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Department of Classics
Associate Professor, Greek Archaeology
Graduate Program Director
BA (Dartmouth), MPhil (Cambridge), MA, PhD (Bryn Mawr)
Department of Classics
St Catharines ON L2S 3A1 CANADA
Phone: 905 688 5550 ext. 3798
Fax: 905 984 4589
Dr. Smith’s research interests focus on issues of mortuary archaeology, ceramic analysis, and issues of identity in the Bronze Age Aegean. He is currently an associate director of excavations at the Minoan town of Gournia on Crete and co-directing the publication of excavations at the Mycenaean cemetery of Ayia Sotira near Ancient Nemea. He has published on the pottery and society of the Late Minoan III cemetery and settlement at Mochlos on Crete, as well as the cemetery at Ayia Sotira in Nemea.
Select recent publications:
Select recent papers:
2013. “The Humble Dead: Mortuary Ritual in the Mycenaean Hinterland.” Archaeological Institute of America, Toronto Chapter, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.
2012. With Mary K. Dabney “The Life of a Tomb: Investigating the Use, Reuse and Reconstruction of Mycenaean Chamber Tombs at Ayia Sotira (Nemea),” Invited paper for Meditations on the Diversity of the Built Environment in the Aegean Basin: A Colloquium in Memory of Frederick E. Winter, Canadian Institute in Greece. 22-23 June 2012. Athens, Greece.
2012. With M.K. Dabney, G. Kotzamani, A. Livarda, G. Tsartsidou, and J.C. Wright “Plant Use in Mycenaean Mortuary Practice,” PHYSIS: L’environnement naturel et la relation homme-milieu dans le monde égéen protohistorique. 14e Rencontre Égéenne Internationale, Paris, France.
2012. “Tiny Beads in Tiny Burials: Adorning the Dead Child in Mycenaean Greece.” Brock University Department of Classics Research Seminar, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario.
2011. With M.K. Dabney, J.C. Wright, E. Pappi, P. Karkanas, and S. Triantaphyllou “The Excavation of Mycenaean Chamber Tombs at Barnavos and Ayia Sotira in the Nemea Valley.” Death, Decay, and Discovery: An interdisciplinary workshop on taphonomic approaches to understanding burial practice at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University, Providence, RI.
2011. “Child Burials at the Mycenaean Cemetery of Ayia Sotira, Nemea, Greece.” Invited paper at Death and Identity in the Ancient and Medieval World, a workshop held at the Program for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete (INSTAP-SCEC)
Canadian Institute in Greece (formerly Canadian Archaeological Institute at Athens)
Gournia Excavation Project
Ayia Sotira Excvation