AIA Tour Leaders

Nicolle Hirschfeld

  Nicolle Hirschfeld’s current research in Turkey centers on the shipwrecked cargo recovered in the waters off Cape Gelidonya, in the Antalya region. This is the site where George Bass established the science of nautical archaeology in 1960. In the summer of 2010 Nicolle returned to the wreck and, in collaboration with Bass and Harun […]


Michael Hoff

Dr. Michael Hoff, Hixson-Lied Distinguished Professor of Art History at the University of Nebraska and a member of the AIA’s Board of Trustees, is a classical archaeologist who specializes in the Roman period in Greece and Asia Minor. He has wide excavation experience in Greece and Turkey, including Athens, Corinth, Nemea, Crete, and for nearly […]


Patrick Hunt

Award-winning archaeologist, author, and National Geographic grantee Patrick Hunt earned his Ph.D. in Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, and has taught at Stanford University for 25 years. Patrick directed the Stanford Alpine Archaeology Project from 1994-2012, and has continued project-related fieldwork in the region in the years since. His Alps research […]


Jeff Karl Kowalski

Dr. Jeff Karl Kowalski is an expert on Maya art and architecture. He is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at Northern Illinois University, where he taught from 1982 to 2015, and now teaches at Temple University. Professor Kowalski has worked for many years in the Maya region, with an emphasis on the majestic site of Uxmal, […]


James Kus

James Kus is Emeritus Professor of Geography with the California State University at Fresno. He has spent more than eight years in Peru, directed several archaeology projects in northern coastal Peru, and served as a visiting professor in archaeology at Lima’s Pontificia Universidad Católica (Peru’s leading university). Professor Kus has published extensively about Peruvian archaeology […]


Nejib ben Lazreg

Professor Nejib ben Lazreg is an archaeologist and researcher with the Institut National du Patrimoine in Tunisia. He is the Curator of the Salakta Archaeological Museum, the Lamta Museum, and Roman sites in Tunisia’s Sahel region (Leptis Minor, Thapsus, and Sullecthum). Nejib’s area of specialization is Tunisia’s Roman and Early Christian mosaics, though his career […]


Albert Leonard, Jr.

Albert Leonard, Jr. (Ph.D., University of Chicago), Professor Emeritus in both the Departments of Classical Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona, is an archaeologist who specializes in the social impact of interregional trade among the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean World. In addition to his work in Italy, Al has directed excavations at […]


Kathleen Lynch

Kathleen Lynch, Professor of Classics at the University of Cincinnati, is a classical archaeologist with a focus on ancient Greek ceramics. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, and has worked on archaeological projects at sites in Greece (Athenian Agora, Olynthos, Corinth, Pylos), Turkey (Gordion, Troy), Italy (Morgantina), and Albania (Apollonia). Kathleen’s research […]


Quentin Mackie

Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host Quentin Mackie is an Associate Professor in Anthropology at the University of Victoria, B.C., Canada. He has over 30 years of experience working on the archaeology of the Northwest Coast of North America, with a particular focus on the period of earliest human occupation starting about 14,000 years […]


Jodi Magness

Jodi Magness served as President of the Archaeological Institute of America from 2017-2019. Since 2002, she has been the Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Magness received her B.A. in Archaeology and History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and her Ph.D. in […]


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