Visiting Scholars & Researchers

  • Margie Burton | Researcher

    Margie Burton | Researcher
  • Ioannis Liritzis | Lecturer/Visiting Scholar

    Ioannis Liritzis | Lecturer/Visiting Scholar

    In 2016, the UC San Diego Department of Anthropology was pleased to host Prof. Ioannis Liritzis as a Visiting Professor who taught archaeometry in the Eastern Mediterranean at the undergraduate and graduate level.  This was made possible by The University Seminars Programme of Onassis Foundation USA. Prof.  Liritzis is a Professor of Archaeometry - Natural Sciences in the Department of Mediterranean Studies at the University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece. He is the Director and Founder of the Laboratory of Archaeometry, Director of the Lab of Environmental Archaeology, and past Head of the Department (2004-2006) and Director of the Laboratory of Informatics (2005-2010), in the same department. Prof. Liritzis earned his Ph.D. in Physics from Edinburgh University in 1980. His research interests focus on natural sciences, especially physics, in archaeology and cultural heritage, and he has published in the fields of prehistory, archaeology, art, ancient history of astronomy, geosciences, astronomy and pre-Socratic philosophy. Liritzis has developed novel methods for studying antiquity and materials culture, including nuclear dating by luminescence of monuments, diffusion dating of obsidian tools and ancient metals, and novel approaches in seismicity and solar-terrestrial relationships and their impact on early and contemporary societies. Prior to the University of the Aegean, he held posts at the Ministry of Culture in the Department of Underwater Archaeology (1984-1989), and the Academy of Athens, Res. Center for Astronomy & Applied Mathematics (1989-1999). In 2003 Liritzis was elected a Correspondent Member of France's Academy of Sciences, Art and Letters, at Dijon, in 2008 an active Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and in 2014 a Guest & Honorary Professor at the Samara State Institute of Culture, Russia. Since Jan 2017 he is Visiting Distinguished Professor at Henan University (China) (

    Courses teaching: Summer 2016: Cyber-Archaeology Field School