Ph.D. Ancient Near Eastern Studies
7701 Crest Drive N.E.
Seattle, WA 98115
I am affiliated with the Madaba Plains Project as the Ceramic Technologist. Ethnoarchaeological field projects include traditional potters in The Philippines (1981), Cyprus (1986, 1999, 2008, 2013), and Jordan (1989). My DVD, Women Potters of Cyprus presents potters at work. I was the Director of two NEH Summer Institutes for Schoolteachers. My field work involved industrial, domestic, burial, and ceremonial sites in Jerusalem, Tell Ber Sheva, Mt. Carmel caves, Negev Salvage excavation, Arava Expedition to Sinai and the Arava, Timna copper mines, Tel Yarmut, Tall al-'Umayri, among others.
Museum of Traditional Pottery in Agios Demetrios (Marathassa)
Link to 2009 Institute:
Daily Life in Ancient Times: Archaeology of Israel and Jordan
Ph.D. Ancient Near Eastern Studies. University of Arizona 1985.
Dissertation: Decoding Designs: The Late Third Millennium B.C.
Pottery from Jebel Qa'aqir 1985.
M.A. Ancient Cultures of the Near East. Tel Aviv University 1976.
B.A. Prehistory. Tel Aviv University 1973.
B.A. Geography. Tel Aviv University 1973.
Philadelphia High School for Girls 1968.
Gratz College Hebrew High School, Philadelphia.
2008–2009 PI for NEH ($180K) Summer Institute for School Teachers.
2004–2005 PI for NEH ($150K) Summer Institute for School Teachers.
American Schools of Oriental Res. 2005 Membership Service Award.
National Endowment for the Humanities 1999/2000 for Cyprus.
White-Levy Program for Publication Award 1997, with L. Herr.
Frances Goldman Fellowship, Hebrew Union College, 1987.
Fulbright Research Award for Cyprus. 1986.
Samuel Stroum Fellowship, University of Washington. 1985.
Special Grant: U.S. Embassy in Cyprus Bicommunal Grant
to conduct a 4-day Pottery Partners Workshop, 2001,
at the Ledra Palace Hotel, Nicosia Buffer Zone, for
modern Cypriot potters with M. P. Maurice Grossman.
Traditional Pottery Making in Cyprus
Pacific Northwest Regional Coordinator for ASOR
Ancient Cookware from the Levant: An Ethnoarchaeological Perspective. Equinox Publishing. Forthcoming 2016. http://www.equinoxpub.com/home/ancient-cookware-levant/
Heritage Collection of Traditional Pottery in Ayios Demetrios, Cyprus. With Father Dometios. Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Heritage and Archaeology Studies 3:3: 207-33. 2015.
Appendix ID: Manufacturing Technique of Late Third Millennium BCE Flat-bottomed Pots. Pp. 253-77 in Excavations at The Early Bronze IV Sites of Jebel Qa‘aqir and Be‘er Resisim. W. G. Dever Lake Winona, Indiana: Eisenbrauns. 2014a.
Studies in ceramic technology at Tall al-`Umayri, Field Seasons 1992-1998. Pp. 458-81 in Madaba Plains Project 6. Eds. L. G. Herr, et al. Berrien Springs: Andrews University/Institute of Archaeology. 2014b.
Organization of Pottery Production in the Iron Age: Evidence from Tell Hesban and Tell al-‘Umayri. With R. D. Shuster. Pp. 36-61 in Exploring the Narrative: Jerusalem and Jordan in the Bronze and Iron Ages (papers in Honour of Margreet Steiner). Eds. E. van der Steen, J. Boertien, and N. Mulder-Hymans. Series: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 583. London/New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark. 2013.
Ceramic technology based on chemical, mineralogical and morphological analyses. With R. D. Shuster. Pp. 597-763 in Ceramic Finds: A Typological and Technological Study of the Pottery Remains from Tell Hesban and Vicinity. Hesban 11, Eds. J. Sauer and L. Herr. Berrien Springs, Michigan: Andrews University. 2012.
A Ceremonial Center for the Living and the Dead. Near Eastern Archaeology 74/4: 216-25. 2011a.
