Thomas F. Tartaron

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

Ph.D. (Archaeology) Boston University, 1996
Colburn Fellow, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1992–1993
B.A. International Studies, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1981

Research Interests: 

Greek Bronze Age archaeology, Classical Archaeology, landscape archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, archaeometry

Current Excavation:

Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project

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:

Oral history projects among traditional fishing communities in Greece (Thrace) and India (Kerala); archaeological field survey at Molyvoti, Thrace (Greece).

Courses Taught: 

(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; Ethnoarchaeology: Greece