Associate Professor of History of Art & Architecture and Archaeology

Curriculum Vitae


Tel Dor Project

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Areas of Interest

Ancient Mediterranean, particularly the intersection of the Greek and Phoenician worlds, with emphasis on ethnicity, identity and culture.  Greek and Phoenician art and archaeology.

Excavations and Fieldwork

Becky Martin is co-director of the Tel Dor Excavation Project with Ilan Sharon (Hebrew University) and Assaf Yasur-Landau (University of Haifa). Dor is a coastal tell site in southern Phoenicia (modern Israel) with Bronze Age to Roman Imperial era occupation (later occupation flourished just off the mound). Systematic excavations began in 1980; joint land and sea excavations are now conducted in even-numbered years with odd years dedicated to publication. We are currently working to complete a publication of the Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman levels of Dor Area G.

Recent Publications


The Art of Contact: Comparative Approaches to Greek and Phoenician Art. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017.

Edited books:

Martin, S. R. and S. M. Langin-Hooper, eds. The Tiny and the Fragmented: Miniature, Broken, and Otherwise ‘Incomplete’ Objects in the Ancient World, Oxford University Press, forthcoming October 2018. Includes the following chapters:

Martin, S. R. and S. M. Langin-Hooper, “In/Complete: An Introduction to the Theories of Miniaturization and Fragmentation,” pp. 1-23.

Martin, S. R. “Divinity In Part or In Full? Representations of Tanit in Texts and Art,” pp. 72-98.

Refereed journal articles and book chapters:

“Revisiting the ‘Slipper Slapper’ and Other Sculpture Dedications in the Clubhouse of the Poseidoniasts of Beirut.” Journal of Greek Archaeology 2 (2017): 253-81.

“Craft Identity: Mosaics in the Hellenistic East.” In Artists and Artistic Production in Ancient Greece, edited by K. Seaman and P. Schultz, 55-80. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

“Ethnicity and Greek Art History in Theory and Practice.” In Theoretical Approaches to the Archaeology of Ancient Greece: Manipulating Material Culture, edited by L. Nevett, 143-63. Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 2017.