March 21, 6:00pm

The site of Mochlos in East Crete, Greece, is one of the only sites on Crete with a pottery sequence that spans the entire Early Bronze Age. Because of this, the pottery assemblage can provide a level of detail concerning the development of institutions that few sites are able to achieve. In this talk, archaeologist Luke Kaiser of UNC-Greensboro, will use Mochlos as a case study for pushing ceramic analysis further in the field of Aegean Prehistory through the application of a series of theoretical frameworks that drive toward an understanding of group identity in early complex societies. This event is sponsored by the WFU Department of Anthropology.