Kim Shelton

Associate Professor of Classics, Director of Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology
B.A. 1987 University of Texas at Austin
M.A. 1989, Ph.D. 1993 University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests: 
Classical Archaeology, Bronze Age Aegean, Ceramics, Ancient Religion and Mythology
fax: (510) 643-2959
sheltonk [at]
Office / Location: 
7209 Dwinelle Hall
Office Hours: 
Fall 2019: TW 2-3 and by appt.
Select Publications: 

Well Built Mycenae. The Helleno-British Excavations within the Citadel of Mycenae, 1959-1969. Fascicule 14: Tsountas House. Oxbow Books. (in press)

The Late Helladic Pottery from Prosymna (1996) 

“Among the Ancestors at Mycenae,” with L. Kvapil, in MNEME. Past and Memory in the Aegean Bronze Age.
Proceedings of the 17th International Aegean Conference, University of Udine, Department of Humanities and
Cultural Heritage, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Department of Humanities, 17-21 April 2018. eds. E. Borgna, I. Caloi, F.M. Carinci, and R. Laffineur. Aegaeum 43, (2019).

“LH IIIA Frescoes from Petsas House, Mycenae: splatters, patterns, and scenes,” Mycenaean Iconography in Context: New Discoveries and Old Finds Reconsidered. Athens, 11-13 February 2011. (2015).

“Pottery and Petsas House: Recent Research on LH IIIA 2 Mycenae,” Mycenaeans up to date: the archaeology of the NE Peloponnese – current concepts and new directions. Athens, 10-14 November 2010. (2015).

“Wine, Women, and Song … the LH IIIA 2 Kylix at Petsas House, Mycenae” in KE-RA-ME-JA: studies presented to Cynthia Shelmerdine. Edited by D. Nakassis, J. Gulizio, and S. James. INSTAP press. (2014).

“Η Νεμέα πριν από τον Δία: Προϊστορία και Πρώιμοι Ιστορικοί Χρόνοι στην περιοχή του Ιερού,» 1st International Conference on the Archaeological Prehistory and History of the Corinthia, LZ Ephoreia, March 2009 (2013).

“Living and dying in and around Middle Helladic Mycenae,” Mesohelladika. The Greek Mainland in the Middle Bronze Age. A tes du colloque international organize par l’Ecole française d’Athènes, en collaboration avec l”American School of Classical Studies at Athens et le Netherlands Institute in Athens, Athènes, 8-12 mars 2006. BCH suppl. 52, 57-65 (2010).

“Citadel and settlement: a developing economy at Mycenae, the case of Petsas House,” Political Economies of the Aegean Bronze Age. Papers from the Langford Conference, 22-24 February 2007, Florida State University (2010).