Christopher Ratté is a Classical Archaeologist, specializing in Greek architecture and urbanism, and in the archaeology of Turkey. His monograph on the architecture of Lydia (in western Turkey) investigates the role played by technology transfer between Egypt and the Mediterranean world in the invention of the Greek temple.
Archaeological field experience:
Vani Regional Survey (Republic of Georgia), Director (2009-2012)
Aphrodisias Regional Survey (Turkey), Director (2005-2009)
Aphrodisias Excavations (Turkey), Co-Director (1999-2006), Field Director (1993-1998)
Sardis Expedition (Turkey), Assistant Director (1989-2002), Trench supervisor (1980-1988)
Corinth Training Session (Greece), Trainee (1985)
Copan Archaeological Project (Honduras), Trench supervisor (1982)
Southwark and Lambeth Archaeological Committee (England), Volunteer (1981)
San Mateo Archaeological Project (New Mexico), Field Student (1979)
Aphrodisias Regional Survey (Aphrodisias V, Philipp von Zabern, Mainz 2012), ed., with P. De Staebler. Electronic publication at: http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/89592
Archaeology and the Cities of Asia Minor in Late Antiquity (Kelsey Museum Publications 6, Ann Arbor 2011), ed., with O. Dally.
Lydian Architecture (Harvard/Cornell Sardis Expedition, Cambridge, Mass. 2011).
Aphrodisias Papers 4 (Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplementary Series 70, Portsmouth, RI 2008), ed., with R.R.R. Smith