Who am I?

I am a graduate student studying classical archaeology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I study ancient Greek households and communities using computational and quantitative analysis techniques from statistics and complex systems, as well as traditional archaeological modes of analysis such as ceramic use-wear analysis and small finds study. Many of my questions focus on the interrelationship between the chaotic dynamics of urbanism, the complex choices of households, the inferential problems studying these processes, and their impact on models of urbanism that affect the modern world.

In terms of archaeological materials, I generally study the material traces of domestic behaviors such as food, thread, and textile production, as well as the regional patterning of settlements in the first millennium BCE Aegean. I am currently a staff member at the Olynthos Project, where I study the use of ceramics from the Classical Greek settlement. I also study the textile production tools from the site of Azoria in East Crete, where previously I was topographer during the 2013-2017 field seasons.

More details on research projects can be found above, as can source data for some projects. Feel free to contact me at ahfc (at) umich (dot) edu with code/data/collaboration requests or with any questions.

Drew Cabaniss with DGPS, Azoria, Crete.