Evan Carlson

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C.Phil in Archaeology, UCLA (2013)

MA in Anthropology, Columbia University (2010)

BA in Classical and Near Eastern Civilizations, Greek, and Computer Science, Creighton University (2008)

Areas of Interest

Near Eastern Archaeology


My research concerns the structure and dynamics of newly founded territorial capitals in late 2nd Millennium BC Iraq and Iran, the settlement systems related to these capitals, and how these cities and settlement systems compare to earlier cities and city-states in the region.


2014. Inscribed and Uninscribed Spaces in Al Untash Napirisha: Interaction and Segregation in a Late 2nd Millennium de novo Capital.Iran 52: 29-52. 

Coins of Domuztepe Excavations


Ruralization, Hegemony, and Stability under the Kassite Dynasty, Paper presented, ASOR Annual Meeting (San Diego, CA, Nov. 2014)

Bodies and Bronzes in Ancient China: Investigating the nexus of tattooing, material culture, and the body through Shang Ritual Bronzes, Cotsen Institute for Archaeology Pizza Talk (Los Angeles, CA, Mar. 2013)

The Loess Plateau of Northwest China: An East Asian center of indigenous metallurgical development, Paper presented, Annual UCLA Archaeology Graduate Student Conference (Los Angeles, CA, Mar. 2012)

Al Untash Napirisha and Elamite Urbanism in the Late 2nd Millennium BC, Paper presented, ASOR Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA, Nov. 2011)

A Constantinian Coin Deposit from the Syro-Anatolian Frontier, Poster presentation, ASOR Annual Meeting (Atlanta, GA, Nov. 2010)


2015 UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship

2015 Wallonia-Brussels International Excellence Grant

2015 Steinmetz Research Travel Grant

2015 UCLA Research Travel Grant

2014 Google Earth Education Initiative Grant

2013 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship

2012-13 Graduate Research Mentorship

2012 Graduate Summer Research Mentorship

2011 Graduate Summer Research Mentorship

2010 ASOR Annual Meeting Travel Grant


Elizabeth Carter

Lothar von Falkenhausen

Monica Smith

Dell Upton