Staff profile

Dr Jennifer Marian Webb FAHA FSA

Adjunct Professor

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce
Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Archaeology and History

MB 162, Melbourne (Bundoora)

Qualifications

BA (Hons-Melbourne), PhD (Melbourne)

Membership of professional associations

Australian Academy of the Humanities; Society of Antiquaries, London

Area of study

Archaeology

Brief profile

Dr Jenny Webb studied classics and ancient history at the University of Melbourne and subsequently at the British School of Archaeology at Athens, where she undertook a PhD on the architectural and iconographic evidence for ritual practice in Late Bronze Age Cyprus for the University of Melbourne. She has held teaching positions at the University of Adelaide, the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University. She held an Australian Research Council Fellowship at La Trobe University from 1998 to 2002 and has co-directed excavations at Marki, Deneia and Politiko in Cyprus. Jenny is currently Adjunct Professor with the Archaeology Program and Editor-in-Chief of Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology, a monograph series published in Sweden by Astroms Forlag. She is also Senior Research Fellow with the Unversity of Cyprus.

Research interests

Archaeology of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Levant

- Archaeology of Bronze Age Cyprus

Recent publications

Books (2008–2012)

  • J.M. Webb and D. Frankel (eds) 2012. Corpus of Cypriot Antiquities of the Early Bronze Age Part IV by James R. Stewart, Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology III:4, Paul Åströms förlag, Uppsala
  • J.M. Webb and D. Frankel (eds) 2012. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology: Fifty Years On, Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology CXXXVII, Paul Åströms förlag, Uppsala
  • D. Frankel, J.M. Webb and S. Lawrence (eds), Archaeology in Environment and Technology: Intersections and Transformations, Routledge Studies in Archaeology, Routledge
  • G. Georgiou, J.M. Webb and D. Frankel 2011. Psematismenos-Trelloukkas. An Early Bronze Age Cemetery in Cyprus, Department of Antiquities, Cyprus, Nicosia
  • J.M. Webb, D. Frankel, K.O. Eriksson and J.B. Hennessy 2009: The Bronze Age Cemeteries at Karmi Palealona and Lapatsa in Cyprus. Excavations by J.R.B. Stewart. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology CXXXVI. Ǻströms Förlag, Sävedalen

Book chapters and refereed journal articles (2008–2012)

