Meet Our Lecturers

Timothy McNiven is Associate Professor in the Departments of Classics and History of Art at the University of Ohio, Marion.  He holds his degrees from the University of Michigan (Ph.D.) and Harvard College, and his areas of specialization are the iconography of Greek art (especially the use and meaning of gestures), gender and sexuality in ancient Greece, and narrative methods in Greek art. 

Gretchen Meyers is Associate Professor of Classics with Franklin & Marshall College, and holds her degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D.) and Duke University.  Her research interests are Roman and Etruscan Archaeology, the Tiber River and Roman topography, Roman space and urban theory.  She is Director of Archaeological Materials for the Mugello Valley Archaeological Project (Poggio Colla) in Italy.

Dr. Naomi MIller is a Consulting Scholar with the Near East Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum, and Adjunct Associate Professor with the Department of Anthropology.  She holds her degrees from the University of Michigan, and her area of specialization is archaeobotany, particularly the study of  environment and land use in ancient West and Central Asia.  She has done fieldwork in Turkey, Turkmenistan, Iran, Syria, the Sudan, and Italy, and her main publications include "Agropastoralism and Archaeobiology: Connecting Plants, Animals and People in West and Central Asia" (Environmental Archaeology 18, 2013), and Botanical Aspects of Environment and Economy at Gordion, Turkey (Gordion Special Studies V, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 2010).

Peter Mills is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.  He holds his degrees from the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D.), Washington State University, and the University of Vermont, and his fields of specialization are Oceania and New World Archaeology, complex societies, archaeometry, the archaeology of colonialism, indigenous archaeology, ethnohistory, exchange, and lithic technology.  He is active with the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, the Paniolo Preservation Society, and the North Hawaiʻi Education and Research Center's Heritage Center.

Elizabeth Minor is with the Anthropology Department of Wellelsey College, and holds her degrees from the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D.), and Wellesley College.  Her field of research is the Nubian Classic Kerma Kingdom, and current publication projects include "Faience Tiles from Deir el-Ballas and Kerma: New Evidence of Egyptian-Nubian relations at the foundation of the New Kingdom", in Gedenkschrift Cathleen Keller (C. Fedmount and D. Kiser-Go, eds., David Brown, forthcoming), and "The Use of Egyptian and Egyptianizing Material Culture in Classic Kerma Burials: Winded Sun Discs" in Luxury Goods: Production, Exchange, and Heritage in the Near East during the Bronze and Iron Ages, (M. Feldman and M. Casanova, eds., De Boccard Publishing, 2014).


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