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Ellinor Larsson has worked as an archaeologist since 1995, mainly in the commercial archaeological sector in Ireland and Sweden, but she has also been involved in a number of research projects in Sweden, Ireland, and Greece. She has been involved in the Priniatikos Pyrgos Project in east Crete since 2008, primarily as field manager and in the report team for this excavation. Her current position is project manager for Arkeologikonsult AB in Sweden, where she undertakes excavations of sites dating mainly from the Late Iron Age to the Late Medieval period, primarily of large urban sites.

Tristan Carter received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Archaeology (University College London) in 1999 and is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, McMaster University. He is an eastern Mediterranean prehistorian and lithic technologist whose interests span the Paleolithic–Bronze Age, focusing on technology and cultural identity, interregional contact, the politics of production, and Neanderthal archaeology. He is director of both the McMaster Archaeological XRF Lab for obsidian characterization and the Stélida Naxos Archaeological Project.

Following a remunerative career in the city, Sue returned to academia as a Hossein-Farmy Scholar at the University of Sheffield, where she received her doctorate in 2000 for her thesis "Weapons, Warfare and Society in the British Later Bronze Age." Since 2006 she has participated in fieldwork at the multiperiod site of Priniatikos Pyrgos in northeast Crete while continuing to work on various Late Bronze Age archaeometallurgical projects in Britain.

Jo Day received her Ph.D. from Trinity College, Dublin, in 2007 and currently is employed as lecturer in classical archaeology and curator of the Classical Museum at University College Dublin. Her edited volume Making Senses of the Past: Toward a Sensory Archaeology (Carbondale, Ill. 2013) resulted from a conference held during her year as visiting scholar at the Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She works at the site of Priniatikos Pyrgos in east Crete.

David Ussishkin is professor emeritus of archaeology at Tel-Aviv University, Israel. He received his Ph.D. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Ussishkin conducted surveys and excavations in several biblical-period sites in Israel, notably the Silwan necropolis in Jerusalem, Lachish, and Betar, the last stronghold of the Second Jewish Revolt. He codirected the excavations at Jezreel and the renewed excavations at Megiddo. Ussishkin wrote extensively on subjects of archaeology of the biblical period and Hittite art. His most notable books are the final excavation report of Lachish and The Conquest of Lachish by Sennacherib (Tel Aviv 1982).

Matthew Adams received his Ph.D. in history from the Pennsylvania State University in 2007, specializing in Egyptology and Near Eastern Archaeology. He is currently director of the Jezreel Valley Regional Project, a long-term, multidisciplinary survey and excavation project investigating the history of human activity in the Jezreel Valley. He is also a staff member of the Pennsylvania State University excavations at Mendes, Egypt, and the Tel Aviv University Megiddo Expedition. He serves as president of the nonprofit organization American Archaeology Abroad. As of June 2014, he will be taking over the directorship of the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem.

Laurianne Martinez-Sève is professor of Greek history at Lille University (France). Her research focuses on the Seleucid kingdom and Central Asia and Iran in the Hellenistic period. She is a member of the Franco-Uzbek archaeological team of Sogdiana and has excavated in Samarkand (Uzbekistan). She has published an atlas of the Hellenistic period, a book on the terracotta figurines of Susa, and various articles, especially on the cities of Ai Khanoum and Susa. 

Rafael Scopacasa is research fellow at the Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Exeter, United Kingdom, where he received his Ph.D. in 2010. He was the Ralegh Radford Rome Scholar at the British School at Rome in 2010–2011. His most recent publications include Ancient Samnium: Settlement, Culture and Identity Between History and Archaeology (Oxford 2014) and Burial and Social Change in First-Millennium BC Italy: Approaching Social Agents (co-edited with E. Perego [forthcoming]). He is interested in bringing together historical, epigraphic, and archaeological evidence as a means of constructing alternative histories of pre-Imperial Italy.

Gül Gürtekin Demir is currently working as professor of classical archaeology at Ege University, Turkey, where she also gained her Ph.D. She specializes in Lydian pottery and Lydian archaeology. Her other areas of interest are the Anatolian Iron Age, interregional relations of Anatolian pottery, as well as Asia Minor in the Archaic period. Her current projects in Turkey include the publication of Lydian pottery at Gordion (from Rodney Young's excavations), Sardis and Tabae (Kale-i Tavas), and archaic Greek and Anatolian pottery at Anaia (Kadıkalesi).

Margaret M. Andrews is a Ph.D. candidate in the art and archaeology of the Mediterranean world at the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation addresses the topographical and social evolution of the Suburba and eastern hills in Rome from the Republican through the Early Medieval periods. She has excavated in Italy and Greece, has written on several monuments of the Subura and Cispian Hill, and is a coeditor of the forthcoming excavation monograph for the Villa Magna Project (British School at Rome). In 2011–2012, she was a Rome Prize Fellow in Ancient Studies at the American Academy in Rome.

Spencer Pope is an assistant professor in the Department of Classics at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) and received a Ph.D. in classical archaeology from Brown University in 2006. His research focuses on Greek architecture, urbanization, and the development of the built environment with special interest in the expansion of the Greek world and the establishment of overseas settlements in Sicily and South Italy. He has excavated extensively in Italy and is currently completing a monograph on the frontiers of the Greek cities of Sicily in the Archaic and Classical periods.

Malcolm Wiener is an Aegean prehistorian who has written widely on Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece, interactions between Egypt, the Near East, and the Aegean in the Bronze Age, the chronology of the ancient world—including analyses of radiocarbon, tree ring, and ice core dating—Homer and history, and other subjects. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Swedish Academy, Austrian Academy, German Archaeological Institute, and the Society of Antiquaries and Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France). He has received the Ring of Honour of the German Academy in Mainz and honorary doctorates from the universities of Sheffield, Tübingen, Athens, Cincinnati, University College London, and Dickinson College.

