Elizabeth Keyser

BA, Boston College, 2009
MA, University of Arizona, 2017
Email: 
elizabeth_keyser [at] berkeley [dot] edu

Elizabeth received a B.A. in History from Boston College in 2009, where she majored in History with a minor in Ancient Civilizations. In 2017, Elizabeth received her M.A. in Classics from the University of Arizona. Her Master’s thesis examined the architectural anomalies observed in the Classical temple at the sanctuary of Apollo Epikourios at Bassai in ancient Arkadia. These anomalies were considered through a comparison with the temple’s Archaic predecessor and were explored within the context of the ongoing Messenian Wars and the resulting development of the identity of the Arkadians as mercenaries.

Elizabeth has surveyed and excavated both prehistoric and historic sites in the Great Basin region of the United States and has most recently excavated at the Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey project in Greece. Elizabeth’s research interests lie in the study of religious space and interregional connections at Greek sanctuaries, especially in the Bronze Age. She interested in questions concerning the ways in which topography and landscape, including factors of land-use and resource availability, affect the location of sanctuaries and the identity of worshippers.