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.
- 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 diachnronic development of Neolithic and Bronze Age communities of the Greek mainland
- 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, due spring 2018).
- 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, due spring 2018).
- 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.
- C. Burke, S. Spencer-Wood (eds.), Crafting in the World: Materiality in the Making (New York, due spring 2018).
Crafting Continuity and Change: Ceramic Technology of the Early Helladic Peloponnese, Greece. PhD Thesis University of Sheffield under the Supervision of Prof. Peter Day
Msc in Archaeomaterials, University of Sheffield
MA in Professional Archaeological Practice, University of Leicester
BSc Archaeology, University of Leicester
- since 2017
Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield
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
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)
Ceramic analyst for ‘Ceramic Production and Consumption in Early Helladic Korinthia’, directed by Peter Day. Funded by INSTAP
Awards & Scholarships
Petrie Watson Exhibition Studentship
Fitch Laboratory Bursary, British School Athens
Papers of the last years
- 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)
- 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
- Crafting in the World held at the 34th Annual Conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group, Liverpool (19.12.2012).
- 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)
- 2016, 2017
Tutor for the University of Sheffield Introduction to Petrography shortcourse
1st year undergraduate seminar tutor for the department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield