Reed is interested in social complexity and urban archaeology in the ancient Mediterranean world. He did his undergraduate degrees in English literature and Classics with a concentration in ancient history at SUNY Buffalo. Following coursework in anthropological archaeology at Oxford University, he has come to focus on the ways in which urban theory can be applied to administrative texts in reconstructing collective action within the broader social landscape. Specifically, he is concerned with how different forms of subsistence contributed to and sustained ancient cities. Reed has excavated for several seasons in Kütahya province, Turkey, first under the late Dr. Samuel M. Paley, then under Dumlupinar University. He has also worked in Brooklyn Museum’s department for Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern Art. Reed is currently in the second year of his Masters degree in Columbia’s Classical Studies program. Reed Goodman email.
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