DEPARTMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND
ART HISTORY FACULTY
Professor of Archaeology
Office: 402 Olmsted Hall
Mailing address: Department of Archaeology and Art History,
1800 Lincoln Ave., Evansville, IN 47722
Telephone: (812) 488-1049
Fax: (812) 474-4079
ARCH 106 Introduction to Roman Archaeology
ARCH 285 Techniques in Archaeology: Computer Technology
ARCH 307 Roman Architecture
ARCH 309 The Etruscans
ARCH 320 Pompeii
ARCH 340 Archaeological Field Methods
An impromtu lesson in Latin epigraphy at
the Roman aqueduct in Caesarea, Israel..
An impromtu lesson in Latin epigraphy at the Roman aqueduct in Caesarea, Israel..
HIST 312 Evolution of Rome
LATN 111 Elementary Latin I
LATN 112 Elementary Latin II
LATN 211 Intermediate Latin I
LATN 212 Intermediate Latin II
Ph.D. Archaeology, Boston University, Boston, May 1999.
B.A. History and Anthropology, cum Laude; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, June 1989.
Assistant Director, Boston University’s Cádiz Archaeological Field School, June 1997 to Aug. 2000. Exploration of an Iron Age and Roman settlement as well as a Medieval cemetery through excavation and remote sensing (magnetometry).
Staff Member, Boston University’s Empúries Archaeological Field School, Sept. 1995‑May 1997. Investigation of Roman urbanism through excavation, remote sensing (magnetometry), and GIS.
Excavator, 49th Curso de Arqueología, Conjunt Monumental d’Empúries, July 1995. Excavation of early Imperial Roman forum.
Staff Member, Boston University’s Nikopolis Regional Survey Project, May‑July 1994. Regional survey of northwestern Epirus. Click here to learn about the recent publication of this project.
St. Kitt's and Nevis
Trench Supervisor, Nevis Synagogue Project, July 1997. Excavation of purported site of 17th century synagogue. Click here to learn more about the project.
Director, MLK Dream Park Project, Evansville, Indiana, August – December 2002. Exploration of the 19th century Wabash and Erie Canal through aerial photography and excavation.
Director, University of Evansville Tin City Project, Evansville, Indiana, January 2003 – present. Historical and archaeological exploration of the post-WWII veteran student housing.
Click here to go to the project website.
|Series of unidentified subsurface anomalies discovered through magnetometry in Villamartín, Cádiz, Spain.© 2003 Alan Kaiser|
© 2003 Alan Kaiser
2019. “Architectural Visibility as an Integrating Mechanism in Roman Urbanism: Micro-Viewshed Analysis at Pompeii” in A. Gyucha, ed, Coming Together: Comparative Approaches to Population Aggregation and Early Urbanization. State University of New York Press: Buffalo.
2014. Archaeology, Sexism and Scandal. The Long-Suppressed Story of One Woman's Discoveries and the Man Who Stole Credit for Them. Rowman and Littlefield: Lanham, MD.
2011. Roman Urban Street Networks. Routledge: New York.
2011. “Cart Traffic Flow in Pompeii and Rome,” in D. Newsome and R. Laurence, eds., Rome, Ostia and Pompeii: Movement and Space, 174-193. Oxford University Press: Oxford.
2011. “What Was a Via? An Integrated Textual and Archaeological Approach,” in E. Poehler, K. Cole and M. Flohr, eds., Pompeii: Art, Industry and Infrastructure, Oxbow: Oxford.
2007. “Meet an Archaeologist” in Z. Deckker, ed., National Geographic Investigates Ancient Rome: Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Rome’s Past: 50-1. National Geographic Children’s Books: Washington, D.C.
2005. "Rediscovering Tin City," UE Magazine 100, 1: 4-5.
2003. “The Application of GIS Viewshed Analysis to Roman Urban Studies: the Case-Study of Empúries, Spain,” Internet Archaeology 14. Click here to view the article.
2001. “The 2000 Summer Season. Archaeological Field School at Villamartín, Spain,” Context 15, 1: 12-14. Co-authored with Murray McClellan.
2000. The Urban Dialogue: An analysis of the use of space in the Roman city of Empúries, Spain. British Archaeological Reports International Series 901. Oxford: Archaeopress.
2000. “Ethnic Identity and Urban Fabric: the Case of the Greeks at Empúries, Spain,” Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 13.2: 191—205.
2000. “Escuela arqueológica de campo 2000 de la Universidad de Boston en Villamartín,” in A. J. Alpresa Moreno and M. Pérez Carretero eds., Villamartín Revista Feria y Fiestas de San Mateo 2000 del 20 al 24 Septiembre: 210—217. Algeciras: Tipografía A. Mazuelos, S. L. Co-authored with Murray McClellan.
2000. “The Online Coin Catalog from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,” The Perseus Project. Click here to read more about this catalog. Follow the link "Perseus Coin Catalog" to see the catalog itself.
1992. “Watchdog of Loyalty the Minnesota Commission of Public Safety During World War I: a Review,” Ramsey County History 27, 1: 30.
1990. “The Kroeger Photographic Collection,” Ramsey County Historical Society’s History News and Notes. Winter 1990: 1‑3.
Archaeological Institute of America
Programs Administrator, Jan. 2001 – July 2001. Organized annual lecture series for 103 local AIA societies.
Research Consultant and Contributing Photographer, Sept. 1997 to May 2000.
Documented photographs of coins, artworks, and inscriptions for publication on the Perseus Project web site.
Ramsey County Historical Society and Gibbs’ Farm Museum
Collections Supervisor, Sept. 1990‑June 1993. Created artifact database, maintained artifact collection, aided the public with research questions.
“What Was a Via? An Integrated Archaeological and Textual Answer,” Archaeological
Institute of America, Annual Meeting, Jan. 2007.
“How Women Archaeologists Were Erased from the Early 20th Century History of
Archaeology: A Case Study,” Archaeological Institute of America, Annual Meeting, Jan. 2005.
“Finding the Brothels at Pompeii: The Organization of Roman Urban Space,”
Archaeological Institute of America, Annual Meeting, Jan. 2004.
“Where the Streets Have No Name: Discovering Roman Perceptions of Urbanism in the
Ruins of Empúries, Spain,” Association of Ancient Historians, Annual Meeting, to be presented in April, 2002.
“The Visibility of Temples and Villas in the Roman Urban Environment: an Example
from Emporiae (Spain),” Archaeological Institute of America, Annual Meeting, Jan. 2001.
“Work in the Abandoned Roman City of Emporiae,” Second Annual Graduate Student
Conference, Boston University, Nov. 1996.
SELECTED PUBLIC LECTURES
“New Approaches to the Streets of
Click here to visit Olynthus 1931: The Mary Ross Ellingson Photo Archive.
See never-before published pictures University of Evansville professor Ellingson took in 1931 while participating in excavations at the site of Olynthus.