University of Pennsylvania 2006
Associate Professor, Department
of Anthropology, Queens College-CUNY
Fax: (718) 997-2885
|I am an archaeologist with interests that cut across the subfields of
anthropology. My specific projects are:
The Sinop Region
Archaeological Project (SRAP): I currently co-direct an
integrated regional archaeological project in the Black Sea coastal region of
Sinop, Turkey, with Dr. Owen Doonan of California State
University-Northridge. This project combines archaeological, ethnohistorical,
and geophysical research into the Neolithic-Ottoman period landscapes and
seascapes of the Sinop region and seeks to address questions regarding how
long-term structures of interaction along and across the Black Sea have both
developed and persisted there over time.
Semiotic Archaeology: I have been trying to
develop an approach to archaeological interpretation that builds on the
semiotic writings of Charles Sanders Peirce. My hope here is that Peirce's
model might help archaeologists better deal with issues such as the variability
or "ambiguity" in material culture meaning, the "agency" of
objects, and may allow us to integrate process vs. meaning-based perspectives
into a more holistic archaeology. More specific for my work on the early Black
Sea, I have been trying to develop a new approach to communication in
archaeology inspired by Peirce-based models of social relations and discourse.
International Journal of Cultural Property: Since 2005, I have been the Editor of this interdisciplinary
journal focused on legal and political disputes over the ownership, use,
appropriation, and preservation of cultural objects and practices that
invariably arise when the interests of consumers, institutions, nations and
indigenous communities come into conflict. My goal in both my this work and my
own research on the subject has been to move beyond the polarized positions
that often characterize current discussions, and to develop new approaches that
are truly interdisciplinary.
- Interaction and Trade
- Cultural heritage law and policy
- Middle East, Eurasia
to Archaeology (103)
- History of
- Archaeology of the Near East (246W)
- Archaeological Method and Theory (340)
- Origins of Complex Society (342)
A. A. Bauer (2013). Objects and
their Glassy Essence: Semiotics of Self in the Early Bronze Age Black Sea.
Signs and Society 1.
A. A. Bauer (2013). Multivocality and 'Wikiality': the Epistemology and Ethics
of a Pragmatic Archaeology. In Appropriating the Past: Philosophical
Perspectives on the Practice of Archaeology, C. Scarre and R. Coningham, eds.
Pp. 176-194. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
A. A. Bauer and O. P. Doonan
(2012). Fluid histories: culture, community, and the longue durée of the Black
Sea World. In New Regionalism or No Regionalism? Emerging Regionalism in the
Black Sea Area, Ruxendra Ivan, ed. Pp. 13-30. Aldershot: Ashgate Press.
A. A. Bauer (2011). Life is Too
Short for Faint-Heartedness: The Archaeology of Andrew Sherratt. Journal of
World Prehistory 24:99-105.
A. A. Bauer (2010). Cultural
Property, Ethics, and Law in International Context. In World Archaeological
Congress (WAC) Handbook of Postcolonial Archaeology, J. Lydon and U. Rizvi,
eds., pp. 249-257. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
A. A. Bauer (2009). The Terroir
of Culture: Long-term History, Heritage Preservation, and the Specificities of
Place. Heritage Management 2:81-103.
A. A. Bauer (2008). New Ways of
Thinking About Cultural Property. Fordham International Law Journal 31:690-724.
A. A. Bauer, S. Lindsay, and S.
K. Urice (2007). When Theory, Practice and Policy Collide, or Why Do
Archaeologists Support Cultural Property Claims? In Archaeology and Capitalism:
From Ethics to Politics, Y. Hamilakis and P. Duke, eds., pp. 45-58. Walnut
Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
A. A. Bauer (2002). Is What You
See All You Get?: Recognizing Meaning in Archaeology. Journal of Social
Archaeology 2: 37-52. [Download PDF]
R.W. Preucel and A. A. Bauer
(2001). Archaeological Pragmatics. Norwegian Archaeological Review 34(2):
85-96. [Download PDF]
Bauer (1998). Cities of the Sea: Maritime Trade and the Orgin of
Philistine Settlement in the Early Iron Age Southern Levant. Oxford
Journal of Archaeology 17:149-68 [Download PDF]
Silberman, A. A. Bauer, M. Diaz-Andreu, C. Holtorf, E. Waterton, eds. (2012).
