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About Morag M. Kersel

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at DePaul University. I earned my PhD from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge where I studied the legal trade in antiquities in Israel. My research investigates the efficacy of law in archaeological site protection. I currently co-direct the Galilee Prehistory Project (, investigating the Chalcolithic of northern Israel and the Follow the Pots project, tracking the movement of Early Bronze Age pots from mortuary landscapes in Jordan to the global antiquities market. I recently co-authored (with Christina Luke) US Cultural Diplomacy and Archaeology: Soft Power, Hard Heritage (Routledge 2013).


Present Associate Professor, DePaul University College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Present DePaul University, DePaul University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Neubauer Collegium Visiting Fellow, University of Chicago, 2015-2016
  • CAORC Senior Fellowship, American Center for Oriental Research, Jordan, 2013-14
  • Harris Research Grant, American Schools of Oriental Research, 2013
  • Wenner Gren Foundation Grant with co-investigator Meredith S. Chesson, 2010

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