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Sturt W. Manning

Tel. (Lab): 607-255-8650


  • Director of the Cornell Tree Ring Laboratory
  • Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in Classics, Department of Classics

Member of the following Graduate Fields at Cornell:

I am interested in new graduate students wanting to work in any of these fields on dendrochronological, archaeological, geoarchaeological, archaeological science (or related) topics. For a quick list of my research interests, see section on Areas of Academic Interest. For current dendrochronology (etc.) work in the Lab see our webpages.

You must apply for graduate admission to Cornell and to a Graduate Field at Cornell (I do not do admissions). For the Graduate Fields listed above please follow the links to find out more.


  • BA Hons, Australian National University, 1986
  • MA Hons, Macquarie University, 1988
  • PhD, University of Cambridge, 1995

Previous Faculty Positions

  • Walter Graham/Homer Thompson Chair in Aegean Prehistory, University of Toronto, 2004-2005
  • Reader in Archaeology, previously Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading, UK, 1996-2003.
  • Lecturer, Department of Classics, University of Reading, UK 1992-1996

Areas of Academic Interest

  • Archaeological science, Dendrochronology, Dendrochemistry, Dendroclimatology, Environmental and climate change science, Radiocarbon calibration and archaeological dating
  • Aegean Prehistory, Archaeological fieldwork (survey and excavation), Archaeological theory, Classical archaeology and neighbouring cultures, Cypriot Prehistory, East Mediterranean Prehistory (e.g. landscapes, cultural connections, trade, art, chronology, and identities in Aegean, Cypriot and east Mediterranean prehistory)

Archaeological Fieldwork

  • Director, The Tsaroukkas, Mycenaeans and Trade Project, Cyprus.
  • Director, Maroni Valley Archaeological Survey Project, Cyprus
  • Co-Director, Elaborating Early Neolithic Cyprus Project, Cyprus
  • Co-Director, Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments (KAMBE) Project, Cyprus

Web resource

Selected Publications

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