Jack L. Davis is Carl W. Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology at the University of Cincinnati and a former director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. He has excavated and directed surface archaeological surveys in both Greece and Albania. His particular fields of interest include Greek prehistory, Ottoman history and archaeology, and the history of archaeological research and its institutional structure.

Quentin Letesson is a Marie Curie research fellow at the Aegean Material Culture Laboratory of the University of Toronto. He is also a member of the Aegean Interdisciplinary Studies research group (AegIS) of the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). His research focuses on a diachronic study of Minoan architectural configuration and, more recently, on network analyses of processes of urbanization and invention/innovation in the material culture of Bronze Age Crete. He is also involved in the excavation and publication of different Minoan sites: Sissi, Palaikastro, and Myrtos-Pyrgos. 

John J. Dobbins is a professor of classical art and archaeology in the McIntire Department of Art at the University of Virginia and is the director of the Pompeii Forum Project. He has been a regular member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and is the president of the Charlottesville Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. His research focus is Roman architecture and urbanism, especially in Pompeii.

Larry F. Ball is field archaeologist and professor of western art history at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. He has been a regular member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and a Mellon Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. His research focuses on Imperial-era concrete architecture in Rome (Nero's Domus Aurea, revetment) and Pompeii, being assistant director of the Pompeii Forum Project since 2000.

Anna Lucille Boozer is a lecturer in Roman Mediterranean Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Reading (United Kingdom). Her research focuses on Roman Egypt, Meroitic Sudan, imperialism, and daily life. She holds degrees from Columbia University (Ph.D.) and St. John's College (B.A.). Boozer directs the University of Reading Excavations at Amheida (Egypt) and codirects the Meroe Archival Project (Sudan) with Intisar Elzein Soghayroun (University of Khartoum, Sudan). Her work has been supported by the British Academy and the Society of Antiquaries of London.

Elizabeth Palmer Baltes is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University. Her dissertation, "Dedication and Display of Portrait Statues in Ancient Greece: Spatial Practices and Identity Politics," recontextualizes individual portrait monuments by visualizing entire statue landscapes. Elizabeth's work leverages digital visualization technologies not only as a means of representation but also as a method of inquiry. In addition to her primary research interests in the ancient world, Elizabeth is exploring issues of politics, memory, and change over time in contemporary statue landscapes, such as Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia.

Augusta McMahon is a senior lecturer in Mesopotamian archaeology and history in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. She has excavated in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Egypt, and Turkey. Since 2006, she has been field director of the Tell Brak excavations in northeast Syria. Her research interests include economic complexity, the prehistory of violent conflict, early urbanism, and past urban landscapes.

Jennifer M. Webb is a research fellow in archaeology at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. She specializes in the archaeology of Bronze Age Cyprus and has codirected and published a number of excavations on the island. She is the author of Ritual Architecture, Iconography and Practice in the Late Cypriot Bronze Age (Göteborg 1999). Recent coedited volumes include Corpus of Cypriot Antiquities of the Early Bronze Age. Pt. 4 (Uppsala 2012), Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology: Fifty Years On (Uppsala 2012), and Archaeology in Environment and Technology: Intersections and Transformations (New York 2013). She is joint editor-in-chief of Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology. Her previous article in the AJA is "Characterizing the Philia Facies: Material Culture, Chronology, and the Origin of the Bronze Age in Cyprus" (with D. Frankel, AJA 103 [1999] 3–43).

Blythe Bowman Proulx is assistant professor of criminal justice in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. She holds degrees in anthropology, classical studies, and criminal justice. Her research interests include antiquities trafficking, organized crime, and inmate litigation.

Giorgos Papantoniou received his B.A. in history and archaeology at the University of Cyprus in 2003 and his Ph.D. in classics at Trinity College Dublin in 2008, where he also held an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (2009–2010). He is currently holding a three-year Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship cofunded by the European Commission (Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowships) to work on the project entitled "'Unlocking' Sacred Landscapes: A Holistic Approach to Cypriot Sanctuaries and Religion." He is the author of Religion and Social Transformations in Cyprus: From the Cypriot Basileis to the Hellenistic Strategos (Leiden 2012). He has published extensively on Cypriot city-kingdoms, Hellenistic Cyprus, and Cypriot sanctuaries and religion.

Naomi F. Miller is a research project manager in the Near East Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum. Her research focuses on long-term human impact on the landscape through the analysis of archaeobotanical remains. Another current project involves using plants for preserving the historic sites and landscapes of Gordion, Turkey. She maintains a website that includes a bibliography of archaeobotanical site reports from the Near East at Her previous articles in AJA include "Uruk Colonies and Anatolian Communities: An Interim Report on the 1992–1993 Excavations at Hacinebi, Turkey" (with G.J. Stein et al., AJA 100 [1996] 205–60), "Excavation and Survey in the Jabbul Plain, Western Syria: The Umm el-Marra Project 1996–1997" (with G.M. Schwartz et al., AJA 104 [2000]), and "Science in Archaeology: A Review" (with P.E. McGovern et al., AJA 99 [1995] 79–142).

David Frankel is professor of archaeology at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. His primary areas of research are the indigenous archaeology of southeastern Australia and the prehistoric Bronze Age of Cyprus. He has directed excavations in Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Cyprus. His books include Remains to Be Seen: Archaeological Insights into Australian Prehistory (Melbourne 1991), Marki Alonia: An Early and Middle Bronze Age Settlement in Cyprus. Excavations 1995–2000 (with J.M. Webb [Jonsered 2006]), and Psematismenos Trelloukkas: An Early Bronze Age Cemetery in Cyprus (with G. Georgiou and J.M. Webb [Nicosia 2011]). He is joint editor-in-chief of Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology. His previous article in AJA is "Characterizing the Philia Facies: Material Culture, Chronology, and the Origin of the Bronze Age in Cyprus" (with J.M. Webb, AJA 103 [1999] 343).

