Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host Elizabeth Pierce was a journalist before pursuing her master’s degree and Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. The main focus of her doctoral research was on the Vikings and Norse in the North Atlantic region, including Shetland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, and Greenland. Since then, Elizabeth has taught undergraduate, postgraduate and adult-education courses at the University of Glasgow on the Vikings and on early medieval Scotland. She has worked on archaeological excavations around Scotland, as well as in Shetland and Iceland. Currently she is co-editing a volume on the archaeology of the Vikings in Scotland. In the past several years, Elizabeth has worked on various expedition ships throughout the Arctic and northern Europe. She lectured for the AIA on cruises between the Scottish Isles and Norwegian Fjords annually from 2014 to 2017, and in the Baltic Sea in 2018, all to excellent reviews.