Duke University | Classical Studies:

    Carla M. Antonaccio
  • Carla M. Antonaccio

  • Professor of Archaeology
  • Classical Studies
  • 233 H
  • Campus Box 90103
  • Phone: (919) 684-3013
  • Fax: (919) 681-4262
  • Office Hours: Monday 1:00 - 3:00 and by appointment
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bio

          Carla M. Antonaccio, who is in her second term as chair of the Department of Classical Studies at Duke, is a field archeologist whose research is focused on the late Bronze Iron Age and later phases in the Aegean and Mediterranean. Having worked on excavations in Greece and Cyprus, she has devoted almost every summer over the past 20 years to excavations at Morgantina in Sicily, where, with Malcolm Bell III of the University of Virginia, she is project co-director.

          Much of Professor Antonaccio’s work has focused on social and cultural history through study of material culture. Morgantina, a settlement that was continuously inhabited for more than 1,000 years up to the time of Augustus, has involved engagement with “the archeology of identity”. She notes that the material objects unearthed at Morgantina have revealed intriguing interactions between the native Sikel culture of Sicily and succeeding waves of new arrivals, including the Phoenicians, Greeks, and the Romans. “The kinds of interactions that the excavations have revealed,” she says, “have been sometimes violent, sometimes a negotiation, and always led to new forms.” Among numerous papers Professor Antonaccio has published that draw on her work at Morgantina are “Excavating Colonization”, in Ancient Colonizations: Analogy, Similarity and Difference, H. Hurst and S. Owen, Editors; “Siculo-geometric and the Sikels: Identity and material Culture in Eastern Sicily,” in Greek Identity in the Western Mediterranean, Edited by K. Lomas; and “Colonization and Acculturation”, in Ancient Perceptions of Greek Ethnicity, edited by I. Malkin. Her article entitled “Origins, Culture, and Identity in Classical Antiquity”, in a volume co-edited by Duke colleague P. Euben, appeared in 2010, and is currently co-editing volumes on the Greek Iron Age, the practice of Classical Archaeology in Greece (with Carolina colleague Donald Haggis), and has many other papers in progress or in press. She also continues to think and write about her earlier research interests in the uses of the past in the present in antiquity, and on heroes and ancestors in Greek society. She is currently working on the final publication of the 6th and 5th c. BCE at Morgantina and a book on colonization.

          Professor Antonaccio joined the faculty at Duke after 17 years teaching at Wesleyan University, where she also served as Dean of Arts and Humanities.

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  • Research Description

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

    Morgantina Excavations (Co-Director)
  • Areas of Interest

    Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology
    Archaeological method and theory
    Archaeology of Colonialism
  • Education

      • Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology,,
      • Art & Archaeology,
      • Princeton University,
      • 1987
      • 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
      • M.A. in Classical Archaeology,,
      • Princeton University,
      • 1983
      • B.A. in Classical Archaeology,,
      • Wellesley College,
      • 1980
      • 12 College Exchange (Foreign Study in Europe),,
      • Dartmouth College,
      • 1979
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • Oxford University Press Delegate,
      • OUP,
      • January 2013
      • Vice President for Research and Academic Affairs,
      • January 2013
      • Vice President for Research and Academic Affairs,
      • Archaeological Institute of America,
      • January 2013
      • Academic Trustee,
      • Archaeological Institute of America,
      • 2009-2012, 2012-13
      • William A. McDonald Lecturer,
      • Archaeological Institute of America,
      • October, 2007
      • M.A. ad eundem gradum (honorary),
      • Wesleyan University,
      • May 2001
      • NEH Fellow,
      • National Humanities Center, RTP, NC,
      • 1999-2000
      • Grants-in-Aid,
      • American Philosophical Society,
      • 1991, 1997
      • Project Grants,
      • Wesleyan University,
      • 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997
      • Faculty Technology Mentor, W.M. Keck Foundation,
      • National Humanities Center, RTP, NC,
      • 1996
      • Junior Fellow,
      • Center for Hellenic Studies (Harvard University), Washington, DC,
      • 1995-96
      • Visiting Fellow,
      • Program in the Ancient World, Princeton University,
      • Oct. 1995
      • Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education Grant,
      • within Perseus Project,
      • 1994-95
      • Summer Stipend,
      • National Endowment for the Humanities,
      • 1994
      • Travel to Collections Grant,
      • National Endowment for the Humanities,
      • 1992
      • Princeton University Tuition Fellowship,
      • Princeton University,
      • 1980-87
      • William R. Berry Fellow,
      • Princeton University,
      • 1982-87
      • Finalist, Charlotte Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship,
      • 1986
      • Stanley J. Seeger Fellow,
      • Princeton University,
      • 1982, 1985
      • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Stipendium,
      • 1984
      • Wellesley College Scholar,
      • Wellesley College,
      • 1980
      • Freshman Honors,
      • Wellesley College,
      • 1977
  • Selected Publications

