Carla M. Antonaccio was educated at Wellesley and Princeton and has excavated in Greece, Cyprus and Sicily. Since 1990 she has been co-director of the American Excavations at Morgantina (Sicily). At Duke University, she is Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Classical Studies and Art, Art History and Visual Studies and former chair of Classical Studies. Prior to joining the Duke faculty, she taught at Wesleyan University, where she served as Dean of Arts and Humanities. Her work has dealt with the Greek Iron Age and early archaic period, and she has written extensively on Greek burial customs, ancestor and hero cult, colonization and diaspora, and ethnic identity in antiquity.
This talk addresses how archaeologists have adopted the concept of hybridity, which originates in the discourse of post colonialism, and suggests that other models, especially transculturation, may be more productive.
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