Laerke Recht: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, CB2 3DZ, UK; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Laerke Recht is an archaeologist whose research focuses on the archaeology of the Bronze Age eastern Mediterranean and Near East. She is particularly interested in the themes of interaction between the regions of the eastern Mediterranean, religion, gender and human-animal relations in the past and our modern interpretation of these interactions. She has most recently finished a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship at University of Cambridge on the project entitled ‘The Spirited Horse: Human-equid relations in the Bronze Age Near East’. This project involves examining different species of equids and their identification in the zooarchaeological, icnonographic, and epigraphic records. Lareke also works on the Hala Sultan Tekke project in Cyprus (Aegean ceramics and animals), and on the Tell Mozan/Urkesh project in Syria (ceramics, glyptics, digital publication).