Emily Bonney

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Emily  Miller Bonney, Ph. D

Professor Liberal Studies


1988, JD, University of California Los Angeles

1984, PhD, New York University Institute of Fine Arts

1968, B.A, Swarthmore College

Research Areas

Bronze Age Crete; landscape archaeology; archaeology of memory; material studies



“Disarming the Snake Goddess,” Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology, December 2011.

“Reconsideration of Early Bronze Age Cretan Deposition Practices,” Aegean Archaeology. Studies and Monographs in Aegean Archaeology and Civilization ser. II, . volume 9, 2005-2006 (actually published in 2009), 31-50.

Review Article, David A. Barrowclough and Caroline Malone, eds., Cult in Context. Reconsidering Ritual in Archaeology, Oxbow Books, 2007, and Evangelos Kyriakidis, ed. The Archaeology of Ritual, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, 2007, American Journal of Archaeology, volume 113.3 (July 2009), online.

Review Article, Mieke Prent, Cretan Sanctuaries and Cults: Continuity and Change from Late Minoan IIIC to the Archaic Period, Brill, 2005, and Michael Wedde, ed., Celebrations: Sanctuaries and the Vestiges of Cult Activity, Norwegian Institute at Athens, 2004, American Journal of Archaeology, 112.2 (April 2008), online.

Book Chapter

“Sharing space and time with the ancestors” Book chapter in Stella Souvatzi and Athena Hadji (eds.), Space and Time in Mediterranean Prehistory. On contract with Routledge Press

Book Reviews

Wim van Binsbergern and Fred Woudhuizen, Ethnicity in Mediterranean Protohistory, BAR International Series 2011, Archaeopress 2011, American Journal of Archaeology, 116.4 (October 2012), online.

Constantinos Papadopoulos, Death Management and Virtual Pursuits: A Virtual Reconstruction of the Minoan Cemetery at Phourni, Archanes. Examining the use of Tholos Tomb C and Burial Building 19 and the role of illumination in relation to mortuary practices and the perception of life and death by the living, BAR International Series 2082, Archaeopress 2010, American Journal of Archaeology, 115.4 (October 2011), online.

John Scheid, ed., Pour une archéologie du rite. Nouvelles perspectives de l’archéologie funéraire, École franççise du Rome, 2008, American Journal of Archaeology, 114.4 (October 2010), online.

Robert Koehl, Rhyta, INSTAP, 2007, American Journal of Archaeology, 113.1 (January 2009), online.