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Shannon LaFayette Hogue

Assistant Professor

Shannon LaFayette Hogue

(413) 545-3142

532 Herter Hall

Shannon LaFayette Hogue holds degrees in Classical Archaeology from UNC Greensboro (B.A. 2001), Tufts University (M.A. 2003), and the University of Cincinnati (Ph.D. 2011). She is a broadly trained Classical archaeologist with research interests in Bronze Age Greece and landscape history. Her current projects include a reexamination of the Main Building of the Palace of Nestor in southwestern Greece and the Kea Archaeological Research Survey where she serves as the study tour and field school manager. She is particularly interested in Mycenaean palatial architecture, the impact of shifting socioeconomic systems on regional landscape histories, and methodologies for interpreting archaeological survey data.

Research Areas

  • Bronze Age Greece
  • Palatial architecture
  • Landscape change and cultural memory
  • Archaeological survey


  • “New Evidence of Post-Destruction Reuse in the Main Building of the Palace of Nestor at Pylos,” American Journal of Archaeology (January 2016:120.2).
  • “The Historicity of the Trojan War,” in Shelton, K. and L. Kvapil, eds., New Companion to Bronze Age Warfare, Brill. Invited chapter. (Under review).