Michael Basil Cosmopoulos is an anthropologically trained classicist and archaeologist  specializing in Greek religion, social memory, state formation, and cultural heritage management.  He is Professor of Greek 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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