Greek and Roman History, Late Antiquity, Early Christianity, Historical Archaeology, Digital Humanities
David Pettegrew is a scholar of the ancient Mediterranean world, who uses material evidence and digital tools to write and produce regional histories. As an archaeologist and historian, David has participated in and directed archaeological research programs in the United States, Greece, and Cyprus, and authored articles and books on Greek and Roman cities and landscapes. As a digital historian, David manages blogs, websites, and interactive historical maps, and coordinates digital humanities activities at Messiah. His ongoing research projects include publishing the excavations of ancient coastal sites in Cyprus, an archaeological survey in Corinth, Greece, and an introduction to the archaeology of early Christianity. He also continues to develop the Digital Harrisburg Initiative. He lives in Camp Hill, PA, with his wife and three children.
David is currently working on an introduction to the archaeology of early Christianity (under contract with Oxford University Press) and preparing the publication of archaeological data and discoveries from the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project in Cyprus and the Eastern Korinthia Archaeological Survey in Greece. He is on research leave during the 2020-2021 academic year.