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### Current position and affiliations - Assistant professor, [Department of Classics,](https://classics.uc.edu/) University of Cincinnati (08.15.2022) - Research associate: CNRS [UMR 5133-Archéorient](https://www.archeorient.mom.fr/), Lyon; [French School at Athens](https://www.efa.gr/fr/) (EFA); Aegean Interdisciplinary Studies ([AegIS](https://site.minoan-aegis.net/)) research group, UCLouvain. - Director of the [Anavlochos Project](https://anavlochos.hypotheses.org/), EFA. ### Main Research Interests - Poleis formation in the Aegean (Late Bronze Age - Archaic) - Settlement patterns, site typologies, and social groups in the Aegean (Late Bronze Age - Archaic) - Aegean sanctuaries (Late Bronze Age - Classical) - Aegean and Greek votive terracottas (Late Bronze Age - Classical) - History and archaeology of Crete (Late Bronze Age - Hellenistic) - Homeric studies ### Education - Ph.D. Greek Archaeology, Paris-Sorbonne University, 2010-2013. - M.A. (*DEA*) Greek History, Paris-Sorbonne University, 2001-2002. - Teaching Certificate, Classical Philology, 1998. - M.A. (*Maîtrise*) Classics, Paris-Sorbonne University, 1996-1997. - Magister in Ancient Studies, Paris-Sorbonne University, 1996-1997. - B.A. Classics, Paris-Sorbonne University, 1993-1996. - *Classes préparatoires littéraires*, Neuilly, 1993-1996. ### Professional Experience - 2020-2021: Temporary lecturer and researcher (*ATER*) in Greek history, Department of History, University of Lille. - 2019: Visiting scholar, Department of Humaninities, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. - 2018-2020: Lecturer in archaeology (part-time), Department of Languages, Cultures, History, and Education, Institut catholique de Paris. - 2016-2018. Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Classical Archaeology, University of Heidelberg. - 2014. Guest Lecturer in archaeology, Department of Archaeology, UClouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve. - 2013-2015. Temporary lecturer and researcher (*ATER*) in ancient history, Department of History, University of Picardy - Jules Verne, Amiens. - 2007-2013. External expert in Latin and French literature for the European Baccalaureate, European Commission, Brussels. - 2002-2008. Certified teacher in Classical philology (ancient Greek, Latin, and French literature), Lycée français de Bruxelles, Brussels. ### Grants and Awards #### **National and International grants for the Anavlochos Project** - Loeb Classical Library Foundation. 2022. - Prix Clio (First Prize ex aequo). 2021. - Archaeological Institute of America (Richard C. MacDonald *Iliad* Endowment for Archaeological Research Grant). 2019. - Archéologie & Patrimoine en Méditerranée. 2021, 2019, 2018. - Mediterranean Archaeological Trust. 2019, 2017, 2021. - Institute for Aegean Prehistory. 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, - French School at Athens. 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022. #### **Fellowships and scholarships** - Filippo Maria Carinci Fellowship in Aegean Prehistory, 2019. - Harriet Boyd Hawes Fellowship, Institute for Aegean Prehistory – Study Center for East Crete, 2018. - Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2016-2018. - A.S. Onassis Doctoral Scholarship for Foreigners (Category C), 2012-2013. - Gerda Henkel Ph.D. Scholarship, 2010-2012. - French School at Athens Ph.D. scholarships, 2010, 2011. #### **Travel grants** - CNRS UMR 8164 - HALMA. 2021. - CNRS UMR 5133 - Archéorient. 