Dr.

Clare Burke

Clare.Burke(at)oeaw.ac.at
+43 1 51581-6136

Biography

PhD from the University of Sheffield, UK (2017), MSc Archaeomaterials from the University of Sheffield, UK (2005–2006), MA in Professional Archaeological Practice, University of Leicester (2004–2005), BSc Archaeology, University of Leicester (2001–2004), tutor for the University of Sheffield Introduction to Petrography Shortcourse (2016, 2017), ceramic analyst for the ‘Local production and External Contacts of the Central Peloponnese: Scientific Analyses of the Bronze Age Pottery from Phenoes (Archadia)’ (2016–2017), ‘Midea, a settlement in the Argolid, from the Late Neolithic to Middle Bronze Age Periods (Upper Acropolis, Trenches A-Aa)’ (2011–20015) and for ‘Ceramic Production and Consumption in Early Helladic Korinthia’ (2010–2012). As well as specializing in ceramic analysis, Clare also has extensive excavation and site recording experience having worked as a commercial archaeologist in the UK.

Scientific Interests

  • Archaeological material culture and ceramic technology
  • Interdisciplinary approaches for understanding ceramic production and consumption, specializing in petrography and SEM analysis, complimented by material culture theory
  • The diachronic development of Neolithic and Bronze Age communities of the Greek mainland  

Publications

Publications

forthcoming

  • C. Burke, S. Spencer-Wood, Crafting a History: Introduction to Crafting in the World. In: C. Burke, S. Spencer-Wood (eds.), Crafting in the World: Materiality in the Making (New York).
  • S. Spencer-Wood, C. Burke, Epilogue: The Future of Craft Research. In: C. Burke, S. Spencer-Wood (eds.), Crafting in the World: Materiality in the Making (New York).
     

2018

  • C. Burke, P. M. Day, E. Alram-Stern, K. Demakopoulou, A. Hein, Crafting and Consumption Choices: Neolithic–Early Helladic II Ceramic Production and Distribution, Midea and Tiryns, Mainland Greece’. In: E. Alram-Stern, B. Horejs (eds.), Pottery Technologies and Sociocultural Connections Between the Aegean and Anatolia During the 3rd Millennium BC. Oriental and European Archaeology 10 (Vienna2018) 145–160.
     

2016

  • C. Burke, P. M. Day, D. J. Pullen, The Contribution of Petrography to Understanding the Production and Consumption of Early Helladic Ceramics from Nemea, Mainland Greece. In: M. Ownby, S. Kelly, M. Massucci, I. Druc (eds.), Integrative Approaches in Ceramic Petrography (Salt Lake City 2016) 104–115.

 

Editorships

  • C. Burke, S. Spencer-Wood (eds.), Crafting in the World: Materiality in the Making (New York).

Detailed Biography

Detailed Biography

Academic Career

  • 2017
    Crafting Continuity and Change: Ceramic Technology of the Early Helladic Peloponnese, Greece. PhD Thesis University of Sheffield under the Supervision of Prof. Peter Day
  • 2005–2006
    Msc in Archaeomaterials, University of Sheffield
  • 2004–2005
    MA in Professional Archaeological Practice, University of Leicester
  • 2001–2004
    BSc Archaeology, University of Leicester

 

Professional Career

  • since 2017
    Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield
  • 2016–ongoing
    Ceramic analyst for ‘Local production and External Contacts of the Central Peloponnese: Scientific Analyses of the Bronze Age Pottery from Phenoes (Archadia)’, with Michaela Zavadil (OREA). Funded by INSTAP
  • 2011–2015
    Ceramic analyst ‘Midea, a settlement in the Argolid, from the Late Neolithic to Middle Bronze Age Periods (Upper Acropolis, Trenches A-Aa)’, directed by Eva Alram-Stern (OREA) and Katie Demakapoulou. Funded by the Austrian Science Fund (Project no. P 24798-G18)
  • 2010–2012
    Ceramic analyst for ‘Ceramic Production and Consumption in Early Helladic Korinthia’, directed by Peter Day. Funded by INSTAP

 

Awards & Scholarships

  • 2012
    Petrie Watson Exhibition Studentship
  • 2010
    Fitch Laboratory Bursary, British School Athens

Presented Papers

Presented Papers

Papers of the last years

2018

  • Neolithic pottery typology and technology. Pathways to the Late Neolithic of Central and Western Anatolia – The Case Studies of Çukuriçi Höyük and Çatalhöyük between 6500 and 6000 calBC. Initial Workshop of Scientific Cooperation between Çatalhöyük and Çukuriçi Höyük Teams, 18th–19th October 2018, Vienna (with B. Horejs) (18.10.2018).
     

2017

  • The Final Neolithic and Early Helladic I Pottery from Midea in the Argolid: Continuity and Change. Workshop ‘The Wider Island of the Pelops: A workshop on prehistoric pottery in memory of Professor Chris Mee’. British School at Athens (with E. Alram-Stern, K. Demakapoulou, and P. Day) (19.09.2017)
     

2015

  • Crafting Practices and Consumption Choices: Neolithic-Early Helladic II Ceramic Production and Distribution, Midea, mainland Greece. Workshop ‘Pottery Technologies and Sociocultural Connections Between the Aegean and Anatolia During the 3rd Millenium BC’. OREA (with E. Alram-Stern, P. Day, A. Hein and K. Demakapoulou) (21.–23.10.2015)
  • Scale and Diversity: Examining Early Helladic Ceramic Production and Distributionin the NE Peloponnese, Greece. Paper presented at ΟΞΥΔΕΡΚΕΙΝ at Korakou: A centennial celebration of C.W. Blegen’s 1915–1916 excavations. American School of Classical Studies Athens (with P. Day, A. Hein and V. Kilikoglou) (04.–06.09.2015).
  • Early Helladic II Ceramic Production and Distribution, Midea, Mainland Greece. Paper presented at Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California (with P. Day, E. Alram-Stern, K. Demakopoulou and A. Hein (13.–19.04.2015)

 

Organisation of Conferences & Workshops

2012

  • Crafting in the World held at the 34th Annual Conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group, Liverpool (19.12.2012).

 

Posters

2012

  • Distant Neighbours: Early Helladic Ceramic Production in the Nemea Valley and Korinth. Poster presentation at the 39th International Symposium on Archaeometry: 50 Years of ISA, Leuven, Belgium. 28th May – 1st June 2012 (with P. Day, J. Cherry and D. Pullen)

Teaching

Teaching

  • 2016, 2017
    Tutor for the University of Sheffield Introduction to Petrography shortcourse
  • 2009–2011
    1st year undergraduate seminar tutor for the department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield