Doctoral Student in Archaeology and the Ancient World (Ph.D., May 2013)

Alex received a B.A. in 2007 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he majored in Anthropology, Classics, and Classical Humanities, and spent the 2010-2011 academic year Greece as a Regular Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. He has participated in field projects in Portugal, the United States, and Greece, and most recently has organized and led survey teams in Guatemala and Jordan. Alex's general interests include landscape archaeology, regional studies, GIS and remote sensing, networks of interaction and exchange, and technology. Regionally, he specializes in the Aegean and its relationships with the wider Mediterranean world through time, though principally in the Bronze and Early Iron Ages. He is particularly interested in technological change (especially the inception and development of iron metallurgy), the changing networks that accompany it, and the archaeology of regions. These all fall within much wider interests in archaeological theory, ethics, historiography, and world archaeology.