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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 central Greece, and how the regions within 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.

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

Courses Taught This Year

  • CLAS 100: The Trojan Legend: Mythology, Archaeology, and Legacy (Fall 2018)
  • CLAS 122: The Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistory: From the Beginning to the Classical Age (Winter 2019)
  • LATN 102: Intermediate Latin (Winter 2019)
  • ARCN 246: Archaeological Methods & Lab (Spring 2019)
Profile updated March 8, 2019

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