David William Rupp

David William Rupp David William Rupp was born in Detroit, MI in the USA in 1944.  Ηe did his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) graduating in 1966 with an A.B. in Anthropology and a minor in Art History.  In 1968 he received his M.A. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA).  Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA) awarded him his Ph.D. in Greek Art and Archaeology in 1974.

From 1974 until 2009 Professor Rupp taught Mediterranean art and archaeology in the Department of Classics at Brock University in St. Catharines, ON (Canada).  He is presently Professor Emeritus.

His research interests include Greek religious architecture, survey method and practice, formation of complex societies, Cypriote Iron Age, Cypriote Chalcolithic period, Athenian topography and monuments and elite behavior in Bronze Age Crete.
Since 1965 Professor Rupp has conducted archaeological fieldwork and research in Michigan (USA), Ontario (Canada), Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Israel.  In Ontario he was the director of the excavation a red earthernware pottery kiln and workshop operated by Benjamin Lent in the 1830s.  In Cyprus he led an international multi-disciplinary surface survey project (the Canadian Palaipaphos Survey Project) in the Paphos District that identified evidence of human activities and settlement from the 8th millennium BC to the 1950s. Also in southwestern Cyprus he was the principal investigator of a multi-disciplinary international excavation project (the Western Cyprus Project) that investigated the remains of settlement and activity around a pond dating from the 4th millennium BC through the 16th century AD.  Working with his wife, Dr. Metaxia Tsipopoulou, he assisted her in the excavation of houses in two Minoan settlements, one at Petras (Siteia) and the other at Halasmenos (Ierapetra).

He has published numerous scholarly articles, contributions and monographs as well as a guidebook to Athens.

He is the Director of the Canadian Institute in Greece and a member of the Managing Committee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

From 2005 until 2010 Professor Rupp served as the President of Athens College and Psychiko College in Psychiko – Attikis (Greece).

Prof. Rupp was field director for Sector III of the settlement, has published a seal from that area and is currently involved in the study of further seals.

drupp@cig-icg.gr, drupp@brocku.ca



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