About me

Andrea M. Berlin
James R. Wiseman Chair
in Classical Archaeology
Department of Archaeology
Boston University
675 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA 02215
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I have been excavating in the eastern Mediterranean since 1973, working on projects from Troy, in Turkey to Coptos, in southern Egypt. I focus on the eras of the later ancient empires: the Achaemenid Persians, Alexander the Great and his Hellenistic successors, and the Romans. I am especially interested in understanding the realities of daily life under these regimes, and in exploring the intersection of politics and cultural change in antiquity. My current research focuses on the preparation of the final publication of the administrative compound at Tel Kedesh in northern Israel, whose excavations I have co-directed since 1997, as well as a re-assessment of life at Sardis, in western Turkey, during the Hellenistic period.
To download .pdfs of published articles and chapters go to: http://bu.academia.edu/AndreaBerlin