2019, 2020, 2022. - ARC program *A World in Crisis?* 2013, 2014, 2015. - CNRS UMR 8167 - Orient et Méditerranée. 2012, 2013, 2015. - Paris-Sorbonne University. 2010, 2012, 2013. - Paris-Sorbonne University. Mission des doctorants à l’étranger grant. 2011. - Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art. 2011. ### Scientific Programs - 2015- : Anavlochos Project, French School at Athens (EFA). Director. - 2013-2018: Action Research Council program (ARC) A World in Crisis? *Archaeological and Epigraphical Perspectives on the Late Bronze Age (13th c. B.C.) Mediterranean Systems’ Collapse: a Case Study Approach*, UCLouvain. Project Member. - 2010-2014: Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) DIKIDA*: De la chaîne du DIKtè au massif de l’IDA : géosciences, archéologie et histoire en Crète de l’Âge du Bronze récent à l’époque archaïque*, UMR 7044, UMR 7330. Project Member. ### Field Research - [Anavlochos Project](https://anavlochos.hypotheses.org/), 2015-present; French School at Athens. Director and coroplastic specialist. - [Cyprus Pyla-Kokkinokremos Excavations Project](https://sites.google.com/minoan-aegis.net/pyla), 2019, 2021; Belgian School at Athens. Area supervisor (J. Bretschneider, Ghent University, Director). - Rescue excavations at Anavlochos Vigla, 2014; Greek Archaeological Service. Field supervisor and ceramic specialist (V. Zographaki, Director). - Rescue excavations at Limnes Kephali, 2013; Greek Archaeological Service. Field supervisor (V. Zographaki, Director). - [The Azoria Project](https://azoria.unc.edu/), 2013; American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Senior excavator (D.C. Haggis, Director). - Rescue excavations at Anavlochos, 2012; Greek Archaeological Service. Field supervisor and ceramic specialist (V. Zographaki, Director). - Mirabello Survey, 2010-2013; Dissertation research. - Dreros Excavations, 2009-2013; Greek Archaeological Service/French School at Athens. Area supervisor and architecture specialist (V. Zographaki and A. Farnoux, Directors). - [The Sissi Archaeological Project](https://sarpedon.be/), 2007-2011; Belgian School at Athens. Area supervisor (J. Driessen, Director). - Palaikastro Excavations, 2003; British School at Athens. Trenchmaster (J.A. MacGillivray, L.H. Sackett, and J. Driessen, Directors). - Malia Excavations (Quartier Nu study campaign), 2000; French School at Athens. Assistant (A. Farnoux and J. Driessen, Directors). - Eleutherna Excavations, 1997; University of Crete. Assistant (Th. Kalpaxis, Director). - Itanos Excavations, 1997-1999; French School at Athens, Universities of Brussels, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Crete, and Naples. Assistant (Th. Kalpaxis, A. Schnapp, and D. Viviers, Directors). - Malia Excavations (Hypostyle Crypt), 1996; French School at Athens. Assistant (A. Allegrette, Director). ### 51 oral presentations 26 invited lectures or seminars: in France (Paris, Lille, Strasbourg), Greece (Athens, Vrachasi, Pacheia Ammos), Belgium (Brussels, Louvain-le-Neuve), Italy (Catania, Venice, Udine), Germany (Heidelberg), the UK (Oxford, Cardiff), and the US (Austin Texas). 25 presentations in international conferences. ### 62 publications 1 monograph; 4 co-authored monographs; 1 co-edited volume. 8 book chapters; 14 articles + 3 contributions to articles in peer-reviewed journals; 13 articles in peer-reviewed proceedings of international conferences; 7 online notices or posts; 8 reviews; 2 popular articles; 1 translation.

