Carla M. Antonaccio
Professor of Archaeology
-- Duke University
Carla M. Antonaccio is a field archeologist whose research is focused on the late Bronze and Iron Ages and later phases in the Aegean and Mediterranean. Having worked on excavations in Greece and Cyprus, she has been co-director of the American Excavations at Morgantina for the past 20 years (with Malcolm Bell III of the University of Virginia).
Much of Professor Antonaccio’s work has focused on social and cultural history through study of material culture. Through Morgantina she has been focused in recent years on “the archeology of identity.” 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.