Assistant Professor, Department of Classics
Concurrent Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

David Hernandez at Butrint

B.A., University of California at Berkeley, Physics, 1996
M.A., University of Cincinnati, Classical Archaeology, 2004
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, Classical Archaeology, 2010

Areas of Expertise: Archaeology of the Greco-Roman Mediterranean; Complex urban stratigraphy; Roman colonization, topography, and technology; Greek and Roman urbanism and trade in ancient Epirus


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Office: 304 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Professor Hernandez is an archaeologist who specializes in the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean. His research focuses on ancient urbanism in Epirus, Roman imperialism, and the topography of ancient Rome. An expert in excavation methods and complex urban stratigraphy, he is Principal Investigator of the Butrint Archaeological Research Project at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrint in Albania. Since the discovery of the Roman forum in 2005, the multi-disciplinary project has investigated the diachronic development of Butrint’s ancient urban center. He has also directed archaeological field projects in Butrint’s ancient necropolis (2004), at the ancient city of Amantia (2008), and at the Late Bronze Age site at Mursi (2010). His published work examines ancient Greek and Roman urbanism at Butrint in the context of agriculture, trade, and colonization in the ancient Mediterranean.

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