Oxford Companion to Archaeology, 2nd Ed. New York: Oxford U. Press.
A. A. Bauer, and C. Haines, eds. (2012). New Directions in Museum Ethics.
London: Routledge [initially published as a special issue of Museum Management
A. A. Bauer,
ed. (2011). Life is Too Short for Faint-Heartedness: Essays in Memory of Andrew
Sherratt. Special Issue of Journal of World Prehistory 24(2-3).
A. A. Bauer
and A. S. Agbe-Davies, eds. (2010). Social Archaeologies of Trade and Exchange:
Exploring Relationships among People, Places, and Things. Walnut Creek, CA:
Left Coast Press.
A. A. Bauer (2011). The Near
East, Europe, and the 'Routes' of Community in the Early Bronze Age Black Sea.
In Interweaving Worlds: Systemic Interactions in Eurasia, 7th to 1st millennia
BC, T. Wilkinson, S. Sherratt, and J. Bennet, eds., pp. 175-188. Oxford: Oxbow.
O. P. Doonan and A. A. Bauer
(2010). Buying a Table in Erfelek: Socialities of Contact and Community in the
Black Sea Region. In Social Archaeologies of Trade and Exchange: Exploring
Relationships among People, Places, and Things, A. S. Agbe-Davies and A. A. Bauer,
eds., pp. 183-206. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
A. A. Bauer and A. S. Agbe-Davies (2010).
Trade and Interaction in Archaeology. In Social Archaeologies of Trade and
Exchange: Exploring Relationships among People, Places, and
Things, A.S. Agbe-Davies and A. A. Bauer, eds., pp. 29-48. Walnut Creek, CA:
Left Coast Press. [Link]
A. S. Agbe-Davies and A. A. Bauer (2010). Introduction: Rethinking Trade as a
Social Activity. In Social Archaeologies of Trade and Exchange: Exploring
Relationships among People, Places, and Things, A. S. Agbe-Davies and A. A.
Bauer, eds., pp. 13-28. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
A. A. Bauer (2008).
Heritage Preservation in Law and Policy: Handling the Double Edged Sword of
Development. In Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development in the Arab
World, Fekri Hassan, ed., pp. 253-267. Alexandria: Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
A. A. Bauer (2008). Import, Imitation, and Communication: Pottery
Technology, and Coastal Contact in the Early Bronze Age Black Sea. In
and 'Imitation': Methodical and Practical Problems
with an Archaeological Key
Concept, P. Biehl and Y. Rassamakin, eds., pp. 89-104. Schriften des
für Archäologie und Kulturgeschichte des Schwarzmeerraumes Band 11.
Langenweißbach: Beier & Beran.
A. A. Bauer, S. Lindsay, and S.
K. Urice (2007). "When Theory, Practice and Policy Collide, or Why Do
Archaeologists Support Cultural Property Claims?" in Archaeology and
Capitalism: From Ethics to Politics, Y. Hamilakis and P. Duke, eds. Walnut
Creek, CA: Left Coast Press. [Download PDF]
A. A. Bauer (2006). Between the
Steppe and the Sown: Prehistoric Sinop and Inter-regional Interaction along the
Black Sea Coast. In Beyond the Steppe and the Sown, D. L. Peterson, L. M.
Popova, and A.T. Smith, eds., pp. 225-246. Leiden: Brill. [Download PDF]
A. A. Bauer (2002). A Pragmatic
Semiotic Model for the Study of Material Culture. In Structural and Semiotic
Investigations in Archaeology, A.V. Evglevsky, ed., pp. 27-36. Donetsk: Donetsk
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