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Classics & Archaeology

Dr. Caroline Sauvage

  Loyola Marymount University
Department of Classics and Archaeology
University Hall 3718
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
Tel: (310) 338.2996
Fax: (310) 338.1947
E-mail: csauvage@lmu.edu

Research Interests

  • International trade, systems of trade and interconnections in the eastern Mediterranean and Egypt.
  • Definition of social identity through the use of archaeological objects, images and texts.
  • Late Bronze Age – Early Iron Age transition in the northern coastal Levant and Cyprus.
  • Technological developments and innovations: Mediterranean ships; textile tools.

Research and Teaching Positions

  • 2014-present: Assistant Professor, Classics and Archaeology, Loyola Marymont University, Los Angeles.
  • 2014-present: Marie Curie Fellow, Centre for textile research, University of Copenhagen.
  • January - June 2014: Getty Scholar (Getty Villa), The Getty Research Institute.
  • Fall 2013: Adjunct, Classics and Art History field groups, Pitzer College
  • 2012 - 2013: Visiting Scholar, Claremont Mckenna College.
  • 2011 - 2012: Visiting Scholar, Macalester College.
  • 2010 - 2011: Visiting Assistant Professor, ISAW – NYU.
  • 2009 - 2010: Visiting Research Scholar, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University.
  • 2008 - 2014: Head of the project. Publication of the material from the Minet el-Beida – Ugarit excavations (1929 - 1935) at the Musée d’archéologie Nationale. Grant for Archaeological Publication S. White – L. Levy, 2008-2011.
  • 2007 - present: Associate Researcher, UMR 5133 Archéorient, Maison de l’Orient, CNRS, Lyon (France).
  • 2007 - 2008: Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California at Berkeley.
  • 2007: Lecturer, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California at Berkeley.

Education

  • 2006             Ph.D. Archaeology
    HiSoMA, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France;
    Maritime Routes in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean.
  • 2002             M.A. Archaeology
    U. Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon, France;
    Trade Routes in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean: Questions and Problems
  • 2002             “DUESE” (Specialized Diploma in Egyptology, four year degree)
    U. Lumière Lyon 2, France.
  • 2001             “Maitrise” of Archaeology
    U. Lumière Lyon 2, France;
    Trade of Raw Materials in the Late Bronze Age: Near East and Eastern Mediterranean
  • 2000             B.A. of Archaeology                                                                     U. Lumière Lyon 2, France.
  • 1999             “DEUG” Art History and Archaeology                              U. Lumière Lyon 2, France.

Awards

  • Award of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres (Paris) - Fondation Louis De Clercq, 2011.
  • Prix du Jeune Chercheur de la Ville de Lyon, (Young Researcher Award of the Town of Lyon), 2007.

Grants - Fellowships

  • Leon Levy – Shelby White Grant for Archaeological Publication 2008 – 2011.
  • Post-doctorate fellowship from the regional council of Rhône-Alpes (69), France, 2006-2007.
  • Allocataire de Recherche (PhD scholarship from the University Lyon 2), 2002 – 2005.

Publications

Book

2012, Routes maritimes et systèmes d’échange internationaux au Bronze Récent en Méditerranée Orientale, TMO 62, Lyon: Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée.

Reviews:

      2013, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2013.12.37: http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2013/2013-12-37.html

      2013, Histara les comptes rendus. http://histara.sorbonne.fr/cr.php?cr=1898

      2013, Méditerranée, revue géographique des pays méditerranéens, 120: 127. http://mediterranee.revues.org/6768?lang=en#text

2010, Alarashi, H. Chambrade, M.-L. Gondet, S. JouveneL, A. Sauvage, C. Tronchère, H. (eds.), Regards croisés sur l’étude archéologique des paysages anciens. Nouvelles recherches dans le bassin méditerranéen, en Asie centrale, et au Proche et Moyen-Orient, TMO 56, Online publication.
http://www.persee.fr/web/ouvrages/home/prescript/issue/mom_1955-4982_2010_act_56_1#

Book Chapter or per reviewed thematic book

In press (2014) “Nouvelle réflexion sur le dépôt aux 80 jarres de Minet el-Beida”, in M. Al-Maqdissi, B. Geyer & V. Matoïan, Hommage à Yves Calvet, RSO XXII, Leuven.

