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Dr. Melissa Rosenzweig

Dr. Melissa Rosenzweig
Dr. Melissa Rosenzweig
Assistant Professor

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • 2014-present - Assistant Professor of Archaeology, Departments of Anthropology and Classics, Miami University. Oxford, Ohio.
  • 2014-2015 - National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research. Jerusalem, Israel.

EDUCATION

  • 2014 Ph.D. - Anthropology, University of Chicago; Chicago, IL
    Dissertation: Imperial Environments: The Politics of Agricultural Practice at Ziyaret Tepe, Turkey in the First Millennium BCE.
  • 2004 M.A. - Social Science, University of Chicago; Chicago, IL
  • 2001 B.A. - Anthropology, Haverford College; Haverford, PA

 TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Archaeological theory and method
  • Ancient Near Eastern archaeology
  • Human-environment interactions
  • Archaeobotany
  • Agricultural practice
  • Imperialism
  • Political subjectivity

PUBLICATIONS
*Peer Reviewed

Rosenzweig, Melissa S.

2016 - ‘Ordering the Chaotic Periphery’: The Environmental Impact of the Neo-Assyrian Empire on its Provinces.  In The Provincial Archaeology of the Assyrian Empire, J. MacGinnis, D. Wicke and T. Greenfield, eds.  McDonald Institute Monographs.  Oxford: Oxbow.  Pp. 49-58.

Matney, Timothy, Tina Greenfield, Kemalettin Köroğlu, John MacGinnis, Lucas Proctor, Melissa Rosenzweig, and Dirk Wicke

2015 - Excavations at Ziyaret Tepe, Diyarbakir Province, Turkey, 2011-2014 Seasons.  Anatolica 41: 125-176.

*Rosenzweig, Melissa S. and Laurent Dissard

2013 - Common Ground: Archaeological Practice and Local Communities in Southeastern Turkey. Near Eastern Archaeology 76(3): 150-156.

Dissard, Laurent, Melissa S. Rosenzweig and Timothy Matney

2011 - Beyond Ethics: Considerations in Problematising Community Involvement and Outreach in Archaeological Practice. Archaeological Review from Cambridge 26(2): 59-70.

Rosenzweig, Melissa S.

2011 - Archaeobotanical Remains in the Bronze Palace. In “Excavations at Ziyaret Tepe, Diyarbakir Province, Turkey, 2009-2010 Seasons,” Timothy Matney et al. Anatolica 37: 67-114.

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

External Grants and Awards

  • 2014 - National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship; post-doctoral research at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, Israel.
  • 2013 - National Geographic Society (NGS) Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE) Grant; 9290-13 “Assessing the Dietary and Economic Differences Between Elite and Commoner Residences through Zooarchaeology and Palaeobotany at Ziyaret Tepe, Turkey”; collaboration with Dr. Timothy Matney, principal investigator.
  • 2010 - National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant; BCS-1039150 “The Politics of Agricultural Practice: An Archaeobotanical Case Study from Ziyaret Tepe, Turkey.”
  • 2010 - American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) Mesopotamian Fellowship; field research at Ziyaret Tepe, Turkey and archaeobotanical research in Ankara, Turkey.
  • 2010 - American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) Fellowship; field research at Ziyaret Tepe, Turkey and archaeobotanical research in Ankara, Turkey.

FIELD PROJECTS

  • Tel Akko Archaeology Field School; Akko, Israel
  • Jezreel Valley Regional Project, Israel
  • Tel Abel Beth Maacah, Israel
  • Ziyaret Tepe Archaeological Expedition, Turkey
  • Peshdar Plains Project, Kurdistan

COURSES TAUGHT

Miami University

  • Greek Civilization in its Mediterranean Context, Instructor, 2015
  • Lost Cities and Ancient Civilizations, Instructor, 2015
  • Introduction to Archaeological Theory and Methods, Instructor, 2016
  • Ancient Cities, Instructor, 2016

PRESENTATIONS

Invited Talks

  • 03.18.2016 - Introduction to Archaeobotany.  University of Akron, Department of Anthropology and Classical Studies.
  • 03.03.2015 - Archaeological Approaches to Neo-Assyrian Imperialism in the Southern Levant. Al-Quds University (Jerusalem, Israel), Institute of Archaeology.
  • 02.12.2015 - The Environmental Impact of Assyrian Imperialism in Northwestern Israel. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (Jerusalem, Israel).
  • 12.17.2014 - Archaeological Approaches to Neo-Assyrian Imperialism. University of the Holy Land (Jerusalem, Israel), Graduate Seminar: Daily Life in Ancient Times.
  • 02.28.2014 - Introduction to Archaeobotany. Lake Forest College, Department of Sociology & Anthropology.
  • 09.24.2013 - Excavations and Research at Ziyaret Tepe, The Late Assyrian Capital of Tushan in Southeastern Turkey. University of Alabama, Department of Anthropology.
  • 03.22.2013 - Archaeobotany at Ziyaret Tepe. University of Akron, Department of Anthropology & Classical Studies.

Conferences Organized

  • 05.01.2014 - (with Josh Cannon, Sarah Adcock and Kathryn Franklin) Surveying the Field: Conducting Archaeology in the Middle East Today. University of Chicago.

 Sessions Organized

  • 04.15.2010 - (with Madeleine McLeester) The Power of Environment: Approaching Archaeological Investigations from a Political Ecology Framework. 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. St. Louis, MO.