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Durham University

Department of Archaeology


Dr Mariacarmela Montesanto

Research Associate in the Department of Archaeology

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Research Interests

  • Burial customs
  • Functional analysis
  • Northern Levant
  • Pottery analysis
  • South-Eastern Anatolia


Conference Proceeding

  • Yener, A. & Ingman, T. A. (Forthcoming). 12th century BC Painted Pottery at Alalakh: Local Development and Foreign Contact. Celebrating 15th years of excavations at Alalalh/Tell Atchana, Peeters.
  • (Submitted). More than a pile of sherds: functional analysis and social behaviour during Late Bronze-Early Iron Age Alalakh.
  • Horejs, B., Schwall, C., Müller, V., Luciani, M., Ritter, M., Guidetti, M. Salisbury, R., Höflmayer, F. & Bürge, T. (2018). Evidence of Transformation: The Early Iron Age Aegeanizing Pottery Assemblage at Alalakh. 10th ICAANE, Vienna, Harrassowitz Verlag.

Doctoral Thesis

  • (2018). The Iron Age pottery from Alalakh/Tell Atchana: a morphological and functional analysis. PhD.

Newspaper/Magazine Article

  • (2018). Fall of Troy: the legend and the facts. The Conversation

Selected Grants

  • 2017: Peet Travel Award
  • 2016: Andrew Sherratt Memorial Fund
  • 2015: The Vrowny Hankey Memorial Fund