Alberto Prieto, AIRC’s Associate Director of Archaeology and a regular instructor, earned an A.B. in Classical languages from Harvard College, an M.Litt in Ancient History from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, a PhD in Classical Archaeology from the University of Texas at Austin, and most recently a 2-year professional degree in film-making with a specialization in cinematography from ACT Multimedia in Cinecittà, Rome. He has been involved in archaeology since 1993, working primarily on projects in Italy, as well as Turkey, including excavations, field surveys, remote sensing and geophysical prospection projects, and post-fieldwork data processing. His professional interests include Italian language and linguistics, ancient history, archaeological theory and methods, Mediterranean geoarchaeology and landscape history, history of agriculture and technology, geospatial technologies, history and craft of cinema, photography/videography/cinematography and digital imaging, digital audio engineering, and editing. He has been based in Rome since 2007.