Lecturers
William A. Parkinson
Dr. William A. Parkinson is an expert in European and eastern Mediterranean prehistory. His research concerns the social dynamics of early village societies and the emergence of early states, such as the Mycenaean civilization, which is the focus of...
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David Pendergast
Canadian archaeologist David Pendergast (Ph.D. UCLA 1961) was curator and later Vice President for Collections and Research (Deputy Director) at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, until his retirement in 1999.  He began work on ancient Maya sites in...
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Elizabeth Pierce
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 ...
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Mary MacLeod Rivett
Dr. Mary MacLeod Rivett was born in London, England, to a Scottish-Canadian family. Her father’s family was from Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, and she spent a lot of time in the Hebrides as a child. Mary earned her B.A. from the University of Cambridge...
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Margaret Cool Root
Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host Margaret Cool Root is Professor of Near Eastern and Classical Art and Archaeology in the Department of the History of Art and the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology at the...
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C. Brian Rose
Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host C. Brian Rose (Ph.D., Columbia University) is James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania and Deputy Director of the University’s Museum of Archaeology and...
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David A. Sensabaugh
David A. Sensabaugh, Curator of Asian Art at the Yale University Art Gallery, is a specialist in the history of Chinese art. Before joining the staff of the Yale University Art Gallery, David taught the history of Chinese art in the Department of...
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Cynthia W. Shelmerdine
Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host Cynthia W. Shelmerdine is Robert M. Armstrong Centennial Professor, emerita, in the Classics Department at The University of Texas at Austin. Her specialty is the Aegean Bronze Age, particularly...
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Rita Sodha
Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host Rita Sodha is an Indian art expert who specializes in prehistoric, tribal, folk, and popular art, as well as Indian painting. Rita has led several study tours throughout India since 2008, and...
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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 Lower...
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