Texas Tech University
Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures
Area(s) of Expertise
Archaeology, Land and Chorography, Thing Theory, Contemporary Archaeology, Archaeological Method and Theory
An archaeologist whose work ranges from things, land, and ecology in Greece to archaeological memories of a POW camp in Arctic Norway, Chris is fascinated by the character and scope of archaeology and its role in the contemporary world. Mixing times deep and recent, he has explored questions concerning archaeology’s objects, practices, and rapports with what has become of the past for over a decade. Chris holds a PhD from Stanford University (2005) and an MA from the University of Sheffield (1998), and is co-author of Archaeology: The Discipline of Things (2012, with B. Olsen, M. Shanks and T. Webmoor), co-editor of Archaeology in the Making (2013, with W. Rathje and M. Shanks), and co-editor of the Routledge Archaeological Orientations series (with G. Lucas). His current projects include Old Lands. A Chorography of the Eastern Morea, Greece and Teillager 6, Sværholt: The Archaeology of a POW camp in Finnmark, Arctic Norway (with, among others, B. Olsen and Þ. Pétursdóttir).