Professor of History and Archaeology
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Greek and Roman History, Late Antiquity, Early Christianity, Historical Archaeology, Digital Humanities
David Pettegrew is a scholar and teacher of the ancient Mediterranean world. As a historian and archaeologist, he carries out regional field research in Greece and Cyprus, and studies the transformation of local society, culture, and religion between the Roman era and final centuries of antiquity. His current research includes publishing the results of an archaeological survey of Corinth, Greece, and writing an introduction to the archaeology of early Christianity. Pettegrew is also active in digital humanities activities at Messiah including the Digital Harrisburg Initiative and the Commonwealth Monument Project and can often be found working alongside students on public history projects in the Beatrice Howe Humanities Lab in Boyer Hall.
“The Eastern Korinthia Archaeological Survey,” with T.E. Gregory, D.J. Pullen, R. Rothaus, and T.F. Tartaron. Released: 2021-06-04. Open Context. http://opencontext.org/projects/bc71c724-eb1e-47d6-9d45-b586ddafdcfe
“Life in Abandonment: The Case of Lakka Skoutara, Corinthia,” with W.R. Caraher, in Deserted Villages: Perspectives from the Eastern Mediterranean, edited by Rebecca Seifried and Deborah Brown. Grand Forks: The Digital Press of the University of North Dakota, 2021.
“Washingtonia: An American Refugee Camp in Revolutionary Greece,” with K. Kourelis, in T. Papademetriou and N. Ganson (eds.), The Greek Revolution (1821-1829) through American Eyes. A Bicentennial Traveling and Online Exhibition.
“The Archaeology of Early Christianity: The History, Methods, and State of a Field,” with W.R. Caraher. In The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Archaeology, edited by D.K. Pettegrew, W.R. Caraher, and T.W. Davis. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
“Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project: Recent Work at the Site of Pyla-Vikla,” with W. Caraher, R.S. Moore, and D. Nakassis. Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus, 2017.