Kim Shelton

Kim Shelton

Title
Director, Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology; Professor
Department
Dept of Classics
Fax
(510) 643-2959
Research Expertise and Interest
ceramics, classical civilization and archaeology, Aegean prehistory, religion/mythology
Research Description

Kim Shelton directs three excavation programs in Greece: Petsas House at the prehistoric site of Mycenae, the classical sanctuary of Zeus in Nemea, and the Late Bronze Age cemetery of Aidonia. As a specialist in ceramics, she works with material culture and involve many students in her research, here and abroad. Currently, she is working on the ceramic production and the prehistoric palatial economy, the changing mortuary landscape, and the earliest manifestations of Greek religious ritual through permanent architectural establishments and recognized paraphernalia - such as figurines.

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