About me

I'm a career observer and lifelong student of human behavior. I'm endlessly curious about what we do - and why - as we navigate our short turn on this planet.      


In roles spanning academia, arts and culture institutions, factual TV, and my own bootstrapped media company, I’ve learned to be a crack creator, curator, and communicator of ideas and stories.


I love what I do, and I love to share it with others.


Want to learn more? Propose a joint project?


Drop me a line!

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What I Do

Anthropologist, Consultant, TV Host and Expert

I present complex ideas to the viewing public in clear and engaging terms. I do background research and lead unscripted on-the-ground investigations of unexplored or unexplained sites. I advise production companies on factual content and fact-check works in progress.


Stories from the Field

I've explored the ruins of an ancient city in Kenya, followed the caravans of Ethiopian salt traders, investigated Chilean desert petroglyphs, traversed the brutal landscapes of Augusto Pinochet's regime, studied Neolithic ritual structures and Iron Age cave art, and traced 5,000 years of human history in a single day on Scotland's Orkney Islands.


Watch what I'm up to on The Science Channel/Discovery (What on Earth, Forbidden History, Strangest Things, Ancient Unexplained Files, Strange Evidence), Curiosity Stream (Celts: The Untold Story), History Channel (The UnXplained, Secrets in the Ice),  Smithsonian Channel (Secrets), and Cottage Life (Mysteries from Above).

Celts: The Untold Story Curiosity Stream
Celts: The Untold Story Curiosity Stream

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What on Earth Discovery/Science
What on Earth Discovery/Science

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Ancient Unexplained Files Discovery/Science
Ancient Unexplained Files Discovery/Science

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Celts: The Untold Story Curiosity Stream
Celts: The Untold Story Curiosity Stream

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Podcast Host and Producer

Working Over Time podcast


Working Over Time examines society through the lens of work, over time and across cultures. Produced in collaboration with LittleFire and Past Preservers.

Listen at Spotify, Apple podcasts, iHeart Radio, and anywhere you go for podcasts.

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

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Palm Trees
Palm Trees

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Academic

CV

I hold a Ph.D./M.Phil./M.A. in Anthropology/Historical Archaeology from New York University, and a Magna cum Laude B.A. in English Literature from Yale University.

I'm a seasoned field archaeologist certified in the US as a Registered Professional Archaeologist, an experienced archival and archaeological collections researcher, and a skilled ethnographer and interviewer.


I'm committed above all to creating new paths of access to history and the tools we use to recreate the past, for the benefit of fellow scholars and the general public alike.

Desk full of research
Desk full of research

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

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Palm Trees
Palm Trees

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Desk full of research

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Writer

The Bone Clock - Middle Grade Fiction

I'm writing a middle grade time travel adventure series based on The Time Tribe, the Scholastic, Parents' Choice, and Academics' Choice award-winning point-and-click adventure game I created some years ago.

The game was shuttered when Adobe retired Flash in 2020, but you can still check out the trailer  online, and download the original game soundtrack

I'll soon post updates as I begin seeking representation and publication ofThe Bone Clock, so stay tuned...

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The Great Hall

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The Elevator
The Elevator

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To the dining room
To the dining room

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The Great Hall

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The False Sector - Experimental Historical Fiction


Fact meets fever dream.

What do you believe is real?

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Remember
Remember

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Lilian
Lilian

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Video Library

Showreel and TV Clips