Marica looking at a church

Dr. Marica Cassis, BA(Hon), MA, MA, PhD, LMS

Pronouns: she/her

Contact information

Phone number

Office: 4032107995


Office: SS554



License in Mediaeval Studies, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2009

Educational Background

B.A.(Hon) , University of Alberta, 1995

Doctor of Philosophy , University of Toronto, 2007

M.A. , University of Toronto, 2000

M.A. , University of Toronto, 1998


Areas of Research

Byzantine and Syriac History and Archaeology; Late Antiquity

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
GRST 41902 LEC 01 01 Topics in Late Antiquity 2021
GRST 335 Ancient Near East to Alexander the Great Fall 2021
GRST 347 Late Roman Antiquity Winter 2022
GRST 425.4 Byzantine History and Archaeology Winter 2020


Çadır Höyük: A Rural Byzantine Community on the Anatolian Plateau

SSHRC funded investigation of the evolution of a medieval site in central Turkey.


  • Regional Patterns of Transition at Çadir Höyük in the Byzantine Period . Cassis, Marica, Anthony J. Lauricella, Katie Tardio, Madelynn Von Baeyer, Scott Coleman, Sarah E. Adcock, Benjamin S. Arbuckle, and Alexia Smith.. Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology. 321-349. (2019)
  • Evaluating Archaeological Evidence for Demographics, Abandonment, and Recovery in Late Antique and Byzantine Anatolia. Cassis, Marica, Owen Doonan, Hugh Elton, and James Newhard. Human Ecology. 381-98. (2018)
  • Not the End of the World? Post-Classical Decline and Recovery in Rural Anatolia. Roberts, Neil, Marica Cassis, Owen Doonan, Warren Eastwood, Hugh Elton, John Haldon, Adam Izdebski, and James Newhard. Human Ecology. 305-322. (2018)
  • The Climate and Environment of Byzantine Anatolia: Integrating Science, History, and Archaeology. John Haldon, Neil Roberts, Adam Izdebski, Dominik Fleitmann, Michael McCormick, Marica Cassis, Owen Doonan, Warren Eastwood, Hugh Elton, Sabine Ladstätter, Sturt Manning, James Newhard, Kathleen Nicoll, Ioannes Telelis, Elena Xoplaki,. Journal of Interdisciplinary History. 113-161. (2021)
  • Positive Abandonmentl: The Case for Çadır Höyük. Marica Cassis and Anthony Lauricella. Deserted Villages: Perspectives from the Eastern Mediterranean, ed. D.B. Stewart and Rebecca Seifreid. University of North Dakota Digital Press. 20-66. (2020)
  • Çadır Höyük. Archaeology of Byzantine Anatolia. Ed. Philipp Niewöhner. Oxford University Press. 368-374. (2017)
  • The Cide-Şenpazar Region in the Byzantine Period. Kinetic Landscapes - The Cide Archaeological Project 2009-2011: Surveying the Western Turkish Black Sea Region. Eds. Dr. Bleda Düring and Dr. Claudia Glatz. Warsaw: De Gruyter. 294-363. (2015)
  • A Restless Silence: Women in the Byzantine Archaeological Record. The World of Women in the Ancient and Classical Near East. Ed. Beth Nakhai. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 139-154. (2008)
  • Çadır Höyük: Continuity and Change on the Anatolian Plateau. Marica Cassis and Sharon Steadman. East to West. Ed. Scott Stull. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 140-154. (2015)
  • Çadır Höyük: A Rural Settlement in Byzantine Anatolia. Archaeology of the Countryside in Medieval Anatolia. Eds. T. Vorderstrasse and J. Roodenberg. NINO: Leiden. 1-24. (2009)
  • The 2017-2018 Seasons at Çadir Höyük on the North Central Plateau. Anatolica. 77-119. (2019)