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BA, Georgetown University
MA, Bryn Mawr College
PhD, Binghamton University
Dr. Costello earned her Ph.D. in anthropology from the State University of New York, Binghamton and her Masters degree in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College. Her research focus is the visual culture of the early periods of Mesopotamia, especially as it relates to ritual and memory. She has also taught at Rice University and Binghamton University, and has excavated in Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, Greece, and the United States. She is currently on the staff of the Prastio-Mesorotsos Archaeological Project in Cyprus. Her work has appeared in various journals and volumes, including most recently the Cambridge Archaeology Journal.
Dr. Costello teaches courses on the art and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean world, including Bronze Age and Classical Greece, Republican and Imperial Rome, and Mesopotamia from the Neolithic through the Persian period.