In press (2014) “Spindles and Distaffs: Late Bronze and Early Iron Age eastern Mediterranean use of solid and tapered ivory/bone shafts”, in Interdisciplinary Studies in Textiles and Dress in Antiquity, edited by M.-L. Nosch & M. Harlow, Oxford: Oxbow books.

2013, Sauvage, C. & Hawley, R. “Une fusaïole inscrite d’Ougarit conservée dans les collections du MAN”, in Études Ougaritiques III, RSO, edited by V. Matoïan, Leuven: Peeters, 365-394.

2012,“Spinning from old threads: the whorls from Ugarit at the Musée d'Archéologie Nationale of Saint-Germain-en-Laye and at the Louvre”, in Textile Production and Consumption in the Ancient Near East. Archaeology, Epigraphy, Iconography, edited by H. Koefoed, M.L. Nosch and E. Anderson Strand, 189-214, Oxford: Oxbow books.

Journals’ articles:

- Journals peer reviewed

2013 (2014), Hawley R., Sauvage, C. & Pardee, D. “The Scribe Thab'ilu as attested in the Epigraphic Finds from the 5th Season of Excavations at Ras Shamra”. Ugarit Forschungen 44: 384-411.

2013, Matoïan, V. Al-Maqdissi, M. Carbillet, A. Sauvage, C. “Sondage sur l’acropole d’Ougarit – 2009-2010”, in Matoïan, V. Al-Maqdissi, M. Haydar, J. Al-Bahoul, K. Benech, C. Bessac, J.-C. Bordreuil, E. Callot, O. Calvet, Y. Carbillet, A. Dardaillon, E. Geyer, B. Goiran, J.-P. Hawley, R. Herveux, L. Marriner, N. Onnis, F. Pardee, D. Rejiba, F. Roche-Hawley, C. Sauvage, C. “Rapport préliminaire sur les activités de la mission syro-française de Ras Shamra-Ougarit en 2009 et 2010 (69e-70e campagnes)”, Syria 90: 460-463.

2013, Newton, C. Lorre, C. Sauvage, C. Ivorra, S. & Terral, J.-F. “On the origins and spread of Olea europaea L. (olive) domestication: evidence for shape variation of olive stones at Ugarit, Late Bronze Age, Syria; a window on the Mediterranean Basin and on the westward diffusion of olive varieties” Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00334-013-0412-4

2013, Renson, V., Martinez-Cortizas, A. Mattielli, N. Coenaerts, J. Sauvage, C. Vanhaecke, F. Lorre, C. Rautman, M. Nys, K. Claeys, P. “Lead isotope analyses on White Slip II sherds from Late Bronze Age sites in Cyprus (Hala Sultan Tekke, Sanidha) and Syria (Ugarit) and their potential raw material sources”, Applied Geochemistry 28: 220-234.

2010, Feldman, M. & Sauvage, C. “Objects of Prestige? Chariots in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean and Near East” Ägypten und Levante - Egypt and the Levant XX: 67-181.

2010, “Sondage sur l’acropole d’Ougarit – 2008”, in al-Maqdissi, M. Calvet, Y. Matoïan, V. Bahloul, K. Benech, C. Bessac, J.-C Coqueugniot, E. Geyer, B. Goiran, J.-P. Marriner, N. Onnis, F. Sauvage, C. “Rapport préliminaire sur les activités de la mission syro-française de Ras Shamra-Ougarit en 2007 et 2008 (67e-68e campagnes)”, Syria 87:40-45.

2007, “L’existence d’une saison commerciale dans le bassin oriental de la Méditerranée au Bonze Récent”, BIFAO 107: 202-212.

