A. Asa Eger
Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2008; M.A., University of Chicago, 2002; B.A., Rutgers University, 1998. Research Interests: I research and teach the Early and Medieval Mediterranean and Islamic Near East. I am interested in the intersection of archaeology and history and how these two lines of evidence relate and create dialogue that strengthens both fields. Specifically, I am interested in frontiers, landscape archaeology, environmental history, and tribalism. I also work on issues of gender and sexuality in classical and modern Mediterranean cultures. My area of specialization is Anatolia and Syria-Palestine (the Levant) from the Byzantine-Islamic transition in the 6th century through the Early and Middle Islamic periods (7-12th centuries). I have excavated and surveyed in Israel, Greece, Cyprus, and Turkey since 1996 and currently am directing excavations at a site on the coast of Turkey in the northeast corner of the Mediterranean known as Tüpras Field, the 10th century frontier fortress of Hisn al-Tinat.
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