Dr William Saturno lecturing at Cantona
Dr William Saturno lecturing at Cantona

Expert Scholars

When you choose Archaeological Tours, you are choosing quality, passionate, and unrivaled expertise. Our Expert Scholars are leading archaeologists and historians, who accompany each of our tours, bringing ancient sites vibrantly back to life as well as being on hand to share fascinating insights from the historical periods in question. Their boundless knowledge and personable nature keep guests returning to us year after year.

Dr Roy Larick
Dr Roy Larick

Dr Roy Larick is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Iowa. He specializes in historical tours of Europe.

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Dr Ilona Bausch
Dr Ilona Bausch

Dr Ilona Bausch is a Visiting Professor at Kokugakuin University, Tokyo specializing in the Jomon period of Japan.

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Ahmed Hussein
Ahmed Hussein

Ahmed Hussein has 23 years’ experience as a tour leader. Passionate about Egypt, history and archaeology, Ahmed has worked successfully with many US-based tour operators, guiding classical, religious, and Archaeological tours.

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Dr Tom Brogan
Dr Tom Brogan

Dr Thomas Brogan is the Director of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete, and has been an active member of several excavations on the island for the past thirty years.

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Ian Colvin
Dr Ian Colvin

Ian Colvin is a historian specializing in the late Roman and Byzantine history of the Caucasus regions. He studied classical and modern Georgian after receiving his MST in Byzantine studies, and has devoted himself to excavations at the site of Nokalakevi.

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Dr Yorke Rowan
Dr Yorke Rowan

Dr Yorke Rowan is a Senior Research Associate at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and a specialist in the Archaeology of the Southern Levant. He specializes in Jordan history.

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Dr Dirk Booms
Dr Dirk Booms

Dr Dirk Booms is curator of Roman archaeology at the British Museum, whose areas of specialty are Roman architecture, sculpture, glass, and inscriptions.

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Rafael Blanco Guzmán
Rafael Blanco Guzmán

Dr Rafael Guzman is a professor at the University of Córdoba, where he graduated with a degree in Art History for undertaking a Masters in Archaeology and Heritage.

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Dr Luigi Prada
Dr Luigi Prada

Dr Luigi Prada specializes in ancient Egypt and is a member of academic staff at the Egyptology Department of the University of Oxford, England.

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Dr William Saturno
Dr William Saturno

Dr William Saturno received his BA from the University of Arizona and his PhD from Harvard University and has been leading tours with us for over eight years. He is an expert in Mayan Civilization.

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Dr Mehreen Chida-Razvi
Dr Mehreen Chida-Razvi

Dr Mehreen Chida-Razvi is a Research Associate in the Department of the History of Art & Archaeology at SOAS, University of London, and Assistant Editor for the International Journal of Islamic Architecture. She specializes in ancient Indian history

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Professor Caroline Malone
Professor Caroline Malone

Caroline Malone is Professor of Prehistory at the Queen’s University Belfast, where she has taught for 12 years. Educated at New Hall Cambridge, she completed her degree in Archaeology and Anthropology.

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Dr Caroline Goodson
Dr Caroline Goodson

Dr Caroline Goodson is University Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge; she was previously Reader in Archaeology and History with the Department of History at Birkbeck College, University of London.

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Professor Craig Benjamin
Professor Craig Benjamin

Craig Benjamin is a Professor of History in the Frederik Meijer Honors College at Grand Valley State University, where he teaches courses in ancient Central and East Asian history, and on the Silk Roads.

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Professor Ori Soltes
Professor Ori Soltes

Professor Ori Soltes is Professorial Lecturer at Georgetown University and has also taught in the Classics Department at Johns Hopkins and Cleveland State Universities.

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Professor John Hines
Professor John Hines

John Hines is Professor in the School of History and Archaeology at Cardiff University, and is a specialist in the archaeology of the early medieval period, particularly the material culture and literature of the Vikings.

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Professor Charles Doherty
Professor Charles Doherty

Professor Charles Doherty recently retired as senior lecturer in Early Irish History at University College Dublin. Since 2009 he has been president of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland.

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Professor John Rick
Professor John Rick

Professor John Rick is Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropological Sciences at Stanford University, Curator of Anthropological Collections, and past Director of Stanford’s Archaeology Center. His teaching concentrates on South American archaeology including the lost city of the Incas.

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Professor Gerald Schaus
Professor Gerald Schaus

Professor Gerald Schaus is President of the Canadian Archaeological Institute in Athens, and has recently retired as Professor of Archaeology and Classical Studies at Wilfred Laurier University, Canada.

