Professor Emma Blake
Emma Blake received her MA and PhD in Archaeology from the University of Cambridge and is presently an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. Her doctoral dissertation focused on monumentality on Sardinia in the Bronze Age, but since then she has shifted her fieldwork to northwest Sicily, where she has worked for many years, first as an Assistant Director on the Monte Polizzo excavations, and since 2008 as Co-Director of the Marsala Hinterland Survey, an intensive field survey along the coast adjacent to the Phoenician colony of Motya. Professor Blake’s most recent book, Social Networks and Regional Identity in Bronze Age Italy, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014. Her travels to Sicily since 1999 and connections to this unique region make her an ideal study leader for this trip.