Research outside of CLAS

Selected publications/reviews

Luke, C. in press book review of Peter A C Schut (ed.) 2009. Listing Archaeological Sites, Protecting the Historical Landscape. EAC Occasional Paper 3. European Journal of Archaeology.

Luke, C. 2009 Review of Who Owns Antiquity?  Museums and the Battle over Our Ancient Heritage. James Cuno. American Anthropologist 111(1): 115-116.

Luke, C. 2009 “Ulua Marble Vases Abroad: Contextualizing Social Networks between the Maya World and Lower Central America,” in Trade and Exchange: Archaeological Studies from History and Prehistory, edited by Carolyn Dillian and Carolyn White, 37-58. Springer Press.


Luke, C. 2008 “Carving Luxury: Late Classic white stone vase traditions in Mesoamerica,” in New Approaches to Old Stones: Recent Studies of Ground Stone Artifacts, edited by Y. M. Rowan and J. R. Ebeling.Approaches to Anthropological Archaeology, Equinox Books.

Luke, C. and R.H. Tykot 2007 “Asserting Regional Preeminence through Luxury Production: Travesia and Ulua style marble vases,” Ancient Mesoamerica 18 (315-328).

C. Luke  with N. Brodie, M. Kersel, and K. Walker Tubb 2006 Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and the Antiquities Trade. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Brodie, N. and C. Luke 2006 “Social and Political Contexts of Collecting,” in Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and the Antiquities Trade, edited by N. Brodie, M. Kersel, C.Luke, K. Walker Tubb, pp. 303-319. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, Florida.


Luke, C. 2006 “Diplomats, Banana Cowboys, and Archaeologists in western Honduras: A History of the Trade in Pre-Columbian Materials,” International Journal of Cultural Property 13(1): 25-57.

Luke, C., R. H. Tykot and Bob Scott 2006 “Petrographic and Stable Isotope Analyses of Late Classic Ulúa Marble Vases and Potential Sources,” Archaeometry 48 (1): 13-29.

Kersel, M. and C. Luke 2005 “Selling a Replicated Past: Power and Identity in Marketing Archaeological Replicas,” Anthropology in Action, Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice 11 (2/3): 32-43.



Luke, C., Brian Daniels and Marta Ostovich 2009 Montenegro Cultural Heritage Report. US Embassy, Montenegro and the Montengrin Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.


Luke, C. and C. Roosevelt 2011 “Social Networking in Central Lydia: Ceramics and Centralization.” Paper presented at Keramos Symposium, Ege University, Izmir Turkey. 10 May.

Luke, C. 2011 “U.S. Cultural Diplomacy in Turkey and the Balkans.” Invited paper to 4th International Balkan Forum, Cultural Diplomacy, TASAM (Türk Asya Stratejik Araştırmalar Merkezi/Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies) 28-30 April. Edirne, Turkey.

Luke, C. 2011 Archaeological Heritage and Soft Power in Turkish Foreign Policy. Invited paper to be presented in Culture and Foreign Policy; Culture as the Soft Power of Turkish Foreign Policy, 25th April. Çağ University, Mersin, Turkey.

Luke, C. 2011 Roundtable discussion of Heritage in Turkey. American Research Institute in Turkey. April 2, 2011.

Luke, C. 2010Smart Power and Cultural Diplomacy in Honduras: Heritage and people-to-people exchanges,” in “Every Place is a Node: Rethinking Centers, Peripheries, and Patrimony in Honduras.” Paper presented at the Society of America Archaeology, St. Louis.

Luke, C. 2009 “Archaeological Heritage and the Turkish War of Independence in central Lydia,” AIA invited lecture, Heritage in Conflict, Heritage and Society, UMass Amherst, Nov. 9-12.

Luke, C. and C.H. Roosevelt 2009  “Memory and Meaning in Bin Tepe the Lydian Cemetery of the “Thousand Mounds,” Tumulistanbul. International conference on space, politics, culture and religion in the first millennium BC. Koç University, Istanbul. June.

Luke, C. and Lincoln Jalelian 2009 “Archaeology, Public Policy and Law Enforcement,” Cultural Heritage Center, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, May 1st.

Luke, C. and Patty Gernstenblith 2009 “Archaeology, Law Enforcement and Policy” Field Museum, Chicago. February 5th. Workshop.

Luke, C. and Morag Kersel 2006 “Archaeology and Ethnography: The Public Face of Archaeological Practice.” Paper presented in session: The Ethics of Collecting and Communicating the Near Eastern Past Theme: Presenting the Public Face of Near Eastern Archaeology. Association for Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), Washington, D.C.

Kersel, M. and C. Luke 2005 “Good Face or Good Faith? The U.S. Government and Cultural Heritage Protection,” paper presents in “Archaeological Appropriations of the 21st Century: Opening Thoughts.” Society for American Archaeology, Salt Lake City.