Welcome to the faculty web page of Ulrike Krotscheck.
I am currently in the process of updating and migrating the content of this website. Check back May 2nd, 2014, for updated information. In the meantime, you can find selected papers and my CV at my academia.edu page.
My main research interests center on the archaic maritime economy in the 6th c. BCE amongst Greek settlements in the western Mediterranean. I am primarily interested in the production and distribution of a particular type of wine cup, known as the “Ionian cup”. Related research interests include provenance analysis via NAA (neutron activation analysis), connectivity, economic history, ‘colonization’ studies, maritime trade and traders, and ceramic studies.
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 theGerman Archaeological Institute in Berlin.
My undergraduate work was completed at Mount Holyoke College, class of 1997. 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, 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 to the right. I am also a member of the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest and of the Archaeological Institute of America.