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Dr. Michael Zimmerman

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Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Hart Hall, Room 210
B.A., Trinity College, Hartford CT
M.A. University of Florida, Gainesville FL
PhD, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University, Providence RI
Michael Zimmerman is an archaeologist, with a PhD from the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University, and a member of the Archaeological Institute of America, American Schools of Oriental Research, Northeastern Anthropological Association, and the Eastern States Archaeological Federation. He also holds an MA in Classical Languages from the University of Florida. He has been involved in the past ten years in the analysis and publication of pottery, lamps and other ceramic material from the Joint Expeditions to Caesarea Maritima in Israel. His graduate work, centered on the analysis of Hellenistic and Roman period pottery from ‘Iraq al-Amir in Jordan, is to be published by the American Schools of Oriental Research. He has excavated at a number of archaeological sites, including Caesarea Maritima in Israel, the Petra Great Temple Project in Jordan, and the Middleboro Little League Site in Massachusetts, as he expanded into the field of North American archaeology. His other work and research interests include antiquities trafficking, cultural heritage law and public policy, digitization and curation, social justice issues in archaeology, and the archaeology of Northeastern America. He teaches introductory and upper level archaeology courses, Middle Eastern cultures, and myth and folklore courses. He plays board games and role-playing games for recreation, and lives in Rhode Island with his wife and 6-year old son.
Area of Expertise
Antiquities Trafficking
Cultural Heritage Law and Public Policy
Social Justice Issues in Archaeology
Digitization and Curation