AIA Lecturer/Host: Roderick McIntosh
Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host Roderick McIntosh is a Professor of Anthropology at Yale and Curator at the Peabody Museum, is an archaeologist who has dedicated his career to studying the ancient past of Africa, including 35 years of fieldwork (excavations and surveys) on site, as well as the origin of complex societies worldwide (especially urbanism), paleoclimate and human response, the intellectual history of archaeology, and the suppression of the illicit international traffic in art and antiquities. He earned his PhD at Cambridge University in 1979 and, before returning to Yale in 2006, taught at Rice University for more than twenty-five years. Professor McIntosh has published extensively (including seven books) and is currently working on two book manuscripts about African prehistory and early history. On this exploration of the Tyrrhenian and Mediterranean Seas, he will discuss the original Phoenician colonizers and traders and their conquest by the Romans.