Michael J. Price Lab for Digital Humanities

Price Mellon Research Fellow

Emily Hammer

Assistant Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Emily Hammer is an archaeologist and Assistant Professor in the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department. Her research applies spatial analyses to material culture to investigate the territorial organization of ancient polities, the development of early cities, and long-term changes in the interactions between culture and environment in the Middle East and South Caucasia. She uses geographic information science (GIS) methods, archaeology, and archival research as tools for recovering human experiences that have otherwise been sidelined in narratives about the past, particularly the experiences of mobile pastoralists and other communities that lived in agriculturally marginal environments such as deserts and highlands.