Dr Thomas M. Brogan, Director of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete
Dr. Brogan received his undergraduate degree in Classical Civilization at Wabash College and his MA and PhD in Classical Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College. Since 1997 he has served as the director of the Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete which supports the recovery, preservation and publication of Aegean material culture.
He has been an active member of several excavations in east Crete during the past thirty years, beginning with Mochlos. His publications include Mochlos IB: The Neopalatial Pottery with Dr. Kellee Barnard, the LM III architecture at Mochlos in Mochlos IIA with Prof. Jeffrey Soles, LM III settlement patterns at Mochlos in Mochlos IIC with Prof. R. Angus K. Smith, and The Alatzomouri Rock Shelter with V. Apostolakou and Prof. P. Betancourt. In 2007 Tom and Erik Hallager organized a workshop LM IB Pottery: Relative Chronology and Regional Differences which was published by the Danish Institute in Athens in 2011. His current research at Mochlos is focused on an LM I perfume workshop in House C.7 and the EM I-II ceramics from the west side of the island.
Since 2007 Tom has also participated on several excavations by members of the Lassithi Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities at Papadiokampos, Mesorachi, Pacheia Ammos, Braminana, and Chryssi. Material from these sites is shedding new light on the economy and settlement in the period before the first palaces appeared on Crete and the production of perfume, purple dye, textiles, and metal goods in the second phase of the palaces.
Since 2014 Tom has also worked closely with Dr. Stephie Chlouveraki to raise awareness and funding for the conservation of earth and rubble architecture at sites.