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Alan Alfred Demetrious Peatfield

College Lecturer In Greek Archaeology

School of Archaeology
Newman Building K212
School of Archaeology
Newman Building
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4

Tel: 01-7168243
Email: alan.peatfield@ucd.ie

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 1983.
Title: Macmillan Studentship of the British School at Athens
Year: 2007.
Title: An intra-site GIS analysis of the archaeological assemblage from the Atsipadhes peak sanctuary in Crete

Associations

Association: British School of Archaeology at Athens, Function/Role: Life member
Association: Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens, Function/Role: Managing Committee, Chairman, Co-ordinator for Archaeological Research
Association: Tai Chi Union of Great Britain, Function/Role: Senior Instructor Member
     

Conference Contributions

Alan Peatfield (2010) [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], International Workshop on Minoan Peak Sanctuaries, University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland , 26-FEB-10 - 28-FEB-10.
Alan A.D. Peatfield; (2010) Athlete....Warrior....Hero. [Invited Oral Presentation], Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece. Day School of the Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies in Athens, University College Dublin , 20-NOV-10 - 20-NOV-10.
Alan A.D. Peatfield; (2011) The Egyptian Khopesh: Methodologies and Case-Study in Combat Archaeology. [Invited Oral Presentation], Warfare in Antiquity: Approaches and Controversies, University College Dublin , 12-AUG-11 - 13-AUG-11.
Alan A.D. Peatfield; (2011) Sport and the Ritualisation of Combat in the Ancient World. [Invited Lecture], Sport and Festival in the Ancient World. Colloquium of the Committee for Classical and Near Eastern Studies, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, Ireland , 17-NOV-11 - 18-NOV-11.
Alan Peatfield, Christine Morris (2012) Ritual Performance and Spatial Organisation on Minoan Peak Sanctuaries. [Oral Presentation], 113th AIA Conference: colloquium Performing Politics:ritual, space, and performance in the Bronze Age Aegean & Near East, Philadelphia, USA , 05-JAN-12 - 08-JAN-12.
Alan Peatfield (2012) Greek Combat Sports: from image to technique. [Oral Presentation], Sport and Competition in Greece and Rome, British Museum London , 14-JUN-12 - 15-JUN-12.
Alan Peatfield (2014) Healing on Minoan Peak Sanctuaries. [Oral Presentation], Doctors, Diseases and Divinities: health and healing in the ancient world (IIHSA Day School), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland , 08-FEB-14 - 08-FEB-14.
Alan Peatfield (2014) A metaphysical history of Minoan religion. [Oral Presentation], METAPHYSIS: Ritual, Myth and Symbolism in the Aegean Bronze Age. 15th International Aegean Conference, Austrian Academy of Sciences, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria , 22-APR-14 - 25-APR-15.
Alan Peatfield, Christine Morris (2015) From Production to Consumption: Life Histories of Figurines from Cretan Bronze Age Peak Sanctuaries. [Oral Presentation], Terracottas in the Mediterranean through time, University of Haifa, Israel , 23-MAR-15 - 26-MAR-15.
Alan Peatfield, Christine Morris, Brendan O'Neill (2015) LETTING THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG: USING 3D LASER SCANNING AND EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY TO UNDERSTAND CRETAN BRONZE AGE FIGURINES. [Oral Presentation], 9th Experimental Archaeology Conference, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland , 16-JAN-15 - 18-JAN-15.
Alan Peatfield, Christine Morris (2015) Space, Place and Performance on the Minoan Peak Sanctuary of Atsipadhes. [Oral Presentation], Unlocking Sacred Landscapes:Spatial Analysis of Ritual and Cult in the Mediterranean, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland , 15-MAY-15 - 17-MAY-15.
Alan Peatfield, Christine Morris; (2008) How to be a Minoan shaman. [Oral Presentation], World Archaeological Congress 6, Dublin , 29-JUN-08 - 04-JUL-08.
Alan Peatfield, Mark Aldenderfer; (2008) Session Organiser: Mountains and Pilgrimages - the dynamic ritual landscape. [Chaired Session], World Archaeological Congress 6, Dublin , 29-JUN-08 - 04-JUL-08.
Alan Peatfield, Christine Morris; (2008) Health and healing on Cretan Bronze Age peak sanctuaries. [Oral Presentation], MEDICINE IN THE ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN WORLD, Nicosia, Cyprus , 27-SEP-08 - 29-SEP-08.
Alan Peatfield, Philip DeSouza; (2008) Co-organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 1200 BC: War, Climate Change and Cultural Catastrophe, Dublin, Ireland , 07-MAR-08 - 09-MAR-08.
Alan Peatfield; (2008) 1200 BC - a period of momentous change. [Oral Presentation], 1200 BC: War, Climate Change and Cultural Catastrophe, Dublin , 07-MAR-08 - 09-MAR-08.
Alan Peatfield; (2008) Warrior skills in ancient societies - the human reality. [Oral Presentation], World Archaeological Congress 6, Dublin , 29-JUN-08 - 04-JUL-08.
Alan Peatfield, Christine Morris, Kathryn Roundtree, Tonno Jonuks; (2008) Theme organiser: Archaeology of Spiritualities. [Conference Organising Committee Member], World Archaeological Congress 6, Dublin Ireland , 29-JUN-08 - 04-JUL-08.
Alan Peatfield, William Megarry; (2008) Mountains and Pilgrimages in Minoan Bronze Age Crete. [Oral Presentation], World Archaeological Congress 6, Dublin Ireland , 29-JUN-08 - 04-JUL-08.
Alan Peatfield, Dragos Gheorgiu; (2008) Session organiser: Archaeology and Experimental Spirituality?. [Chaired Session], World Archaeological Congress 6, Dublin Ireland , 29-JUN-08 - 04-JUL-08.
Peatfield A. and Morris C.; (2007) Clay Figurines from Minoan Peak Sanctuaries. [International Refereed Conference], European Association of Archaeologists 2007, Zadar Croatia , 18-SEP-07 - 23-SEP-07.

