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 »

Antonaccio, CM. "Colonization: Greece on the move, 900–480." The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece. January 1, 2007. 201-224. Full Text

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. "Dedications and the Character of Cult." Greek Sacrificial Ritual, Olympian and Chthonian. Ed. R Hagg and B Alroth. Stockholm, 2005. 99-112. (Chapter)

Antonaccio, CM. "Excavating Colonization." Ancient Colonization: Analogy, Similarity and Difference. Ed. H Hurst and S Owen. Duckworth, 2005. 97-113. (Chapter)

Antonaccio, CM. "Siculo-geometric and the Sikels: Identity and Material Culture in Eastern Sicily." Greek Identity in the Western Mediterranean. Ed. K Lomas. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2004. 55-81. (Chapter)

Antonaccio, CM. "Hybridity and the Cultures within Greek Culture." The Cultures within Greek Culture: Contact, Conflict, Collaboration. Ed. C Dougherty and L Kurke. Cambridge University Press, 2003. 57-74. (Chapter)

Antonaccio, CM. "Warriors, Traders, Ancestors: the ’Heroes’ of Lefkandi." Images of Ancestors. Ed. JM Hotje. Århus, 2002. 13-42. (Chapter)

Antonaccio, CM. "Ethnicity and Colonization." Ancient Perceptions of Greek Ethnicity. Ed. I Malkin. Harvard University Press, 2001. 113-157. (Chapter)


Antonaccio, CM. "The Returns of Odysseus: Colonization and Ethnicity (review)." American Journal of Philology 121.4 (2000): 637-641. Full Text

Leighton, R. "Review: R. Leighton, Sicily before History [Cornell 1999]." Bryan Mawr Classical Review (2000).

Tandy, D. "Review: J. Tandy, Warriors into Traders [California 1997]." New England Classical Journal 26 (1999): 53-55.

Antonaccio, CM. "Review: Kardulias, ed. Aegean Strategies: Studies of Culture and Environment on the European Fringe [Rowman and Littlefield 1997]." Ed. PN Kardulias and M Shutes. Journal of Anthropological Research (1999): 468-470.

Antonaccio, CM, and Langdon, S. "New Light on a Dark Age: Exploring the Culture of Geometric Greece." American Journal of Archaeology 102.3 (July 1998): 630-630. Full Text

Larson, J. "Review: J. Larson, Greek Heroine Cults." Journal of Hellenic Studies 117 (1997): 225-226.

Fitton, JL. "Review: J. Lesley Fitton, The Rediscovery of the Greek Bronze Age [Harvard 1995]." New England Classical Journal 24 (1996): 32-33.


Antonaccio, CM. "Contesting the Past: Tomb Cult, Hero Cult, and Epic in Early Greece." American Journal of Archaeology 98 (1994): 389-410. (Review)

Antonaccio, CM. "Style, Reuse, and Context in a Roman Portrait at Princeton." Archaologische Anzeiger (1992): 441-452. (Academic Article)

Antonaccio, CM. "Terraces, Tombs, and the Early Argive Heraion." Hesperia 61.1 (January 1992): 85-85. Full Text


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