Israel Finkelstein is professor of archaeology at Tel Aviv University. He taught and conducted research at the University of Chicago, Harvard University, the Sorbonne, and other institutions. Among his field projects are the excavations at biblical Shiloh and the celebrated site of Megiddo. Finkelstein is the author of many books and more than 250 articles. Notable among the books are The Archaeology of the Israelite Settlement (Jerusalem 1988), Living on the Fringe (Sheffield 1995), The Bible Unearthed (with N.A. Silberman [New York 2001]), and The Forgotten Kingdom (Atlanta 2013), which won a prize of the French Academy. In 2005, Finkelstein won the Dan David Prize in the Past Dimension, Archaeology. From 2009 to 2014, Finkelstein codirected the European Research Council–funded project on Iron Age archaeology and the Exact and Life Sciences. 

Barbara Helwing holds a Ph.D. from Heidelberg University and taught for several years at Bilkent University in Turkey before she moved to the German Archaeological Institute as head of the Tehran branch. She is also a private lecturer at the University of Tübingen. Her research interests lie with early societies of western Asia, from the beginning of sedentism to the emergence of early states. She has conducted fieldwork in seven countries, most importantly at Oylum Höyük in Turkey, Arisman and Bolaghi in Iran, and currently at Kamiltepe in Azerbaijan.

Alan M. Greaves is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Liverpool. He was previously a research fellow at the British Institute at Ankara and has worked on excavations and surveys in Turkey for 20 years. His research focuses on regional histories of Ionia, ancient cult, Greek colonization, and the archaeology of Anatolia. His published works include Miletos: A History (London and New York 2002), "Trans-Anatolia: Examining Turkey as a Bridge Between East and West" (AnatSt 57 [2007] 1–15), and The Land of Ionia: Society and Economy in the Archaic Period (Chichester and Malden, Mass. 2010). 

Kevin Walsh is senior lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York. He has completed research in the southern French Alps, the Roman mill at Barbegal, Montagne Sainte Victoire near Aix-en-Provence, and at Stymphalos in the northern Peloponnese. He is coeditor of two books: Interpretation of Sites and Material Culture from Mid-High Altitude Mountain Environments (Trento 2007) and Environmental Reconstruction in Mediterranean Landscape Archaeology (Oxford 1999). His single-authored book The Archaeology of Mediterranean Landscapes: Human-Environment Interaction from the Neolithic to the Roman Period is forthcoming in 2013. His faculty page can be found at

An archaeologist since 2006, Lucrezia Spera is professor of archaeology and late antiquity at the Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata." She has written numerous contributions for monographs, specialized journals, encyclopedias, and reports for national and international conferences. Her main interests include the phenomenon of installation in urban areas, the transition from antiquity to the middle ages, and the diffusion of Christianity in urban spaces. She also has published studies on collective Christian cemeteries, martyr sanctuaries, forms of worship, architectural structures, and pilgrimage in late antiquity–early middle ages.

Professor Brian Rose is the James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania, and is Past President of the AIA. He holds his degrees from Columbia University (Ph.D.) and Haverford College, and his specialties include Roman art and archaeology and the archaeology of Anatolia. He has conducted fieldwork at Aphrodisias, is codirector of the excavations at Gordion in Turkey, and is head of the post–Bronze Age excavations at Troy. Professor Rose is the AIA's 2012/2013 Joukowsky Lecturer and has previously held the Norton Lectureship.

Giorgos Vavouranakis is a lecturer at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom) in 2002. He is author of Funerary Landscapes East of Lasithi Crete in the Bronze Age (BAR-IS 1606 [Oxford 2007]) and editor of The Seascape in Aegean Prehistory (Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens 14 [Athens 2011]). He is currently studying the Minoan tholos Tomb B at Apesokari B for publication and is also working on a monograph about the use of architectural reconstructions in the archaeology of the prehistoric Aegean.

John K. Papadopoulos is Professor of Archaeology & Classics with the Cotsen Institute, University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Papadopoulos received his PhD from the University of Sydney, and remained there as a professor until 1994, when he took a curator position at the J. Paul Getty Museum. His areas of specialization are the archaeology of Greece (esp. Late Bronze Age, Early Iron Age, Archaic, and Classical periods), the archaeology of colonization, and the integration of archaeological and literary evidence in the study of the past. He has excavated widely in Australia at Aboriginal and historic sites, as well as in Greece, Albania, and Italy. He is currently the codirector at excavations of a prehistoric burial tumulus at Lofkënd, Albania. Professor Papadopoulos has authored, coauthored or edited nine books and more than 75 articles. He has held both the AIA's Norton and Joukowksy Fellowships, and in 2010/2011 was the AIA's Thompson Lecturer.

Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host Elizabeth Bartman (Ph.D., Columbia University) was trained as a classicist at Brown University (B.A.) and received her graduate degrees (M.A. and Ph.D.) in art and archaeology from Columbia. Having taught at various institutions including Johns Hopkins, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Columbia, Dr. Bartman works today as an independent scholar specializing in Greek and Roman art and archaeology. She has published several books and numerous articles on her area of special interest, Roman sculpture. Her work has been supported by major grants from the Getty, the Metropolitan Museum, the NEH, as well as other organizations. She has excavated at Carthage with the University of Michigan and the Athenian Agora with the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Elected President of the AIA in 2011, she has served the Institute in various roles for nearly three decades. She has lectured for the AIA since 1996 on a variety of topics and in 2002 held the AIA's prestigious Joukowsky lectureship. She is a Rome Prize Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (London).

