Daniel Pullen


Professor of Classics

Chairman of the Department

Research and Teaching Specializations

  • Prehistoric Aegean Archaeology, especially the Early Bronze Age
  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Complex Societies
  • Greek Archaeology
  • Egyptian and Near Eastern Archaeology


Daniel J. Pullen (Ph.D., Indiana) specializes in prehistoric Aegean archaeology. He has received a university teaching award. His research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Aegean Prehistory, and the Loeb Classical Library Foundation. In addition to his field work, he has published papers on the emergence of agriculture and of writing in the Early Bronze Age. He currently co-directs SHARP: Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project, focusing on the Mycenaean harbor site of Korphos in the Corinthia that began in Summer 2007. He also is co-director of The Eastern Korinthia (Greece) Archaeological Survey and is studying the Early Bronze Age remains at Sardis, Turkey.

Research Projects in Progress

  • Architecture of Mycenaean Kalamianos
  • Publication of the prehistoric materials from the region of Sardis, Turkey

Recent Publications and Lectures

  • The Early Bronze Age Village on Tsoungiza Hill, Ancient Nemea, Greece (Nemea Valley Archaeological Project 1). American School of Classical Studies in Athens (2011)
  • Political Economies of the Aegean Bronze Age, edited by DJ Pullen, Oxbow Books (2010)
  • Artifact and Assemblage: The Finds from A Regional Survey of the Southern Argolid, Greece, vol. 1: the Prehistoric and Early Iron Age Pottery and the Lithic Artifacts, ed. by Curtis Runnels, Daniel Pullen, and Susan H. Langdon, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1995
  • "Before the Palaces: Redistribution and chiefdoms in the Early Bronze Age." American Journal of Archaeology vol. 115 (2011) 185-195
  • "The Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project - A Preliminary Report," with T.F. Tartaron and others. Forthcoming in Hesperia (2011)
  • "The Early Bronze Age in Greece" in The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age, edited by C.W. Shelmerdine, CUP 2008, 19-46
  • "Where's the Palace? The Absence of State Formation in the Late Bronze Age Corinthia" with T.F. Tartaron, in Rethinking Mycenaean Palaces II, edited by M.L. Galaty and W.A. Parkinson, UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology 2007, 146-158
  • How to Build a Mycenaean Town, to be delivered at the International Conference "Mycenaeans Up-to-Date," Athens, November 2010
  • Expanding Small Worlds: The Saronic Gulf and Mycenaean State Expansion, Society for American Archaeology, St. Louis, April 2010
  • The Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project: The Bronze Age Worlds of Kalamianos, AIA Anaheim, January 2010

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