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Grace Erny

Grace Erny

PhD Candidate - Classical Archaeology

B.A. Classical Archaeology and Physics, Macalester College (2011)
M.A. Classical Archaeology, University of Colorado (2014)


Grace received her B.A. in Classical Archaeology and Physics from Macalester College in 2011 and her M.A. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Colorado in 2014. After completing her M.A., Grace worked as a field archaeologist at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Colorado, a nonprofit dedicated to archaeological research, community engagement, and partnerships with American Indians.

Grace's research at Stanford focuses on the archaeology of Greece in the first millennium BCE. Her dissertation investigates social differentiation and economic inequality in Geometric through Hellenistic Crete and incorporates both household archaeology and evidence from archaeological survey. She is also currently pursuing several side projects: one on the archaeology of a modern village in the Argolid, and one on the portrayal of Crete in the Iliad.Public archaeology remains important to her, and she is co-coordinator of the Stanford Archaeology Center's school outreach program. Grace is an active field archaeologist and has worked in Israel, Cyprus, and the American Southwest. She is currently involved in three archaeological projects in Greece: the Anavlochos Excavations in East Crete (area supervisor and ceramic analyst), the Bays of Eastern Attica Regional Survey (co-director of intensive survey), and the Western Argolid Regional Project (publication team).