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Alexei Vranich, Ph.D. Archaeologist

Dr. Alexei Vranich has bridged the divide between academic and popular archaeology through his appearances on television, on radio, and in magazines such as National Geographic, The Sciences, and Archaeology Magazine.  During our cruise, he will review some of the archaeological highlights of East Asia and the Pacific region, including his research on the European colonization of the Pacific.

An Assistant Professor at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, Dr. Vranich lead the largest excavation in the Andes – in Tiwanaku, Bolivia – and, as a Fulbright scholar, is presently researching the Inca capital of Cusco, Peru and the “lost city” of Machu Picchu.  The National Science Foundation has recognized him for his innovative application of technology in the study of the past.

Dr. Alexei has extensive travel and research experience throughout the world, having excavated in California, Hawaii, Peru, Costa Rica, Belize, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, and India.  He received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Alexei Vranich is scheduled to sail on the following voyage(s) (subject to change):

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