Dr Tom Brogan received his PhD in Classical Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College. Since 1997 he has directed the Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete which supports projects of the American School of Classical Studies on Crete and the work of scholars from all countries publishing material from the Aegean basin dating from the Palaeolithic era to the 8th century B.C. This time on the island has also provided a wonderful opportunity to study the current Cretan landscape with its own rich and diverse culture. For the past 25 years, Dr. Brogan has been an active member of several American and Greek excavations in east Crete, including the Mochlos Project where he has been the assistant director since 1992. His research interests include all aspects of Minoan material culture (particularly pottery and architecture). More recently his research has focused on craft production (perfume, dyes, and textiles) and various topics of household archaeology including Minoan cooking. He is currently Director of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete.