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Michael Sugerman


Sugerman's research interests include the emergence and maintenance of social complexity, urbanism, and states; the political economies of the cultures of the eastern Mediterranean and Near East during the Bronze and Iron Ages; and stylistic, elemental, and microstructural ceramic studies.


  • PhD, Harvard University

Research Interests

  • Archaeology of the Levant (primarily Bronze Age and Early Iron Age)
  • Phoenician Archaeology
  • Maritime Trade in the Mediterranean
  • Political Economy of Archaic States

Teaching Interests

  • Ancient Civilizations
  • Archaeology of the Middle East
  • Archaeology of Egypt and Nubia