Late Second Millennium BC Feasting at an Ancient Ceremonial Centre in Jordan. Levant 43:1: 15-37. 2011b.
Calcite: A Hard Habit to Break. With R. D. Shuster. Pp. 233-46 in Life in Early Bronze Age Communities: Papers in Honor of Walter Rast and R. Thomas Schaub, Ed. M. S. Chesson. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns. 2011a.
Organizational Aspects of Pottery Production in Central Jordan. With R. D. Shuster. Pp. 135-155 in The Madaba Plains Project: Forty Years of Archaeological Research into Jordan's Past, Eds. D. R. Clark, L. G. Herr, O. S. LaBianca, and R. W. Younker. London: Equinox. 2011b.
Feasting in the late second millennium B.C.E. at Tall al-`Umayri. Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan 10: 899-916. 2009.
Timeless pottery traditions and organization of the ceramics industry in ancient Jordan and Israel: A case study from Tall Hisban and Tel Jezreel. With R. D. Shuster. Leiden Journal of Pottery Studies 25: 47-61. 2009.
Fe(male) Potters as the Personification of Individuals, Places, and Things as Known from Ethnoarchaeological Studies. Pp. 155-180 in The World of Women in the Ancient and Classical Near East, ed. B. A. Nakhai. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars. 2008.
Comparisons of compositional analyses of Iron Age ceramics from two sites in Jordan. With R. D. Shuster, J. Blair, and S. Kelly. Leiden Journal of Pottery Studies 24: 115-131. 2008.
Ceramic technology of selected Hellenistic and Iron Age pottery based on re-firing experiments. With L. Jacobs and R. D. Shuster. Leiden Journal of Pottery Studies 23: 77-87. 2007.
This Old House: Daily Life in Ancient Israel. With D. R. Clark and L. G. Herr. Spectrum 32/4:12-23. 2004.
Canaan's Relations with Cyprus. Pp. 157-166 in 100 Years of American Archaeology in the Middle East, Eds. D. R. Clark and V. H. Mathews. Boston: ASOR. 2003.
Ceramics/Kilns, Pp.193 - 96; Ethnography/Ethnoarchaeology Pp. 142-45, Ethnicity and Material Culture, Pp. 146-149 in Near Eastern Archaeology: A Reader, Ed. S. Richard. Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns. 2003.
Four-Room Structures at Late Bronze/Iron I Age Hill Country Work-stations. Annual of the American School of Oriental Research Vol. 58: 69-84. W. G. Dever Festschrift. ed. B. A. Nakhai. Boston: ASOR. 2003.
Women potters and craft specialization in a pre-market Cypriot economy. Pp. 265-280 in Engendering Aphrodite, Eds. D. Bolger and N. Serwint. Boston: ASOR. 2002.
DVD: Women Potters of Cyprus. (26 minutes). Taped, written, narrated, and edited 2000.
Ethnoarchaeology I and II. Guest Editor, Near Eastern Archaeology 63: 1 and 2. 2000.
Investigating ancient ceramic traditions on both sides of the Jordan, with D. R. Clark. Pp. 100-110 in The Archaeology of Jordan and Beyond. Essay in Honor of James A. Sauer, eds. L. E. Stager, J. A. Greene, and M. D. Coogan. Lake Winona, IN: Eisenbrauns. 2000.
Central Jordanian Ceramic Traditions. Pp. 57-102 in Ancient Ammon - Studies in the History and Culture of the Ancient Near East, eds. B. MacDonald and R. W. Younker. Leiden: E. J. Brill. 1999.
Bethsaida Iron Age Ceramics. With R. W. Shuster. Pp. 175-224 in Bethsaida Vol. II, eds. R. Arav and R. Freund. Kirksville, Missouri: Truman State University. 1999.
Potters in Cyprus: Twelve Years Later. Ceramic Ethnoarchaeology: From Sardinia to Iraq. Papers presented at the 1997 ASOR Annual Meeting. Newsletter of Pottery Technology. Leiden University. Vol. 16/17:57-68. 1998/1999.
Introduction, with A. van As. Ceramic Ethnoarchaeology: From Sardinia to Iraq. Papers presented at the 1997 ASOR Annual Meeting. Newsletter of Pottery Technology. Leiden University. Vol. 16/17: 5-11. 1998/1999.