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Peter Yeoman
Peter Yeoman

Peter Yeoman was, until recently, Head of Cultural Heritage at Historic Scotland, with responsibility for the archaeology and the knowledge base for the estate of 345 properties in their care.

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Dr Christina Hatzimichael Whitley
Dr Christina Hatzimichael Whitley

Dr Christina Hatzimichael Whitley is a Tutor in Greek Archaeology at the Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning (LEARN). She specializes in Minoan Crete, and is co-director of the Praisos survey and excavation Project (Crete).

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Miranda Bruce-Mitford
Miranda Bruce-Mitford

Miranda Bruce-Mitford specializes in social anthropology, Burmese language and literature, Buddhist Art & Architecture of South and Southeast Asia, and Oriental religious studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London University.

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Dr Franco Rossi
Dr Franco Rossi

Dr Franco Rossi is an archaeologist and epigrapher specializing in the pre-Columbian Americas, with a focus on politics of literacy, architecture, art of the Ancient Maya and Mesoamerican civilization.

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Professor Adam Hardy
Professor Adam Hardy

Adam Hardy is Professor of Asian Architecture at Cardiff University, UK, and founder and Director of PRASADA – a center for Practice, Research and Advancement in South Asian Design and Architecture. He is an expert in the history of South Asia.

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Dr Belén Vázquez Navajas
Dr Belén Vázquez Navajas

Dr Belén Vázquez-Navajas is a member of the Sisifo Research Group of the University of Cordoba, where she received her BA in History of Art and her PhD in Heritage and Archaeology.

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Mohamed Abdel Aal Ahmed
Mohamed Abdel Aal Ahmed

Mohamed Abdel Aal Ahmed was born and raised in Cairo. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Cairo University and a diploma in archeology and history from "Helwan University" in Cairo.

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Dr Allen Fromherz
Dr Allen Fromherz

Dr. Fromherz is the director of the Middle East Studies Center and Professor of Mediterranean and Middle East History at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

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Dr Richard Hodges
Dr. Richard Hodges

Dr Richard Hodges has held the office of President of The American University of Rome since 2012. He is an expert in Albanian Archaeology and is our expert on our Albania tours.

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Dr Jacke Phillips
Dr Jacke Phillips

Dr Jacke Phillips is a specialist in the archaeology of Ethiopia, from prehistory to the medieval period.

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Dr Xavier Droux
Dr Xavier Droux

Dr Xavier Droux completed his Ph.D at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. His research focuses on predynastic Egypt and the role and significance that animals held for the Egyptians at the time.

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Elizabeth Norton
Elizabeth Norton

Historian, academic and trained archaeologist Elizabeth Norton is a meticulous researcher of the Tudor period. With thirteen books to her name, she has developed a particularly strong reputation as an expert in the queens of England.

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Dr John Dobbins
Dr John Dobbins

John Dobbins is a field archaeologist who has excavated in Spain, Italy, Greece, and Syria. He specializes in ancient Roman art, archaeology, architecture, and urbanism, and he regularly teaches the History of Art I course at the University of Virginia.

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Nick Jackson
Nick Jackson

Nick Jackson graduated in archaeology from the prestigious Institute of Archaeology UCL in London, and later took up a research post at the University of Cambridge.

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Dr Jean-Luc Houle
Dr Jean-Luc Houle

Jean-Luc is an Associate Professor in Anthropology at Western Kentucky University, and director of the WKU Anthropology Lab.

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Dr Gregg Hillis
Dr Gregg Hillis

After receiving his PhD from the University of Virginia, Gregg is now a lecturer at the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he teaches courses on Buddhism, Tibetan and Sanskrit literature.

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Dr David Guinee
Dr David Guinee

Having lived in both Rome and Siena previously, Dr David Guinee has led many tours throughout Italy over the years

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Dr Pedar Foss
Dr Pedar Foss

Professor of Classical Studies at DePauw University in Indiana, Dr Pedar Foss earned his PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.

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Dr Glenn Bugh
Dr Glenn Bugh

An associate professor of Classical Studies and Byzantine History at Virginia Tech, Dr Glenn Bugh earned his PhD from the University of Maryland and has also been a fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.

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Craig Alexander
Craig Alexander

Craig studied economics at Cambridge and MIT. He worked in strategy consulting at both McKinsey & Company and Accenture.

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Professor John Collis
Professor John Collis

John Collis PhD FSA MIFA is a leading expert on the European Iron Age, who has excavated widely and published major books on the period.

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Tony Wilmott
Tony Wilmott

Tony Wilmott is a Senior Archaeologist with Historic England.

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Lucia Gahlin

Lucia Gahlin is a specialist in the archaeology of Ancient Egypt and has been leading archaeological tours to Egypt for over 20 years.

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