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Chronika
Volume 9, 2019
Editor in Chief:
Heather Rosch

Associate Editors:
Melanie Lacan
Valerie Long
Tabitha Rose


Editor Emeritus:
Laura Harrison
Darren Poltorak
Britta Spaulding
Britta Spaulding

Heather Rosch is a fourth year Ph.D. student in Anthropology at the University at Buffalo. She holds a B.A. in Biology and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University at Albany, SUNY, as well as an M.A. in Anthropology from the University at Buffalo. She has completed fieldwork in the United States and in Turkey. Her current research focuses on occupants of marginal landscapes, and the ceramics of rural populations within the Ottoman Empire.

Ashlee Hart

Mélanie Lacan is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Anthropology at the University at Buffalo. She holds an M.A. in Anthropology from the University at Buffalo (2017), an M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago (2013), and a B.A. in Anthropology from Indiana University Northwest. Mélanie studies European Iron Age votive activities, and her thesis explores the ritual deposition of artifacts in southern French caves.

Teddy Mazurek

Tabitha Rose is a second-year Ph.D. student in Mediterranean Archaeology in the Department of Classics at the University at Buffalo.  She received her M.A. in Roman History and Archaeology from the University of Kent in Canterbury (2016) and a duel B.A. in Anthropology and Classics from Hofstra University (2014).  Her research interests include Public Archaeology, Roman Archaeology, and Roman urban houses and planning.

Valerie Long is a Ph.D. candidate in the Mediterranean Archaeology Track in the Department of Classics at the University at Buffalo.  She earned a B.A. in Classical Archaeology, Classical Studies and Latin from Hunter College in 2015 and is in the process of completing her M.A. from the University at Buffalo.  She has conducted field work at the sites of San Vincenzo, Stromboli, Italy and Cannatello, Sicily.  Her research interests are the Roman occupation of the Aeolian Islands, ancient technology, water management,  glass working, and the Italian Bronze Age.




Editor Emeritus

Laura Harrison

Laura K. Harrison, Ph.D. is a founding editor of Chronika, and served as Editor in Chief from 2009-2012. She completed her B.A. at Ithaca College in 2007, her M.A. at SUNY Buffalo in 2012, and her Ph.D. at SUNY Buffalo in 2016. She has done archaeological fieldwork at Dispilio and Gournia in Greece, as well as Çatalhöyük and Seyitömer Höyük, in Turkey. In 2014 and 2015, Laura served as Director of an international Field School program at Seyitömer Höyük. Her Ph.D. research focuses on urbanism as a social process in Anatolia and the Aegean during the Early Bronze Age.

Darren Poltorak

Darren Poltorak is an eighth year Ph.D. student in Anthropology at the University at Buffalo.  He earned his B.A. in Anthropology and Classical Archaeology from the University of Michigan in 2007.  He has participated in fieldwork in Michigan, Northern Ireland, Austria, Hungargy, and Romania.  During his time in the Ph.D. program at the University at Buffalo, Darrens primary research has been on identity in regions of shifting political control, focusing on Dacia post-Roman conquest

In addition to being an editor on Chronika, Darren currently is project director of the Cumidava Archaeological Research Project (CARP) in Rasnov, Romania, preparing dissertation research and running a field school for aspiring archaeologist.

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