Committees

Committee : Human Ethics Research Committee
Committee : Managing Committee Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens

Employment

Employer: British School of Archaeology at Athens
Position: Knossos Curator
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: College Lecturer in Greek Archaeology

Education

Year 1977 Institution: University of London
Qualification: BA Subject:
Year 1980 Institution: University of London
Qualification: MA Subject:
Year 1989 Institution: University of London
Qualification: PhD Subject:

Languages

Modern Greek:
       

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Alan Peatfield; (2012) 'Curetes' In: Simon Hornblower, Antony spawforth (eds). Oxford Classical Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (2012) 'Dodona' In: SImon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth (eds). Oxford Classical Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (2012) 'Eileithyia' In: Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth (eds). Oxford Classical Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (2012) 'Erinyes' In: Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth (eds). Oxford Classical Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (2012) 'Idaean Dactyls' In: Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth (eds). Oxford Classical Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (2012) 'Labyrinth' In: Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth (eds). Oxford Classical Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Alan Peatfield ; (2012) 'Minos' In: Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth (eds). Oxford Classical Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (2012) 'Plants, sacred' In: Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth (eds). Oxford Classical Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (2012) 'Trees, sacred' In: Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth (eds). Oxford Classical Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (2012) 'Cretan Cults and Myths' In: Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth (eds). Oxford Classical DIctionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (2012) 'Religion, Minoan and Mycenaean' In: Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth (eds). Oxford Classical Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford Classical Dictionary. [Details]
Alan Peatfield, Christine Morris (2012) 'Dynamic Spirituality on Minoan Peak Sanctuaries' In: Kathryn Rountree, Christine Morris, Alan Peatfield (eds). Archaeology of Spiritualities. New York, Heidelberg: Springer. , pp.227-245 [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (2012) 'Britomartis' In: Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth (eds). Oxford Classical Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Alan Peatfield (2013) 'High Places and Royal Shrines' In: Muiris O'Sullivan (eds). Tara: From the Past to the Future. Dublin, Ireland: Wordwell Press. , pp.475-483 [Details]
Alan Peatfield (2015) 'Ritual and Religion in Neolithic Crete' In: George Nash, Andrew Townsend (eds). Decoding Neolithic Atlantic and Mediterranean Island Ritual. Oxford, England: Oxbow Books. [Details]
Alan Peatfield, Christine Morris; (2014) 'Health and healing on Cretan Bronze Age peak sanctuaries' In: Demetrios Michaelides (eds). MEDICINE AND HEALING IN THE ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN WORLD. Oxford England: Oxbow Books. [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (2007) 'The Dynamics of Ritual on Minoan Peak Sanctuaries' In: David A. Barrowclough, Caroline Malone (eds). Cult in Context: Reconsidering Ritual in Archaeology. Oxford: Oxbow Books. , pp.297-300 Available Online [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (1987) 'Palace and peak: the political and religious relationship between palaces and peak sanctuaries' In: Robin Hagg, Nanno Marinatos (eds). The Function of the Minoan Palaces. Stockholm Sweden: Astrom Editions. , pp.89-93 [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (2008) 'Warfare in the Aegean Bronze Age' In: Philip DeSouza (eds). Ancient World at War. London: Thames and Hudson. , pp.87-99 Available Online [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (2007) 'Personal Combat in ancient Greece' In: Barry Molloy (eds). The Cutting Edge: Archaeological Studies in Combat and Weaponry. Stroud, Gloucestshire: Tempus. , pp.20-33 Available Online [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (2009) 'The topography of Minoan peak sanctuaries revisited' In: Anna Lucia D'Agata, Aleydis van de Moortel, M.B. Richardson (eds). Archaeologies of Cult: Essays on Ritual and Cult in Crete (Hesperia Supplement). Athens: American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Available Online [Details]
