Dr. Daniel J. Pullen

Professor and Chairman, Department of Classics
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Contact Information

Department of Classics
Office Location
205V Dodd Hall


  • Prehistoric Aegean Archaeology, especially the Early Bronze Age
  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Complex Societies
  • Prehistoric Eastern Mediterranean



Daniel J. Pullen (Ph.D., Indiana) specializes in prehistoric Aegean archaeology. He has received a university teaching award. His research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Aegean Prehistory, and the Loeb Classical Library Foundation. In addition to his fieldwork, he has published papers on the emergence of agriculture and of writing in the Early Bronze Age. He co-directs SHARP: Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project, focusing on the Mycenaean harbor site of Kalamianos in the Corinthia. His current fieldwork involves the analysis of materials from the Ksagounaki excavation at the Neolithic Alepotrypa Cave, at Diros in the Mani, Greece.



  • Architecture of Mycenaean Kalamianos
  • Publication of the prehistoric materials from the region of Sardis, Turkey
  • Neolithic material from Ksagounaki excavations, Alepotrypa Cave, Greece
  • The Early Bronze Age Village on Tsoungiza Hill, Ancient Nemea, Greece (Nemea Valley Archaeological Project 1). American School of Classical Studies in Athens (2011)
  • Political Economies of the Aegean Bronze Age, edited by DJ Pullen, Oxbow Books (2010)
  • Artifact and Assemblage: The Finds from A Regional Survey of the Southern Argolid, Greece, vol. 1: the Prehistoric and Early Iron Age Pottery and the Lithic Artifacts, ed. by Curtis Runnels, Daniel Pullen, and Susan H. Langdon, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1995
  • "Before the Palaces: Redistribution and chiefdoms in the Early Bronze Age." American Journal of Archaeology vol. 115 (2011) 185-195
  • “Caves and the Landscape of Late Neolithic – Early Helladic I Greece: Comparing Excavation and Survey Data from the Peloponnese,” in Communities in Transition: The Circum-Aegean Later Neolithic Stages (5000/4800-3200/3000 BC), edited by S. Dietz, F. Mavridis, Z. Tankosic and T. Takaoğlu. Oxford: Oxbow Books (2018) 314-322.
  • “Reciprocity and Exchange Relationships: Exploring the Dynamics of Bronze Age Social Structures through Feasting and Hospitality,” in Social Change in Aegean Prehistory, edited by Corien Wiersma and Sofia Voutsaki, 49–68. Oxford: Oxbow Books (2017).
  •  “How to Build a Mycenaean Town: The Architecture of Kalamianos,” in Mycenaeans Up to Date: The Archaeology of the Northeastern Peloponnese - Current Concepts and New Directions, edited by A.-L. Schallin and I. Tournavitou, 377–390. Skrifter utgivna av Svenska Institutet i Athen 4°, no. 56. Swedish Institute in Athens (2015).
  • “The Ports of Mycenae: Kalamianos and Korakou in the LBA Mediterranean,” in Session 197: Harbours and routes of the Eastern Mediterranean during the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age. European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting, Barcelona, September 2018.
  • “Materiality of Power through Orthostates at Mycenaean Kalamianos,” with Phillip Sapirstein, at ASHLAR: Exploring the materiality of cut stone masonry in the Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age, conference at University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, March 8-9, 2018
  •  “If You Build It, Will They Come? Will They Stay? The Mycenaean Port Town of Kalamianos,” Coming Together: Comparative Approaches to Population Aggregation and Early Urbanization, the 9th Institute of European and Mediterranean Archaeology Scholar Conference, Buffalo, April 2-3 2016.
  • “Entrepreneurs, the Market, and Craft Production in Mycenaean State Economies,” World Archaeological Congress, 8th, Kyoto, Aug. 28-Sept 2 2016.