Darren Poltorak

484 Spaulding, Ellicot complex, SUNY Buffalo


PhD Student, Department of Anthropology
Teaching Assistant, SUNY Buffalo


BA 2007
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
Department of Anthropology and Department of Classics

Research Interests:

Iron Age Dacian archaeology, identity and gender, theories of power and resistance, imperial boundaries and expansion, food and diet, ceramic residue, chemistry in archaeology, soil chemistry, periphery interactions, trade

Current Research Project:

Rasnov, Romania: Cumidava Archaeological Research Project (CARP). Roman castrum and immediate area excavations. Director, affiliated with Brasov County Museum

Professional Organizations:

New England Anthropology Association (NEAA)

Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA)

Anthropology Graduate Student Association (faculty committee representative)

Selected Publications:

Poltorak, D. Forthcoming. Site Prospection through Phosphate. Chronika, IEMA Graduate Student Newsletter Vol. 1. April 2011

Poltorak, D. Nov. 2010. Beyond the Walls: Investigation of the area around the castrum Cumidava by intensive phosphate survey. IEMA Brown-bag series

Poltorak, D. and S. Cosulet. Oct. 2010. Intensive Survey by Phosphate Testing around Castrum Cumidava, Rasnov, jud. Brasov (poster). 4th International Archaeomet Symposium, Bucharest, Romania

Poltorak, D. March 2010. Uluburun: Tying the exotic shipwreck to the daily activities of the Mediterranean. NEAA conference