Jeremy Hartnett is Associate Professor of Classics with Wabash College. He holds his degrees from the University of Michigan (M.A. and Ph.D.), was awarded the American Academy in Rome 2003 Rackham Distinguished Dissertation Awards, and was a 2008 NEH Summer Seminar Participant. His areas of specialization are Roman urbanism and social history, Pompeii, Herculaneum and the bay of Naples, architecture and urbanism, Greek and Roman art and archaeology, and Latin language and literature. He has conducted fieldwork at Herculaneum and Pompeii and at a number of other sites in Italy.

Bridget Buxton is an assistant professor in history at the University of Rhode Island. She holds an M.A. from Victoria University of Wellington and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Her areas of specialization are Mediterranean underwater archaeology and Greek and Roman history and archaeology, especially the Roman emperor Augustus. Her current archaeological fieldwork focuses on the ancient port of Akko (Acre) in Israel. 

Andrew Stewart is Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Art and Archaeology with the Departments of Art History and Classics at University of California, Berkeley, and also the Nicholas C. Petris Professor of Greek Studies, and Co-Curator of Mediterranean Archaeology at the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology. He is a graduate of St. Catharine's College, Cambridge (UK), and a former student of the British Schools of Archaeology at Athens and Rome. His specialty is Greek art, and particularly Greek sculpture, and he is very widely published. His fieldwork includes sites in Crete (the Minoan palace of Knossos), New Zealand, and Israel. Professor Stewart has received major fellowships and grants from the Guggenheim and Getty Foundations, from the American Council of Learned Societies, and is a member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institute.

Joseph W. Shaw, emeritus professor at the University of Toronto, has lately focused on the architecture and the general character of the Bronze Age Aegean. In particular, he and his wife, Maria, discovered, excavated, and published (starting in 1976) the southern Cretan site of Kommos—the seaport of Minoan Phaistos and Hagia Triadha. His AJA article published in October 2012 ("Bathing at the Mycenaean Palace of Tiryns") on the structure and use of the Mycenaean bathing establishment at Tiryns complements his earlier work on Minoan materials and architectural techniques, which preceded the major phase of Mycenaean architectural development.

Lea M. Stirling is professor of classics at the University of Manitoba and held the Canada Research Chair in Roman Archaeology from 2001 to 2012. Her art historical research focuses on Roman and Late Antique statuary and its role in society. She is also interested in the archaeology of the Roman provinces and for many years codirected excavations in Roman kilns and cemeteries at Leptiminus (Lamta, Tunisia). She is the author of The Learned Collector: Mythological Statuettes and Classical Taste in Late Antique Gaul (Ann Arbor 2005) and coeditor of Mortuary Landscapes of North Africa (Toronto 2007).

Ömer Çelik is a staff archaeologist at the Hatay Archaeology Museum. He was born and raised in Antioch. He studied protohistory and Near Eastern archaeology at Istanbul University. Currently, he is finishing his master's degree at Mustafa Kemal University in the Department of Archaeology. Since 2002, Çelik has performed mosaic rescue and archaeological excavations around the province of Hatay. Some of these include mosaic salvage excavations at Lower and Upper Harbiye (in Antioch), mosaic salvage excavations at Arsuz-Arpaçiftliği and rock tomb excavations at Kurtbağı (in Iskenderun), mosaic salvage excavations at Incirli (in Kırıkhan), and archaeological excavations of the ancient city of Epiphaneia (in Erzin) (2006–2012).

Kathryn Gutzwiller is professor of classics at the University of Cincinnati. As a literary scholar with special interests in Hellenistic literature and the relationship of text and image, she has published a number of books, including Theocritus' Pastoral Analogies: The Formation of a Genre (Madison, Wisc. 1991) and Poetic Garlands: Hellenistic Epigrams in Context (Berkeley, Calif. 1998). She has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, All Souls College, Institute for Advanced Studies, American Council of Learned Societies, and Loeb Classical Library Foundation.

Søren Handberg is a classical archaeologist with a Ph.D. from Aarhus University, Denmark. His main research interests include the Greek settlements in Magna Graecia and the Black Sea, consumption patterns in the ancient world, and the interpretation of ceramic assemblages. He currently holds a postdoctoral position at the Department of Classical Archaeology at Aarhus University and is involved in the publication of Greek pottery from several sites in South Italy, Greece, and Ukraine.

Pia Guldager Bilde (A.M.) is associate professor in classical archaeology at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. Her main interests are in the material culture of the Late Hellenistic and Roman Republican periods. For the past 10 years, she has been directing a research center focused on the history and archaeology of the Black Sea region, which has resulted, among other publications, in the series Black Sea Studies (Aarhus University Press) of which 14 volumes have appeared to date. She has directed archaeological fieldwork in Nemi (Italy) and Ukraine.

Gianfranco Adornato is currently a Getty Scholar and an assistant professor of classic archaeology at the Scuola Normale Superior (SNS), Pisa, Italy. He received his Ph.D. in art history at the SNS in 2004. He chaired and organized the conferences “Scolpire il marmo: Importazioni, artisti itineranti, scuole artistiche nel Mediterraneo antico” (2009), “Arte-Potere: Forme artistiche, istituzioni, paradigmi interpretativi” (2010), both held in Pisa, and “Artistic Practice in the Ancient World: Sketches, Models, and Pattern Books” (2012), at the Getty Villa in Malibu. His recent publications include Akragas arcaica: Modelli culturali e linguaggi artistici di una città greca d’Occidente (Milan 2011).

