Dr. John O’Shea is the Curator of Great Lakes Archaeology at the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, and the Emerson F. Greenman Collegiate Professor of Archaeology in the university’s Department of Anthropology.  He received his PhD in Prehistoric Archaeology from Cambridge University in 1979.  He has directed major field projects focused on Bronze Age societies in Hungary, Serbia and Romania, and on prehistoric cultures in North America.  He is also actively engaged in underwater archaeology, where his research involves both submerged prehistoric sites and historic shipwrecks.

As a member of the advisory board, Dr. O’Shea will provide BAP researchers with external strategic guidance about both the academic and administrative aspects of running the project.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Emergent complexity, Bronze Age Europe, Funerary practices, Underwater archaeology

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