  • J.M. Webb in press. Changing technological and social environments in the second half of the third millennium BCE in Cyprus. In D. Frankel, J.M. Webb and S. Lawrence (eds), Archaeology in Environment and Technology: Intersections and Transformations, Routledge Studies in Archaeology, Routledge
  • J.M. Webb in press. Cyprus in the Early Bronze Age.In M.L. Steiner and A.E. Killebrew (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant, Oxford University Press
  • J.M. Webb in press. Ritual as the setting for contentious interaction: from social negotiation to institutionalised authority in Bronze Age Cyprus in press: In A.B. Knapp and P. van Dommelen (eds), The Cambridge Prehistory of the Bronze and Iron Age Mediterranean, Cambridge University Press
  • D. Bolger and J.M. Webb in press: Ceramics. In E. Peltenburg (ed), Associated Regional Chronologies for the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean. Cyprus, Brepols
  • J.M. Webb and D. Frankel in press. Cultural regionalism and divergent social trajectories in Early Bronze Age Cyprus, American Journal of Archaeology 117.1
  • J.M. Webb in press. A west coast flask of Middle Cypriot date from Ambelikou: a note on a regional style and its chronology, Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus
  • D. Frankel and J.M. Webb 2012: Pottery production and distribution in prehistoric Bronze Age Cyprus. An application of pXRF analysis, Journal of Archaeological Science 39.5: 1380–1387
  • J.M. Webb and J. Weingarten 2012, Seals and seal use. Markers of social, political and economic transformations on two islands. In G. Cadogan, M. Iacovou, K. Kopaka and J. Whitley (eds), Parallel Lives: Ancient Island Societies in Crete and Cyprus, Papers arising from the Conference in Nicosia Organised by the British School at Athens, The University of Crete and the University of Cyprus, in November–December 2006,British School at Athens Studies 20, London, pp. 85–104
  • D. Frankel, J.M. Webb and A. Pike-Tay 2012: Seasonality and site function in Chalcolithic Cyprus, European Journal of Archaeology
  • D. Frankel and J.M. Webb 2012: Household continuity and transformation in a prehistoric Cypriot village. In B.J. Parker and C.P. Foster (eds), New Perspectives in Household Archaeology, Winona Lake, IL: Eisenbrauns, pp. 473–500
  • J.M Webb 2012: Kalopsidha: 46 years after SIMA Volume II, in J.M. Webb & D. Frankel, Fifty Years On. SIMA's Contribution to Cypriot Archaeology, Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology CXXXVII, Paul Åströms förlag, Uppsala
  • J.M. Webb and D. Frankel 2011. Hearth and home as community identifiers in Early Bronze Age Cyprus. In V. Karageorghis and O. Kouka (eds), On Cooking Pots, Drinking Cups, Loomweights and Ethnicity in Bronze Age Cyprus and Neighbouring Regions. An International Archaeological Symposium held in Nicosia, November 6th–7th 2010, A.G. Leventis Foundation, Nicosia, 29–42
  • J.M. Webb 2011. Central Cyprus in the early third millennium BCE: problems and prospects. In A. Demetriou (ed), Proceedings of the IV International Cyprological Congress, Lefkosia, April 29th–May 3rd, 2008. Volume I.2, pp. 755–766. Nicosia: Society of Cypriot Studies
  • V. Karageorghis and J.M. Webb 2011. The Early and Middle Bronze Age, in V. Karageorghis in collaboration with D. Papanikola-Bakirtzi, A. Kaldeli, V. Kassianidou, E. Markou, M.B. Moore, M.G. Parani, E. Poyiadji-Richter, M. Socratous, J.M. Webb and C. Winkelmann, Cypriote and Other Antiquities in the Collection of Angelos and Emily Tsirides, Nicosia, EN TIPIS Voula Kokkinou Ltd, 20–74
  • J.M. Webb and D. Frankel 2010: Social strategies, ritual and cosmology in Early Bronze Age Cyprus: an investigation of burial data from the north coast. Levant 42: 185–209
  • J.M. Webb 2010. The ceramic industry of Deneia: crafting community and place in Middle Bronze Age Cyprus. In D.L. Bolger and L. Maguire (eds), The Development of Pre-state Communities in the Ancient Near East: Studies in Honour of Edgar Peltenburg, pp 174–182, Oxbow
  • J.M. Webb, D. Frankel and G. Georgiou 2010. An island of prospectors and farmers. In S. Hadjisavvas (ed), Cyprus. Crossroads of Civilizations, The Government of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicosia, 69–91
  • J.M. Webb and D. Frankel 2009. Exploiting a damaged and diminishing resource: survey, sampling and society at a Bronze Age cemetery complex in Cyprus, Antiquity 83:54–68
  • J.M. Webb, D. Frankel, P. Croft and C. McCartney 2009. Excavations at Politiko Kokkinorotsos. A Chalcolithic hunting station in Cyprus, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 75:189–237
  • J.M Webb and D. Frankel 2009: A funerary deposit from Early Bronze Age Cyprus. MUSE (Annual of the Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia) Volume 42 (2008):15–30
  • J.M. Webb 2009. Keeping house: our developing understanding of the Early and Middle Cypriot household (1926–2006). Medelhavsmuseet. Focus on the Mediterranean, no. 5, 2009. Proceedings from the International Conference ‘Finds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition 1927–1931: A Gender Perspective’, March 31–April 2, 2006, Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm, Sweden, pp 255–267
  • J.M. Webb and D. Frankel 2009. Cyprus. La Préhistoire récente. In M. Iacovou, J. Webb, E. Peltenburg and D. Frankel, Chypre: des premières communautés néolithiques à l’émergence de l’urbanisme. In G. Kourtessi-Philippakis (ed), La préhistoire du Sud-Est européen: traditions et innovations. Paris: De Boccard. Études balkaniques, Cahiers Pierre Belon 15 (2008), pp 275–293
  • J.M. Webb 2009. Deneia: A Middle Cypriot site in its regional and historical context. In I. Hein (ed.), The Formation of Cyprus in the 2nd Millennium B.C. Studies in Regionalism during the Middle and Late Bronze Age, pp 27–37. Contributions to the Chronology of the Eastern Mediterranean 20. Series: Denkschriften der Gesamtakademie LII. Österr. Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna
  • J.M. Webb and D. Frankel 2008. Fine ware ceramics, consumption and commensality: mechanisms of horizontal and vertical integration in Early Bronze Age Cyprus. In L. Hitchcock, R. Laffineur and J. Crowley (eds), Dais. The Aegean Feast. Proceedings of the 12th International Aegean Conference, University of Melbourne, Centre for Classics and Archaeology, 25–29 March 2008, pp. 287–295. Aegaeum 29. Annales d’archéologie égéenne de l’Université de Liège
  • J.M. Webb 2008. Im Zeichen des Hörnergottes. In Zeit der Helden. Die “dunklen Jahrhunderte” Griechenlands 1200–700 v. Chr. Katalog zur Ausstellung im Badischen Landesmuseum Schloss Karlsruhe 25.10.2008–15.2.2009, 304–306. Karlsruhe: Badisches Landesmuseum

