AIA Lecturer: Alan H. Simmons
Professor Alan H. Simmons is Distinguished 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 80 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. He has published over 170 articles, monographs, reviews, chapters and technical reports, and has spoken widely on his work; recent publication projects include Stone Age Sailors: Paleolithic Seafaring in the Mediterranean (Left Coast Press, 2014).