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Dr. Elizabeth  Baughan
Dr. Elizabeth Baughan
Associate Professor of Classics and Archaeology; Affiliated Faculty, Art & Art History
Coordinator, Archaeology Minor
Curator, Ancient World Gallery

Elizabeth Baughan’s research focuses on funerary monuments, burial customs, and cultural identity in the ancient Mediterranean as well as African American cemeteries in the Richmond area. She has served as field supervisor for the Hacımusalar Höyük excavations in Turkey and has also excavated at Sardis (Turkey), Poggio Civitate (Italy), and historic sites in Virginia.

Grants and Fellowships

Archaeological Institute of America, Samuel H. Kress Grant for Research and Publication in Classical Art and Architecture, 2022

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


Engage for Change! Collaboration Award, University of Richmond, 2020

Distinguished Educator Award, University of Richmond, 2015

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

“‘Lydian’ Tombs Outside Lydia,” paper for workshop, “The Lydians and their Neighbors: Ethnolinguistic Identities and Cultural Contact in Anatolia Around 700 – 330 BC,” at the Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, DC, 13 December 2019

“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.

Selected Publications

Etruria and Anatolia: Material Connections and Artistic Exchange, co-edited with Lisa C. Pieraccini. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023.

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


Hacımusalar Höyük in the Early Bronze Age,” co-authored with İlknur Özgen and Elif Ünlü, American Journal of Archaeology 125 (2021) 603-638

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).


“Forms and Functions of Beds and Couches in Etruscan and Anatolian Tombs,” in Etruria and Anatolia: Material Connections and Artistic Exchange, edd. E.P. Baughan and L.C. Pieraccini, 269-289. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023.

“Introduction: Etruria, Anatolia, and Wider Mediterranean Connectivity,” co-authored with L.C. Pieraccini, in Etruria and Anatolia: Material Connections and Artistic Exchange, edd. E.P. Baughan and L.C. Pieraccini, 1-14. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023.

“Hacımusalar Höyük/Choma: A Regional Center in Northern Lycia, from the Early Bronze Age to the Byzantine Era,” co-authored with İ. Özgen, in Lukka’dan Likya’ya/From Lukka to Lycia, edd. H. Işık and E. Dundar, 318-335. Istanbul: Yapı Kredi Yayınları, 2016.

“Burial klinai and ‘Totenmahl’?” in Dining & Death: Interdisciplinary perspectives on the ‘funerary banquet’ in ancient art, burial and belief, ed. C.M. Draycott and M. Stamatopoulou, 195-218. Leuven: Peeters. 2016.

“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
411 Humanities Building
(804) 289-8426
Areas of Expertise
Archaic Greek Art and Poetry
Anatolian Archaeology
Achaemenid Art
Funerary Monuments and Traditions