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Margaret Mook received a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Minnesota and is an Associate Professor of Classical Studies in the Department of World Languages and Cultures.  She also chairs the Classical Studies Program for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and directs its Archaeology of Greece study-abroad program.

Mook teaches courses on Greek and Roman archaeology, the cultures and literatures of the Greco-Roman world, and Latin.  She is a Classical Archaeologist with a field of specialization in the Aegean Late Bronze Age through Archaic periods (ca. 1200 – 480 BCE).  Her research focuses on the development of the early Greek state on the island of Crete: the organization of Cretan society after the abandonment of Minoan Bronze Age palatial centers and the subsequent development of early cities and small-scale states.  Mook’s publications and papers are based on research involving the recovery and analysis of data from archaeological excavation, primarily pottery and associated domestic and civic architecture, from the excavations at Azoria and Kastro, located in the Kavousi region of eastern Crete.

  • “Excavation of an Archaic City at Azoria in Eastern Crete,” with D.C. Haggis, in W.-D. Niemeier, O.Pilz and I. Kaiser, eds., Kreta in der geometrischen und archaischen Zeit. Akten des Internationalen Kolloquiums am Deutschen Archäologischen Institut, Abteilung Athen 27.-29. Januar 2006, Athenaia 2 (Munich 2013) 59-76, discussion 77-78.
  • “Excavation of the Archaic Houses at Azoria in 2005-2006,” with D.C. Haggis, R.D. Fitzsimons, C.M. Scarry, L.M. Snyder, Hesperia 80 (2011) 431-489.
  • “Chapter 31. The Archaic Houses at Azoria,” with D.C. Haggis, in K.T. Glowacki and N. Vogeikoff-Brogan, eds., STEGA: The Archaeology of Houses and Households in Ancient Crete, Hesperia Supplement 44 (Princeton 2011) 367-380.
  • “Excavations in the Archaic Civic Buildings at Azoria in 2005-2006,” with D.C. Haggis, R.D. Fitzsimons, C.M. Scarry, L.M. Snyder, W.C. West, III, Hesperia 80 (2011) 1-70.   
  • “The Settlement on the Kastro at Kavousi in the Late Geometric Period,” in A. Mazarakis Ainian, ed., Acts of The “Dark Ages” Revisited: An International Symposium in Memory of William D.E. Coulson, Volos, 14-17 June 2007, University of Thessaly (Volos 2011) 477-488.
  • “The Early Iron Age-Archaic Transition in Crete: The Evidence from Recent Excavations at Azoria, Eastern Crete,” with D.C. Haggis, in A. Mazarakis Ainian, ed., Acts of The “Dark Ages” Revisited: An International Symposium in Memory of William D.E. Coulson, Volos, 14-17 June 2007, University of Thessaly (Volos 2011) 515-527.
  • “Kavousi Coarse Ware Fabrics, Appendix A,” with L.P. Day, in L. P. Day, N. L. Klein, and L. A. Turner, Kavousi IIA, The Late Minoan IIIC Settlement at Vronda: The Buildings on the Summit, Prehistory Monographs 26 (Philadelphia 2009) 163-167.
  • “Excavations at Azoria, 2003-2004, Part 2: The Final Neolithic, Late Prepalatial, and Early Iron Age
  • Occupation,” with D.C. Haggis, L.M. Snyder, and T. Carter, Hesperia 76 (2007) 665-716.
  • “Excavations at Azoria, 2003 and 2004, Part 1: The Archaic Civic Complex,” with D.C. Haggis, R.D. Fitzsimons, C.M. Scarry, and L.M. Snyder, Hesperia 76 (2007) 243-321.
  • “The Kavousi Fabrics: A Typology for Coarse Pottery in the Mirabello Region of Eastern Crete,” Appendix 2 in D.C. Haggis, Kavousi I: The Archaeological Survey of the Kavousi Region (Philadelphia 2005) 167-176, pls. 23-36.
  • “Excavations at Azoria, 2002,” with D.C. Haggis, C.M. Scarry, L.M. Snyder and W.C. West, III, Hesperia 73 (2004) 339-400.
  • Crete Beyond the Palaces: Proceedings of the Crete 2000 Conference, Prehistory Monographs 10, co-editor with L.P. Day and J.D. Muhly (Philadelphia 2004).
    • Reviews:
      • L. Platon, American Journal of Archaeology 110 (2006) 317-319.

      • P. Warren, Aegean Archaeology 7, 2003-2004 (2006) 67-72.

  • “From Foundation to Abandonment: New Ceramic Phasing for the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age on the Kastro at Kavousi,” in L.P. Day, M.S. Mook and J.D. Muhly, eds., Crete Beyond the Palaces: Proceedings of the Crete 2000 Conference, Prehistory Monographs 10 (Philadelphia 2004) 163-179.

