Susan E. Alcock

Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Brown University

Fields of interest:

  • Mediterranean archaeology
  • Hellenistic and Roman cultures (late first millennium BC/early first millennium AD) in the eastern Mediterranean and western Asia
  • landscapes of imperialism, and of memory
  • fieldwork in the rural hinterland of Petra in southern Jordan

Recent publications:

S. E. Alcock, J. Bodel and R. Talbert, eds.
Highways, Byways and Road Systems in the Premodern World.
Malden, MA and Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2012.

S.E. Alcock, R. Osborne, eds.,
Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology: Classical Archaeology.
Malden, MA and Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2007. Second edition, 2012.

S.E. Alcock, A. Knodell,
Landscapes North of and Nearby Petra: The Petra Area and Wadi Silaysil Survey (Brown University Petra Archaeological Project, 2010-2011).
Supplement to Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 42 (2012): 5-16.

S.E. Alcock,
Drinking Tea with Richard Bradley.
In A. M. Jones, J. Pollard, M. J. Allen and J. Gardiner, Image
Memory and Monumentality: Archaeological Engagements with the Material World
(Prehistoric Soceity Research Paper 5) (2012), 4-5. Oxford: The Prehistoric Society and Oxbow Books.

S.E. Alcock, K. Ryzewski, B.W. Sheldon, M. Mankin, S. Vasudevan, and N. Sinnott-Armstrong
Multiple assessments of local properties, production and performance in metal objects: an experimental case study from Petra, Jordan.
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 3 (2011) 173-184.

S.E. Alcock, M. Berenfeld, I.B. Straughn, and C. Tuttle,
The Brown University Petra Archaeological Project: Report on the 2009 Exploration Season in the “Upper Market”.
Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 2009: 153-166.

S.E. Alcock, J.F. Cherry, S.W. Manning, A.V. Tonikyan, and M.H. Zardaryan,
Radiocarbon dates for the second and first millennia B.C. from southern Armenia: preliminary results from the Vorotan project, 2005-2006
Aramazd: Armenian Journal of Near Eastern Studies 2 (2008).

S.E. Alcock,
The stratigraphy of serendipity’,
in M. ce Rond and I. Morley, eds., Serendipity: Fortune and the
Prepared Mind , 11-25.
Cambridge: University Press, 2010

S.E. Alcock, J. Cherry, eds.,
Side-by-Side Survey: Comparative Regional Studies in the
Mediterranean World.
Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2004.

S.E. Alcock, N. Luraghi, eds.,
Helots and their Masters in Laconia and Messenia: Histories,
Ideologies, Structures.
Washington, D.C.: Center for Hellenic Studies, 2003.