Caroline Carter is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Program in Mediterranean Art and Archaeology studying under Dr. Tyler Jo Smith. Caroline has participated on several excavations in Israel and Greece, most notably the Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project in Arcadia (Greece) where she is a Trench Supervisor. Caroline has also interned in curatorial departments at several museums (North Carolina Museum of Art and Ackland Art Museum), working with Classical collections. Caroline received her M.A. 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’s research interests are interdisciplinary, focusing primarily on the art and archaeology of Greek religion and ritual, animal studies, myth and iconography, and the region of ancient Arcadia.