Meet Our Lecturers

Kacy Hollenback

Kacy Hollenback is Assistant Professor with the Department of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University, and holds her degrees from the University of Arizona.  Her areas of specialization include anthropological archaeology and hazards and disaster research, especially the long-term legacies of disaster.  Her regional expertise is Northern Plains archaeology and anthropology, and she also maintains interests in the American Southwest.  Her current publication project is, with Sarah Trabert, Archaeological Narratives of the North American Great Plains: From Ancient Pasts to Historic Resettlement (in progress).

Bonnie L. Pitblado

Bonnie Pitblado is Professor of Anthropology and the Robert and Virginia Bell Endowed Chair in Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma, and she holds her degrees from Carleton College and the University of Arizona (MA and PhD).  Her research interests include the archaeology of the Paleoindian period, particularly the initial peopling of the New World more than 13,000 years ago, and the initial peopling of the Rocky Mountains.  Her current publication project is Peopling of the Americas: Central Controversies of the 21st Century for the Society of American Archaeology’s “Current Perspective” book series (due out in 2019).

Kathryn Gleason

Kathryn Gleason is Professor of Landscape Architecture at Cornell University, and holds her degrees from Cornell, Harvard University (MA) and Oxford University (PhD in European Archaeology).  Her areas of specialization include the archaeology of landscape architecture, Roman and Mediterranean archaeology, and environmental archaeology, and she is the Project Director and Senior Landscape Archaeologist for the “Horti Stabiani” Garden Project at Stabiae, Italy.  Her current publications include (as a co-editor) Gardens of the Roman Empire (2018), and she served as Executive Editor for this volume after the death of Wilhelmina Jashemski in 2008.  Professor Gleason is the AIA’s 2018/2019 Jashemski Lecturer.

Brita Lorentzen

Dr. Lorentzen is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Cornell Tree-Ring Lab and Classics Department, and holds her degrees from Cornell University.  Her fields of research include dendrochronology and dendroecology, Late Quaternary paleocology and paleoclimate, and enviornmental archaeology.  Her current research projects include the Southern Levant Dendrochronology Project, the Computational Research on the Near East (CRANE) Project, the Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments (KAMBE) Project, the Edom Lowlands Regional Archaeology Project, and several other projects in Israel, Jordan, and North America.

Kelly E. Graf

Kelly Graf is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Texas A&M University, and she holds her degrees from Southwest Missouri State University and the University of Nevada (MA and PhD).  Her areas of specialization include the dispersal of modern humans in northern environments, the peopling of Northeast Asia, Beringia, and North America, Upper Paleolithic and Paleoindian archaeology, and hunter-gatherer ecology and adaptation in extreme environments (arctic and arid).  Professor Graf is currently directing and co-directing several field-based and lab-based projects in Siberia, Alaska, and the Great Basin, all focusing on initial human dispersals in these regions.

Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson

"I am a researcher and part of the Viking Phenomenon research project. I studied at the Archaeological Research Laboratory, Stockholm University, and presented a PhD thesis in 2006 on the Birka Warrior – the material culture of a martial society. With a background in field archaeology and as senior curator at the Swedish History Museum (SHM) I have held research fellowships at SHM, Stockholm University and the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum (RGZM) in Mainz. Previous research projects have focused on warfare, identities, mobility and material culture in Late Iron Age – Viking Age societies. Most recently I was part of the interdisciplinary ATLAS-project aiming at unravelling human prehistory within present day Sweden by combining archaeology, physical anthropology and genetics.

Within the Viking Phenomenon I coordinate work in the sub-project Viking Economics aiming at exploring the economy and organisation of Viking raids and their impact when shaping Scandinavian identities. Key issues relate to how the raids were structured, including comparative studies on piracy, what role women played and the importance of slave-taking and trafficking, both when raiding and in society at large. I will also further develop my own research on the movements along the eastern trade routes and the contacts between Scandinavians and various groups of the Eurasian steppe."

Claire L. Lyons

Dr. Lyons is Curator of Antiquities with the J. Paul Getty Museum, and holds her degrees from Bowdoin College and Bryn Mawr College (MA and PhD).  Her areas of specialization are the art and archaeology of pre-Roman Italy, Etruria and Magna Graecia, Greek vase painting, the rediscovery and reception of classical antiquity, 19th century photography, and cultural heritage policy.  Awards received by Dr. Lyons include the 2013 AIA Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award, and she is the 2018/2019 AIA Cinelli Lecturer.

Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom

Darlene Brooks Hedstrom is Chair and Professor of History, Director of the Archaeology Program, and the Kenneth E. Wray Chair in the Humanities at Wittenberg University; she holds her degrees from Wheaton College and Miami University (PhD).  Her areas of specialization are Byzantium and Late Antique Egypt, monastic archaeology, cooking and kitchens, and mud brick architecture.  Her present research projects include John the Little’s Monastary at Wadi Natrun in Egypt, and the Nearby Archaeology at Wittenberg program, and recent publications include The Monastic Landscape of Late Antique Egypt: An Archaeological Reconstruction (2017).

Daryn Lehoux

Daryn Lehoux is Professor of Classics and Professor of Philosophy at Queen’s University, and helds his degrees from the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto (MA and PhD).  His research interests are ancient sciences (astronomy, astrology and life sciences), epistomology, observation, and astrometeorology.  HIs publications include Astronomy, Weather, and Calendars in the Ancient World (2007), What Did the Romans Know? (2012), and Ancient Science (forthcoming), and he is the holder of an Insight Grant in Social Sciences and Humanities (2015-2020) from the Research Council of Canada.


David Gilman Romano

Dr. David Gilman Romano is the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Professor of Greek Archaeology, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, and holds his degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, University of Oregon (MA), and the University of Pennsylvania (PhD). He has been involved in archaeological work in Greece for 40 years and is a specialist in the Ancient Olympic Games, Greek and Roman cities and sanctuaries, ancient surveying, and modern cartographic and survey techniques to reveal and study ancient sites. He has directed the Corinth Computer Project since 1988, and he is the Director of the Archaeological Mapping Lab in the School of Anthropology. Dr. Romano is the Field Director and Co-Director of the Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project, a founding member of the Parrhasian Heritage Park and Director of the Digital Augustan Rome project.

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