Professor Joseph C. Carter
(j.carter at mail.utexas.edu)
Professor Carter has been increasingly engaged in recent years in research projects in collaboration with Ukrainian archaeologists and students working at Chersonesos and elsewhere in that country. He assisted the Ukrainian authorities with the development of conservation and management programs and, in particular, always with the support of the Packard Humanities Institute and the collaboration of the National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos at Sevastopol, with plans for the world's first archaeological park of the ancient Greek countryside. Professor Carter's current research interests include a major publication, with Dr. Alberto Prieto and others, of the Metaponto field survey, and, with Dr. Richard Posamentir and others, of the polychrome grave monuments of the Hellenistic Necropolis of Chersonesos.
Professor Carter is a Classics and Astronomy graduate of Amherst College with a Ph.D. from Princeton in Classical Archaeology (1971). He is a former fellow of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the American Academy in Rome. In addition to the study of chorai in the Colonial Greek World, his long-term academic interests include Greek sculpture and painting, particularly of the Early Hellenistic period. His Jerome lectures (2000-2001) at the University of Michigan and the American Academy in Rome were published in January 2006, as Discovering the Greek Countryside at Metaponto (University of Michigan Press).
Assistant Professor Adam Rabinowitz
(arabinow at mail.utexas.edu)
Adam (B.A. in Classics and History from Swarthmore College, Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan) joined ICA in 2004. He is a former fellow of the American Academy in Rome ('02), where he spent a year performing research for a dissertation on the social role of communal drinking in the Greek and indigenous communities of Archaic Sicily and South Italy. Adam's academic interests in domestic architecture, food and drink, and the interaction between Greeks and non-Greeks correspond well to ICA's wide-ranging research programs. Currently, his duties include the co-direction of ongoing excavations in the South Region of the urban zone of Chersonesos and the coordination of several of ICA's other collaborations with the National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos. He is a tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Classics, where he teaches courses on Greek and Roman archaeology and culture.
Carol K. Cook
(ckcook at mail.utexas.edu)
Carol (M.A. in English, Iowa State University) came to ICA in spring 2001 after a long stint as Executive Director of the Centre for International Understanding in St. Louis and a number of years teaching literature, as well as coordinating Continuing Education seminars at the University of Iowa. Besides her excellent administative, budgeting, and travel management skills, Carol brings to her position a keen sense of humor and valued abilities as an editor and writer.
Photographer and Editor
(criswill at mail.utexas.edu)
Chris (B.A. in History, UT Austin) has been working with ICA regularly since the excavation campaign of 1979, when he served as photographer. Chris' skills with the camera and the computer, his gift for design and layout, and multiple other talents make him the most versatile person on the ICA staff. Always dependable, Chris is the other half (with the Director) of ICA's collective memory. At the beginning of 2001, Chris became a full-time member of the ICA staff, thanks to generous support from PHI.
(dberg at mail.utexas.edu)
Deena (B.A. Architecture, Rice University; M.A., Ph.D. Classics, University of Texas at Austin) first worked at Metaponto in 1981 creating architectural drawings. She returned in 2007 to assist with the editing and layout of research materials and the ICA website. Her dissertation traced the early development of fountain architecture and she is a published translator of Roman comedy.
Pidtrymka Chersonesu Director
(taissabushnell at hotmail.com)
Taissa has been ICA's representative in Ukraine and director of 'Pidtrymka Chersonesu' (Support for Chersonesos), its non-governmental organization in Sevastopol, since 2001. She is currently applying her background in art history (M.A., McGill University, 2001) and managing archaeological sites (M.A., Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 2005) in helping to develop a management plan for Chersonesos, a requirement for the site's eventual nomination to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Taissa is also involved in coordinating an exciting new US-Ukrainian collaborative project to research ancient trade routes on the Black Sea. This project brings together the Department of Underwater Heritage of Ukraine, the Institute of Archaeological Oceanography of the University of Rhode Island, and ICA.
(j.trelogan at mail.utexas.edu)
Jessica (M.A. in Classics, UT Austin) began working with ICA as a field crew member at Chersonesos in 1996, and in recent years has generously mentored students new to summer site work while running the total station survey for ICA's excavations at Chersonesos. She developed an interest in geographic information science since working with ICA and the UT Center for Space Research on a NASA-funded project investigating remote sensing for the study and protection of the Chersonesan chora. She is currently working on a GIS-based recording system for site conservation and her site-based GIS for ICA's excavations in the city holds much promise for fully integrated excavation recording.
(lrod13 at gmail.com.)
Leticia (B.A. in Classics and Art History, Trinity University; M.A. in Art History, The University of Texas at Austin) joined ICA in 2006 as a graduate student in UT’s Art History department. She is responsible for managing the slide collection. Digitizing the collection’s images leads to their inclusion on the university’s image database, D.A.S.E., where information ranging from site and artifact identification, to publication history for each record is researched and made available to D.A.S.E. users.
Metaponto/Croton Project Coordinator
(moscatelli at mail.utexas.edu)
Esmeralda (MA in Public Affairs, The University of Texas) joined ICA in 2007 to coordinate the extensive research staff in Metaponto. A native Italian who has taught language at UT, Esmeralda is invaluable as a liason and translator for publication.
Research Fellow, Ceramics Specialist
(kswift at mail.utexas.edu)
Keith (BA in Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Oxford, MA in Post-Excavation Archaeology, the University of Leicester, PhD in Archaeology, University of Oxford) joined ICA in 2007. He is a former research scholar at the British School at Rome (2006) where he conducted research on regional ceramics in Adriatic Italy from the Iron Age to early Medieval periods. His doctoral research focused on the production of ceramics in Greek and Roman Cyrenaica (eastern Libya) and the distribution of ceramics in the central Mediterranean ‘quadrangle’ involving Greek and Punic North Africa, Italy and Greece. The focus of his research for the ICA is the study and publication of the substantial pottery assemblages in the Metapontine chora from the archaic to Hellenistic sanctuary and late Republican ceramic manufactory at Pantanello.