A number of papers by current and former faculty, students, and associates of the Joukowsky Institute (and of the former Center for Old World Archaeology and Art) are available online, and may be accessed via the links below:

Joukowsky Award for Student Research Winners for 2023

Who is Achilles?: An Analysis of the Characterization of Achilles in Contemporary Retellings
by Eleanor Dushin

Melons and Mangoes: How Central and South Asian Kings Used Fruits to Showcase their Power
by Harshil Garg

The “Roman” Sensorium: Enslaved Experiences in the Bowels of the Baths of Caracalla
by Jonathan Leite


Joukowsky Award for Student Research Winners for 2022

Exit Strategies of Pompeiians Caught in the 79 CE Eruption
by Olivia Golubowski

Parallels to Piracy: How the United States’ Perspective on Vietnam during the Cold War Mirrors the Roman Republic’s Response to Piracy
by Maansi Gupta

The Influence of Dreaming in the Neolithic
by Diandra P. Polt


Joukowsky Award for Student Research Winners for 2019

Identifying Global and Local Ritual Traditions in Roman Provincial Capitals of Hispania
by Bailey Franzoi

Chinese American "Food Heritage": Restaurants and Grocery Stores in “Greater Providence”
by Quinton Huang

Petra at the Joukowsky
by Rainey Zimmermann, Janie Merrick, and Oliver Nolan


Archaeology Paper Prize Winners for 2018

The Archaeology of Slavery on Antebellum Plantations
by Daniel Kushner

It Never Rains but It Pours: The Impact of Intraregional Climate Change on the Ancient Egyptian Old Kingdom Collapse
by Brandon Stubbs

Wood, Clay, and Stone: Navigating Linguistic Complexity and Identity Formation in the Late Hittite Empire
by Kelley Tackett


Archaeology Paper Prize Winners for 2017

The Mound-Builders and the Emergence of Archaeology in America
by Alexander Harrison

From Individualization to Europeanization: The Development of Cultural Identity in Medieval Iceland
by Paul Martino

The People’s Pirate: Samuel Bellamy’s Role as a Social Bandit in the Golden Age of Piracy
by John P. Mayer


Archaeology Paper Prize Winners for 2016

Tattooing in Moche Culture: Reconsidering the Identity of the Lady of Cao
by Aimé Cichero

Cultural Interactions: Comparing Case Studies at Lattara and Peña Negra
by Anna Hundert

Building the Great Pyramid at Giza: Investigating Ramp Models
by Jennifer (Kali) Rigby

Monsters, Manslayers, and Militant Women in Classical Greece
by Rhea Stark


Archaeology Paper Prize Winners for 2015

Matters of Strife & Death: Bioarchaeology of the African Diaspora & NAGPRA
by Edward A. Cleofe

Exquemelin Marks the Spot: The Ambiguities of Piracy
by AJ Mezoff

When Is a Piano Not a Piano? The West House Piano: A Biography
by Rafael Harpo Marchand Jaeger

The Price of Gold and Loyalty: Parallels and Disparities in the Roles of Royal Women of the Late Bronze Age
by Luiza Osorio G. da Silva


Archaeology Paper Prize Winners for 2014

Claiming the Right to Rule through Familiarity: The Epic that Evoked Empires
by Christopher Carchedi

Early Iron Ages in Southern France: Urbanization and Colonial Exchanges in the 7th to 5th Centuries B.C.E.
by Zakaria Enzminger

The Social Pyramid of Food: Dietary Guidelines=Gender Guidelines?
by Lauren Warner

Phoenician Settlement, Production, and Trade in Southern Andalucía
by Andrew Waters


Archaeology Paper Prize Winners for 2013

5,000 Years of History: Archaeology, Nationalism, and Politics in Korea
by Christopher Kim

Sacred Soundscapes: Music, Liturgy, and Architecture in Renaissance Venice
by Andrew Smyth

