National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Cynthia Finlayson

Affiliation: Brigham Young University

Cynthia Finlayson is an Associate Professor with the Department of Anthropology at Brigham Young University.  She holds her degrees from the University of Iowa (Ph.D.) and George Washington University, and her research interests include the ancient Near East and Classical Mediteranean Basin, and Islamic archaeology.  Dr. Finlayson has extensive archaeological excavation and cultural heritage site development experience in Syria and Jordan, is the current director of the Ad-Deir Monument and Plateau Project in Petra, Jordan, and is acting director of the Syro-American expeditions to both Palmyra and Apamea. At Apamea she directs the excavation and restoration of the Great Roman Theater of Apamea.


See Cynthia Finlayson's work in the American Journal of Archaeology.

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