Elizabeth Baughan, associate professor of classics and archaeology at the University of Richmond, has received a Fulbright Scholar grant and funding from the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) to support her archaeological research.

Baughan collaborates with associates at Bilkent University in Ankara on an archaeological project at Hacimusalar Hoyuk in southwestern Turkey. Her work focuses on the Bronze and Iron Age phases of occupation at the site. She analyzes architectural styles and artifacts in order to understand the urban development of the settlement and surrounding area.

Previous excavations at the site have revealed new evidence for the development of urbanization in the Early Bronze Age (third millennium BCE). The continued project will build on that knowledge to explore the occupational sequence from the Bronze to Iron Age in the region.

Baughan and her Bilkent colleagues plan to co-author a monograph publication of the excavation project’s results.

Baughan holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught at Richmond since 2007 and often takes Richmond students to Turkey for first-hand excavation experience.

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Associate Professor of Classics and Archaeology; Affiliated Faculty, Art & Art History
Archaic Greek Art and Poetry
Anatolian Archaeology
Achaemenid Art
Funerary Monuments and Traditions