During his master’s studies, Jeffrey G. Royal excavated in Calabria and refined his interests in the Roman economy and technology. This interest led him to Texas A&M University, where he received his doctorate and participated in field projects in Turkey, Israel, and Morocco. Royal took the position of Archaeological Director at RPM Nautical Foundation in 2003 and has directed projects in Sicily, Calabria, Campania, Turkey, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Morocco, Spain, and Tunisia. His current research includes amphora morphology related to overseas exchange, the Roman annona, the study of ancient warships and tactics, and Illyrian coastal trade in the Roman era.

John M. Marston is a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University, jointly appointed in the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and the Environmental Change Initiative. He received his Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2010. An environmental archaeologist, his research focuses on the long-term sustainability of agriculture and land use in the Mediterranean and western Asia. His recent articles appear in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Journal of Archaeological Science, and Journal of Arid Environments. His ongoing field projects include environmental and archaeological research at the Anatolian sites of Kerkenes and Kaymakçı, as well as Gordion.

Lauren Ristvet is an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania and the Robert H. Dyson assistant curator in the University Museum. Her research interests include archaeological approaches to empire, sovereignty, and ritual performance in the Near East and the Caucasus. She currently codirects the Naxçıvan Archaeology Project in Azerbaijan and the Tell Leilan Project in Syria.

Robert Bryant holds a B.A. in history and anthropology from Georgia State University. His research interest focuses on the complete digitization of excavation data into a cohesive multidimensional database that can be used to program predictive computer models and better understand the interplay between ancient power systems, environment, and culture. He co-manages the GIS and digitization of the Naxçivan Archaeological Project with Lauren Ristvet of the University of Pennsylvania.

Veli Bakhshaliyev received his B.A. from Naxçıvan State University, his Ph.D. from Leningrad State University, and an honorary degree from Baku State University. He is currently head of the Department of Archaeology at the Naxçıvan branch of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. The author of more than 100 articles and books related to the archaeology of Azerbaijan, his research spans the sixth through first millennia B.C.E. He has directed an archaeological survey of Naxçıvan and codirects excavations at Oğlanqala and Ovçulartepesi. His main research interests include the development of metallurgy, the semiotics of rock art, and relations between the south Caucasus and neighboring areas.

Safar Ashurov received his B.A. from Naxçıvan State Pedagogical Institute and his Ph.D. from the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS). He is currently the scientific secretary for the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography at ANAS. He has published extensively on the Early Bronze Age in Azerbaijan, and in the south Caucasus more generally. He currently directs excavations at Maxta and codirects projects at Oğlanqala and Ovçulartepesi.

Peter Schultz is the Olin J. Storvick Chair of Classical Studies at Concordia College. He received his Ph.D. in classical archaeology from the University of Athens in 2003. He is coeditor/coauthor (with R. von den Hoff) of Early Hellenistic Portraiture: Image, Style, Context (Cambridge 2007), Aspects of Ancient Greek Cult: Ritual, Context, Iconography (with G. Hinge, J. Jensen, and B. Wickkiser [Aarhus 2009]), and Structure, Image, Ornament: Architectural Sculpture in the Greek World (with R. von den Hoff [Oakville, Conn. 2009]) and author of numerous articles on Athenian art, architecture, and topography. He is currently completing monographs on the sculptural program of the Temple of Athena Nike in Athens and on the social history of Greek art for Cambridge University Press.

Jenifer Neils (A.B., Bryn Mawr College, Ph.D., Princeton University) is the Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History and Classics at Case Western Reserve University and chair of the Managing Committee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. She has excavated in Greece and Italy and written extensively on the Parthenon sculptures. She organized two major exhibitions: Goddess and Polis: The Panathenaic Festival in Ancient Athens (1992) and Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past (co-organized and co-curated with John H. Oakley [2003]). Her recent publications are The British Museum Concise Introduction to Ancient Greece (Ann Arbor, Mich. 2008) and Women in the Ancient World (Los Angeles 2011).

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.

Ursula Rothe gained her doctorate from the University of Manchester in 2007 and has since worked at the University of Edinburgh, first as a teaching associate, then as a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Her research focuses on Roman provincial archaeology, in particular funerary monuments and dress depictions in the northern provinces. She has also published on cultural theory and has conducted fieldwork in Jordan, Portugal, the Netherlands, and Italy.

Jill A. Weber is a consulting scholar in the Near East Section for the University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Her research is broadly focused on the interactions between humans and animals in ancient Near Eastern societies.

Joanna S. Smith is an associate professional specialist in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. Her most recent books are Art and Society in Cyprus from the Bronze Age into the Iron Age (New York 2009) and Views from Phlamoudhi, Cyprus (Boston 2008). She has served as the Cesnola (2009) and the Norma and Rueben Kershaw (2004) Lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America. In 2008–2009, she was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She is currently co-curating an exhibition, City of Gold: The Archaeology of Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus, for the Princeton University Art Museum (20 October 2012–6 January 2013).

Hans H. Curvers is an independent heritage consultant trained in west Asian prehistory and archaeology at the University of Amsterdam. His heritage consultancy work stretches from Lebanon to Afghanistan and includes excavation, conservation, and landscaping projects.  He currently codirects the Umm el-Marra archaeological project in Syria.

Pier Luigi Tucci is assistant professor of Roman Art and Architecture in the Department of History of Art, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. He has also held posts at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici in Naples, and at Royal Holloway (University of London) and Exeter University in the United Kingdom. His research interests cross the boundaries between classics and archaeology and include late antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance.

