About

Sarah C. Murray is currently an Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Toronto. She received a BA in Classical Archaeology from Dartmouth College in 2004 and a PhD in Classics from Stanford University in 2013. Her research interests include the development of Greek economic, cultural and ritual institutions between the end of the Late Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age (ca. 1300–700 BCE), archaeological survey methods, and the use of quantitative evidence in archaeological research.

She has conducted fieldwork at many sites throughout Greece, including the Bronze Age harbor site of Korfos-Kalamianos, the Mycenaean chamber tomb cemetery of Ayia Sotira, the transitional Bronze to Iron Age site on the islet of Mitrou, the Mesolithic site of Damnoni and cave art at Asphendou in southwestern Crete, and the agricultural landscape of the Mazi Plain. She is currently the co-director of the Bays of East Attica Regional Survey Project situated around the bay of Porto Rafti in eastern Attica (Greece).

Her peer-reviewed publications include articles on women’s roles in ceramic production in the Early Iron Age Aegean and the LH IIIC cemetery of Perati in eastern Attica (in the American Journal of Archaeology, 2018, 2020) and the historiography of the Greek Dark Ages (in the journal Hesperia, 2018), and a monograph, The Collapse of the Mycenaean Economy: Trade, Imports, and Institutions, published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. She was born and raised in Marietta, Ohio, and was inducted into the Marietta High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018.

Education

PhD in Classics, Stanford University, 2013.

BA in Classical Archaeology, Dartmouth College, 2004

Projects

Research:

In progress are papers about trade in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean, early iron metallurgy, and colonization in the study of the Early Iron Age Aegean.

Fieldwork:

http://bearsarchaeologicalproject.org

Photos:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sarah_c_murray/

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