Caroline Carter

PhD Student


Caroline Carter is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Program in Mediterranean Art and Archaeology studying Classical Archaeology under Dr. Tyler Jo Smith. Her research interests are interdisciplinary, focusing on Greek religion and ritual (primarily during the Archaic and Classical periods), myth and iconography, animal studies, the archaeology of sacred landscapes, the archaeology of caves, and the region of ancient Arcadia (Greece).

Caroline received B.A. degrees in Classics (Classical Archaeology) and Religious Studies (Ancient Religions) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014. She also completed their Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classics in 2017. She received her M.A. in Classics (Classical Archaeology) from the University of Arizona in 2019 where she wrote her thesis entitled, “Theriomorphic Forms: Analyzing Terrestrial Animal-Human Hybrids in Ancient Greek Culture and Religion.”

Caroline has participated on several excavations: Huqoq Excavation Project in Israel (2011-12), Azoria Excavation Project on Crete (Greece) (2014), and the Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project in Arcadia (Greece) where she has served as a Trench Supervisor since 2018. She has also interned in curatorial departments at the North Carolina Museum of Art and Ackland Art Museum (UNC), working with collection material from the ancient Mediterranean.