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Dr. Elizabeth  Baughan
Dr. Elizabeth Baughan
Associate Professor of Classics and Archaeology; Affiliated Faculty, Art & Art History
Courses Taught Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern art and archaeology Cultural property ethics and law Ancient dining and burial customs

My research focuses on burial furniture, banqueting ideologies, and cultural identities in ancient Anatolia. Since 2009 I have served as field supervisor for the Hacımusalar Höyük excavations in southwestern Turkey, sponsored by Bilkent University.

Grants and Fellowships

Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington D.C., Non-residential fellowship, 2010

Loeb Classical Library Foundation research grant, 2010

Archaeological Institute of America, publication subvention grant, 2012

Fulbright Senior Researcher, Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey), 2014-2015

American Research Institute in Turkey / National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, 2014-2015


Distinguished Educator Award, University of Richmond, 2015

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, University of California, Berkeley, 2000


“Funerary beds and couches in Etruria and Anatolia,” presented at “Material Connections and Artistic Exchange: The Case of Etruria and Anatolia,” international workshop at the British School at Rome and the Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia, Rome, 19-21 May 2016

“Reflections of Lydian tomb traditions in Pisidia and the Milyas,” presented in Vienna at the International Kibyratis Conference, “Between the Cultures: the ancient Kibyratis and her neighbors,” 4-6 October 2012, sponsored by Vienna University, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the Austrian Archaeological Institute.

“Preliminary Report on Hacımusalar Höyük in the Early Bronze Age,” presented at the 113th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Philadelphia, 6 January 2012.

“Achaemenid Elements in Anatolian Tombs, ca. 550 – 400 BCE,” presented at “The influences of the Achaemenid Culture in the antiquities of early nomads of Eurasia,” sponsored by the Institute of Near Eastern Archaeology at the Free University of Berlin, 21-23 January 2011.

“Recent Excavations at Hacımusalar Höyük (Choma),” co-authored with İ. Özgen (Bilkent University), presented at the 112th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, San Antonio, 7-9 January 2011.

“‘Field School’ or Internship? Student Research at Hacımusalar Höyük,” presented in a panel called “Digging into Classics. Fields Schools and Beyond,” at CAMWS-Southern Section, Richmond, VA, 28 October 2010.

“Burial Klinai and ‘Totenmahl’?” presented at “Dining and Death. Interdisciplinary perspectives on the ‘Funerary Banquet’ in art, burial, and belief,” University of Oxford, 25-26 September 2010.


Couched in Death: Klinai and Identity in Anatolia and Beyond. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2013.


“A bronze kline from Lydia,” co-authored with İ. Özgen (Bilkent University), Antike Kunst 55 (2012) 63-87.

Sculpted Symposiasts of Ionia,” American Journal of Archaeology 115 (2011) 19-53.

Persian Riders in Lydia?: The painted frieze of the Aktepe kline.” In Proceedings of the XVII International Congress of Classical Archaeology, 22-26 September 2008, Rome. Bollettino di Archeologia On Line 1, 2010, (29 December 2010).


“Hacımusalar Höyük/Choma: A Regional Center in Northern Lycia, from the Early Bronze Age to the Byzantine Era,” co-authored with İ. Özgen. Forthcoming in Lukka’dan Likya’ya/From Lukka to Lycia, edd. H. Işık and E. Dundar, Yapı Kredi Yayınları, 2016.

“Burial klinai and ‘Totenmahl’?” Forthcoming in Dining & Death: Interdisciplinary perspectives on the ‘funerary banquet’ in ancient art, burial and belief, ed. C.M. Draycott. Leuven: Peeters, forthcoming.

“Lydian Burial Customs.” In Lidyalılar ve Dünyaları / The Lydians and their World, ed. N.D. Cahill, 273-304. Istanbul: Yapı Kredi Yayınları, 2010.

“Lale Tepe: A Late Lydian Tumulus near Sardis 3. The Klinai.” In Love for Lydia: A Sardis Anniversary Volume Presented to Crawford H. Greenewalt, Jr. (Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, Report 4), edited by N.D. Cahill, 49-78. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008.

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., University of California, Berkeley
B.A., University of Virginia
Contact Information
206 North Court
(804) 289-8426
Areas of Expertise
Archaic Greek Art and Poetry
Anatolian Archaeology
Achaemenid Art
Funerary Monuments and Traditions