Doctoral Student in Archaeology and the Ancient World (Ph.D., May 2014)

Elizabeth received a B.A. in Anthropology in 2004 summa cum laude from Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University, with an additional concentration in Classical Studies and a Minor in Italian Literature and Language. Her M.A., obtained in 2007 from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, specialized in Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology of the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Having acquired years of field work experience in Cyprus, England, the Caribbean, and the American South-West, including a period as a salvage archaeologist, Elizabeth now works with the Sagalassos Archaeological Research Project (K. U. Leuven) in Turkey. At Sagalassos, she is currently conducting excavations and studying material from workshops of the ancient city. By reconstructing production cycles and identifying production techniques, this research is offering insight into the working lives of crafts people, the organization of local industries, and changing patterns in production at the site throughout the Roman and into the early Byzantine periods. Her primary interests are in crafts production, ancient economy, Roman social history, ancient labor and workers, technology, material culture studies, and archaeological theory.