Cynthia Finlayson

Cynthia Finlayson has been working in the Near East since 1974 and is currently the director of the Syro-American Expeditions to Palmyra and Apamea, Syria, as well as director for the Brigham Young University/Syrian Department of Antiquities Projects at the Azem Palace in Damascus. Finlayson has also previously excavated at Petra, Jordan. She teaches ancient, classical, and Islamic archaeology at Brigham Young University as well as courses in museum studies.