Michael Basil Cosmopoulos is an anthropologically trained classical archaeologist specializing in Aegean state formation, social memory, and mystery cults. Currently, he is Professor of Greek History and Archaeology and holder of the Hellenic Government-Karakas Foundation Professorship in Greek Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts; a Fellow of the Academy of Science (St. Louis); a Corresponding Member of the Greek Academy of Arts and Sciences; an honorary member of the Archaeological Society at Athens; and a National Geographic Society Explorer. In 2022, he was decorated by the President of Greece with the Gold Cross of the Order of Phoenix. He directs the interdisciplinary excavation of the Mycenaean capital at Iklaina, in Pylos.
University of Missouri-St. Louis
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