Danielle A. Parks
Danielle A. Parks graduated from Brown University in 1988, with degrees in Latin, archaeology and hydraulic engineering. She did her Masters degree at the University of Missouri, writing her thesis on the Roman coins of Cyprus (published as a book in 2004). She went on to do a PhD on burial customs in Roman Cyprus, also at the University of Missouri, under the supervision of Prof. Kathleen Slane. She spent several seasons working on the excavations of Kalavasos Kopetra in Cyprus, and in 1995 directed a new excavation of Roman tombs at Kourion’s Amathous Gate Cemetery.
Danielle A. Parks with artefacts from Brock University’s Cypriot collection
After receiving her PhD in 1999, Danielle was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities post-doctoral award to continue her research at the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) in Nicosia. From 2001 she taught in the Department of Classics at Brock University, St. Catherine’s, Ontario.
Even after she was diagnosed with leukemia in late 2004, Danielle continued teaching, writing and giving public lectures. She was instrumental in setting up a new Masters program in Classics at Brock, and continued supporting her students and colleagues even from her hospital bed. She died in July 2007.
The Danielle Parks Memorial Fellowship at the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute was set up in her name to support graduate students of any nationality who are working on the archaeology of Cyprus. The Department of Classics at Brock University set up the Danielle Anne Parks Memorial Scholarship to support graduates of that Department studying Greco-Roman culture.
Obituary by Kathleen Slane in the University of Missouri’s Communiqué (p. 5)
Obituary by Stuart Swiny and Bill Andreas in CAARI News (p. 2)
Parks, D.A. 1996 Excavations at Kourion’s Amathus Gate Cemetery, 1995. Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus: 127-133.
Parks, D.A., and L. Steel 1996 Amathus Swedish tomb 6: a Roman burial in an Iron Age tomb. Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus: 165-169.
Parks, D.A. 1997 Excavations at Kourion's Amathus Gate Cemetery, 1996. Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus: 271-276.
Parks, D.A., M. Av’iam, and E.J. Stern 1997 Clay coffins from Agia Napa-Makronisos and their connections. In S. Hadjisavvas (ed.), Agia Napa, Excavations at Makronisos and the archaeology of the region, 189-196. Nicosia: Cyprus Department of Antiquities.
Parks, D.A. 1999 Burial customs of Roman Cyprus: origin and development. PhD, University of Missouri, Columbia.
Parks, D.A., and N.E.M. Chapman 1999 Preliminary report of the 1998 excavations at Kourion's Amathus Gate cemetery. Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus: 259-268.
Parks, D.A., M. Given, and N.E.M. Chapman 1998 Excavations at Kourion's Amathus Gate cemetery, 1997. Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus: 171-185.
Parks, D.A., C.M. Mavromatis, and N.K. Harper 2000 Preliminary report of the 1999 excavations at Kourion's Amathous Gate Cemetery. Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus: 305-316.
Parks, D.A., C.M. Mavromatis, and N.K. Harper 2001 Preliminary report of excavations at Kourion's Amathous Gate Cemetery, 2000. Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus: 233-245.
Parks, D.A. 2002 Epitaphs and tombstones of Hellenistic and Roman Cyprus. In C. Callaway (ed.), Ancient journeys: a festschrift in honor of Eugene Numa Lane: The Stoa: A Consortium for Electronic Publication in the Humanities. http://www.stoa.org/lane/.
Parks, D.A., and H. Neff 2002 A geochemical vector for trade: Cyprus, Asia Minor, and the Roman East. In M.D. Glascock (ed.), Geochemical evidence for long-distance trade, 205-214. Westport: Bergin and Garvey.
Parks, D.A. 2003 Clay coffins in the Cyprus Museum. Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus: 247-261.
Parks, D.A. 2003 Review of Ancient Cypriote Art in the Severis Collection (V. Karageorghis), Ancient Cypriote Art in Berlin: Antikensammlung Museum fur vor- und fruh- geschichte Munzkabinett (S. Brehme et al.), and The collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Kunsthistorisches Museum (A. Bernhard-Wakher et al.). American Journal of Archaeology 107(1): 128-130.
Parks, D.A. 2004 Funerary landscapes of Roman Cyprus. Unpublished paper given at Society for American Archaeology, Montreal, Quebec.
Parks, D.A. 2004 The Roman coinage of Cyprus. Nicosia: Cyprus Numismatic Society.
Parks, D.A. 2009 Engendering Hellenistic and Roman tombs: the contribution of the Swedish Cyprus Expedition. Finds and results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition 1927–1931: a gender perspective. Vol. 5, 207-219. Medelhavsmuseet. Focus on the Mediterranean.
Parks, D.A. 2009 Alexandrian elements in Hellenistic and Roman burial customs of Cyprus. In Egypt and Cyprus in Antiquity: proceedings of the international conference, Nicosia 2003, ed. D. Michaelides, V. Kassianidou, and R. Merrillees. Oxford: Oxbow.
Buell, M., C. Mavromatis, and D.A. Parks. 2009 Kourion Mapping Project: a contextual spatial analysis of the Kourion acropolis. Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus: 261-294.
Janes, S., D.A. Parks and K. Winther-Jacobsen. 2013. Special finds analysis and catalogue. In M. Given, A.B. Knapp, J.S. Noller, L. Sollars and V. Kassianidou (eds.), Landscape and interaction: the Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project, Cyprus. Volume 1: methodology, analysis and interpretation. Levant Supplementary Series. London: Council for British Research in the Levant.