David Small to study prehistory in Crete

David Small, Professor of Anthropology, has received two grants (one Faculty Research Grant and one Faculty Innovation grant) from Lehigh University to conduct research this summer at the Institute for the Study of Aegean Prehistory in Pacheia Ammos, Crete. Last summer Professor Small developed a successful approach for applying complexity theory to the Iron Age (ca 1100-700 BCE) on Crete, which helped to explain some hidden issues in the society's social evolution during that time period. This summer he will apply the same approach to the Middle Bronze Age period (ca. 1750-1600 BCE) during which the island's first palatial systems appeared. He leaves for Crete in late May and expects to return in July.