Department of ClassicsUniversity of Cincinnati
Department of Classics

W.  Flint  Dibble 

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Flint Dibble received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.A. from the University of Cincinnati. He is a PhD candidate in the Department of Classics at UC, studying ancient Greek archaeology and history. His dissertation is titled Zooarchaeology and the Polis: Animals and Social Change in Ancient Greece (ca. 1400-300 B.C.)

Flint's research, set in the ancient Mediterranean, touches upon the topics of urbanism, economy, religious ritual, daily life, the human relationship with the ancient environment, and cultural role of food. Flint has participated on multiple archaeological projects spanning the Paleolithic through the Medieval period in the countries of Albania, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Ukraine. 

Education

  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2004 (Classical Civilization).
  • Post-Baccalaureate, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2007 (Classical Studies).
  • M.A., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2010 (Classical Archaeology).
  • Regular Member, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Athens, Greece, 2011.
  • Associate Member, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Athens, Greece, 2012.
  • Associate Member, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Athens, Greece, 2013.

Publications

Articles & Book Chapters

  • Sullivan III, A.P. and W.F. Dibble. 2014. "Site Formation Processes." In The Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, ed. C. Smith. [Link]
  • Dibble, W.F. 2015. "Incorporating touch screen, speech recognition, barcodes, and GIS into an MS Access zooarchaeology database." Ethnobiology Letters. 6.2:249 [Link]
  • Weiberg, E., Unkel, I., Kouli, K., Holmgren, K., Avramidis, P., Bonnier, A., Dibble, W.F., Finné, M., Izdebski, A., Katrantsiotis, C., Stocker, S.R., Andwinge, M., Baika, K., Boyd, M., and C. Heymann. 2016. “The Socio-environmental History of the Peloponnese during the Holocene: Towards an Integrated Understanding of the Past.” Quaternary Science Reviews.  [Link]

Other Publications

  • Dibble, W.F. 2014. "Practical Use of Barcodes in Archaeology." Kentro, The Newsletter for the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete 17: 5-6.
  • Dibble, W.F. 2014. "Αστική κουζίνα, μαγειρική, και θυσίες ζώων." [Urban Food in Ancient Athens]. LIFO 23 March 2013: 66-69. [Link]

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • Dibble, W.F. (01/29/2014). The Zooarchaeology of Nichoria Revisited: The Taphonomy of Dark Age Beef Cattle Ranching. Fitch-Wiener Laboratories Seminar Series, Fitch Laboratory, British School at Athens (Greece).
  • Dibble, W.F. (12-2016). From carcasses to cuts of meat: a zooarchaeological assessment of hind-quarter processing in ancient Greece. From Snout to Tail: Exploring the Greek Sacrificial Animal from the Literary, Epigraphical, Iconographical, Archaeological, and Zooarchaeological Evidence, Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • Dibble, W.F. and M. Finné (04-2017). Changing Foodways as Adaptation to Ancient Climate Change. Human-environment dynamics in the Peloponnese and beyond: Ideas-Methods-Results, American School of Classical Studies at Athens (Greece).