Alan Peatfield, Christine Morris; (2006) 'Experiencing Ritual: shamanic elements in Minoan religion' In: Michael Wedde (eds). Celebrations: Sanctuaries and the vestiges of cult activity. Bergen: Astromeditions. , pp.35-59 Available Online [Details]
Christine Morris, Alan Peatfield; (2001) 'Feeling through the body: gesture in Cretan Bronze Age Religion' In: Y. Hamilakis. M. Pluciennik, and S. Tarlow (eds). Thinking Through the Body: Archaeologies of Corporeality. *: Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers. , pp.105-120 Available Online [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (2002) 'Divinity and performance on Minoan peak sanctuaries' In: Robert Laffineur and Robin Hagg (eds). POTNIA. Deities and Religion in the Aegean Bronze Age. Liege: Aegaeum (vol. 22). , pp.51-55 Available Online [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (2000) 'Minoan Religion' In: Davina Huxley (eds). Cretan Quests. British Explorers, Excavators, Historians. London: British School at Athens (Suppl. volume). , pp.138-150 [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (1999) 'The Paradox of Violence: Weaponry and Martial Art in Minoan Crete' In: R. Laffineur and J. Driessen (eds). POLEMOS, Le contexte guerrier en égée à l¿âge du bronze. Liege: Aegaeum (vol. 19). , pp.67-74 Available Online [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (1997) 'Aegean Cultures: Minoan Culture' In: Brian Fagan (eds). Oxford Companion to Archaeology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (1997) 'Knossos' In: Brian Fagan (eds). Oxford Companion to Archaeology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Peatfield, Alan; (1995) 'Foreword' In: Peatfield, Alan; (eds). Instant Tao: the Tai Chi Chuan Discourse and Canon. London: Red Cinnabar Press. [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (1995) 'Water, fertility, and purification in Minoan Religion' In: Christine E. Morris (eds). KLADOS: essays in honour of J.N. Coldstream. London: Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, suppl. 63. , pp.217-227 Available Online [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (1994) 'After the Big Bang: Minoan Shrines and Symbols Beyond Palatial Collapse' In: S. Alcock and R. Osborne (eds). Placing the Gods: Greek Sanctuaries in Space. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , pp.19-36 [Details]

Edited Books

Rountree, K.; Morris, C. and Peatfield, A (Ed.). (2012) Archaeology of Spiritualities. Berlin, New York: Springer. Available Online [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Alan Peatfield; (1992) 'After the ‘Big Bang”, What? – Minoan symbols and shrines beyond palatial collapse'. American Journal of Archaeology 1897-2001, 96 (2):348-348. [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (1990) 'Minoan peak sanctuaries: History and Society'. Opuscula Atheniensis, :117-131. [Details]
Alan Peatfield, Ann Brown; (1987) 'Stous Athropolithous: a site at Epano Zakro, Crete'. Annual of the British School at Athens, 82 :23-33. [Details]
Alan Peatfield, Christine Morris; (1987) 'Pottery from the Cyprus Underwater Survey, 1983'. Report of the Department of Antiquities Cyprus, :199-212. [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (1983) 'The topography of Minoan peak sanctuaries'. Annual of the British School at Athens, 78 :273-280. [Details]
Killen J.T., Peatfield Alan; (1994) 'A Linear B Fragment from the North Entrance Passage'. Kadmos, :17-21. [Details]
Peatfield, ALan.; (1994) 'Cognitive Aspects of Religious Symbolism: An Archaeologist's Perspective'. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 4.1, 4 (1):149-155. [Details]
Peatfield, Alan.; (1994) 'The Atsipadhes Korakias Archaeological Project'. CLASSICS IRELAND, 1 :90-95. [Details]
Peatfield, Alan.; (1992) 'Rural Ritual in Bronze Age Crete: The Peak Sanctuary at Atsipadhes'. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 2.1, 2 (1):59-87. [Details]