2007, Al-Maqdissi, M. Bahloul, K. Calvet, Y. Callot, O. Matoïan, V. Sauvage, C. “Rapport préliminaire sur les activités de la mission syro-française de Ras Shamra-Ougarit en 2005 et 2006 (65e-66e campagnes) ”, Syria 84: 33-56.

2006, “Warehouses and the Economic System of the City of Ugarit: the Example of the 80 Jar Deposit and Deposit 213 from Minet el-Beida”, Ugarit Forschungen 38: 617-629.

- Proceedings peer reviewed

2011, “Evidence from old texts: Aspects of the Late Bronze Age international maritime travels and trade regulations in the Eastern Mediterranean”, in Intercultural contacts in the Ancient Mediterranean, edited by K. Duistermaat and I. Regulski, OLA 202, 433-443. Leuven: Peeters.

2011, Plisson, G. & Sauvage, C. “Les routes maritimes reliant la Méditerranée, l’Afrique, l’Arabie et l’Inde au 2ème millénaire BC”, in J. Duma Routes Maritimes, 130e congrès du CTHS Voyages et voyageurs, La Rochelle, 2005, (édition électronique), http://cths.fr/ed/edition.php?id=5675

2010, Alarashi, H. Chambrade, M.-L. Gondet, S. Jouvenel, A. Sauvage, C. Tronchère, H. “Avant-propos”, in Regards croisés sur l’étude archéologique des paysages anciens. Nouvelles recherches dans le bassin méditerranéen, en Asie centrale, et au Proche et Moyen-Orient, edited by H. Alarashi, M.-L. Chambrade, S. Gondet, A. Jouvenel, C. Sauvage, H. Tronchère, 4-5. TMO 56. Lyon: Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée.

2008, “Les navigateurs et commerçants maritimes du Bronze Récent dans le bassin oriental de la Méditerranée”, in Voyageurs dans l’Antiquité, edited by Y. Le Bohec. http://cths.fr/ed/edition.php?id=4268

2008, “Trade and Exchanges in the Late Bronze Age: an Adaptation to the Environmental Milieu”, in Proceedings of the 4th ICANE 29 March – 3 April 2004, Freie Universität Berlin, volume 1, edited by H. Kühne, R.M. Czichon, and F.J. Kreppner, 207-218. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.

2005, “Quelques figures de commerçants d’après les textes égyptiens et ougaritiques, au Bronze Récent”, in Autour de Polanyi: vocabulaires, théories et modalités des échanges, edited by Ph. Clancier, F. Joannès, P. Rouillard & A. Tenu, 155-170. Paris: De Boccard.

- Non-peer reviewed articles

2005, “Ras Shamra – Ougarit (Syrie): la fouille du chantier Grand-Rue”, V. Matoïan avec la participation de C. Sauvage, Orient-Express 2005: 63-66.

2004, “Les relations commerciales entre l’Égypte et Ougarit, aperçu de la question”, Orient-Express 2004, Actes des deuxièmes rencontres doctorales, 107-117.

2002, “Routes maritimes en Méditerranée Orientale au Bronze Récent”, Orient-Express 2002/4: 108-111.

Book Review:

2012, “Review of G. Saadé, Ougarit et son Royaume, des origines à sa destruction, édité par M. Yon avec le concours de L. Badre, BAH 193, IFPO, 2011” Histara-les comptes rendus
http://histara.sorbonne.fr/cr.php?cr=1377

Contributions to exhibit catalogues:

2007, “Marine et navigations phéniciennes”, in La Méditerranée des Phéniciens de Tyr à Carthage, catalogue de l’exposition de l’Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, novembre 2007 - avril 2008. 92-101. Paris: Somogy.

2004, “Les routes du commerce”, in Le royaume d’Ougarit aux origins de l’alphabet, catalogue de l’exposition à Lyon, 118. Somogy: Paris.

Contribution to web-sites:

2009,Entries:“céramiques importées de la Maison d’Ourtenou”,“fouilles de l’acropole”, “collection de Saint-Germain-en-Laye”     (http://www.ras-shamra.ougarit.mom.fr/)

2007, Co-creation of the BH 2 colloquium web site (http://www.broadeninghorizons2.mom.fr/).

