AIA Lecturer: Alan H. Simmons
Professor Alan H. Simmons is a Professor with the Department of Anthropology, University of Nevada at Las Vegas. He holds his degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Toronto (M.A.), and Southern Methodist University (M.A. and Ph.D.), and his research focuses on the origins and consequences of food production, archaeological ethics, Near Eastern and Mediterranean prehistory, lithic analyses, and interdisciplinary research. He has participated in over 70 excavation projects in the Near East, and North America, and has received a number of awards for his research, most recently the P.E. MacAllister Field Archaeology Award for outstanding career contributions to Near Eastern and eastern Mediterranean Archaeology from the American Schools of Oriental Research. His recent publications include “American Researchers and the Earliest Cypriots” (Near Eastern Archaeology 71, 2008).