ArchaeoCon: Josh Gates

Josh Gates is an adventurer and explorer who crisscrosses the globe to investigate archaeological wonders. His wanderlust has taken him to over 100 countries – from sweltering African deserts to the icy shores of Antarctica. As the host of Discovery Channel’s smash-hit series Expedition Unknown, Josh takes viewers on thrilling quests in search of answers to the world’s greatest mysteries. Whether it is helping to uncover a 2,500-year-old mummy in Egypt, a lost temple at the Maya site of El Mirador, or participating in sub-sea archaeological excavations in the Mediterranean, Josh’s adventures reveal the ancient world to a vast global audience. In addition, he has scaled “the roof of Africa” on Mt. Kilimanjaro and climbed Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Americas. Josh holds a degree in Archaeology from Tufts University and is a member of The Explorers Club. He is a trustee on the governing board of the Archaeological Institute of America.

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