Dr Kathryn Grossman
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I am an archaeologist and zooarchaeologist with expertise in the complex societies of Southwest Asia and the eastern Mediterranean. My current research focuses on resistance to state-making, the biographies of early cities, and human/non-human animal relationships in early complex societies. I currently direct the Makounta-Voules Archaeological Project in Cyprus, and I have been a senior staff member on archaeological projects across Syria, Cyprus, Egypt, and Iraq. Before coming to NC State, I taught at MIT and Bradley University.
Teaching and Research Interests
Archaeology, Anthropology, Zooarchaeology, Urbanism, Bronze Age, Near East and Eastern Mediterranean
- Director, Makounta-Voules Archaeological Project, Cyprus. Collaborators: Tate Paulette (NC State), Lisa Graham (Edinburgh) and Andrew McCarthy (Edinburgh)
- Zooarchaeologist, Wadi el-Hudi Project, Egypt
- Previous Excavation and Zooarchaeology Projects: Tell Hamoukar, Tell Zeidan, and Tell Qarqur, Syria
- Grossman, K. 2017. Catalog entries for: The Mesopotamian Collection, Vessel with Belted Hero, Lions, and Bull, Stone Recording and Transaction, Ur-Namma Foundation Assemblage, Plaque with a Harpist, Coil Money, Four-Faced God and Goddess, Panel with Striding Lion, Coin, Incantation Bowl, in J. Evans, E. Teeter, and J. Green (eds.) Highlights of the Collections of the Oriental Institute Museum. Oriental Institute Museum Publications. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
- Price, M., K. Grossman and T. Paulette. 2017. Pigs and the Pastoral Bias: The Other Animal Economy in Northern Mesopotamia (3000-2000 BC), Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 48: 46-62.
- Grossman, K., C. Kenyon, M. Lorenz, and B. Hayden. 2015. Moving Instruction Beyond the Museum’s Walls: Priorities in Online Public Education at the Oriental Institute. In F. Giligny, F. Djindjian, L. Costa, P. Moscati, and S. Robert (eds.) CAA2014. 21st Century Archaeology: Concepts, Methods and Tools. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, London: Archaeopress Archaeology.
- Grossman, K. 2014. Chapter 4: Ninevite 5 Pottery. In M. Lebeau (ed.), Topics of Interregional Significance: Vol. 2: Ceramics. Associated Regional Chronologies of the Near East. Turnhout: Brepols. Pp. 77-97.
- Grossman, K. 2014. Fire Installations in a Late Ninevite 5 Complex at Hamoukar, Syria, in P. Bielinski, M. Gawlikowski, R. Kolinski, D. Lawecka, A Soltysiak, and Z. Wygnanska (eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Warsaw, Poland, V. 3. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. Pp. 47-60
- Grossman, K. and M. Hinman. 2013. Rethinking Halaf and Ubaid Animal Economies: Hunting and Herding at Tell Zeidan, Syria, Paléorient 39(2): 203-221.
- Reichel, C., T. Paulette, and K. Grossman. 2012. Early Bronze Age Hamoukar – “Akkadian” -- and Beyond? In H. Weiss (ed.), Seven Generations Since the Fall of Akkad: The Settlement and Population Dynamics of the Khabur Plains 2200-1900 BC. Studia Chaburensia 3. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. 279-299.
- Grossman, K. 2012. Teaching in the Virtual Classroom. In G. Stein (ed.) 2011-2012 Annual Report of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. The University of Chicago. Pp. 263-265.
- Grossman, K. 2008. Study of the Paleozoological Collection. In R. Dornemann, Tell Qarqur Excavations (1999–2008). Studia Orontica 1:21–152.
- BA in Archaeology from Tufts University, 2003
- MA in Near Eastern Archaeology from University of Chicago, 2005
- PhD in Near Eastern Archaeology from University of Chicago, 2013
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