Welcome to the web page of Ulrike Krotscheck. I am a new faculty member in Classical Studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. I received my PhD in Classics from Stanford University, with a concentration in Classical Archaeology. My academic advisors were Professors Ian Morris, Ian Hodder, and Walter Scheidel (Stanford University) and Professor Michael Dietler (University of Chicago). The title of my dissertation was Scale, Structure, and Organization of Archaic Maritime Trade in the Western Mediterranean: the "Pointe Lequin 1A". In it, I examined production, consumption, and maritime distribution of ceramics in the western Mediterranean. Before the commencement of my academic appointment, I held the DAI/AIA Postdoctoral Fellowship at the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin.
My undergraduate work was completed at Mount Holyoke College, class of 1997 (cum laude), with a major in Art History. I got my Master's Degree at the University of Heidelberg in 2001. My thesis (Mycenaean Contacts in the Mediterranean: A Comparison of Selected Sites) dealt with Bronze Age trade and exchange in the Mediterranean. It was written under the supervision of Professor W.-D. Niemeier (Director, German Archaeological Institute (DAI), Athens).
Archaeological field projects I have participated in include the excavation at Lattes in Southern France, 2005; Çatalhöyük (2002-2005); Miletus (1999-2002); Phlius Valley Survey, Greece (1999); and the Ohio State excavations at Isthmia, Greece (1996, 1997). Current research focuses on archaic maritime trade in the western Mediterranean and pottery analysis by NAA (neutron activation analysis). For more details on these projects, please see my CV (top left). I am also a member of the Women’s Classical Caucus and of the Archaeological Institute of America.
Please see my Curriculum Vitae (top left) for additional information on my professional experience, or click here to contact me directly.