Michael Basil Cosmopoulos is an anthropological archaeologist and classicist specializing in: a) Greek political history (esp. state formation); b) ancient Greek religion (esp. ancient  Mystery Cults); c) social and cultural memory (esp. the interplay between monuments and oral tradition); and d) cultural heritage management (restoration and protection of archaeological sites).  He is Professor of Archaeology with the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology; and holder of the Endowed Professorship in Greek Studies  at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  He directs the interdisciplinary excavation of the Bronze Age capital of  Iklaina in Pylos.  He is a Fellow of the  of the National Academies of Arts and Sciences of Canada (the Royal Society of Canada); a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts; a Fellow of the Academy of Science (St. Louis); and a National Geographic Society Explorer.


Department of Anthropology and Archaeology
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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