Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Classical Art, Archeology, and Chemistry


Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Field of Specialty

Greek art & archaeology, Aegean prehistory, Bronze & Iron Age Mediterranean, archaeological & conservation science, GIS, cultural heritage & ethnoarchaeology of Crete, Silk Road, ancient craftsmanship & commodities, cultural hybridity

Contact Information

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities 115

Andrew J. Koh

Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Studies, Brandeis University
Co-Director of Graduate Studies, M.A. program in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies, Brandeis Univeristy
Faculty Member, Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Director, ARCHEM Project
Associate Director, Kabri Archaeological Project
Managing Committee Representative, American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Chair, Technology in Archaeology: Recent Work in the Archaeological Sciences, American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting Sponsored Session
Full Member, Concord Historical Commission and Chair, Archaeology Advisory Subcommittee

Professional Society Memberships: Archaeological Institute of America, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, American Schools of Oriental Research, American Research Center in Egypt, Society for Archaeological Sciences


Koh, Andrew J.. Luxury Trade and Social Complexity in the Ancient Mediterranean World. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. (forthcoming)

Koh, Andrew J., Thomas M. Brogan, Vili Apostolakou, Marie Nicole Pareja, Alison M. Crandall, Philip P. Betancourt. "Organic Residue Analysis of the Dye Installation Pottery." Pefka-Alatzomouri. A Middle Minoan Dye Installation in East Crete. Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press, 2016 (forthcoming)

Koh, Andrew J.. "Methods and Approaches: Organic Residue Analysis." The Blackwell Companion to Aegean Art and Architecture. Ed. Louise Hitchcock and Brent Davis. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2016 (forthcoming)

Koh, Andrew J.. "Reconstructing the Palatial Economy through Organic Residues." Tel Kabri II: the 2005-2011Excavation Seasons. Ed. Assaf Yasur-Landau and Eric H. Cline. Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2016 (forthcoming)

Koh, Andrew J. and Miriam G. Clinton. "Contextualizing the Late Minoan Tombs of the Western Siteia Mountains." Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies 3. 3 (2015): 167-206.

Koh, Andrew J., Philip P. Betancourt, Marie Nicole Pareja, Thomas M. Brogan, Vili Apostolakou. "Organic residue analysis of pottery from the dye workshop at Alatsomouri-Pefka." Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2014.12.005. (2015).

Yasur-Landau, Assaf, Eric H. Cline, Andrew J. Koh, David Ben-Shlomo, Nimrod Marom, Alexandra Ratzlaff, Inbal Samet. "Rethinking Canaanite Palaces? The Palatial Economy of Tel Kabri during the Middle Bronze Age." Journal of Field Archaeology (2015).

Koh, Andrew J., Assaf Yasur-Landau, Eric H. Cline. "Characterizing a Middle Bronze Palatial Wine Cellar from Tel Kabri, Israel." PLoS ONE 9. 8 (2014): e106406.

Vogeikoff-Brogan, Natalia with Marie-Claude Boileau, Tristan Carter, Amanda Kelly, Andrew J. Koh, Evi Margaritis, Dimitra Mylona, Eleni Nodarou, Maria Ntinou, David S. Reese, and Ian Whitbread. "Archaeochemical Analysis of Two Amphorae and a Cooking Vessel." Mochlos III: The Late Hellenistic Settlement: The Beam-Press Complex. vol. Prehistory Monographs 48 Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press, 2014. 109-111.

Betancourt, Philip P. with Kostas Chalikias, Heidi M.C. Dierckx, Andrew J. Koh, Evi Margaritis, Floyd W. McCoy, Eleni Nodarou, and David S. Reese. "Gas Chromatography Analysis." Aphrodite's Kephali: An Early Minoan I Defensive Site in Eastern Crete. vol. Prehistory Monographs 41 Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press, 2013

Betancourt, Philip P., Andrew J. Koh, Evi Margaritis, Eleni Nodarou, Vili Apostolakou, ed. E. Shank. Orchards and Vineyards in Early Minoan I. Philadelphia Institute for Aegean Prehistory: 2012.

Brogan, Thomas and Andrew J. Koh, eds. M. Andreadaki-Vlazaki, E. Papadopoulou. Ceramic Analysis as a Window into the Social and Economic History of the Middle Minoan II Settlement at Mochlos. Proc. of Xth International Cretological Congress. Hania: Historical Society of Crete, 2011.

Koh, Andrew J. and P. P. Betancourt. "Wine and Olive Oil from an Early Minoan Hilltop Fort." Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry 10. 2 (2010): 15-23.

Brogan, Thomas and Andrew J. Koh, eds. L. A. Hitchcock, R. Laffineur, J.Crowley. Feasting at Mochlos? New Evidence for Wine Production, Storage, and Consumption from a Bronze Age Harbor Town on Crete. Proc. of DAIS. The Aegean Feast. University of Melbourne, Centre for Classics and Archaeology: Université de Liège and University of Texas Press, 2008.

Koh, Andrew J.. "Transforming Archaeological Chemistry." inChemistry April/May 2008: 16-17.

Koh, Andrew J.. Wreathed in a Fragrant Cloud: Reconstructing a Late Bronze Age Aegean Workshop of Aromata. Diss. University of Pennsylvania, 2006. Saarbrücken: VDM Aktiengesellschaft, 2008.

Koh, Andrew J., ed. E. Shank. The 2007 ARCHEM Project Season. Philadelphia Institute for Aegean Prehistory: 2007.

Koh, Andrew J., ed. E. Shank. ARCHEM at INSTAP-SCEC. Philadelphia Institute for Aegean Prehistory: 2006.

Koh, Andrew J.. "Locating the htm n pa hr of the Workmen’s Village at Deir el-Medina." Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 42. (2005): 95-101.

Courses Taught

ANTH 149b Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Global Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean
ANTH 185a Archaeological Science
ANTH 187a Materials Research in Archaeology, I
ANTH 188b Materials Research in Archaeology, II
CHSC 8b Chemistry and Art
CHSC 9a Materials and Methods in Archaeological Chemistry
CLAS 133a The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece
CLAS 135a The Silk Road: China Looks West, the Mediterranean Looks East
CLAS 145b Topics in Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology
CLAS 149b Sailing the Wine Dark Sea: Global Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean
CLAS 187a Art, Archaeology, and Society in the Holy Land
CLAS 250b Capstone Course
CLAS/FA 186a The Art and Archaeology of Korea
FA 40a The Gift of the Nile: Egyptian Art and Archaeology
FYS 33a Wonders of the Ancient World