Dr. Davide Zori

Dr. Davide Zori
Associate Professor of History in the BIC
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E-mail: Davide_Zori@Baylor.edu

Phone: 254-710-4274 

Office: Morrison Hall 101.10 

Department: Baylor Interdisciplinary Core

BIC Courses: World Cultures I and II; Social World I and II

Davide Zori’s research concentrates on the Viking expansion into the North Atlantic. He conducts archaeological fieldwork in Iceland addressing the interaction of the Norse settlers with new environments, the construction of a migrant society, and the subsequent evolution of endemic political systems. He employs a multidisciplinary approach combining material culture and written evidence. Dr. Zori joined the BIC in 2014. He also teaches The Vikings and The Early Middle Ages for the History Department. 


Ph.D. 2010 University of California, Los Angeles. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.

M.A. 2004 University of California, Los Angeles. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.

B.A. 2002 University of Florida. Departments of History and Anthropology.


Recent Publications

The Norse in Iceland. 2016. Davide Zori. Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology. Oxford University Press.

Gift Exchange with the Saintly Dead in Medieval Icelandic Miracle Stories. 2016. Davide Zori. Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies 47/1: 85-105.

Viking Age Archaeology in Iceland: Mosfell Archaeological Project. 2014. Davide Zori and Jesse Byock (eds.) Brepols Publishers, Turnhout.

Interdisciplinary Modelling of Viking Age and Medieval Settlement in the Mosfell Valley. 2014. Davide Zori. Viking Age Archaeology in Iceland: the Mosfell Archaeological Project. Brepols Publishers, Turnhout.

Feasting in Viking Age Iceland: Sustaining a Chiefly Political Economy in a Marginal Environment. 2013. Davide Zori, Jesse Byock, Egill Erlendsson, Steven Martin, Thomas Wake, and Kevin Edwards. Antiquity 87 (335): 150-165.



"Beer, Beef, and Politics: Findings at Viking Archaeological Site Show Power Trumping Practicality"

"Davide Zori, Baylor University - Viking Social Standing"


·     Academic CV

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