Susan Kane

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Susan Kane
ResidenceOberlin, Ohio
Alma materBarnard College, Bryn Mawr College
Known forCyrenaica Archaeological Project, Sangro Valley Project
Awards2013 Presidential Award, Society for American Archaeology.
Scientific career
InstitutionsOberlin College

Susan Kane is an American art historian and a pioneer of field archaeology. Her work to preserve Libyan archaeological sites during Operation Unified Protector earned her the Society for American Archaeology Presidential Award in 2013.[1] She currently directs the Cyrenaica Archaeological Project and the Sangro Valley Project in Tornareccio, Italy. Since 1977, Kane has served as the chair of the Curricular Committee on Archaeology at Oberlin College.[2]

Kane studied Classics at Barnard College and holds a doctorate in classical archaeology doctorate from Bryn Mawr College. Before joining Oberlin, she was the past Vice President for publications for the Archaeological Institute of America, specializing in Greek, Italic, and Roman sculpture and architecture.[3] Her current research focuses on the use of white marble in the ancient Mediterranean. She has excavated at a variety of sites in the United States, United Kingdom, Greece, Yugoslavia, Libya, and Italy.


  1. ^ Combe, Liv. "Protecting Libyan Archeology". Oberlin College. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Susan Kane". Oberlin College. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  3. ^ "AIA Lecturer/Host: Susan Kane". Archaeological Institute of America. Retrieved 20 May 2013.