Publications

Votive Keimelia from Crete: Homeric Perspective on Curated Objects from a 7th c. Deposit

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
Hesperia, inPress
Journal articles hal-03189433v1

Fouilles de l’Anavlochos III: L’agglomération urbaine du vallon central et la nécropole de Lami

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen , Pierre Baulain , Grace Erny , Benjamin Jagou , Romain Machavoine et al.
Bulletin archéologique des Écoles françaises à l’étranger, 2020, ⟨10.4000/baefe.1350⟩
Journal articles halshs-03092951v1

Prospection de l’Anavlochos II

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen , Catharine Judson , Vicky Vlachou
Bulletin archéologique des Écoles françaises à l’étranger, 2020, ⟨10.4000/baefe.1368⟩
Journal articles halshs-03092957v1

Fouilles de l’Anavlochos I: La nécropole de Lami, le sanctuaire de Kako Plaï et les dépôts votifs 1 et 2

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen , Pierre Baulain , Grace Erny , Catharine Judson , Romain Machavoine et al.
Bulletin archéologique des Écoles françaises à l’étranger, 2020, ⟨10.4000/baefe.1397⟩
Journal articles halshs-03092954v1
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Fouilles de l’Anavlochos II: La nécropole de Lami, le sanctuaire de Kako Plaï et ses abords, le dépôt votif 1 et ses abords, les terrasses du sommet Nord-Ouest

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen , Maria Anastasiadou , Pierre Baulain , Grace Erny , Catharine Judson et al.
Bulletin archéologique des Écoles françaises à l’étranger, 2020, ⟨10.4000/baefe.1348⟩
Journal articles halshs-03092953v1
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« Fouilles de l’Anavlochos III » [notice archéologique]

Pierre Baulain , Grace Erny , Florence Gaignerot-Driessen , Benjamin Jagou , Romain Machavoine et al.
Bulletin archéologique des Écoles françaises à l’étranger, 2020, Grèce : Crète, ⟨10.4000/baefe.1350⟩
Journal articles hal-03033246v1
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Terracotta Figures, Figurines, and Plaques from the Anavlochos, Crete.

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
Les Carnets de l’ACoSt, 2018, 17, ⟨10.4000/acost.1094⟩
Journal articles halshs-01801174v1
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La formation des cités grecques (XIVe s.- VIIe s. av. n. è.) : approche archéologique à partir de quelques cas crétois

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
Revue des Etudes Grecques, 2018, 2018 (1), pp.49-73
Journal articles halshs-01811985v1

Un tumulus du premier âge du Fer sur l’Anavlochos

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
Archéologia, 2018
Journal articles halshs-03111084v1
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Leslie Preston Day, Geraldine Cornelia Gesell (ed.), Kavousi IIC: The Late Minoan IIIC Settlement at Vronda: Specialist Reports and Analyses. Prehistory Monographs 52. Philadelphia, PA: INSTAP Academic Press, 2016. Pp. xxx, 298; 93 tables, 5 charts, 83 figures, 31 p. of plates. ISBN 9781931534840. $80.00

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2018
Journal articles halshs-01800496v1
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Review of H. Boyd Hawes, B.E. Williams, R.B. Seager, E.H. Hall Gournia, Vasiliki and Other Prehistoric Sites on the Isthmus of Hierapetra, Crete. Excavations of the Wells-Houston-Cramp Expeditions 1901, 1903, 1904. Second edition. Pp. xv + 120, ills, b/w & colour maps, colour pls. Philadelphia, PA: INSTAP Academic Press, 2014 (first edition 1908). Cased, £30. ISBN: 978-1-931534-79-6.

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
Classical Review, 2017, pp.313 - 314. ⟨10.1017/S0009840X1600192X⟩
Journal articles halshs-01800499v1
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Classical Archaeology in Context: Theory and Practice in Excavation in the Greek World.

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
Journal of Greek Archaeology, 2017, pp.429-432
Journal articles halshs-01800497v1
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La naissance des cités

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
Dossiers Histoire et Archéologie - Archeologia, 2017, La Crète, 5000 ans d'histoire, 382, pp.48-51
Journal articles halshs-01800504v1

Prospection de l’Anavlochos I

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen , Lionel Fadin , Romaric Bardet , Maud Devolder
Bulletin de Correspondance Hellenique, 2016, 139-140.2, pp.951-974. ⟨10.4000/bch.479⟩
Journal articles halshs-03111033v1

Goddesses Refusing to Appear? Reconsidering the Late Minoan III Figures with Upraised Arms

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
American Journal of Archaeology, 2014, 118 (3), pp.489. ⟨10.3764/aja.118.3.0489⟩
Journal articles hal-03189416v1

THE ‘TEMPLE HOUSE’ AT LATO RECONSIDERED

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 2012, 31 (1), pp.59-82. ⟨10.1111/j.1468-0092.2011.00379.x⟩
Journal articles hal-03189418v1

