Emma Buckingham

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology
301 Swallow Hall

PhD, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2019)                                                                    

MA, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012)

BA, Haverford College (2010)

Research Interests

The archaeology of early Italy, Early Iron Age and Archaic Sicily; specifically identity development in the interaction of indigenous peoples and Greek colonies.


I received my MA and PhD in Classical Archaeology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA Haverford College, majoring in Classics (Haverford) and Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology (Bryn Mawr College).

My main focus is on the Early Iron Age and Archaic periods, primarily the Greek diaspora in South Italy and Sicily. Affiliated interests include the archaeology of identity, network theory, culture contact in the western Mediterranean, and theoretical perspectives on Greek and local Sicilian foundations. I am also interested in the development of Greek civic buildings, especially in the Archaic period. I have primarily excavated at and worked on material from Morgantina in Sicily, and have additionally excavated at Azoria on Crete, Corinth, and the Athenian Agora. In addition, as the recipient of a Fulbright Research Fellowship in Greece, I conducted research on assemblages and networks associated with cross-Adriatic exchange in the Protoarchaic period.

Courses Taught

Archaeology of Ancient Lives

Art & Gender in Antiquity

Greek Cities and Sanctuaries

Archaeology of Italy

Ancient Cities

Select Publications

“The Incised and Stamped Wares from Cittadella, Morgantina,” with Carla Antonaccio. Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome 2020.

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