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Matthew Johnson studied at Cambridge for his PhD and worked at Sheffield and Lampeter before moving to Durham University where he was Professor until 2004.  Matthew then moved to the University of Southampton before moving across the Atlantic to become Professor in Anthropology at Northwestern University in 2011.  Matthew has published six books, including Behind the Castle Gate, English Houses 1300-1800, Ideas of Landscape, and Archaeological Theory:  An Introduction.  Matthew's interests cover the archaeology of England and Europe AD1000-1800, and include castles, houses great and small, landscapes, and theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches.  Matthew is conducting fieldwork in south-east England in collaboration with the University of Southampton and the National Trust; in 2013, they will be working at the great medieval houses of Knole and Ightham.

Trained as a sculptor, Susan Womer Katzev was schooled at Swarthmore College, the Boston Museum School and Tyler School of Fine Arts. While working as an artist on Roman and  Early Byzantine shipwrecks at Yassi Ada, Turkey for Dr. George Bass she met her future husband Michael L. Katzev.  During his directorship of the Kyrenia Ship excavation, Susan served as draftsman, photographer, and director and writer for a film documenting the project.  Since Michael’s death in 2001 Susan is working to complete the final publication of the Kyrenia Ship in the INA’s Nautical Archaeology Series with Texas A&M Press, adding practical experiments, use of virtual reality, and the insights of numerous specialists whose writings will detail the journey of understanding from the survey of 1967 to the present.

Morag Kersel is with the Department of Anthropology at DePaul University, and holds her degrees from Cambridge University (Ph.D.), the University of Georgia (M.H.P.), the University of Toronto (M.A.) and Queen’s University (B.A.H.).  Her areas of specialization are Eastern Mediterranean and Levantine Prehistory, cultural heritage protection and policy (trade in antiquities, museum practice, and archaeological ethics), and archaeological field school teaching methods.  She is co-director of both the Following the Pots Project in Jordan and the Galilee Prehistory Project in Israel.

Nancy Klein is with the Department of Architecture at Texas A&M University and received degrees from the University of Michigan (A.B.) and Bryn Mawr College (M.A., Ph. D.).  She has participated in fieldwork in England, France, Greece, and the United States. Her specialization in ancient architecture includes the domestic and sacred architecture of the prehistoric Aegean, the development of the classical orders and the pre-classical sanctuary on the Acropolis of Athens. She has published articles on the Greek temples at Mycenae, Greek roof construction, and is a part of the publication team for the Late Minoan IIIC settlement at Kavousi Vronda. She is currently studying the small pre-classical buildings on the Athenian Acropolis.    

Andrew Koh is with the Department of Classical Studies at Brandeis University and the Center for Materials Research in Archaeology with MIT; he holds his degrees from UPenn (Ph.D.) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  His areas of specialization are Greek art and archaeology, the Mediterranean and the East, the ethnoarchaeology of Crete, and archaeological science.  Professor Koh has done field work for the ARCHEM Project in Greece, Israel, Egypt, and Turkey.

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Lisa C. Pieraccini received her Ph.D at UC Santa Barbara. Pieraccini lived in Rome for many years where she taught and conducted research at the Etruscan site of Cerveteri. She now teaches in the... Read More

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