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Biography

Jana is an archaeologist specialising in western Anatolia and the eastern Aegean from the Late Bronze Age to the Classical period and theoretical approaches to ancient mobility. She holds a PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology (University of Michigan) and a BA from Trent University (Ontario, Canada). At Cambridge, she is Research Associate for ‘MIGMAG: Migration and the Making of the Ancient Greek World’ (ERC Consolidator Grant; directed by Prof. Naoíse Mac Sweeney, University of Vienna). 

Her new research develops aspects of ancient mobilities, such as the application of regional approaches (as part of MIGMAG) and issues of technological transfer with a particular focus on the role of iron (as part of ’Project Sideros: Early Iron Technology and Culture History in the Aegean during the Early Iron Age’, directed by Dr Marek Verčík, Charles University, Prague). 

While Jana's primary research is in Turkey, she was a part of excavation and survey projects in Greece, Italy, the Republic of Georgia, Bulgaria, and the USA. Before coming to Cambridge, Jana taught at Sheffield (2017) and was Lecturer in Ancient Greek History and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London (2018-2020).

Publications

Key publications: 

2022. Mokrišová, J., and M. Verčík. “Technological Tradition and Innovation of Iron in the Aegean: The Case of Early Iron Age Ionia.” The Annual of the British School at Athens 117.

2020. Kotsonas, A. and Mokrišová, J. ‘Mobility, Migration, and Colonization.’ In The Wiley Companion to the Archaeology of Early Greece and the Mediterranean, edited by I. Lemos and A. Kotsonas.

2016. “Minoanisation, Mycenaeanisation, and Mobility: A View from Southwest Anatolia.” In Beyond Thalassocracies. Understanding Processes of Minoanisation and Mycenaeanisation in the Aegean, edited by Gorogianni, E., P. Pavúk, and L. Girella, 43–57. Oxford: Oxbow.

Other publications: 

2020. Mokrišová, J., Roosevelt, C.H., and C. Luke. “Made from Mud: Functional Categorization and Analyses of Bronze Age Earthen Materials from Western Turkey.” Studia Hercynia (2020/2).

2018. O’Grady, C., Luke, C., Mokrišová, J., and C. H. Roosevelt. 2018. “‘Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding and Preserving Mudbrick Architecture in Regional and Diachronic Contexts.’” Cogent Arts & Humanities.

2018. Roosevelt, C. H., Luke, C., Ünlüsoy, S., Pavúk, P., Çakırlar, C., Marston, J. M., Pieniążek, P., Mokrišová, J., Scott, C., Shin, N., and F. Slim. 2018. “Exploring Space, Economy, and Interregional Interaction at a Second-Millennium B.C.E. Citadel in Central Western Anatolia: the 2014–2016 Excavations at Kaymakçı.” American Journal of Archaeology 122(4).

Research Associate
ERC project: Migration and the Making of the Ancient Greek World
Dr Jana  Mokrisova

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