Meet Our Lecturers

Eleni Hasaki is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Classics with the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona.  She holds her degrees from the University of Cincinnati (Ph.D.) and the University of Athens, Greece, and her areas of specialization include craft technology and apprenticeship in Classical Antiquity, Mediterranean pottery technology, experimental archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, and ancient pyrotechnology.  Professor Hasaki is the Director of the Ethnoarchaeological Project at the Potters’ Quarters in Transition at Moknine (Tunisia), Senior Pottery Analyst for the excavations of the Sanctuary of Apollo on Despotiko, Paros (Greece), and is part of a collaborative project on the Archaeomagnetic Study of Ceramic Kilns in Greece.

John Haslett is an independent scholar researching pre-Columbian raft building and use.  His projects include the Manteño Expeditions (1994 to the present), in which, as part of a multi-national effort, he designed, built, and launched four ocean-going vessels in Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, and Costa Rica.  He has also worked on the first solo crossing of the ice cap of Iceland in winter, and is currently working on the development and testing of low-cost space flight.  His present publication project is “The Manteño-Huancavilca Sailing Raft: An Examination of Technological Innovations, Capabilities, and Limitations” (in progress).


Christine Hastorf is Professor with the Department of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, and a Fellow with both the California Academy of Sciences and the Society of Antiquities.  She is also the Director of the McCown Archeobotany Laboratory and Curator of South American Archaeology at the P.A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkley.  She received her degrees from Stanford University and UCLA (Ph.D.), and her research interests are the archaeology of political structures and social relations, paleobotany and macrobotanical remains, food and foodways, prehistoric agricultural systems, and the Andean Region of South America; she is the Director of the Taraco Archaeological Project in Bolivia.  Professor Hastorf has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2012 Fryxell Award for Excellence in the Botanical Sciences in Archaeology from the Society of American Archaeology, and has published extensively.


Steven Holen is Co-Director of the Center for American Paleolithic Research, and he holds his degrees from the University of Kansas (Ph.D.) and the University of Nebraska.  He has served as the Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, as State Archaeologist and Tribal Liaison with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA) in South Dakota, and as Public Archaeologist with the University of Nebraska State Museum.  His areas of specialization are early humans in the Americas, geoarchaeology, experimental archaeology, Clovis culture, lithic procurement and technology, and bone technology.  Dr. Holen's over 40 years of fieldwork span sites of all ages from the historic Oregon Trail to pre-Clovis mammoth hunter sites.  His publications include series on Great Plains Paleoindian Archaeology and Ice Age Humans in the Americas, both of which he has edited with his wife, Dr. Kathleen Holen.

Patrick Hunt is with the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Stanford University, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at UCLA, the School of Cultural Diplomacy in London, the Fromm Institute in San Francisco, and the Institute for EthnoMedicine.  He holds his Ph.D. from the Institute of Archaeology, University of London, and has also studied at the University of California at Berkeley, and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.  His research interests are Alpine archaeology, archaeological science, archaeometry, geoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, Roman archaeology, Celtic archaeology, and Hannibal studies.  His main publications include “Alpine Archaeology” (2007), and “Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History” (2007), as well as numerous articles and encyclopedia entries.


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