Nouvelles recherches sur l’Anavlochos

Vasso Zographaki , Florence Gaignerot-Driessen , Maud Devolder
Bulletin de Correspondance Hellenique, 2012, 136 (2), pp.513-535. ⟨10.3406/bch.2012.7939⟩
Journal articles hal-03189417v1

At the Dawn of the Cretan cities: Preliminary results of the excavations conducted at Anavlochos, Lasithi (2017-[2020]2022)

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen , Benjamin Jagou , Catharine Judson , Alexia Lattard , Carine Cenzon Cenzon-Salvayre et al.
13th International Conference of Cretan Studies, Oct 2022, Agios Nikolaos, Greece
Conference papers hal-03826301v1

The Early Iron Age tumular necropolis at Anavlochos, Crete

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen , Alexia Lattard , Catharine Judson , Carine Cenzon Cenzon-Salvayre
Tumuli and Megaliths in Eurasia, Research Center for Anthropology and Health (CIAS), May 2021, Proença-a-Nova, Portugal
Conference papers hal-03505595v1
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Living, Dying and Praying on a Cretan mountain in the Late Bronze Age – Early Iron Age period

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
3rd International Interdisciplinary Colloquium The Periphery of the Mycenaean World: Recent Discoveries and Research Results, 2018, Lamia, Greece
Conference papers hal-03471895v1

From Peak Sanctuaries to Hilltop Settlements: Reshaping a Landscape of Memory in Late Minoan IIIC Crete

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
MNEME: Past and Memory in the Aegean Bronze Age, 2018, Venise, Italy. pp.65-70
Conference papers halshs-03111023v1
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Προκαταρκτικά απ οτελέσματα της επιφανειακής έρευνας του 2015 – 2016 στον Ανάβλοχο Λασιθίου

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
4th Archaeological Work in Crete Meeting, Nov 2016, Rethymnon, Greece. pp.551-562
Conference papers hal-03260667v1
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Forging a Community: Social and Political Changes on the Anavlochos in the Early Stages of the Greek City-State

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
12th International Congress of Cretan studies, Sep 2016, Heraklion, Greece
Conference papers halshs-01800500v1
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The Rise of the Polis in the Mirabello Region, Crete: Sites and Settlement Patterns (10th-7th c. B.C.)

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
Regional Stories towards a New Perception of the Early Greek World, Jun 2015, Volos, Greece. pp.513-528
Conference papers halshs-03111049v1

The Lady of the House: Trying to Define the Meaning and Role of Ritual Figures with Upraised Arms in Late Minoan III Crete

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
METAPHYSIS. Ritual, Myth, Symbolism in the Aegean Bronze Age, 15th international Aegean conference, Vienna, 22-25 April 2014, Apr 2014, Vienne, Austria
Conference papers hal-03189423v1

L’occupation de la baie du Mirambello entre le Minoen Récent IIIA2 et l’époque archaïque : schémas d’implantation dans le territoire, typologie des sites et peuplement

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
De la chaîne du DIKtè au massif de l’IDA : géosciences, archéologie et histoire en Crète de l’Âge du Bronze récent à l’époque archaïque, Actes du colloque international pluridisciplinaire, MISHA, Strasbourg, 16-18 octobre 2013, Oct 2013, Strasbourg, France
Conference papers hal-03189424v1

The killing of a City: A Destruction by Enforced Abandonment

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
Destruction. Archeological, Philological and Historical Perspectives, Apr 2012, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Conference papers hal-03189427v1
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From Communal Incorporated Shrines to Public Independent Sanctuaries in LM III Crete

Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
Πεπραγμένα του ΙΑ' Διεθνούς Κρητολογικού Συνεδρίου.Ρέθυμνο :Ιστορική και Λαογραφική Εταιρεία Ρεθύμνου,2018. Τ.1, Τμήμα Αρχαιολογικό: Ιερά-Θρησκευτικό Τελετουργικό-Τάφοι Ταφικό Τελετουργικό-Σκελετικά Κατάλοιπα., 2011, Rethymnon, Greece
Conference papers halshs-01820729v1