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Tyler Jo Smith

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Tyler Jo Smith is an Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology in the McIntire Department of Art at UVA, and served as Director of the Interdisciplinary Archaeology Program ( from 2011- 2017. As a specialist in ancient Greek figure-decorated pottery, the archaeology of performance, and survey archaeology, she is involved in several DH projects connected to her work. At UVa she directs the 3D-GV project (, which is focused on scanning and printing the ancient Greek vase collection at the Fralin Art Museum, to be used for pedgagical purposes as a well as for Open Access. With Ethan Gruber she directs (, a collaborative project dedicated to defining the intellectual concepts of pottery following the tenets of linked open data and the formulation of an ontology for representing and sharing ceramic data across disparate data systems. An active field archaeoligsts in both Greece and Turkey, here on-Grounds she also serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Flowerdew Hundred Collection. 


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