Other Journals

Alan Peatfield; (2003) 'The Eight Animal Postures' Monopathi tou Polemisti 32 :64-67. [Details]
Alan Peatfield; (2004) 'Rose Li. A student's memoir' Tai Chi Chuan and Internal Arts, Journal of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain 19 :32-35. [Details]
Peatfield, A.; (2005) 'The Bagua Big Sabre' Monopathi to Polemisti 58 :34-36. [Details]
Peatfield, A.; (2005) 'The Single Palm Change of Baguazhang' Monopathi to Polemisti 53 :32-34. [Details]

Conference Publications

Alan Peatfield; (2000) Minoan Religion for ordinary people \i Proceedings of the 8th International Cretological Congress 0 Iraklion, Crete, , pp.9-17 [Details]
Alan Peatfield, Jennifer Moody, Stavroula Markoulaki; (2000) The Ayios Vasilios Valley Archaeological Survey: a preliminary report \i Proceedings of the 8th Cretological Congress0 Iraklion, Crete, , pp.359-371 [Details]
Alan Peatfield, Christine Morris; (1990) Minoan 'sheep-bells': form and function. Preliminary results Proceedings of the 6th Cretological Congress Chania, Crete, , pp.29-37 [Details]
A.A.D. Peatfield, Christine Morris; (1995) Pottery from the Atsipadhes Korakias peak sanctuary Proceedings of the 7th International Cretological Congress, Rethymnon 1991 Rethymnon, , pp.642-647 [Details]

Published Reports

Alan Peatfield, Christine Morris; (1988) Knossos Palace excavations 1987. Kritiki Estia, Chania, Crete. [Details]
Alan Peatfield, Christine Morris; (1991) Crete Atsipadhes Archaeological Report 1991. British School at Athens, London. [Details]
Alan Peatfield, Christine Morris; (1992) Crete Atsipadhes Archaeological report 1992. British School at Athens, London. [Details]
Alan Peatfield, Christine Morris; (1993) Crete Atsipadhes Archaeological report 1993. British School at Athens, London. [Details]
Alan Peatfield, Christine Morris; (1994) Crete Atsipadhes Archaeological report 1994. British School at Athens, London. [Details]
Alan Peatfield, Christine Morris; (1995) Crete Atsipadhes Archaeological report 1995. London. [Details]
Alan Peatfield, Christine Morris; (1996) Crete Atsipadhes Archaeological report 1996. British School at Athens, London. [Details]
Alan Peatfield, Christine Morris; (1997) Crete Atsipadhes Archaeological Report 1997. British School at Athens, London. [Details]
Alan Peatfield, Christine Morris; (1998) Crete: Atsipadhes Archaeological Report 1998. British School at Athens, London. [Details]
Alan Peatfield, Christine Morris; (1999) Crete: Atsipadhes Archaeological Report 1999. British School at Athens, London. [Details]
                                                                                       

Research

Research Interests

My research revolves around three main areas. I welcome any potential MA/PhD students also interested in these subjects.

Civilisation of Minoan Bronze Age Crete

Archaeology and religion

Personal combat in the ancient world

I also maintain a long-term interest in Daoist philosophy and practice, and am currently working on a practical commentary of the Daodejing and the I-Ching with Dr Bruce Frantzis.
     

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Dr Philip DeSouza (School of Classics) - Warfare and Personal Combat in the Ancient World

Dr Barry Molloy (IRCHSS Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Archaeology) - Warfare and Personal Combat in the Ancient World

External Collaborators

Dr Christine Morris (Trinity College Dublin, School of Classics) - Atsipadhes Korakias excavation, religion in Minoan Bronze Age Crete

Dr Jennifer Moody (MacArthur Research Fellow, Baylor College Texas) - Ayios Vasilios Archaeological Survey

Dr Stavroula Markoulaki (Archaeological Directorate of Chania Crete, Greek Ministry of Culture) - Ayios Vasilion Archaeological Survey