Marie-Louise B. Nosch has studied ancient history in universities in France and Italy. She holds her Ph.D. from the University of Salzburg, Austria. Her main research topic is Linear B inscription and the administration of Mycenaean textile production in palace economies. This had lead to investigations of Bronze Age textile production in domestic and nondomestic contexts in the Aegean, and to analyses of Greek textile terminologies in the second and first millenium B.C.E. Since 2005 she has directed the interdisciplinary Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Textile Research. She is also a research professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Harrison Eiteljorg II founded the Center for the Study of Architecture and serves as its director and as editor of the three-issues-per-year CSA Newsletter. His research interests include the entrance to the Athenian Acropolis, issues surrounding the work of ancient Greek architects, and the use of computer technologies in archaeological fieldwork.

Donato Attanasio, chemist and spectroscopist, works in Rome as an associate researcher at the Istituto di Struttura della Materia (National Research Council). His current projects are focused on the search and investigation of unknown ancient marble quarries in Asia Minor and led to the discovery of the Göktepe quarries near Aphrodisias.

Philip Stinson is an assistant professor of classics at the University of Kansas. He earned his Ph.D. in the history of art and classical archaeology from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. He works as an excavator and architect at the archaeological sites of Aphrodisias and Sardis. He is finishing a book on the monument known as the Civil Basilica at Aphrodisias. His interests include Greek and Roman public space, wall painting and Roman society, and the digital humanities.

Jeremy Rutter is an emeritus professor in the classics department at Dartmouth College, where he taught Greek archaeology for 35 years. His research has focused on Bronze Age Aegean ceramics, relative chronology, and interregional exchange within the eastern Mediterranean.

Josep Maria Palet is currently a senior researcher and director of postgraduate studies at the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICAC), Tarragona, Spain. He created and has been directing the Landscape Archaeology Research Group (GIAP) at the ICAC since 2009. His research focuses on long-term formation of cultural landscapes in the Mediterranean, with special interest in the archaeology of Roman field systems and the archaeology of mountain areas.

Eleni Nodarou (B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.) has studied archaeology in Athens, Greece, and Sheffield, United Kingdom. She is currently the head of the W.A. McDonald Laboratory of Petrography of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete. Her research interests include pottery analysis and ceramics technology.

Joshua Englehardt is a doctoral candidate in anthropology specializing in Mesoamerican epigraphy and archaeology. His research focuses on Mesoamerican writing systems and the correlation of emerging scripts with diachronic changes in material culture. He has lived, worked, and studied in Nepal, India, Thailand, Malaysia, England, Kenya, Guatemala, and Mexico.

Ben Gearey is a lecturer in environmental archaeology at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. His research interests include wetland archaeology and paleoenvironments and the geoarchaeology of alluvial landscapes.

David Ben-Shlomo is based at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he conducts archaeological research on the Bronze and Iron Ages and petrographic analysis of pottery from the Levant during these periods. In addition, he is a visiting scientist in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., where he is in charge of the final publication project of the Tell Jemmeh excavations.

Assaf Yasur-Landau (Ph.D. 2003, Tel Aviv University) is a senior lecturer at the Department of Maritime Civilizations and a senior researcher at the Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies, University of Haifa. He has published extensively on interactions between the Aegean and the Levant during the second millennium B.C.E.

R.J.A. Wilson is professor of the archaeology of the Roman empire and director of the Centre for the Study of Ancient Sicily at the University of British Columbia. He holds an Oxford M.A. and D.Phil. and taught at the universities of Dublin and Nottingham before moving to Vancouver in 2006. His distinctions include Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (Bonn), Togo Salmon Visiting Professor of Classics (McMaster), Balsdon Senior Research Fellow (British School at Rome), Ian Sanders Memorial Lecturer (Sheffield), and the Archaeological Institute of America’s Charles Eliot Norton Lecturer (2007). He has written and/or edited eight books, including Sicily Under the Roman Empire (Warminster, England 1990).

Daniel Pullen is professor of archaeology in the Department of Classics at Florida State University. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology and classical archaeology from Indiana University. He codirects (with Thomas Tartaron of the University of Pennsylvania) the Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project (SHARP), exploring Mycenaean expansion into the Saronic Gulf at the walled harbor town of Korphos-Kalamianos and surrounding region. He recently edited the volume Political Economies of the Aegean Bronze Age (Oxford 2010), and his book The Early Bronze Age Village on Tsoungiza Hill appeared in 2011 (Princeton). Currently he is working with Greek and American colleagues on a regional project in southern Greece focusing on the Neolithic Alepotrypa cave of Diros.

William A. Parkinson is Associate Curator of Eurasian Anthropology at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. His theoretical interests include the long-term social dynamics of early villages and archaic states. He currently directs archaeological projects in Hungary and Greece.

Dimitri Nakassis is assistant professor of classics at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on the archaeology and scripts of the Aegean Bronze Age, in particular the administrative practices of the Mycenaean state. He is the author of Individuals and Society in Mycenaean Pylos (Leiden 2013).

Justin Leidwanger is completing his doctorate in the art and archaeology of the Mediterranean world at the University of Pennsylvania. His research and fieldwork focus on Roman ceramics and economic regionalism, especially as they relate to maritime commerce and cultural heritage along the coasts of Cyprus, Turkey, and Sicily.

Elizabeth S. Greene is an associate professor in the Department of Classics at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. Her research interests include the ancient economy, maritime connectivity, and archaeological ethics. Currently she is involved in the study of archaic shipwreck and harbor sites off the Turkish coast.

Nurith Goshen is a Ph.D. candidate in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Group in Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World (AAMW) at the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation focuses on the emergence of palatial institutes at the beginning of the second millennium in the Aegean and the southern Levant.

