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Charles R. Ewen received his PhD at the University of Florida (1987). He joined the faculty at ECU in 1994 and is a full professor in the Department of Anthropology as well as Director of the Phelps Archaeology Laboratory. He was recently elected to the presidency of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

His research interests focus mostly on historical archaeology (specifically the contact and colonial periods).  However, like most archaeologists, circumstances have led him to work on nearly every kind of archaeology site, from prehistoric villages to Civil War fortifications and twentieth-century homesteads.  While in NC, Charlie has directed several projects at Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens in New Bern, Ft. Macon State Park, Hope Plantation, Grimes Plantation, and a long-term archaeological study of Historic Bath, North Carolina. 

Besides many articles and book chapters, Charlie is the author or editor of five books, including Searching for the Roanoke Colonies, (NC Division of Archives and History) and X Marks the Spot: The Archaeology of Piracy (University Press of Florida). He is currently under contract with University Press of Florida to co-author a book with Tom Shields to be entitled Roanoke Reconsidered: What Happened to the Lost Colony and another book with Russ Skowronek on the archaeology of piracy entitled Pieces of Eight: More of the Archaeology of Piracy.

Professor Garrett G. Fagan has taught at Pennsylvania State University since 1996. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, and educated at Trinity College Dublin. He received his Ph.D. from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, and has an extensive research record in Roman history, Latin epigraphy, and method in archaeology, and has held a prestigious Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship at the University of Cologne. He has published numerous articles in international journals, and his first monograph, Bathing in Public in the Roman World, was published by the University of Michigan Press in 1999. He has also edited a volume on the phenomenon of pseudoarchaeology (2006), and has a number of forthcoming works on Roman baths and water use, and the Roman arena.

William Fitzhugh is with the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution, and holds his degrees from Harvard (Ph.D. and M.A.) and Dartmouth (B.A.).  Dr. Fitzhugh’s areas of specialization are arctic archaeology, circumpolar cultures, Mongolia, and Vikings (especially in the Western Atlantic).  He has done fieldwork in the North Atlantic regions and arctic Russia, and in Mongolia, and has been recognized for his work in exhibits, documentaries, and research.

Dr. Michael Fuller was a Geology major in college, but turned to Anthropology for his MA and PhD, both received from Washington University in St. Louis. He served as a contract archaeologist for Missouri State University in the 1970s before joining the faculty of St. Louis Community College during 1982. Dr. Fuller is a specialist in Near Eastern Archaeology (Egypt, Jordan, and Syria). He co-directed rescue excavations at the site of Tell Tuneinir from 1987 until 2001. His latest work has focused on the medieval archaeological remains of the Slavic populations on the border of Eastern Europe and the Middle East.  Honor and awards include a Fulbright Travel Grant to Russia in 2006, and the AIA’s Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award (shared by Neathery Fuller) in 2009.

Marie-Henriette Gates is with Department of Archaeology and History of Art at Bilkent University in Turkey, and holds her degrees from Yale  (Ph.D.) and Bryn Mawr.  Her research and teaching interests include Near Eastern prehistory with special reference to Turkey and Bronze Age Syria.  She has published over 35 papers, including excavation reports and the annual “Archaeology in Turkey” for the American Journal of Archaeology; she is also on the editorial board of the journal Anatolia Antiqua, published by the Institut Français d’Études Anatoliennes (Istanbul).  Since 1992 she has been the Director of excavations at Kinet Höyük in Turkey, and she is also currently working on the prehistory of Elmalı Plain (Antalya).  Professor Gates is an AIA Joukowsky Lecturer for the 2013/2014 season.

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