Kevin D. Fisher

Co- Director

Kevin is an anthropological archaeologist who is primarily interested in the relationship between people and their built environments, urbanism and the social dynamics of cities, and the application of digital methods for the recording and analysis of archaeological phenomena.  He is currently an Assistant Professor of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology in the Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia.

Kevin has worked on archaeological projects in Cyprus, Jordan, Greece, Peru, Guatemala, Canada and the US.  His current research broadly focuses on the emergence of complex societies in the eastern Mediterranean and Near East, and particularly on the role of the built environment in the rapid social changes that occured on the island of Cyprus during the Late Bronze Age (c. 1650-1100 BCE).  Based on his dissertation, which won the Society for American Archaeology Dissertation Award, Kevin’s forthcoming book, Monumentality, Place and Social Interaction in Late Bronze Age Cyprus (Equinox Press, London) investigates the creation and use of monumental buildings as places for social interactions through which statuses, roles, and identities were negotiated and reproduced during the Late Cypriot Bronze Age.  He is also co-editor (with Andy Creekmore) of Making Ancient Cities: Space and Place in Early Urban Societies to be published by Cambridge University Press.

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