Michael Galaty is professor of anthropology and head of the Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures at Mississippi State University. His areas of interest include the archaeology of complex societies and state formation, regional archaeological survey, and the scientific analysis of artifacts. He directs archaeological projects in Albania and Greece.

Timothy Earle (B.A., Harvard University 1969; Ph.D., University of Michigan 1973) has been a professor of anthropology at UCLA from 1973 to 1995 and at Northwestern University since 1995. He was director of the Institute of Archaeology at UCLA 1987–1992 and chair of the department at Northwestern 1995–2000 and 2009–2010. He is interested in the evolution of complex societies, prehistoric economies, and material culture. He has conducted archaeological projects in Polynesia (Hawaii), South America (Peru and Argentina), and Europe (Denmark, Iceland, Hungary). His books include Exchange Systems in Prehistory (with J. Ericson [New York 1977]); The Evolution of Human Societies (with A. Johnson [Stanford 1987]); How Chiefs Come to Power (Stanford 1997); Bronze Age Economics (Boulder, Colo. 2002); and Organizing Bronze Age Societies (with K. Kristiansen [New York 2010]). He has been an office holder in the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Economic Anthropology.

Brian Daniels is a fellow at the Penn Cultural Heritage Center and studies the development of ideas about cultural property. He is also lecturer in the Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies Program at Rutgers University and holds an appointment as research associate with the Smithsonian’s Institutional History Division.

Kostis S. Christakis teaches at the University of Crete, Department of Education. His written work, including three monographs and various articles, is concerned with topics related to the economic and political organization of Bronze Age Crete, household archaeology, subsistence economy, the production and consumption of storage containers, and the study of Venetian and Ottoman Crete through archival testimonies. He codirects the excavations at Galatas Pediada and is responsible, among others, for the publication of the storage sectors of the palace at Knossos and for the Bronze Age pottery assemblages from the sanctuary at Syme, Crete.

Eric H. Cline has degrees in classical archaeology, Near Eastern archaeology, and ancient history from Dartmouth College, Yale University, and the University of Pennsylvania. He is chair of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and director of the Capitol Archaeological Institute at the George Washington University.

Karen B. Stern is assistant professor of history at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and specializes in the inscriptions, art, and cultural history of Jewish populations in the late ancient Mediterranean. Educated at Dartmouth College and Brown University, she is a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem (2010-2011) and has served as a visiting scholar at the Getty Villa (2008). She is author of Inscribing Devotion and Death: Archaeological Evidence for Jewish Populations in North Africa (Leiden 2008). Her current research addresses epigraphy and use of space in sacred and mortuary contexts in the late ancient Levant.

Glenn M. Schwartz is Whiting Professor of Archaeology at Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on the emergence and early history of urban societies in Syria and Mesopotamia, and he currently codirects the Umm el-Marra archaeological project in Syria.

Clive Ruggles is emeritus professor of archaeoastronomy at the University of Leicester. He has worked in many parts of the world and published several books, together with more than 100 papers and articles on subjects varying from prehistoric Europe and pre-Columbian America to indigenous astronomies in Africa and other parts of the world. He has ongoing fieldwork projects in Peru and Polynesia and is a leading figure in the joint initiative by UNESCO and the International Astronomical Union working to promote, preserve, and protect the world's most important astronomical heritage sites.

Nicholas K. Rauh is professor of classics in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at Purdue University. He received his doctorate in ancient history in 1986 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on the cultural and social history and material culture of the Roman maritime world. His books include The Sacred Bonds of Commerce: Religion, Economy, and Trade Society at Hellenistic Roman Delos, 166-87 B.C. (Amsterdam 1993) and Merchants, Sailors, and Pirates in the Roman World (Stroud 2003). Since 1996, Rauh has directed the Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project in Gazipasha, Turkey.

Lynne Lancaster graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor of architecture before earning her doctorate in classical archaeology at Oxford University in 1996. In 2001-2002, she was a fellow at the American Academy in Rome. She has published articles on the Colosseum, Trajan's column, and Trajan's markets, and in 2005, published Concrete Vaulted Construction in Imperial Rome: Innovations in Context (Cambridge University Press), winner of the 2007 AIA James R. Wiseman Book Award. She is currently working on innovative vaulting in the Roman provinces and is an associate professor in the Department of Classics and World Religions at Ohio University.

Pierre Juhel holds an undergraduate degree in philosophy (Sorbonne University, Panthéon) and a Ph.D. in ancient history (Sorbonne University, Paris). His 2007 doctoral dissertation will be published in the forthcoming Cambridge University Press series Armies of the Ancient World, under the title, The Macedonian Army after Alexander the Great.

Simon James is a British archaeologist who took his degrees at the London Institute of Archaeology. He then spent a decade at the British Museum before returning to the university sector, first at Durham and then Leicester, where he is currently a reader in Roman archaeology. He has studied the pre-Roman Iron Age and "Celtic" ethnicity ancient and modern, although his main specialization is the archaeology of Roman-era soldiers, armies, and conflict. For many years he has studied the military remains at Dura-Europos, Syria, a Roman-garrisoned city destroyed by the Sasanians ca. 256 C.E.

Ine Jacobs received her doctorate in classical archaeology from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). She explores Late Antique urban developments in her forthcoming book Aesthetic Maintenance of Civic Space: The "Classical" City from the 4th to the 7th c. AD (Leuven). Her research interests include the Theodosian period, Roman and Late Roman architecture and urbanism, the involvement of the Church in economy and urban and rural developments, and Dark Age Asia Minor. She joined several Mediterranean digs and has been a member of the Sagalassos excavation team since 2003.

