Erin Averett, Ph.D

Erin Averett, Ph.D

Dr. Erin Walcek Averett, Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology


Dr. Erin Walcek Averett

Erin Walcek Averett graduated with a B.A. in Latin and Classical Archaeology from the University of Georgia, and her MA and Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the Department of Art History and Archaeology. Dr. Averett is an assistant professor of archaeology at Creighton University and also serves as the adjunct curator of antiquities at the Joslyn Art Museum. She has excavated widely in Greece and Cyprus, and is currently the assistant director of the Athienou Archaeological Project on Cyprus, which is funded by an NSF-REU grant. She also serves as the President for the Lincoln-Omaha Archaeological Institute of America chapter. Her research area includes Cypriot art and archaeology, with special focus on terracotta figurines and Iron Age religion in the Eastern Mediterranean. She has recently published an article on Cypriot masked performances in The American Journal of Archaeology, on her new 3D imaging project in Antiquity, and has co-authored a site report on the last three seasons of the Athienou Archaeological Project in the Journal of Field Archaeology. Dr. Averett organized a workshop on mobile computing and digital archaeology that was funded by an NEH grant in 2015. She co-edited the publication from this in 2016: Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: The Potential of Digital Archaeology. She is currently working on an open access digital catalogue of the limestone and terracotta sculptures from Athienou-Malloura.

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The Athienou Archaeological Project, Cyprus