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Working on a field-school excavation at the South Cadbury Castle site in England the summer before starting college sealed David Bush's fate. "Although I went to college intending to take pre-med courses, I switched to anthropology my first year and have never regretted the decision," recalls Bush who is now director of the Center for Historic and Military Archaeology at Ohio's Heidelberg College. In 1988, he was asked to perform an assessment of the archaeological remains on Johnson's Island, site of a Union POW camp for Confederate soldiers. "I spent the next year and a half locating the prison compound, fortifications, dump sites, and other cultural resources on the island. After that, I knew this site could be something I would love to spend the rest of my career investigating. And now, in the spring of 2007, I find I am embarking on my fifteenth consecutive summer field school at the site."

Dr. Bridget Buxton is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Rhode Island. She holds degrees from Victoria University in Wellington (M.A. with distinction) and a Ph.D from the Graduate Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her areas of specialization are underwater archaeology, and Hellenistic and Roman history and archaeology, especially the Age of Augustus. Bridget has conducted fieldwork and led expeditions all around the Mediterranean, most recently in Israel with the IAA Maritime Unit at Akko and Caesarea. She collaborates with Croatian and other European and American colleagues to apply new robotic technologies in underwater archaeology, and is an archaeological advisor for Oceangate Foundation.

Professor Nicholas D. Cahill is with the Department of Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is also Research Manager of the Harvard Art Museum.  He holds his degrees from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and the University of California-Berkeley (Ph.D.), and specializes in Greek and Near East archaeology, particularly Anatolian, and also Greek epigraphy.  Professor Cahill  has conducted field work in Turkey, England and Israel, and since 2008 has been Director of the Sardis Expedition in Turkey.

John McKesson Camp II is Professor of Archaeology with the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Professor of Classics with Randolph-Macon College.  He holds his degrees from Harvard University and Princton University (Ph.D.), and his interests include water supply in ancient Athens and Greek epigraphy.  Professor Camp has worked in the Athenian Agora since 1966, and has been the Director of excavations there since 1994.  He has published and spoken widely, and received many awards and honors for his work; he is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquities, a Corresponding Member of the Deutsches Archaologisches Institut, and has been a  Member of the Advisor Board for the AIA's American Journal of Archaeology.

Roderick Campbell is Assistant Professor of East Asian Archaeology and History with the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU.  He holds his degrees from Harvard (Ph.D.), the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, and has been a visiting student at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Peking University.   Professor Campbell's research interests include ancient social-political organization, social violence and history of late 2nd millennium BC north China (Shang China).  He has conducted extensive field work in China, and is presently involved in faunal collection and museum research in Anyang, Zhengzhou, Jinan, and Zhougongmiao in preparation for a project on Shang economy.

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