Maggie Beeler is a Ph.D. student whose dissertation project investigates Early Bronze Age sealing practices of the Greek mainland. Maggie received a B.A. in Classics and an M.A. in Religious Studies from New York University before obtaining her M.A. in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College. She has excavated in Greece and the United Arab Emirates. Maggie was a Regular Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in the 2013-14 academic year.
Christina is an M.A. candidate in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2014 where she was a double major in Classics and English. She has excavated in the United Arab Emirates and has been an intern at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago since 2013. Her research interests include the art and rhetoric of ancient empires, the glyptic arts of the ancient Near East, and the interactions between the Achaemenid Empire and other cultures.
Tracey is an MA student in the department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. She obtained her BA in Heritage Studies at the University of Pisa in 2010, focusing her research on Egyptology and Near Eastern Studies. She subsequently graduated from University College of London in Qatar in 2015 with an MA in Archaeology of the Arab and Islamic World. She has previously worked on excavations in Italy, Greece, Oman and Qatar where she was involved in both excavation procedures and in the cataloguing and sorting of finds. Her interests include societal aspects of the Arabian Peninsula in the Bronze Age and Iron Age; liturgical features of the Arabian Peninsula, Elam and Mesopotamia in the Bronze Age and Iron Age; and Pre-Islamic and Late Islamic pottery from the Gulf and their connections to wider regions, including South-East Asia and China.
Nicole Marie Colosimo
Nicole Colosimo is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. She received a B.A. in Anthropology and Religious Studies from Agnes Scott College and later a B.A. in Classical Culture from the University of Georgia. In 2009 at Bryn Mawr College, Nicole completed her M.A. thesis which focused on the function and reception of the goddess Hera at the Argive Heraion and the Heraion of Perachora. She is currently researching her dissertation on the dedication of votive objects in ancient Greek sanctuaries. Her areas of interest include Greek religion, Greek architecture, Greek historians and the archaeology of ancient Mesopotamia.
Shannon Dunn is an M.A. candidate in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. She received a B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Classics from the Colorado College in 2010. Her research interests include cultural exchange in the Bronze Age Aegean, pottery from the bronze age to archaic eras, Greek mythology, and contemporary issues of cultural heritage. She has excavated at the Roman temple complex at Omrit in Israel and the Boeotian sanctuary to Poseidon at Onchestos in Greece.
Jessica Goodman is an MA candidate in the department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. She received her BA in Anthropology and Classical Civilizations from the University of South Florida in 2014, and her MSc in Archaeological Science from the University of Oxford in 2015. Her research interests include interconnections in the Bronze Age eastern Mediterranean, materials analysis, and the trade of metals. She has excavated in Israel, and currently excavates in Crete.
Mackenzie Heglar is a PhD candidate in the department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College. She received her A.B. in Classics and A.B in Anthropology from Davidson College in 2012. She completed a Post-baccalaureate in Ancient Languages from the University of North Carolina in 2013 and received her MA from Bryn Mawr College in 2015. Her MA thesis explored the process of deposition through the analysis of the formation of votive deposits on Cyprus, with a focus on reconstructing deposits excavated by the Swedish Cyprus Expedition at the sites of Mersinaki and Kition. Her current research interests include the art and archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean, the role of landscape and memory in the construction of identity, the recycling and deposition of votive objects in sacred spaces, and the role of adaptive strategies and resource availability/exploitation in site management and development. She has excavated and worked as a trench director at the site of Athienou-Malloura, Cyprus for the past four seasons.
Matthew is a PhD candidate in the department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College. He received his BA in Classics from Gettysburg College in 2012 and his MA from Bryn Mawr College in 2014. His MA thesis explored the fortifications of Athens and Attica during the Peloponnesian and post-Peloponnesian War eras. His current research interests include the organization of ceramic production, the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age in the Eastern Mediterranean, trade, maritime exchange, and identity in the archaeological record. Matthew has excavated at the Bronze Age site of Gournia on Crete, at the Roman Bath at Isthmia, Golemo Gradiste in FYROM, and on the Civil War site of Gettysburg. His most recent field project is with the Bryn Mawr Excavations in the UAE, excavating the site of Tell Abraq.
Kiersten is an MA candidate in the department of Near Eastern and Classical Archaeology. She received a BA in Classical Archaeology and Anthropology from Bowdoin College in 2010. She has excavated on the Mohegan Reservation in Connecticut, in the Orange Walk District of Belize, and most recently at the site of Morgantina in Sicily. Her research interests include Greek and Roman colonies, cross-cultural interaction and identity studies, and landscape, place, and memory in the ancient Mediterranean.
