Dr Kathryn Grossman

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Assistant Professor


I am an archaeologist and zooarchaeologist with expertise in the complex societies of Southwest Asia and the eastern Mediterranean. My current research focuses on resistance to state-making, the biographies of early cities, and human/non-human animal relationships in early complex societies. I currently direct the Makounta-Voules Archaeological Project in Cyprus, and I have been a senior staff member on archaeological projects across Syria, Cyprus, Egypt, and Iraq. Before coming to NC State, I taught at MIT and Bradley University.

Teaching and Research Interests

Archaeology, Anthropology, Zooarchaeology, Urbanism, Bronze Age, Near East and Eastern Mediterranean


  • Director, Makounta-Voules Archaeological Project, Cyprus. Collaborators: Tate Paulette (NC State), Lisa Graham (Edinburgh) and Andrew McCarthy (Edinburgh)
  • Zooarchaeologist, Wadi el-Hudi Project, Egypt
  • Previous Excavation and Zooarchaeology Projects: Tell Hamoukar, Tell Zeidan, and Tell Qarqur, Syria 



  • BA in Archaeology from Tufts University, 2003
  • MA in Near Eastern Archaeology from University of Chicago, 2005
  • PhD in Near Eastern Archaeology from University of Chicago, 2013