The Divergent Development of Cyprus in the Early Aceramic Neolithic
by Andrew Waters


Archaeology Paper Prize Winners for 2012

The Archaeology of Preferential Memory at Punta Carretas, Montevideo, Uruguay
by Valerie Bondura

A Changing Defense:
Roman Impetus for the Evolution of Pompeian Fortification

by Benjamin Jones

Early Chinese Lead-Barium Glass:
Its Production and Use from the Warring State to Han Periods (475 BCE-220 CE)

by Christopher F. Kim

Defining Neighborhoods: A Case Study in Pompeii
by Catherine Teitz


Archaeology Paper Prize Winners for 2011

House of the Tragic Poet:
The Actors Mosaic and the Construction of a Roman Identity

by Cecilia Bahamón

Archaizing Alterations: A Study of the Architecture and Reliefs
of the Funerary Complex of Nebhepetra Mentuhotep at Deir el-Bahri

by Peter Johnson

The Uses of Buddhism in Colonial and Post-colonial India:
Examining Contestation Around the Site of Bodh Gaya

by Kirstin Krusell


Archaeology Paper Prize Winners for 2010

Custodians of the Two Holy Mosques and More:
Saudi Arabia’s Treatment of the Past in Relation to Urban Heritage and Concepts of Modernity

by Valerie Bondura

A True Controversy:
The Trial of Marion True and Its Lessons for Curators, Museum Boards and National Governments

by Jacob Combs

Clandestine Curses: Hidden Dangers to Charioteers
by Anya Eber

Interpreting Difference through Different Interpretations:
Ethnohistories at Plimoth Plantation

by Tyler Rogers

Mother Goddess, Male World, Myriad Social Classes:
The Cult of Cybele’s Impact on Phrygian Culture

by Hannah Sisk


Archaeology Paper Prize Winners for 2009

Wide Awake Mine: A Forgotten Relic of California’s Once-Vital Mercury Mining Industry
by Kate Alexander

The Folly and the Temple:
Nostalgia Practices in the Eighteenth Century English Landscape Garden

by Elise Nuding


Archaeology Paper Prize Winners for 2008

Priestess and King: Representations of Power and Gender in the Akkadian Royal Family
by Megan Boomer

The Effect of Structure and Tonal Quality on the Aulos’s Role in Accompaniment of Ancient Greek Sport
by Vincent Pham

Pillagers and Plunderers:
An Archaeological and Theoretical Approach to Piracy in the Islands of the Mediterranean From the Balearics to Cyprus; and its Suppression from Ramesses to Pompey

by Whit Schroder


Archaeology Paper Prize Winners for 2007

Hammurabi Decoded: Kingship, Legitimacy, and Royal Monuments
by Harry Anastopulos

Function and Meaning in Moche Human Sacrifice:
Advancing Theory and Practice in Archaeology

by Benjamin Bright-Fishbein

Asserting Political Authority in a Sacred Landscape:
A Comparison of Umayyad and Israeli Jerusalem

by Nathan Karp

Dining with Death:
An Analysis of Attic White-ground Lekythoi and Athenian Notions of the Afterlife in Classical Greece

by Maia Sian Peck


Ancient Art

The Hand of Daedalus
by R. Ross Holloway

The Master of Olympia: the Documentary Evidence
by R. Ross Holloway

The Tomba delle Leonesse and the Tomba dei Giocolieri at Tarquinia
by Sonia Amaral Rohter


Italian Pre-History

The Classical Mediterranean, its Prehistoric Past and the Formation of Europe
by R. Ross Holloway

Ustica: Report on the Excavation of the Bronze Age Site of I Faraglioni 1999
by R. Ross Holloway and Susan S. Lukesh

The Muculufa Master and Reconsiderations of Castelluccian Sequences
by Susan S. Lukesh 



The Dating of the Coinage of Alexander the Great
by Zoë Sophia Kontes