Paper Presentations

  • Magic, Drugs, and Magic Drugs: An Analysis of Wormwood within the Greek Magical Papyri. From Sumer to Caesar, Hebrew Union College. 04/20/2010.[Link]
  • Religious Practice and Local Identity within Pausanias’ Periegesis. CAMWS, Minneapolis, MN. 04/02/2009.[Link]
  • Dibble, W.F.. Athenian Water Practices in an Urban Environment.. Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, San Antonio, TX. 01/08/2011.[Link]
  • Dibble, W.F.. Size Matters: Decreasing Capacity in Urban Athenian Water Collection and Food Storage Vessels.. Annual Meeting of the Yorkshire Archaeology Postgraduate Group, Sheffield, UK. 03/25/2011.[Link]
  • Dibble, W.F.. Unpacking Construction Fill: Archaeological Formation Processes of Activity, Refuse, and Construction in an Urban Environment.. Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Philadelphia, PA. 01/07/2012.[Link]
  • Dibble, W.F.. Adapting to the Athenian Cityscape: Urban Foodways and Butchery in the Athenian Agora.. American School of Classical Studies at Athens Tea Talk Series, American School of Classical Studies at Athens (Greece). 03/11/2014.
  • Dibble, W.F.. Urban Butchery Patterns from the Athenian Agora and Azoria in Greece.. International Conference for Archaeozoology, San Rafael, Argentina. 09/23/2014.[Link]
  • Dibble, W.F. and D. Fallu. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly at the Dark Age Ranch: Taphonomical Reinterpretations of Pastoralism at Nichoria, Messenia.. Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, New Orleans, LA. 01/08/2015.[Link]
  • Dibble, W.F.. The Chaîne-Opératoire of Professional Butchery in the Archaic to Classical Athenian Agora: Changing Foodways in an Urban Context.. Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, San Francisco, CA. 01/07/2016.[Link]
  • Mook, M.S., D.C. Haggis, R.D. Fitzsimons, M.C. Scarry, and W.F. Dibble. Excavations at Azoria, East Crete 2013-2015. Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, San Francisco, CA. 01/08/2016.

Colloquia

  • Dibble, W.F., O.A. Jones, and D. Fallu  The Preservation of Organic Remains in the Aegean.  Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, New Orleans, LA. [Link]

Poster Presentations

  • Dibble, W.F. (09/23/2014).  21st Century Tools for Zooarchaeological Data Entry: Touch Screens, Speech Recognition, Barcodes, and GIS.. International Conference for Archaeozoology, San Rafael, Argentina.
  • Dibble, W.F. and S.R. Stocker (04/23/2014).  The End of the Late Bronze Age in Messenia: Climate, Bones, and Dirt.. International Workshop: Mediterranean Holocene Climate and Human Societies, Navarino Environmental Observatory (Messenia, Greece).
  • Dibble, W.F. and H.L. Dibble (01/03/2014).  Barcoding Archaeology: Digital Methods for Error-Free and Rapid Labeling, Data-Entry, and Inventorying.. Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Chicago, IL.

Honors & Awards

  • Louise Taft Semple Fellowship, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, 09-2014 to 05-2017.
  • Olivia James Traveling Fellowship, Archaeological Institute of America, 09-2013 to 05-2014.
  • Cedric Boulter Memorial Fellowship, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, 06-2014 to 08-2014.
  • Doreen Canaday Spitzer Fellowship, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 09-2012 to 05-2013.
  • Heinrich Schliemann Fellowship, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 09-2011 to 05-2012.
  • Graduate Student Research Fellowship, University Research Council, University of Cincinnati, 06-2011 to 08-2011.
  • Marion and Dorothy Rawson Memorial Fellowship, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, 06-2011 to 08-2011.
  • Louise Taft Semple Fellowship, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, 09-2007 to 05-2011.
  • Marion and Dorothy Rawson Memorial Fellowship, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, 06-2009 to 08-2009.
  • Marion and Dorothy Rawson Memorial Fellowship, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, 06-2009 to 08-2009.
  • Niarchos Fellowship, Department of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 05-2007 to 07-2007.
  • Undergraduate Fieldwork Travel Award, Department of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 05-2003 to 07-2003.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 01-2016-05-2016,  Editorial Assistant , Nestor: Bibliography of Aegean Prehistory and Related Areas, University of Cincinnati.
  • 09-2014-12-2014,  Assistant Archivist, Department of Classics Archives, University of Cincinnati.
  • 2008-2010,  Editorial Assistant, Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists, University of Cincinnati.
  • 2005-2007,  Information technology support staff and digital developer, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
  • 2001-2004,  Publications assistant, University of Pennsylvania Museum Publications.

Service

  • Member, Cincinnati Society of the Archaeological Institute of America Board of Directors, .
  • Member, Council of the Archaeological Institute of America, .

Courses Taught

  •  15-CLAS-238 GRK LAT ELE MEDTECH Greek and Latin Elements in Medical Terminology.
  •  -CLAS-1002 ROMAN CIVILIZATION .
  •  -LATN-1011 ELEMENTARY LATIN 1 .
  •  -CLAS-2001 ANCIENT SPORTS .
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