Britt Hartenberger

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Britt Hartenberger
Instructor of Anthropology
(269) 387-3983
1013 Moore Hall, Mail Stop 5306
Mailing address: 
Department of Anthropology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5306 USA
  • Ph.D., Archaeology, Boston University, 2003
Research interests: 
  • Prehistoric economies and technology and rise of social complexity
  • Craft specialization and organization of production
  • Household studies

Dr. Britt Hartenberger is an instructor in the Department of Anthropology at Western Michigan University. Her research has included excavation and lithics and ceramics analysis at sites in Cyprus, Greece, Syria and Turkey.

In 1998 Hertenberger joined the Titris Höyük archaeological project in Turkey, where a workshop for the production of specialized flint blades was discovered. The analysis of this find and intra-site comparisons between specialist and nonspecialist lithic production formed the basis of her dissertation. Over the last several years of field research, she has been the lithics analyst at sites in southeastern Turkey ranging in date from the Neolithic through the Iron Age.

Her future research plans include comparing craft production and specialization between different industries and studying socioeconomic differentiation in early urban sites.

Regional focus: Near East.