Newsletter & Popular Articles

  • “Stratigraphic Excavations at Azoria in 2014,” with D.C. Haggis, Kentro: The Newsletter of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete 17 (2014) 13-20.
  • “Excavation of the Early Iron Age Settlement at Azoria,” Kentro: The Newsletter of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete 16 (2013) 3-9 (with D.C. Haggis).
  • “The Azoria Project,” with D.C. Haggis, Άkoue: Newsletter of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens 62 (2010) 11.
  • “Τρώτε και πίνετε άρχοντες: Καταναλωτικές ανάγκες, πολιτική δύναμη και κοινωνική ταυτότητα στον αρχαϊκό οικισμό του Αζοριά,” with D.C. Haggis and Μ.Ι. Στεφανάκης, Κρητικό Πανόραμα 19 (2007) 78-97.
  • “Azoria 2006: Investigation of the Early Iron Age-Archaic Transition,” with D.C. Haggis, Kentro: The Newsletter of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete 9 (2006) 10-14.
  • “Excavations at Azoria Clarify Function of Civic Building,” with D.C. Haggis, Άkoue: Newsletter of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens 53-4 (2005) 5, 8.
  • “Excavations at Azoria in 2004,” with D.C. Haggis, Kentro: The Newsletter of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete 7 (2004) 6-9.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2007-08 (for Spring 2008).
  • Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship, Harvard University, 2007-08.
  • Margo Tytus Visiting Fellowship, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, Fall 2007.
  • Solow Summer Senior Research Fellow, Solow Foundation and American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2001.
  • American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grant, Spring 2001.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2000.
  • Faculty Professional Development Assignment, Iowa State University, 2007-08, Spring 2002.
  • Faculty Improvement Leave, Iowa State University, 1997-1998.
  • Foreign Travel Grant, Iowa State University, 2005, 1999, 1995.
  • University Research Grant, Iowa State University, 1995-1996.
  • CEAH Fellowship for Scholarship and Creativity, Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities, Iowa State University, Summer 2007.
  • Grant for Group Leader, Study Abroad and Exchange Advisory Committee, Iowa State University, 2006,
  • 2005, 2004, 2003, 2000, 1998, 1996.
  • Initial Site Visit Grant, Study Abroad and Exchange Advisory Committee, Iowa State University, 2008, 1995.
  • LASCAC Technology-Based Instruction Grant, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Computer Advisory
  • Committee, Iowa State University, 2005.
  • Matching Grant for NEH, Council for Scholarship in the Humanities and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University, 2000.
  • LAS Small Grants, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003.
  • Faculty Development Grant, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University, Spring 2002, 1999,1997.
  • Research Grant, Council for Scholarship in the Humanities, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa
  • State University, 2001-02.
  • Summer Salary Grant, Council for Scholarship in the Humanities, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University, 1999.
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Award for Institutional Service, Iowa State University, 2015.
  • Best Practices in Site Preservation Award 2012, co-recipient with D.C. Haggis, Archaeological Institute of America (for Azoria).
  • University International Service Award, Office of the Provost, Iowa State University, 2007.
  • Master Teacher Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University, 2002-03.
  • Azoria Project, 2013-2017 Excavations, 2007-2012 Study Seasons, 2002-2006 Excavations, American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Pottery Specialist; Field Director. (D.C. Haggis, Director)
  • Azoria Project, 2001 Reconnaissance for Excavations Beginning in 2002, American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Field Director; Pottery Specialist. (D.C. Haggis, Director)
  • Kavousi Project Excavations, Study Seasons, 1991-2002, American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Pottery and Kastro Site Specialist. (G.C. Gesell, W.D.E. Coulson, and L.P. Day, Directors)
  • Sphakia Survey, 1995, Canadian Institute of Archaeology and the Archaeological Service of Greece. Specialist Consultant for Late Minoan III and Early Iron Age Pottery. (L. Nixon, J. Moody, and V. Niniou-Kindeli, Directors)
  • Kalo Horio Archaeological Rescue Project, 1991 Excavations, Archaeological Service of Greece (24th Ephoreia of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, East Crete).
  • Kavousi Project Excavations, 1984-1990 and 1992, American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Trenchmaster. (G.C. Gesell, L.P. Day, and W.D.E. Coulson, Directors)
  • The Corinth Training Excavations, 1990, American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Trenchmaster. (C.K. Williams II, Director)
  • Kavousi-Thriphti Survey, 1989-1990, American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Coarse-ware Pottery Analyst. (D.C. Haggis, Survey Director)
  • Wooster-Sydney Joint Expedition to Pella of the Decapolis, Jordan, 1983, College of Wooster. Trenchmaster. (R.H. Smith, Director)

Contact

Office: 3244 Pearson

Phone: 515-294-4229

Email: msmook@iastate.edu