Meet Our Lecturers

Tina L. Greenfield is Co-Director of the Near Eastern and Biblical Archaeology Laboratory (NEBAL) at the University of Manitoba, and also Research Associate with the Department of Anthropology and Reseach Fellow with St. Paul's College there.  She is a Visiting Scholar with the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research in Cambridge, and Adjunct Faculty with the Department of Anthropology, University of Winnipeg.  She holds her degrees from the University of Cambridge (Ph.D.) and the University of Manitoba; she is a zooarchaeologist who has worked on archaeological sites in Iraqi Kudistan and southern Iraq, Canada, Europe, Israel, South Africa, and Turkey, and her area of specialization is the ancient animal economies of early empires.

Christopher Hallett is Professor of Roman Art with the Department of History of Art, University of California at Berkeley.  He holds his degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D.), Lincoln College, Oxford, and the University of Bristol, and his areas of specialization are Roman Art and Portraiture, Greek and Roman Egypt, Aphrodisias in Caria, and the archaeology of Asia Minor.  His publications include The Roman Nude: Heroic Portrait Statuary 200 BC­-AD 300 (Oxford 2005), and his current project is Art, Poetry and Civil War: Vergil¹s Aeneid as Cultural History (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).

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.


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.

Simon James is Professor with the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester, and holds his degrees from the University of London.  His areas of specialization include ancient identity, ethnicity and conflict, the archaeology of violence, and Roman, Iron Age European and Partho-Sasanian material culture.  He has excavated widely at Iron Age, Roman and medieval sites in Britain, France, Germany and Italy, and in particular at the Cowdery’s Down “Dark Age” settlement in England and at the Roman garrison base at Dura-Europos in Syria.  Professor James has recently been a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow, is a past AIA Kress Lecturer, and is returning as an AIA Kress Alumni Lecturer for 2016/2017.


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