Older publications

Books

  • D. Frankel and J.M. Webb 2007. The Bronze Age Cemeteries at Deneia in Cyprus. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology CXXV. Paul Åströms förlag, Sävedalen
  • D. Frankel and J.M. Webb 2006. Marki Alonia. An Early and Middle Bronze Age Settlement in Cyprus. Excavations 1995–2000. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology CXXIII:2, Paul Astroms Forlag, Sävedalen
  • B. Arda, A.B. Knapp and J.M. Webb 2005. Corpus of Cypriote Antiquities 26. The Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow, Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology XX:26, Paul Astroms Forlag, Sävedalen
  • J.M. Webb and D. Frankel 2001. Corpus of Cypriote Antiquities 21. Eight Middle Bronze Age Tomb Groups from Dhenia in the University of New England Museum of Antiquities. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology XX:21
  • J.M. Webb 2001. Corpus of Cypriote Antiquities 20. Cypriote Antiquities in the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology XX:20
  • J.M. Webb 1999. Ritual Architecture, Iconography and Practice in the Late Cypriot Bronze Age. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology and Literature Pocket-book 75. Paul Åströms Forlag, Göteborg
  • J.M. Webb 1997. Corpus of Cypriote Antiquities 18. Cypriote Antiquities in Australian Collections I, Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology Volume XX:18. Paul Åström’s Förlag, Jonsered
  • D. Frankel and J.M. Webb 1996. Marki Alonia. An Early and Middle Bronze Age Town in Cyprus. Excavations 1990-1994. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology Volume CXXIII. Paul Åström’s Förlag, Jonsered

