Dr. Thomas  McGovern

Dr. Thomas McGovern

Dr. Thomas McGovern is Professor of Archaeology at City University of New York Graduate Center and Hunter College. He received his PhD at Columbia University in 1979. Dr. McGovern specializes in zooarchaeology and has extensive fieldwork experience in North America, Europe, E. Arctic and Caribbean with a major focus on the European expansion of the Viking Age (c 800-1000 CE) into a very diverse set of North Atlantic island ecosystems and the subsequent dynamics of human impact, climate change, and inter-cultural contacts. He is one of the founders of the North Atlantic Biocultural Organization (NABO) and its coordinator since 1992. He also directs the Hunter College Zooarchaeology lab, and is an Associate Director of the Human Ecodymanic Research Center at the CUNY Graduate Center.