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Antonis Kotsonas is a Classical Archaeologist specializing in the Early Iron Age of Greece and the Mediterranean. Before taking up an Assistant Professorship at Cincinnati, he worked at King’s College London, the University of Crete, the University of Amsterdam and the University of Edinburgh. He has also served as a Curator of Greek Archaeology at the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam.
His research focuses on material culture, socio-cultural and economic history. He is particularly interested in regionalism in Greek culture and the networks that brought the different regions together and connected them to the Mediterranean. He has fieldwork and finds research experience in Crete, Euboea and Macedonia and has conducted comparative studies across the Aegean and from Italy to Cyprus.
His books are: The Archaeology of tomb A1K1 of Orthi Petra in Eleutherna: The Early Iron Age Pottery (Athens 2008); Methone Pierias I: Inscriptions, graffiti and trademarks on Geometric and Archaic pottery from the ‘Hypogeion’ of Methone Pierias in Macedonia (in Greek, with M. Bessios and Y. Tzifopoulos) (Thessaloniki 2012); Understanding standardization and variation in Mediterranean ceramics: mid 2nd to late 1st millennium BC (Leuven 2014).
He has active research projects in Knossos, Methone in Macedonia, the sanctuary of Syme Viannou in Crete and in other sites in Greece. Also, he is On-line Area Editor on the Bronze and Iron Age East Mediterranean for the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Ancient History; and he is co-editing with I.S. Lemos, A Companion to the Archaeology of early Greece and the Mediterranean (Wiley Blackwell).
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