Archaeology and Economic Development 2012

Dr. Ran Boytner

Dr. Ran Boytner is the founding Director of the Institute for Field Research (IFR) – an organization dedicated to the creation and oversight of archaeological field schools.  He is also the founding Director of the Museum Village, a new model of non-profit/for-profit organization that design to support cultural institutions through investment yields in the private sector.

Dr Boytner gained his PhD in anthropological archaeology from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and has undertaken excavations in Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Israel and California. His research interests include complex societies, the relationships between archaeology and politics, and ancient textiles and dyes.

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