2005, Collaboration to the web site “Ougarit”, Yves CALVET et alii. (http://www.ras-shamra.ougarit.mom.fr), pages “Art et Archéologie” and “Histoire des découvertes”.

Papers Delivered

Invited Talks:

  •  C. Sauvage & M. Yon “La navigation en Méditerranée orientale à l’âge du bronze”, Rencontres de provence égyptologie au musée de l’Arles Antique (France), April 12th 2014.
  • “Late Bronze Age Maritime Trade”, St Olaf College (MN), April 16th 2012
  •  “Ugarit and Late Bronze Age Trade” AIA-MN lecture, March 1st 2012.
  •  “Dusting off Ugarit's Past: A reexamination of Schaeffer's early excavations at Ugarit and Minet el-Beida” UCLA, November 21st 2011.
  • “Underwater Archaeology and Shipping in the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean” Annual Conference of the Classical Association of Minnesota; Trinity School (MN), October 29th 2011.
  • “The unwanted whorls. Study of a material collection and its implications: the C.F.A. Schaeffer collection from Ugarit at the Musée d’Archéologie Nationale” Brown Bags, Anthropology Department, University of Minnesota, October 7th 2011.
  • “Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean Civilizations: Internationalism, Prestige and Societies” ISAW – NYU, January 19th 2011.
  • “Relations between Ugarit and Crete in the 13th c. B.C.E.” University of Minnesota, October 8th 2010.
  •  “Ugarit in the Late Bronze Age” NYU, Institute of Fine Arts, Research Seminar lead by G.H. Kopcke The Greeks and their Eastern Neighbors, 12th-6th centuries B.C., September 29th2010.
  •  “The status of Late Bronze Age ships within eastern Mediterranean societies” ISAW-NYU, May 18th 2010.
  •  “Prestige and Trade in Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean Societies” NYU – Abu Dhabi, Feb. 11th 2010.
  •  “Maritime Rules in the LBA Mediterranean, recent research” NES, UC Berkeley, January 23rd 2008.
  •  “Status of trade and trade of status: international exchanges in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean”NES, UC Berkeley, February 17th 2008
  •  “About some trading regulations in the eastern Mediterranean in the Late Bronze Age” New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium, Institute of Fine Arts, October 12th 2007.
  •  “La modélisation des échanges en Méditerranée Orientale à l’âge du Bronze Récent, l’exemple du cuivre à Chypre” séminaire du réseau ISA “Les échanges”, February 2005, Besançon.
  •  “Commerce et routes maritimes en Méditerranée orientale au bronze récent, une modélisation possible?” séminaire du réseau ISA “la distance”, November 2004, Lyon.
  •  “Le commerce maritime en Méditerranée orientale au Bronze Récent, quelques exemples”, workshop on Commerce Maritime, Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée, Lyon, March 2004.

Conference Talks:

  • “Late Bronze Age regional identities and distribution of motifs: Mycenaean Pictorial Ceramics in their Cypriot and Levantine contexts”, 9th ICAANE, Basel (Switzerland) 9-13 June 2014.
  • “Spindles and Distaffs: Late Bronze and Early Iron Age eastern Mediterranean use of ivory/bone tapered shafts, pomegranate knobs and spindle-whorls”, ASOR annual meeting, Baltimore, 20-23 November 2013.
  • “Schaeffer’s excavations at Minet el-Beida: A reexamination according to the material from the Musée d’Archéologie Nationale at Saint-Germain-en-Laye”, ASOR annual meeting, Chicago, 14-17 November 2012.
  • Hawley, R. Pardee, D. Sauvage, C. “The Scribe Thab'ilu as Attested in the Epigraphic Finds from the 5th Season of Excavations at Ras Shamra” 58th RAI, Leiden 2012.
  •  “Ugarit and Crete in the 13th c. B.C.E. What type of relationships?” ASOR annual meeting, San Francisco, 16-19 November 2011.
  • “Fish and Ships in the Late Second Millennium B.C.E. Eastern Mediterranean” ARAM conference Trade Routes and Seafaring in the Ancient Near East, Oxford, July 4-7th 2011.
  • “Late Bronze Age ships within eastern Mediterranean societies” ASOR meeting, Atlanta, Nov. 17-20 2010.
  • Renson, V. Coenaerts, J. Sauvage, C. Mattielli, N. Vanhaecke, F. Lorre, C. Rautman, M. Nys, K. Claeys, P. “Lead isotope analyses on White Slip II sherds from Late Bronze Age sites in Cyprus (Hala Sultan Tekke, Sanidha) and Syria (Ugarit) and their potential raw material sources” International Symposium on Archaeometry, Tampa, May 10th-14th 2010.
  • Renson, V., Coenaerts, J. Sauvage, C. Mattielli, N. Vanhaecke, F. Lorre, C. Rautman, M. Nys, K. Claeys, P. “Lead isotope analyses on White Slip II sherds from Late Bronze Age sites in Cyprus (Hala Sultan Tekke, Sanidha) and in Syria (Ugarit) and assessing potential raw materials” International Congress on Archaeological Sciences in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Near East, Paphos, April 29th – May 1st 2010.
  •  “Spinning from old threads: Schaeffer collection from Ugarit at Saint Germain en Laye (France)”, 7th ICAANE, London, April 2010.
  • Sauvage, C. & Lorre, C. “Étude de la collection Schaeffer du Musée d'archéologie nationale de Saint-Germain-en-Laye” Recherches en cours dans les plaines de Lattaquié et de Jablé, Lyon, 8-9 January 2010.
  • Sauvage, C. & Hawley, R. “Une fusaïsole inscrite en ougaritique au Musée d'archéologie nationale de Saint-Germain-en-Laye” Recherches en cours dans les plaines de Lattaquié et de Jablé, Lyon, 8-9 January 2010.
  •  “Un nouveau sondage sur l’acropole d’Ougarit” 55th RAI – Journées franco-syriennes, Paris, 6-9 July 2009.
  • “Some maritime regulation in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Late Bronze Age” Intercultural Contacts in the Ancient Mediterranean, Cairo, 26 - 29 October 2008.
  • “Statut et circulation des craters à char mycéniens” Les produits de luxe 2: productions, échanges et patrimoines auProche-Orient ancien aux âges du Bronze et du Fer, U. Paris X – Nanterre, March 29th 2008
  •  “Archaeological exchange of chariots and related artifacts in LBA eastern Mediterranean and Mesopotamia”Luxury Goods: Production, Exchange, and Heritage in the Near East during the Bronze and Iron Age, UC Berkeley, January 18-19th 2008.
  •  “The Trade Infrastructure and the Economic System of Ugarit” 5th ICAANE, Madrid, April 2006.
  •  Plisson, G. & Sauvage, C. “Les routes maritimes reliant la Méditerranée, l’Afrique, l’Arabie et l’Inde au 2ème millénaire BC” Colloque du CTHS : Voyages et voyageurs, La Rochelle, April 2005.
  •  “Les navigateurs et commerçants maritimes du Bronze Récent dans le bassin oriental de la Méditerranée” Colloque du CTHS: Voyages et voyageurs, La Rochelle, April 2005
  •  “Réglementations du commerce au Bronze Récent” Colloque international: Ougarit et ses voisins, Musée des Beaux Arts de Lyon – Musée du Louvre, Lyon-Paris, December 2004.
  •  “Quelques figures de commerçants d’après les textes égyptiens et ougaritiques, au Bronze Récent” Colloque international: Autour de K. Polanyi, Nanterre, June 2004.
  •  “Trade and Exchanges in the Late Bronze Age: An Adaptation to the Environmental Milieu” 4th ICAANE, Berlin, April 2004.
  •  “Les relations commerciales entre l’Égypte et Ougarit, aperçu de la question” Deuxièmes rencontres doctorale, Paris, February 2004.