Thomas Tartaron

Associate Professor of Classical Studies; Chair of the Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World Graduate Group


  • PhD, Archaeology, Boston University, 1996 
  • Colburn Fellow, American School of Classical Studies
    at Athens, 1992–1993
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, Miami University,
    Oxford, Ohio, 1981

Research and teaching interests:

  • Greek Bronze Age archaeology
  • Classical Archaeology
  • Landscape archaeology
  • Archaeometry

Current excavation:

Selected publications:

  • Maritime Networks in the Mycenaean World (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
  • "The Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project (SHARP): Investigations at Mycenaean Kalamianos, 2007–2009," Hesperia 80 (2011): 559–634
  • Bronze Age Landscape and Society in Southern Epirus, Greece (Archaeopress, 2004).
  • "Aegean Prehistory as World Archaeology: Recent Trends in the Archaeology of Bronze Age Greece,"Journal of Archaeological Research 16 (2008): 83–161

Work in progress:

Publication of the results of the first phase of SHARP (2007–2009)

Recent courses:

  • Undergraduate
    • Introduction to Mediterranean Archaeology
    • Ages of Homer
    • Great Discoveries in Archaeology
    • Seafaring in the Ancient Greek World
  • Graduate

    • Ancient Greek Colonies
    • Landscape Archaeology
    • Material and Methods in Mediterranean Archaeology
    • Mycenae
    • Introduction to Archaeological Ceramics

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