Sarah is an MA student in the department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. She received her BA from the University of Texas at Austin in Classical Archaeology and English in 2014. She has participated in fieldwork in Israel. Her research interests include Achaemenid art and archaeology, archaic and classical Anatolia, propaganda and royal iconography, Seleucid art and archaeology, cross-cultural interactions, and Greek historians.
Ashley is an MA candidate in the department of Near Eastern and Classical Archaeology. She received her BA from the Ohio State University in Classics and Ancient History in 2010, and her MA from Texas Tech University in Classics in 2012, where she served as adjunct faculty from 2012-2015. Her research interests include the material culture of religion, religious transformations in Magna Graecia and the Levant, Greek and Roman sanctuaries, and the archaeology of Jordan. She has excavated in Greece, Roman Britain, and currently excavates in Jordan and Italy.
Emily N. Moore
Emily Moore is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. She received her B.A. in Art History and Classics with a minor in German language at the University of Rhode Island. She completed her M.A. at Bryn Mawr College with papers on "Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus' emulation of Alexander III of Macedon" and "Reliefs from Roman Greece." Her dissertation will examine Roman visual representations of barbarians. She has excavated in Italy and currently serves as the database coordinator and small finds manager for the joint Bryn Mawr College - Florida State University project at Cosa, Italy. In addition, she has worked at several art museums and special collections. Her research interests include: Roman art and archaeology, Late Antiquity, sculpture, methods of production and the question of 'copies', archaeological theory, imperialism, and spolia.
Clare Rasmussen is an M.A. candidate in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. She received her B.A. in Anthropology and Classical Archaeology from The University of Michigan in 2015 and her M.A. in Classics from The University of Arizona in 2017. Her research interests include Roman Gaul, Greek and Roman city planning, urbanization, colonization, Roman hydraulic systems, and cultural identity in the Roman world. She has excavated in North Carolina at the Berry Project (2014), in Italy at the Gabii Project (2012, 2013) and at Campo della Fiera in Orvieto (2016), and currently in Greece at the Mt. Lykaion Survey and Excavation Project (2016, 2017).
Andrea is an MA candidate in the department of Near Eastern and Classical Archaeology. She received her BA from the University of Wisconsin in Classics and Art History in 2010, and her MA from the University of Kansas in Classics in 2014. Her research interests include Archaic and Classical Greek sculpture and architecture, Greek colonies in Magna Graecia, Greek sanctuaries, artistic practices, construction techniques, and Herodotus. She has excavated in Rome, Crete, and currently excavates in Sicily.
Zach is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College (2013-current). He holds his M.Sc. in Archaeology from the University of Edinburgh (2012) and his M.A. from Bryn Mawr College (2015). He holds his B.A. from the University of Rhode Island (2010) in American History, Classics, and Anthropology. Zach has been a member of archaeological expeditions in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, USA, (2007-2010), Tarsus-Gözlükule in Turkey (2014), Tell Abraq in the UAE (2016), and presently around the Bukhara Oasis in Uzbekistan (2016).
His academic interests are in Arabian, Iranian, and Central Asian archaeology of the first millennium BCE. At present his interest is in the impact of imperial powers on societies within these regions, and in particular, the transformation of sacred practices of Near Eastern and Central Asian religions. He also takes a strong interest in religious syncretisms, ritual, and the application of ecological phenomenology to archaeological interpretations of the sacred.
Megan is currently writing her Master's thesis , provisionally titled, 'The Nomads of Iron Age Luristan: An Exploration of Politics, Reality, and Excavation Practice in the Study of Nomadic People.' She received her BA from Tufts University in 2011 and completed the post-baccalaureate program in Classical languages at Georgetown University in 2013. She has excavated at the Roman fort of Binchester in the UK, Gabii in Italy, and Apollonia Pontica in Bulgaria. Her interests include nomadism and the material culture of nomads in the steppe lands from Ukraine to Central Asia. She is also especially interested in landscape and object theory, as well as mortuary practice. Other interests include Late Antiquity, Roman provinces, frontier studies.
Rachel is a PhD candidate in the department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. She earned her BA in Classical Civilization in 2011 from the University of Richmond, and she received her MA from Bryn Mawr College in 2013. Her research has explored such issues as visual narrative, burial practice, monumental architecture, and imperialism, and she is currently writing her dissertation on processes of urban development and practices of civic benefaction in the cities of Roman Lycia. She has excavated in Italy (at Gabii and Cosa) as well as in Turkey at Hacımusalar Höyük. She has also held internships at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, VA) and the Collections Department at Bryn Mawr College.
Andrew is a PhD candidate in the department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. He earned a B.A. in Classical Languages from Duke University in 2011 and an M.A. from Bryn Mawr College in 2013. He has participated in excavations at Pompeii and Morgantina, where he now works as a trench supervisor. Following his interests in Greek colonization, household archaeology, Greek religion, and urbanization, his current dissertation research examines the household altars from Morgantina.