Texas Tech University

Linda Gosner

Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology


Academia.edu Profile

Sinis Archaeological Project Website


PhD, Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University, 2016
BA, Classics and Anthropology, University of Arizona, 2008
BFA, Dance, University of Arizona, 2007

Linda is a Mediterranean archaeologist specializing in Iron Age and Roman archaeology and social/economic history. Her research centers on local responses to Roman imperialism in rural and industrial landscapes of the western Mediterranean (primarily Spain, Portugal, and Sardinia). She also has a secondary interest in Egypt. In particular, Linda studies the impact of empire on technology, craft production, labor practices, and everyday life in provincial communities. In this vein, Linda's current book project examines the transformation of mining communities and landscapes in the Iberian Peninsula following Roman conquest. Her work engages with broad questions about human-environment interaction, community and identity, labor history, mobility, and culture contact.

Linda's current fieldwork is in Sardinia, where she co-directs the Sinis Archaeological Project (SAP) and serves as a core collaborator with the Progetto S'Urachi. SAP explores the diverse social and environmental factors impacting resource extraction, settlement patterns, and colonial interactions from the 1st millennium BCE through the Late Roman period. Previously, Linda has conducted fieldwork—including excavation, pedestrian survey, and ceramic analysis—in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, and the US.

At Texas Tech, Linda teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in archaeology and classics. She is also an affiliate faculty member in the anthropology program in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work. Linda holds a PhD from the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University and recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Michigan Society of Fellows at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Editorial Positions

"New Directions in Archaeology" series, Brepols Press (member, editorial board)

Select Academic Publications

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Gosner, L. and Bestock, L. 2020. Living with the Dead: Three Examples of Christian Reuse in the Abydos North Cemetery. In Abydos in the First Millennium AD, edited by Elisabeth O'Connell. Leuven: Peteers (British Museum Publications on Egypt and Sudan 9), 151-176.

Plekhov, D., Gosner, L.R., Smith, A., Nowlin, J. 2020. Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing for Archaeological Survey: A Case Study from the Sinis Archaeological Project, Sardinia. Advances in Archaeological Practice. 8(2):192-205. DOI: 10.1017/aap.2020.1

Madrigali, E., Gosner, L.R., Hayne, J., Ramis, D., Nowlin, J. 2019. Tradizioni e interazioni nella quotidianità dell'età del ferro. Nuove evidenze da Su Padrigheddu (San Vero Milis, OR). Quaderni. Rivista di Archeologia. 30: 107-126.

Dufton, J.A., Gosner, L.R., Knodell, A., Steidl, C. 2019. Archaeology Underfoot: On-Campus Approaches to Education, Outreach, and Historical Archaeology at Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island). Journal of Field Archaeology 44(5): 304-318. https://doi.org/10.1080/00934690.2019.1605123.

van Dommelen, P., Díes Cusí, E., Gosner, L., Hayne, J., Pérez Jorda, G., Ramis, D., Roppa, A., Stiglitz, A. 2018. Un millennio di storie: nuove notizie preliminari sul progetto S'Urachi (San Vero Milis, OR), 2016-2018. Quaderni. Rivista di Archeologia. 29:141-165.

Gosner, L.R. and Smith, A.J. 2018. Landscape Use and Local Settlement at the Nuraghe S'Urachi (West-Central Sardinia): Results from the First Two Seasons of Site Survey (2014-2015). Fasti Online Documents & Research Archaeological Survey Series 7:1-27. http://www.fastionline.org/docs/FOLDER-sur-2018-7.pdf [Dataset: Gosner, L. R., and A. J. Smith. 2017. S'Urachi Site-Based Archaeological Survey 2015. University of Michigan - Deep Blue. https://doi.org/10.7302/Z2JW8C3N]

Gosner, L. 2016. Extraction and Empire: Multi-Scalar Approaches to Roman Mining Communities and Industrial Landscapes in Southwest Iberia. Archaeological Review from Cambridge 31(2): 124-134.

Rojas, F., Gosner, L., Dufton, A., and Waters, A. 2014. "The Hypostyle Building." In "La Mission Labraunda 2013 - Rapport Preliminaire." Anatolia Antiqua 22: 304-316.

Encyclopedia Entries and Translations

Spanish-English Translation of: López Castro, J.L. 2019. The Phoenicians in the Iberian Peninsula. In Oxford Handbook of the Phoenician and Punic Mediterranean. Eds. López-Ruiz, C. and Doak, B. Oxford University Press.

Gosner, L.R. "Archaeology of Mining." 2019. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, 2nd ed. Ed. C. Smith. New York: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-51726-1_2716-1.

Gosner, L. "Portugal." 2015. The Wiley Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Eds. Bagnall, R., Broderson, K., Champion, C., Erskine, A., and Huebner, S. Wiley Online Library.


Gosner, L.R. 2020. Review of Machuca Prieto, F. Una forma fenicia de ser romano: identidad e integración de las comunidades fenicias de la Península Ibérica bajo poder de Roma. SPAL Monografías Arqueología, XXIX. Sevilla: Universidad de Sevilla, 2019. Bryn Mawr Classical Review. https://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2020/2020.08.15/.

Gosner, L.R. 2020. Review of Change and Resilience: The Occupation of Mediterranean Islands in Late Antiquity. Cau Ontiveros, M.A. and Mas Florit, C. (eds.). Pyrenae 51.2: 229-233. DOI: 10.1344/Pyrenae2020.vol51num2.16.

Gosner, L.R. 2020. Review of Roman Turdetania: Romanization, Identity and Socio-Cultural Interaction in the South of the Iberian Peninsula between the 4th and 1st Centuries BCE. By G. Cruz Andreotti (ed.). American Journal of Archaeology. 124(1). https://www.ajaonline.org/book-review/4034.

Gosner, L.R. 2018 Review of Los acueductos de Hispania: construcción y abandono by E. Sánchez López and J. Martínez Jiménez. Bryn Mawr Classical Review. http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2018/2018-11-26.html.

Gosner, L.R. 2018. Conference Review of Change and Resilience: The Occupation of Mediterranean Islands in Late Antiquity. Bollettino di studi latini. 48: 284-288.

Gosner L.R. 2017. Review of Ways of being Roman: discourses of identity in the Roman West by L. Revell. Bryn Mawr Classical Review. http://www.bmcreview.org/2017/07/20170752.html.

Select Honors and Awards

Loeb Classical Library Foundation (2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021)

Rust Family Foundation Grant (2018)

Curtiss T. Brennan and Mary G. Brennan Foundation Grant (2018)

Michigan Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowship (2017-2020)

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2015-2016)

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship (2010-2015)

Archaeology of Portugal Fellowship, Archaeological Institute of America (2015)

Fulbright U.S. Student Research Grant, Portugal (2008-2009)

Phi Beta Kappa


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