David Pettegrew is an historian of the Ancient Mediterranean World whose research centers on integrating archaeological and textual evidence to narrate the local history of cities and regions. He teaches courses in Latin, Greek and Roman History, Late Antiquity, and Historical Archaeology. Before arriving at Messiah College in 2006, he was Associate Member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens where he conducted research on a dissertation called Corinth on the Isthmus: The End of An Ancient Landscape. David has participated in archaeological programs in southern Ohio, central Pennsylvania, Kythera and Corinth in Greece, and Larnaka, Cyprus. He is co-director of the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project, which is investigating Hellenistic and Roman coastal sites in Cyprus, and he regularly takes students to Cyprus in May-June. And he is involved with the Stouffer Farm and Cemetery Project south of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. He lives in Camp Hill, PA, with his wife, Kate, and son James.
David has two major research projects under way. Corinth on the Isthmus: Crossroads of the Mediterranean World (under contract with University of Michigan Press) examines the commercial and maritime facility of Corinth's eastern territory, the isthmus that connected southern and northern Greece, from the 1st century BC to 7th century AD. Pyla-Koutsopetria: Archaeological Survey of a Late Roman Coastal Town is a volume detailing archaeological work in Cyprus and is co-edited with Drs. W.R. Caraher and R.S. Moore. David has forthcoming articles on Roman settlement patterns on the Isthmus, Corinth's commercial emporion, and excavations at Pyla-Vigla in Cyprus.