James Osborne
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

James Osborne is an archaeologist who works in the eastern Mediterranean and ancient Near East during the Bronze and Iron Ages (ca. 3500–500 BCE). He focuses especially on Anatolia, a region that is today within the Republic of Turkey, during the late second and early first millennium BCE. His work in progress, Diaspora and Mobility: The Syro-Anatolian Culture Complex, examines the nature and organization of an Iron Age culture in southern Turkey and northern Syria that existed from roughly 1200 to 700 BCE. Osborne is an Assistant Professor of Anatolian Archaelogy in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Literatures and the Oriental Institute.