Dan graduated from Dickinson College in 2014 with a B.A. in Archaeology and Classical Studies, and received his M.A. in Archaeology from Boston University in 2016. His undergraduate thesis focused on expressions of ethnic identity in multi-cultural Greek colonies in Sicily, while his Master’s thesis applied architectural energetics models and geospatial analyses to a group of Lydian burial tumuli to study the distribution and organization of labor involved in their construction. He has worked in Greece, Israel, Turkey, Italy, Jordan, and Peru, and has been involved on a variety of digital humanities projects focusing on the digitization of print resources and their integration with other digital datasets. His current research focuses on the comparative study of agricultural intensification and landscape modification to address social and political changes and long term land use practices.
Doctoral Student in Archaeology and the Ancient World (Ph.D., May 2022)