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Christopher M Monroe

Senior Lecturer

Christopher M Monroe

White Hall, Room 407

Educational Background

  • B.S., (Anthropology), Michigan State University, 1985
  • M.A., (Nautical Archaeology), Texas A&M University, 1990
  • Ph.D., (Near Eastern Studies), University of Michigan, 2000
  • M.A., (Information Science), University of Michigan, 2001



Courses Taught

  • Ancient/Hieroglyphic Egyptian II
  • Ancient Egyptian Civilization
  • Ancient Ships and Seafaring: an Introduction to Nautical Archaeology
  • Women in Ancient Israel
  • Drinking Through the Ages: Intoxicating Beverages in Near Eastern and World History
  • Wealth and Power in Ancient Near Eastern States
  • Archaeology of Phoenicians
  • Liminality in Maritime Archaeology
  • The Late Bronze Age World of Ugarit

Office Hours- Spring 2019

Monday 11:00 - 12:00 pm; Friday 10:00 - 11:00 am


  • Archaeology Program
  • Jewish Studies Program
  • Near Eastern Studies

Graduate Fields

  • Archaeology
  • Near Eastern Studies


  • The Near East and Eastern Mediterranean in the Bronze and Iron Ages
  • Assyriology
  • Phoenicians
  • Trade and Intercultural Relations
  • Nautical/Maritime Archaeology



  • 2012 "Markets, ancient Near East," in R. Bagnall et al., eds. Blackwell Encyclopedia of Ancient History (2013 print publ).
  • 2012 "Ships, shipping, ancient Near East," in R. Bagnall et al., eds. Blackwell Encyclopedia of Ancient History.
  • 2012 "Trade, ancient Near East," in R. Bagnall et al., eds. Blackwell Encyclopedia of Ancient History.
  • 2011 “From Luxuries to Anxieties: A Liminal View of the Late Bronze Age World-system.” In T. Wilkinson, S. Sherratt and J. Bennet, eds., Interweaving Worlds: Systemic interaction in Eurasia 7th to 1st millennia BC (Sheffield).
  • 2010 "Sunk Costs at Late Bronze Age Uluburun," Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 357:15-29.
  • 2009 Scales of Fate: Trade, Tradition, and Transformation in the Eastern Mediterranean ca. 1350–1175 BCE. In series, Alter Orient und Altes Testament 357 (Münster: Ugarit-Verlag).
  • 2009 "Seeing the World," Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 356:67-73.
  • 2007 “Vessel Volumetrics and the Myth of the Cyclopean Bronze Age Ship.” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 50:1-18.
  • 2005 “Money and Trade.” In D. Snell, ed., Blackwell Companion to the Ancient Near East, pp. 154-68. Oxford: Blackwell.


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