Tartaron, Thomas, Ph.D.
Thomas Tartaron, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Classical Studies
Chair of the Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World Graduate Group
Date appointed: 2013
Tom Tartaron was appointed as a Kolb Senior Fellow in 2013. In the past he has also been a Colburn Fellow and Fulbright Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. At Penn, he is an Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Chair of the Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World Graduate Group. He is also a Consulting Scholar in the Mediterranean Section at the Penn Museum. He has participated in numerous excavations and regional surveys abroad in Greece, Iraq, and Albania, as well as in the United States. He currently co-directs with Daniel J. Pullen the Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project, supported by the National Science Foundation along with other private foundations. His work there has brought to light a Mycenaean harbor settlement thought to have been a main port on the Aegean Sea. Professor Tartaron has numerous publications including articles on Greek prehistory and archaeological method and theory in edited volumes and in journals such as Antiquity, Hesperia and the Journal of Archaeological Research. He has also written two books: Bronze Age Landscape and Society in Southern Epirus, Greece (2004), and Maritime Networks in the Mycenaean World, Cambridge University Press (2013), which received the Wiseman Book Award for the best archaeological book of the year from the Archaeological Institute of America at the 2016 joint annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies in San Francisco, California.