      • An Archaeology of Ancestors: Greek Tomb and Hero Cult.
      • Rowman & Littlefield,
      • 1995.
      • "Origins, culture, and identity in classical antiquity."
      • Worlds Elide.
      • Ed. P. Euben, K Bassi.
      • Lexington Press,
      • 2010.
      • 4-17.
      Publication Description

      Completed revisions in 2009, in press for 2010

      • "The Western Mediterranean."
      • The Blackwell Companion to the Ancient World (Basil Blackwell).
      • Ed. K. Raaflaub, H. van Wees.
      • Blackwell,
      • 2009.
      • 314-329.
      • "(Re) Defining Ethnicity: Culture, Material Culture, and Identity."
      • Visual Culture and Social Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean .
      • Ed. T. Hodos, S. Hales.
      • Cambridge University Press,
      • 2009.
      • 32-53.
      • "Colonization: Greece on the Move."
      • in The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece
      • .
      • Ed. H.A. Shapiro.
      • Cambridge University Press,
      • (2007)
      • :
      • 201-224.
      • "Elite mobility in the west."
      • in Pindar's Poetry, Patrons and Festivals: from Archaic Greece to the Roman Empire.
      • Ed. S. Hornblower, C. Morgan.
      • Oxford University Press,
      • 2006.
      • 265-285.
      • "Religion, basileis, and heroes."
      • From Wanax to Basileus
      • .
      • Ed. I. Lemos, I. Deger-Jalkotzy.
      • University of Edinburgh Press,
      • (2006)
      • :
      • 381-395.
      • "Votive Offerings as Sacrificial Behavior."
      • in Chthonic and Olympian Sacrifice
      • .
      • Ed. R. Hagg, B. Alroth.
      • Stockholm,
      • (2005)
      • :
      • 99-112.
      • "Excavating Colonization."
      • in Ancient Colonizations: Analogy, Similarity and Difference.
      • Ed. H. Hurst, S, Owen.
      • Duckworth,
      • 2005.
      • 97-113.
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  • PhD Students

    • Timothy Shea
      • 2011 - present
  • Teaching

    • CLST 352.01
      • THE AEGEAN BRONZE AGE
      • Old Chem 201
      • TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    • CLST 590SL-1.01
      • SP TOP GREEK ARCHAEOLOGY
      • Nasher 119
      • Th 02:30 PM-05:00 PM
  • Paestum 1
  • Hadrian's Villa 2
  • pottery
  • Jake 2
  • Rome
  • Roman Forum 1
  • Pantheon 2
  • Morgantina 2
  • Acropolis
  • site
  • pottery
  • Agrigento 2
  • Agrigento 3
  • Paestum 2
  • Pompeii 1
  • Jake 1
  • papyrus
  • Hadrian's Villa 1
  • Pompeii 2
  • Morgantina 1
  • Tomb of Caecilia Metella