Ph.D., Archaeology, Boston University, 2003
Prehistoric economies and technology, rise of social complexity, craft specialization, organization of production, household studies
Regional focus: Near East
Britt Hartenberger's research has included excavation and lithics and ceramics analysis at sites in Cyprus, Greece, Syria, and Turkey. In 1998 she joined the Titris Höyük archaeological project in Turkey, where a workshop for the production of specialized flint blades was discovered. The analysis of this find and intra-site comparisons between specialist and nonspecialist lithic production formed the basis of her dissertation. Over the last several years of field research, she has been the lithics analyst at sites in southeastern Turkey ranging in date from the Neolithic through the Iron Age. Her future research plans include comparing craft production and specialization between different industries and studying socioeconomic differentiation in early urban sites.