Carla M. Antonaccio

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACarla Antonaccio is co-director, with Malcolm Bell, American Excavations at Morgantina project, responsible for the Archaic settlement on the Cittadella, and for coordinating all research and publications on this part of the site. She has worked at Morgantina since 1990. The focus of her work and that of other scholars (Barletta, Kenfield, Neils, Stone, Walsh) is documenting, interpreting, and publishing the results of Princeton and University of Illinois excavations (1956-1971).

She was Chair of the Department of Classical Studies at Duke University from 2007-2014 and is serving as Vice President for Research and Academic Affairs of the Archaeological Institute of America. Before coming to Duke in 2005, she was Professor of Classical Studies at Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) which supported her work at Morgantina for fifteen years.

The work at Morgantina has shifted Antonaccio's focus from the Greek Iron Age to questions of identity, ethnicity, and material culture; the archaeology of colonialism and colonization; and related issues.

Archaic Settlement, 1960s excavations (Princeton)

Articles related directly to Morgantina:

  • with Jenifer Neils: “A New Graffito from Archaic Morgantina,” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 101, 1995:261-77
  • “Urbanism at Archaic Morgantina,” Acta Hyperborea 7, 1997:167-193
  • Kypara, a Sikel Nymph?” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 126, 1999: 177-185
  • “An Archaic Stele from Morgantina,” Kadmos 38, 1999:87-96
  • “Siculo-geometric and the Sikels: Identity and Material Culture in Eastern Sicily” in Greek Identity in the Western Mediterranean, K. Lomas, ed. E.J. Brill, Leiden 2004: 55-81
  • “Excavating Colonization,” in Ancient Colonizations: Analogy, Similarity and Difference, H. Hurst, S. Owen, eds. Duckworth 2005: 97-113
  • “(Re)defining ethnicity: Culture, Material Culture, and Identity”, in Visual Culture and Social Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean, T. Hodos, S. Hales, eds. Cambridge University Press 2009: 32-53
  • with J. Walsh, “Athenian Black Gloss and Consumer Preference in the Mediterranean,” Oxford Journal of Archaeology 33, 2014: 47-67.
  • “Re-excavating Morgantina,” in vol. co-edited with D. Haggis, Classical Archaeology in Context: Theory and Practice in Excavation in the Greek World (de Gruyter Reference, in press)

She is coordinating and contributing to two planned volumes for the Morgantina Studies series:

Morgantina Studies IX.1: The Archaic Settlement (principal author and editor, with contributors J.Neils, J. Walsh, S. Stone, in preparation, Princeton University Press)

Morgantina Studies IX.2: Monumental Archaic Architecture (co-author with J. Kenfield, B. Barletta)