Ancient Ammonites and Modern Arabs. With D. R. Clark. Author and Co-Editor. Amman: ACOR. 1997.
Ceramic Ethnoarchaeology; Ceramics: Typology and technology; and Experimental Archaeology, Encyclopedia of Near Eastern Archaeology. Pp. 448-453; 295-296. Ed. E. Meyers. New York: Oxford University. 1996.
Why Painted Pottery Disappeared at the End of the Second Millennium B.C.E. With H. J. Franken. Biblical Archaeologist 58:214-222. 1996.
Tells: City Center or Home? Eretz Israel in honor of A. Biran, Volume 23:71*-79*. 1992.
An Ethnoarchaeological Survey of Potters in Northern Jordan, with M. Sinclair. Pp. 420-428 in Madaba Plains Project 2, eds. L. G. Herr, et al. Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University/Institute of Archaeology. 1991.
Aspects of the Early Bronze and Late Iron Age Ceramic Technology at Tell el-'Umeiri. Pp. 383-419 in Madaba Plains Project 2, eds. L. G. Herr, et al. Berrien Springs: Andrews University/Institute of Archaeology 1991.
Ethnoarchaeological evidence of variation in Cypriot ceramics and its implications for the taxonomy of ancient pottery. Pp. 221-235 in Cypriot Ceramics: Reading the Prehistoric Record, eds. J. Barlow, D. Bolger, and B. Kling, Philadelphia: University Museum. 1991.
Preliminary Petrographic Analysis of Pottery from Tell el-`Umeiri and Hinterland Sites, 1987, Pp. 429-439 in Madaba Plains Project 2, eds. L. G. Herr, et al. Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University/Institute of Archaeology. 1991.
Standardization and variation in the work of craft specialists, Pp. 182-204 in Ceramic Ethnoarchaeology, ed. W. A. Longacre. Tucson: University of Arizona. 1991.
A Comparison of Two Contemporaneous Lifestyles of the Late Second Millennium B.C., Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 273:37-55. 1989.
Past Present: Village Potters in Cyprus, Biblical Archaeologist 52:219-229. 1989.
Traditional Pottery in Cyprus. Mainz: Philipp von Zabern. 1989.
On fig leaves, itinerant potters, and pottery production locations in Cyprus. Pp. 65-80 in Cross-craft and Cross-cultural Interactions in Ceramics, eds. P. E. McGovern and M. R. Notis. Ceramics and Civilization IV, ed. W. D. Kingery. Westerville, Ohio: American Ceramic Society. 1989.
The organization of the Early Bronze II and III Ceramics Industry at Tell Yarmuth: A Preliminary Report. Pp. 117-124 in Yarmouth I, Rapport sur les trois premiere campagnes de fouilles a Tel Yarmouth (Israel), 1980-1982. P. de Miroschedji, et al. Memoire No. 76. Paris: Editions Recherche sur les Civilisations. 1988.
Cypriote Potters: Past and Present, Report of the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, 1987: 319-322. 1987.
Homage to the Elders, Biblical Archaeologist 50:2: 70-74. 1987.
Identification of Individual Potters Past and Present. Pp. 58-76 in Bijdragen tot de technologische studie van het aardwerk (Contributions to the study of pottery technology). Gallo-Romeins Pub. 34. Tongeren, Belgium: Gallo-Romeins Museum. 1987.
Pre-Patriarchal Society: Homage to the Elders. Pp. 137-143 in Community and Culture: Essays in Jewish Studies In Honor of the 90th Anniversary of Gratz College, ed. N. Waldman. Philadelphia: Gratz College. 1987.
Regionalism in Traditional Cypriote Ceramics, A Knapsack Full of Pottery. Archaeo-Ceramological Miscellanea Dedicated to H. J. Franken. Newsletter of Pottery Technology 5:125-136. 1987.
Dung-tempered Clay. Journal of Field Archaeology 8: 189-195. 1981.
A Late Second Millennium B.C. Potting Puzzle. With J. Kalsbeek. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 232: 48-56. 1978.
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