Carla M. Antonaccio

Carla M. Antonaccio

Professor Emerita of Art, Art History & Visual Studies


  • Ph.D., Princeton University 1987

  • M.A., Princeton University 1983

  • B.A., Wellesley College 1980


Mediterranean archaeology, especially the late Bronze and Iron Ages; ceramic studies; the archaeology of identity.


Classical Archaeology, Archaeology of Sicily, Comparative Coloniality


The Past is Present: The Kempner Collection of Classical Antiquities at the Nasher Museum
In 2006, the collection of 224 antiquities assembled by Walter Kempner, M.D. was donated to the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University by Barbara Newborg, M.D. Ranging from... read more »

The Cambridge Companion to the Greek Iron Age (In preparation). Ed. CM Antonaccio and J Carter. 2016. (Edited Book)

Classical Archaeology in Context Theory and Practice in Excavation in the Greek World. Ed. CM Antonaccio and D Haggis. De Gruyter, May 27, 2015. (Edited Book)

The Past is Present: The Kempner Collection of Classical Antiquities at the Nasher Museum. Ed. CM Antonaccio and S Dillon. Duke University Press Books, March 1, 2011. (Edited Book)

Antonaccio, CM. An Archaeology of Ancestors: Greek Tomb and Hero Cult. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1995.

Antonaccio, C, and Shea, T. "Some Graffiti from Archaic Morgantina." Morgantina duemilaequindici: La ricerca archeologica a sessant'anni dall'avvio degli scavi. Ed. L Maniscalco. Palermo: Regione siciliana, 2015. 59-67. (Chapter)

"A contextual archaeology of ancient greece: The definition of greek archaeology." Classical Archaeology in Context: Theory and Practice in Excavation in the Greek World. January 1, 2015. 1-20. Full Text

Antonaccio, CM. "Sport, Spectacle, and Society in the Greek West." Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greco-Roman Antiquity. Ed. P Cristesen, D Kyle, and ed. Wiley Blackwell, 2013. 192-207.

Antonaccio, CM. "Achieving Ancestorhood in Ancient Greece." The Archaeology of Ancestors. Ed. E Hill and J Hageman. 2012.

Antonaccio, CM. ""Burial Customs”, “Hero cult”, “Lefkandi tomb”, “Eighth-century Renaissance"." Homer Encyclopedia. Ed. M Finkelberg. Blackwell, 2011. 147-797.

Antonaccio, CM. "Origins, culture, and identity in classical antiquity." Worlds Elide. Ed. P Euben and K Bassi. Lexington Press, 2010. 4-17. (Chapter)

Antonaccio, CM. "(Re) Defining Ethnicity: Culture, Material Culture, and Identity." Visual Culture and Social Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean. Ed. T Hodos and S Hales. Cambridge University Press, 2009. 32-53. (Chapter)

Antonaccio, CM. "Colonization: Greece on the Move." The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece. Cambridge University Press, 2007. 201-224. (Chapter)

"Religion, basileis and heroes." Ancient Greece: From the Mycenaean Palaces to the Age of Homer. July 27, 2006. 381-396.

Antonaccio, CM. "Elite mobility in the west." Pindar’s Poetry, Patrons and Festivals: from Archaic Greece to the Roman Empire. Ed. C Morgan. Oxford University Press, 2006. 265-285. (Chapter)


Antonaccio, CM. "Review: J. Redfield, The Locrian Maidens: Love and Death in Greek Italy." American Journal of Philology 126.2 (January 2005): 285-288. Full Text

Antonaccio, CM. "Review: J. Hall, Hellenicity. Between Ethnicity and Culture [Chicago 2002]." Mediterranean Historical Review 19 (2004): 71-76.

Antonaccio, CM. "Review: C. Lyons, J. Papadopoulos, ed. The Archaeology of Ethnicity [Getty Research Institute, 2002]." Ed. C Lyons and J Papadopoulos. Bryn Mawr Classical Reviews 2003.09.43 (2003).


Walsh, JSP, and Antonaccio, C. "Athenian Black Gloss Pottery: A View from the West." Oxford Journal of Archaeology 33.1 (February 2014): 47-67. Full Text

Antonaccio, CM, and Walsh, J. "Athenian Black Gloss and Consumer Preference in the Mediterranean." Oxford Journal of Archaeology 33 (2014): 47-67.

Antonaccio, CM. "Networking the Middle Ground?." Archaeological Review from Cambridge 28 (2013): 237-251.

Antonaccio, CM. "Architecture and behavior: Building gender into Greek houses." CLASSICAL WORLD 93.5 (2000): 517-533. Full Text

Antonaccio, CM. "Kypara, a Sikel Nymph?." Zeitschrift fur Papyrologie und Epigraphik 126 (1999): 177-185. (Academic Article)

Antonaccio, CM. "An Archaic Stele from Morgantina." Kadmos 38 (1999): 87-96. (Academic Article)

Antonaccio, CM. "Urbanism at Archaic Morgantina." Acta Hyperborea 7 (1997): 167-193. (Academic Article)

Antonaccio, CM, and Jenifer Neils, . "A New Graffito from Archaic Morgantina." Zeitschrift fur Papyrologie und Epigraphik 101 (1995): 261-277. (Academic Article)

Antonaccio, CM. "Contesting the Past: Hero Cult, Tomb Cult, and Epic in Early Greece." American Journal of Archaeology 98.3 (July 1994): 389-389. Full Text

Kim, S-O. "Burials, Pigs, and Political Prestige in Neolithic China." Current Anthropology 35 (1994): 133-133. (Scholarly Commentary)


Antonaccio, CM. "Diachrony and Distributed Mind: Ancestors, Time, and Things." DIBS Workshop: Reading the Past: Mind, Brain, and Archaeology. April 10, 2014 - April 10, 2014. Duke University.


Neils, J. "Review: with J. Neils, From Pasture to Polis: Art in the Age of Homer." Bryn Mawr Classical Review 4.6 (1993): 499-504. (Review)

Spring 2017

Early Greek Archaeology (ARTHIST 206.01)
East Duke 204B, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Special Topics in Greek Art (ARTHIST 590S-1.01)
Nasher 119, W 10:05 AM-12:35 PM

Spring 2016

Early Greek Archaeology (ARTHIST 206.10)
East Duke 209, MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
Topics in Art History (ARTHIST 790.01)
Smith Wrhs A285, W 04:40 PM-07:10 PM

Fall 2014

The Aegean Bronze Age (ARTHIST 205.01)
Old Chem 201, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Sp Top Greek Archaeology (ARTHIST 590S-11.01)
Nasher 119, Th 02:30 PM-05:00 PM