Nicolle Hirschfeld has excavated at sites (underwater and terrestrial) throughout the eastern Mediterranean and dug through museum basements all over Europe, looking especially for material evidence of interactions among the different cultures of Late Bronze Age Greece, Anatolia, Cyprus, and Egypt. She is deeply(!) involved in the excavation and study of the ships that wrecked at Uluburun and Cape Gelidonya (Turkey) ca. 1300 and 1200 BCE. Other special interests include potmarks (ancient barcodes), the scripts of ancient Cyprus, and seafaring in the ancient Mediterranean.
Overseas commerce in the Late Bronze Age eastern Mediterranean
the Bronze Age script of Cyprus
the Cape Gelidonya shipwreck
the Cypriot ceramic cargo of the Uluburun shipwreck
Honors & Awards
Selected: Trinity University Summer Research Stipend (2018, 2014, 2007, 2005), CAORC Responsive Preservation Initiative for Cultural Heritage Resources Program (2017), Curtiss & Mary G. Brennan Foundation Grant (2017), ACS Faculty Advancement Grants (2016, 2008), Mellon Initiative Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (2015), Trinity University Distinguished Junior Faculty Award (2010), Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society (2010), Leon Levy-Shelby White Program for Archaeological Publications (1998), Mellon 1984 Foundation Research Grant (1997), J. William Fulbright award (1996), Council of American Overseas Research Centers Research Fellowship (1995-6), ASOR Endowment for Biblical Research & Traveling Grant (1991), AIA Olivia James Traveling Fellowship (1988-90)