Fellow Chaves Yates, Dr. Caitlin J.
Dr. Caitlin J. Chaves Yates
The Early Bronze Age Network project is a Social Network Analysis (SNA) of Early Bronze Age (EBA) polities in Northern Mesopotamia. During the mid-to-late third millennium a number of autonomous and semi-autonomous polities arose across Northern Mesopotamia. Using SNA the project is designed to investigate the connections between city-states, a topic that has – until now – only been investigated on a cursory level, often focusing on a specific artifact type (ceramics, tablets, etc.). Using published excavation reports the project will create an extensive database of material culture and cultural markers which can be used to investigate the interconnectedness of the various polities. SNA analysis uses the material culture as a proxy for connections between the sites and will be used to investigate questions of centrality, trade, sociopolitical dominance and elite and non-elite interaction spheres. The analysis will provide data for testing current theories of interaction in the region.
|2015||Associate Director at Institute for Mesopotamian Area Studies (IIMAS)|
|2014||Archaeology Field Technician at Tetra Tech, Inc.|
|2014||PhD, Archaeology, Boston University.|
|2013 – 2015||Post-doctoral associate at IIMAS and Assistant for the Urkesh Eco-Archaeological Park project.|
|2011 – 2013||Research assistant for UCLA Transdisciplinary Seed Grant Forum project on the Urkesh Eco-Archaeological Park.|
|2010 – 2013|| |
Research assistant for the Urkesh Global Record, supported by the Mellon Foundation.
|2008 – 2009||Administrative Assistant at Center for Archaeological Studies, Boston University, Staff assistant at International Center for East Asian Archaeology and Cultural History (ICEAACH), Boston University|
BA, Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University.
|2014||Beyond the Mound: Locating Complexity in Northern Mesopotamia during the 'Second Urban Revolution'. Boston University, Department of Archaeology.|
|2014||"Neighborhoods in the Outer City of Tell Mozan, Ancient Urkesh: A case study from survey data" in: F. Buccellati, T. Helms, A. Tamm (Eds.), Household Economies in 3rd Millennium B.C. Syro-Mesopotamia. BAR S2682. Oxford: Archaeopress.|