Heidi Dierckx

Dr. DierckxDr. Dierckx earned her Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and her B.A. and M.A from the University of Durham, England. Her areas of interest include Minoan Archaeology, Classical Archaeology and lithics. As Associate Professor of Classical Studies at Elmira College, NY, she teaches courses in the areas of ancient history, art and archaeology as well as ancient Greek and classical mythology.  She also regularly teaches archaeological excavation methods at the 19th century site of Mark Twain’s summer home outside Elmira.

Dr. Dierckx specializes in the analysis of chipped and ground stone implements from various archaeological sites in East Crete, inlcuding the Petras ground stone and Petras Cemetery ground and chipped stone.  She has published in a variety of international publications of classical archaeology, including two festschrifts and chapters in excavation volumes.  Most recently Dierckx has been examining the procurement of raw material for the Minoan ground stone implements.  A preliminary article is published in the Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece (2007). Starting in 2008, Dr. Dierckx spends her summers at Mycenae as a lithics and small finds specialist and field archaeologist/sector supervisor of the excavations in the Lower Town.



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