AIA Tour Leaders

Cynthia W. Shelmerdine

Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host Cynthia W. Shelmerdine is Robert M. Armstrong Centennial Professor of Classics, emerita, at The University of Texas at Austin and a Research Associate […]

Miriam T. Stark

Professor Miriam T. Stark has worked in Southeast Asian archaeology since 1987 and currently directs field-based archaeological research programs in Cambodia that focus on political economy and state formation. She is a co-director of the […]

Ian Tattersall

Ian Tattersall is an internationally-recognized authority on paleoanthropology, primatology, evolutionary biology, and evolutionary theory. Currently an Emeritus Curator in the Division of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History, […]

Ben Thomas

Ben Thomas is the Director of Programs for the Archaeological Institute of America and an Assistant Professor in Liberal Arts at Berklee College of Music. He was introduced to archaeology […]

Nikolina Topić

Nikolina Topić is an archaeologist and glass specialist with 17 years of experience. She received her first degree in Archaeology from the University of Zagreb. After several years of fieldwork, […]

Gocha Tsetskhladze

Gocha Tsetskhladze (Ph.D. Moscow, D.Phil. Oxford) is a classical archaeologist who specializes in ancient Greek colonization and the archaeology of the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, Caucasia, Anatolia, and Central and […]

Val Turner

Dr. Val Turner has been Shetland’s Regional Archaeologist since the post was created in 1986, and she lives in Shetland on a small croft with her husband. She has Project […]

Candace Weddle Livingston

Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host Candace Weddle Livingston holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Art History (classical and medieval) and a B.A. in Classics. As an archaeologist, she […]

Joyce C. White

Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host Joyce C. White will share insights with you throughout this journey. Dr. White has worked in Southeast Asian archaeology since the mid-1970s and […]

María Nieves Zedeño

María Nieves Zedeño (PhD 1991, Southern Methodist University) is a Research Anthropologist at the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology and a Professor of Anthropology at the School of Anthropology, […]

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