Charlotte Marie Cable
- PhD, RPA
- Co-Director, Bat Archaeological Project (BAP) -- Penn Museum
- Field Director, Saruq al-Hadid Archaeological Research Project (SHARP) -- University of New England, Australia
- Consultant, World Monuments Fund
- Consultant, Ministry of Heritage & Culture (Sultanate of Oman)
I am an anthropological archaeologist specializing in the Near (or Middle) East, where I have lived and worked since 2001. My research interests combine studies of the built environment, the mortuary realm, and the living landscape to understand social dynamics and organization within an ecological framework. In addition, I have worked in capacity building and outreach for several foreign governmental organizations in the Middle East and am currently a consultant for the World Monuments Fund and the Ministry of Heritage & Culture (Sultanate of Oman).
Currently I am engaged in fieldwork in Oman, where I co-direct research (survey, ethnography, excavations) at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Bat, Al-Khutm, and Al-Ayn. I am also co-authoring a book for the Archaeological Heritage of Oman series (Archaeopress) on the Third Millennium BCE towers of Oman, and preparing publications on previous research conducted there and at Suruq al-Hadid (Dubai, UAE).
As a Director of the Bat Archaeological Project I am actively seeking student (undergraduate and graduate/post-graduate) participants and researchers. If you have an interest in understanding Omani culture (ancient and modern) please contact me --- planning for our winter field seasons is ongoing.