement at Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios, Cyprus: The 1979-1984 Excavation Seasons 504939600
Jane Derose Evans The Legends of Early Rome Used as Political Propaganda in the Roman Republican and Augustan Periods (Numismatics, Painting, Sculpture) 473403600
Elizabeth Simpson The Wooden Furniture from Tumulus MM at Gordion, Turkey 473403600
Murray C. McClellan Core-formed Glass from Dated Contexts (Classical, Mediterranean) 441781200
Frederick Alan Winter Late Classical and Hellenistic Pottery from Gordion: The Imported Black Glazed Wares 441781200
Fredric Richard Brandfon Beginning of the Iron Age in Palestine 410245200
Cynthia Milton Harrison Coins of the Persian Satraps 378709200
Nicholas Bains Hartmann Iron-Working in Southern Etruria in the Ninth and Eighth Centuries B.C 378709200
Robert Barry Koehl The Imported Bronze and Iron Age Wares from Area II, Sounding X at Sarepta (Modern Sarafand), Lebanon 378709200
Mary Elizabeth Moser The "Southern Villanovan" Culture of Campania 378709200
Barbara Jeanne Hayden The Development of Cretan Architecture from the LM IIIA through the Geometric Periods 347173200
Paul Forsythe Johnston Ship and Boat Models in Ancient Greece 347173200
David Gilman Romano The Stadia of the Peloponnesos 347173200
Kristine Stuart Brown The Question of Near Eastern Textile Decoration of the Early First Millennium B.C. as a Source for Greek Vase Painting of the Orientalizing Style 315550800
Irene Bald Romano Early Greek Cult Images 315550800
Alan Stuart Walker A Chronological Study of the Greek Imperial Coinage of Athens Based on the Collection of the Agora Excavations at Athens 315550800
Philip Howard Young Building Projects and Archaic Greek Tyrants 315550800
Cynthia Jones Eiseman The Porticello Shipwreck: A Mediterranean Merchant Vessel of 415 - 385 B.C. 284014800
Charles Warner Gates, III Burials at Ialysos and Kameiros (Rhodes) in the Mid Archaic Period, ca. 625-525 B.C 284014800
Jeanne Marty-Peppers Selected Roman Pottery, Isthmia Excavations, 1967-1972 284014800
Engin Özgen The Urartian Bronze Collection at the University Museum: The Urartian Armor 284014800
Alan Cunningham Brookes The Chronology and Development of Daedalic Sculpture 252478800
Ellen Carol Herscher The Bronze Age Cemetery at Lapithos, Vrysi Tou Barba, Cyprus; Results of the University of Pennsylvania Museum Excavation, 1931 252478800
Arcadia Xenia Kocybala Greek Colonization on the North Shore of the Black Sea in the Archaic Period 252478800
Gerald Paul Schaus Archaic Greek Pottery From The Demeter Sanctuary, Cyrene 1969-1976: Minor Fabrics 252478800
Jean Schneer Silverman The Gournia Collection in the University Museum: A Study in East Cretan Pottery 252478800
Charles Kaufman Williams, II Pre-Roman Cults in the Area of the Forum of Ancient Corinth 252478800
Barry John Brady Etruscan Bucchero Chalices in the University Museum 220942800
Maurizio Gualtieri Iron in Calabria in the Ninth and Eighth Centuries B.C. 220942800
Peter Ian Kuniholm Dendrochronology at Gordion and on the Anatolian Plateau 220942800
David Michael Van Horn Bronze Age Chipped Stone Tools from the Argolid of Greece and their Relation to Tools Manufactured from Other Materials 189320400
Joanna Alice McClellan The Iron Objects from Gordion, A Typological and Functional Analysis 157784400
William Edward Stevenson, III The Pathological Grotesque Representation in Greek and Roman Art 157784400
Elizabeth Ruth Jewell The Archaeology and History of Western Anatolia During the Second Millennium, B.C. 126248400
Jeremy Bentham Rutter The Late Helladic IIIB and IIIC Periods at Korakou and Gonia in the Corinthia 126248400
Phoebe Aldrich Sheftel The Ivory, Bone and Shell Objects from Gordion from the Campaigns of 1950 through 1973 126248400
Karen Donne Vitelli The Greek Neolithic Patterned Urfirnis Ware from the Franchthi Cave and Lerna 126248400
Livingston Vance Watrous An Archaeological Survey of the Lasithi Plain in Crete from the Neolithic to the Late Roman Period 126248400
Nina Poe Zouck Turned and Hand-Carved Alabaster from Gordion 126248400
Harrison Eiteljorg, II The Greek Architect of the Fourth-Century B.C.: Master Craftsman or Master Planner 94712400
Jeffrey Scott Soles The Gournia House Tombs: A Study of the Architecture, Chronology and Use of the Built Rectangular Tombs of Crete 94712400
William Stanton Woodard Prolegomena to the Religion of Knossos 94712400
Merle Kenneth Langdon The Sanctuary of Zeus Ombrios on Mount Hymettos 63090000
Michael Max Eisman Attic Kyathos Painters 31554000
G. Kenneth Sams The Phrygian Painted Pottery of Early Iron Age Gordion and its Anatolian Setting 31554000
Philip Pablo Betancourt The Origin and Diffusion of Metallic Shaft-Hole Implements in the Aegean Early Bronze Age 18000
James Robert Carpenter Propylon in Greek and Hellenistic Architecture 18000
Wellington Willson Cummer, III A Monumental Roman Tomb at Corinthian Kenchreai 18000
Keith Robert Devries A Study of Boeotian Incised Fibulae and their Antecedents 18000
Joseph Winterbotham Shaw Minoan Building Materials and their Uses 18000
Charlotte Alice Brodkey Moore Description and Analysis of the Bronze and Lead Objects in the Herman V. Hilprecht Collection. The University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania -31536000
Sterling Peter Vinson An Archaeological Survey in South Italy -31536000
William Richard Biers Investigations at Phlius -63158400
Pamela Hemphill An Archaeological Survey of the Hill Region South of Lago Bracciano, Southern Etruria -63158400
Jane Williams Sammis The Gnathian Pelike: Local Centers of Production -63158400
James Andrew Dengate The Coinage of Klazomenai -94694400
Stephen Lloyd Glass Palaistra and Gymnasium in Greek Architecture -94694400
Frederick Hendrik Van Doorninck, Jr The Seventh Century Byzantine Ship at Yassi Ada: Some Contributions to the History of Naval Architecture -94694400
Crawford Hallock Greenewalt, Jr Lydian Pottery of the Sixth-Century B.C.: The Lydion and Marbled Ware -126230400
Oscar White Muscarella Phrygian Fibulae from Gordion -157766400
George Fletcher Bass Cape Gelidonya: A Bronze Age Shipwreck -189388800
Thomas Warren Jacobsen Prehistoric Euboia -189388800
Ann Konrad Knudsen A Study of the Relation Between Phrygian Metalware and Pottery in the Eighth and Seventh Centuries B.C. -283996800