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Tom holds a Ph.D. in Archaeology and the Ancient World from Brown Univeristy, an M.A. (Distinction) in Aegean Archaeology from the University of Sheffield, and an M.A. in Ancient History and Archaeology from the University of St. Andrews. He has undertaken fieldwork - both excavation and pedestrian survey - in the United Kingdom, the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean. Tom's main research interests relate to comparative island archaeology and anthropology; particularly the prehistory of the insular Mediterranean, but with complementary interests in the pre-contact Pacific and also in the Caribbean, where he currently works on Montserrat. He also maintains interests in the archaeology of pre- or proto-state societies in general, in GIS-led approaches to these societies, and in the relationship between human colonization and the extinction of endemic insular faunas. His dissertation, completed in April 2013, is entitled: "The Logics of Island Life: The Archaeology of Movement, Distance, and Settlement in the Neolithic Aegean and Ceramic Age Lesser Antilles." He remains fascinated by all things insular.
His CV is available for download here: Leppard_CV_19iv13.pdf
His Academia.edu page is linked here: http://brown.academia.edu/ThomasPLeppard