The team of the Libarna Urban Landscape Project comprises professors, students, and professionals from diverse backgrounds bringing their various expertise and passion to our investigation into this important site. For the 2017 season, we are joined by:

Dr. Katherine (Katie) Huntley


Katie completed her PhD in archaeology and ancient history at the University of Leicester in the UK and is currently an Assistant Professor of History at Boise State University. Her research centers around Roman material culture as it relates to the daily life of women and children, as well as the understanding of gender in the ancient world. Katie’s doctoral research focused on the material evidence of childhood and children from the first through fifth centuries CE. Additional lines of research include religious beliefs and experience, Roman graffiti, and domestic and family life in the ancient world. She has conducted archaeological fieldwork in sites throughout Romania, England, and Italy. Previous work in Italy includes a five year term as archaeological illustrator in Pompeii as well as a season as co-director of the Pompeii Post-Excavation Project (PPExP).

Dr. Hannah (Nana) Friedman


Nana completed her PhD work at the University of Leicester in the UK and is an Assistant Professor of Classics at Texas Tech University. As co-investigator of the Barqa Landscape Project, Nana studied the copper mining district of Faynan, a site containing some of the earliest industrial activities in human history. She has also conducted archaeological fieldwork in Pompeii, Romania, England, Texas, and NW Arkansas. She has taught at the University of Leicester, the University of Oxford and Birbeck College, University of London. Nana was also a fellow at the University of Arkansas’s Digital Institute of Archaeology. Her publications discuss ancient Roman slavery, agriculture, pollution, and spatial control through observation. Currently, Nana’s focus includes work on gendered perceptions of archaeological finds in public discourse and media. She has been president of the local chapter of the AIA since 2012.

Ashley Mason

Michael (Mike) Boyles

Dr. Sesha Wallace 

Melania Cazzulo

Alexandra (Shura) Harris

Nicole Inghilterra

Dr. John Bradford