Nicolle Hirschfeld, Associate Professor in the department of Classical Studies at Trinity University, received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, with an M.A. in Nautical Archaeology from Texas A&M University.
She has excavated at sites (underwater and terrestrial) throughout the eastern Mediterranean and dug through museum basements all over Europe, looking especially for material evidence of interactions among the different cultures of Late Bronze Age Greece, Anatolia, Cyprus, and Egypt. She is deeply(!) involved in the excavation and study of the ships that wrecked at Uluburun and Cape Gelidonya (Turkey) ca. 1300 and 1200 BCE.
Other special interests include potmarks (ancient barcodes), the scripts of Cyprus, and seafaring in the ancient Mediterranean.