Book chapters and refereed journal articles

  • J.M. Webb, D. Frankel, S.W. Manning and D.A. Sewell 2008. Early and Middle Bronze Age occupation in the Maroni Valley, Cyprus: surface survey at Psematismenos Trelloukkas. Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus, 87–104
  • J.M. Webb and D. Frankel 2007. Identifying population movements by everyday practice. The case of third millennium Cyprus. In S. Antoniadou and A. Pace (eds), Mediterranean Crossroads, pp. 189–216. Athens: Pierides Foundation
  • J.M. Webb 2007. Stamp seal of serpentine from Apliki Karamallos. In B. Kling and J.D. Muhly, Joan Du Plat Taylor’s Excavations at the Late Bronze Age Mining Settlement at Apliki-Karamallos, Cyprus. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology Volume CXXXIV:1, pp. 269–275. Paul Åströms förlag, Sävedalen
  • J.M. Webb, D. Frankel, S.W. Manning and D.A. Sewell 2007. Psematismenos-Koliokremmos/Palia Tomb PKK/94. Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus, 105–130
  • D. Frankel and J.M. Webb 2007. Test excavations at Chalcolithic Politiko Kokkinorotsos. Archaeologia Cypria V:29–39
  • J.M. Webb 2006. Material culture and the value of context: A case study from Marki, Cyprus. In D. Papaconstantinou (ed), Deconstructing Context: A Critical Approach to Archaeological Practice, pp. 98–119. Oxbow Books, Oxford
  • D. Frankel and J.M. Webb 2006. Neighbours: Negotiating space in a prehistoric village. Antiquity 80:287–302
  • J.M. Webb, D. Frankel, Z.A. Stos and N. Gale 2006. Early Bronze Age metal trade in the Eastern Mediterranean. New compositional and lead isotope evidence from Cyprus. Oxford Journal of Archaeology 25:261–288
  • J.M. Webb, 2005. Ideology, iconography and identity. The role of foreign goods and images in the establishment of social hierarchy in Late Bronze Age Cyprus. In J. Clarke (ed), Archaeological Perspectives on the Transmission and Transformation of Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean, pp. 176–182. Levant Supplementary Series 2. Oxbow
  • D. Frankel and J.M. Webb 2004. An Early Bronze Age shell pendant from Cyprus. BASOR 336:1–9
  • J.M. Webb and D. Frankel 2004. Intensive site survey. Implications for estimating settlement size, population and duration in prehistoric Bronze Age Cyprus. In M. Iacovou (ed), Archaeological Field Survey in Cyprus. Past History, Future Potentials, pp 125–137. British School at Athens Studies 11
  • J.M. Webb 2002. New evidence for the origins of textile production in Bronze Age Cyprus. Antiquity 76:364–371
  • J.M. Webb 2002. Device, image and coercion. The role of glyptic in the political economy of Late Bronze Age Cyprus. In J.S. Smith (ed), Script and Seal Use on Cyprus in the Bronze and Iron Ages, Archaeological Institute of America Colloquia and Conference Papers 4, pp. 111–154. Boston
  • J.M. Webb 2002. Engendering the built environment: household and community in prehistoric Bronze Age Cyprus. In D. Bolger and N. Serwint (eds), Engendering Aphrodite: Women and Society in Ancient Cyprus. ASOR Archaeological Reports 7/CAARI Monographs 3, pp. 87–101. Boston, MA: American Schools of Oriental Research
  • J.M. Webb 2001. The Sanctuary of the Ingot God at Enkomi in Cyprus. A new reading of its construction, use and abandonment. In P.M. Fischer (ed), Contributions to the Archaeology and History of the Bronze and Iron Ages in the Eastern Mediterranean. Studies in Honour of Paul Åström, pp. 69–82. Sonderschriften des Österreichisches Archäologisches Institut Band 39.Vienna
  • J.M. Webb and D. Frankel 2001. Clay cattle from Marki. Iconography and ideology in Early and Middle Bronze Age Cyprus. Archaeologia Cypria IV:71–82
  • D. Frankel and J.M. Webb 2001. Population, households and ceramic consumption in a prehistoric Cypriot village. Journal of Field Archaeology 28:115–129
  • J.M. Webb 2000. Curation, expediency and discard. The ground stone industry at Marki Alonia. In G.K. Ioannides and S. Hadjistellis (eds), Praktika tou Tritou Diethnous Kyprologikou Synedriou (Lefkosia, 16–20 Apriliou 1996), A, pp 261–279. Society of Cypriot Studies, Nicosia
  • D. Frankel and J.M. Webb 2000. Marki Alonia: a prehistoric Bronze Age settlement in Cyprus. Antiquity 286:763–64
  • J.M. Webb and D. Frankel 1999. Characterizing the Philia facies. Material culture, chronology and the origin of the Bronze Age in Cyprus, American Journal of Archaeology 103:3–43
  • J.M. Webb 1998. Lithic technology and discard at Marki, Cyprus: consumer behaviour and site formation in the prehistoric Bronze Age. Antiquity Volume 72:796–805
  • D. Frankel and J.M. Webb 1998. Three faces of identity: ethnicity, community and status in the Cypriot Bronze Age. Mediterranean Archaeology 11:1–12

Research projects

Karmi: research and publication of two Early and Middle Bronze Age cemeteries in Cyprus

Editing and publication of James Stewart's Corpus of Cypriot Artefacts of the Early Cypriot Bronze Age

Ambelikou: research and publication of a Middle Bronze Age copper mining settlement in Cyprus