Jeffrey M. Hurwit is Philip H. Knight Professor of Art History and Classics at the University of Oregon. He is the author of such articles as "The Problem with Dexileos: Heroic and Other Nudities in Greek Art" (AJA 111 [2007] 35–60) and "The Kritios Boy: Discovery, Reconstruction, and Date" (AJA 93 [1989] 41–80), and his books include The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles (Cambridge 2004) and The Art and Culture of Early Greece, 1100-480 B.C. (Cornell 1985). He was Martha S. Joukowsky Lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America in 2000-2001 and a Guggenheim Fellow in 1987–1988.

Nicholas Hudson is assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He earned his doctorate from the University of Minnesota, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies. He has conducted ceramic studies at Roman sites throughout the eastern Mediterranean and is currently involved with projects in Jordan and Egypt. His research interests include the Roman and Late Antique East, the ancient household in its social setting, and the contextualization of the ceramic record.

Julie Hruby is assistant professor of classics at Dartmouth College. Her research interests include ancient craft production and producers, socioeconomic aspects of feasting, and the application of forensic techniques to archaeological problems. She has been working on ceramics from the Palace of Nestor at Pylos since 2002.

Maura K. Heyn is assistant professor in the Department of Classical Studies at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her doctorate is from UCLA (2002), where she studied the art and archaeology of the eastern Roman provinces. She focuses on the funerary art of Palmyra as a means of understanding the ways in which the inhabitants created social identities in the aftermath of the Roman conquest. Her research on gesture in Palmyra has led to a new project analyzing the pudicitia gesture in Roman art. She has also written several papers on the mural decoration of the Temple of the Palmyrene Gods in Dura Europos.

Miltiades Hatzopoulos is an ancient historian, member of the French Academy (Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres), director of the Research Centre for Greek and Roman Antiquity, and vice president of the National Research Foundation (Athens). He is the author or editor of 20 monographs, epigraphic corpora, and collective works, as well as more than 100 articles.

Sarah Harvey completed her undergraduate degree at Bryn Mawr College, was a graduating senior Fulbright scholar at the University of Vienna, and received her master's and doctorate in classical art and archaeology from the University of Michigan. Her past research has focused on the Roman military and the history and settlement patterns of southern Jordan and Israel. She has excavated in Austria, Egypt, and Jordan. She is currently an assistant professor of classics at Kent State University and has been working at the Vicus ad Martis Tudertium archaeological field school in central Italy for two seasons.

Lidewijde de Jong received her master's in Mediterranean archaeology from the University of Amsterdam and a doctorate in classical archaeology from Stanford University. She works as assistant professor in the Classics Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests concentrate on the impact of ancient empires on local communities in the northern Levant, from the Hellenistic to the Early Islamic period. As a visiting research scholar at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW), she is currently preparing a manuscript on funerary practices in the Roman province of Syria.

Paola Davoli graduated with a degree in Egyptology from the University of Bologna and earned her doctorate from the same university in 1997. At present, she is associate professor of Egyptology at University of Salento (Lecce). She has codirected, with M. Capasso, the archaeological mission at Soknopaiou Nesos (El-Fayyum) since 2004. Since 2005, she has been the archaeological director of the New York University mission at Amheida (Dakhla Oasis), directed by R.S. Bagnall.

Krastyu Chukalev completed his education at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia, Bulgaria. His main research interests are prehistoric archaeology and quantitative methods in archaeology. He has participated in the annual campaign at Tell Yunatsite, Bulgaria, since 2001.

William G. Cavanagh is professor of Aegean prehistory and director of the Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies at the University of Nottingham. He has codirected and published a number of field projects in Laconia: the Laconia Survey (with Joost Crouwel et al.), the Laconia Rural Sites Project (with C. Mee et al.), and the Kouphovouno excavations. He has also written on mathematical applications in archaeology (e.g., Bayesian Approach to Interpreting Archaeological Data [with Caitlin Buck and Cliff Litton]) and on burials (e.g., A Private Place: Death in Prehistoric Greece [with C. Mee]).

Matthew Canepa (Ph.D. University of Chicago) teaches in the Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His research focuses on the intersection of art, ritual, and power in ancient Iran and the Mediterranean. His recent publications include Theorizing Cross Cultural Interaction Among the Ancient and Early Medieval Mediterranean, Near East and China (Washington, D.C. 2010) and The Two Eyes of the Earth: Art and Ritual of Kingship Between Rome and Sasanian Iran (Berkeley and Los Angeles 2009). His current projects include a study of Iranian kingship between the invasions of Alexander and Islam and an exploration of art, architecture, and urbanism in Seleucid Iran.

Efrosyni Boutsikas is a lecturer of classical archaeology at the University of Kent, United Kingdom. Her research involves the role of astronomy in ancient Greek religious practice, Greek cosmology, catasterism myths, and religious timekeeping. Her current project investigates the relationships between astronomy and religion in Greek sanctuaries located in Sicily, Turkey, and Cyprus.

Douglas Ryan Boin is a Max-Planck Award postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Classics at The University of Texas at Austin, as well as a research associate in the Institute for the Study of Antiquity and Christian Origins. He received his bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and a master's and doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin, where he specialized in the social world of Roman and Late Antique art and archaeology.

Bernice Jones

Bernice R. Jones teaches art history at Ringling College of Art and Design and holds a Ph.D. in Greek and Roman art from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She specializes in interconnections between the Aegean and the Near East in the Bronze Age, with a focus on dress and textiles. She has published and lectured widely on Minoan and Mycenaean clothes and frescoes, and has displayed her costume replications in exhibitions here and abroad. Her forthcoming book, Ariadne's Threads: The Construction and Significance of Clothes in the Aegean Bronze Age, will be published in the Aegaeum series.

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