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Alex Knodell

Alex Knodell


I am an archaeologist specializing in the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East, especially during prehistoric and Classical times.  In particular, I am interested in archaeological approaches to landscape, interaction, and long-term social change.  To date, much of my research on these topics has focused on the Euboean Gulf of Greece, and how the regions surrounding it relate to each other and their wider Mediterranean setting in the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age (c. 1400-700 BCE). I recently have been involved in leading two archaeological field projects, both multidisciplinary regional surveys. The first is the Brown University Petra Archaeological Project, set in the hinterland immediately north of Petra, Jordan.  The second is the Mazi Archaeological Project, focusing on the Mazi Plain of Greece, a small mountain plain at a crossroads between central and southern Greece, which also forms part of the border between the regions of Attica and Boeotia.

I am off-campus for the 2017-2018 academic year, in Greece, with an NEH Fellowship at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Education & Professional History

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Classics, Classical Humanities, Anthropology); Ph.D., Brown University (Archaeology); Postdoctoral Fellowship, Getty Research Institute (Visiting Scholars Program)

Arrived at Carleton in 2014

Profile updated April 11, 2018

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