Dr Kathryn Grossman

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Senior Lecturer

Teaching and Research Interests

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


  • Director, Makounta-Voules Archaeological Project, Cyprus. Co-Directed by 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 


  • Grossman, K. In Press. Catalog entries for: Mortar and Pestle, Jemdet Nasr Pottery, The Chicago Stone, Silver Coil Money, Statue of a Temple Donor, Gilgamesh Tablets, Agrab Cup, Wall Plaque, Ur-Namma Foundation Assemblage, Four-Faced God and Goddess, Harpist Plaque, Incantation Bowl, Parthian Coin, Token Ball, Babylon Gate Lion, Tribute Barer with Horses, and Lamassu, in J. Evans, E. Teeter, and J. Green (eds.) Highlights of the Collections of the Oriental Institute Museum. Oriental Institute Museum Publications. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
  • Price, M., K. Grossman and T. Paulette. 2017. Pigs and the Pastoral Bias: The Other Animal Economy in Northern Mesopotamia (3000-2000 BC), Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 48: 46-62.
  • Grossman, K., C. Kenyon, M. Lorenz, and B. Hayden. 2015. Moving Instruction Beyond the Museum’s Walls: Priorities in Online Public Education at the Oriental Institute. In F. Giligny, F. Djindjian, L. Costa, P. Moscati, and S. Robert (eds.) CAA2014. 21st Century Archaeology: Concepts, Methods and Tools. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, London: Archaeopress Archaeology.
  • Grossman, K.  2014. Chapter 4: Ninevite 5 Pottery.  In M. Lebeau (ed.), Topics of Interregional Significance: Vol. 2: Ceramics. Associated Regional Chronologies of the Near East. Turnhout: Brepols. Pp. 77-97. 
  • Grossman, K. 2014. Fire Installations in a Late Ninevite 5 Complex at Hamoukar, Syria, in P. Bielinski, M. Gawlikowski, R. Kolinski, D. Lawecka, A Soltysiak, and Z. Wygnanska (eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Warsaw, Poland, V. 3. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. Pp. 47-60
  • Grossman, K. and M. Hinman. 2013. Rethinking Halaf and Ubaid Animal Economies: Hunting and Herding at Tell Zeidan, Syria, Paléorient 39(2): 203-221.
  • Reichel, C., T.­ Paulette, and K. Grossman. 2012. Early Bronze Age Hamoukar – “Akkadian” -- and Beyond?  In H. Weiss (ed.), Seven Generations Since the Fall of Akkad: The Settlement and Population Dynamics of the Khabur Plains 2200-1900 BC. Studia Chaburensia 3. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. 279-299.
  • Grossman, K. 2012. Teaching in the Virtual Classroom. In G. Stein (ed.) 2011-2012 Annual Report of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.  The University of Chicago. Pp. 263-265.
  • Grossman, K. 2008. Study of the Paleozoological Collection. In R. Dornemann, Tell Qarqur Excavations (1999–2008). Studia Orontica 1:21–152.


  • 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