Daniel P. Diffendale
I am a classical archaeologist whose interests lie in the late 2nd and 1st millennium BCE central Mediterranean, in the role of cult places in processes of state formation, and in how archaeologists make meaning out of potsherds and other trash. I am a member of the Mt. Lykaion Project in Arkadia, topographer for the Sant'Omobono Project in Rome, and co-directed the Burning Questions Project. I also maintain and periodically add to a corpus of photos of archaeological sites and artifacts from the ancient Mediterranean world, available for personal and educational use free of charge under a Creative Commons license. I recently finished my Ph.D. in the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology (IPCAA) at the University of Michigan with a dissertation titled The Roman Middle Republic at Sant'Omobono, in which I studied the architectural and cultic development of the Roman sanctuary of Fortuna and Mater Matuta in the Forum Boarium.

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