Michael Basil Cosmopoulos is an anthropologically trained archaeologist specializing in Aegean Bronze Age state formation, social memory, and mystery cults.  He is the Hellenic Government-Karakas Foundation Professor in Greek Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  He directs the interdisciplinary excavation of the Mycenaean capital at  Iklaina, in Pylos.  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.


Department of History
University of Missouri-St. Louis
St. Louis, MO. 63121
Tel. (314) 516-6241
Fax (314) 516-7235
E-mail: cosmopoulos@umsl.edu

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