Not an ordinary archaeologist indeed! Peter Gould was trained as an economist, and he has been CEO and Board Chairman of investment banks and several manufacturing and service businesses, before falling in love with heritage issues. He has been first Board Chaiman of the Zoological Society of Philadelphia (where he lives) and then of the Mann Center for the Perfoming Arts. His encounter with archaeology came much later, and you will read the story in the interview. Back to school, he got a PhD in Archaeology at University College London and he is now Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and The American University in Rome.
When a 16 year-old Richard Hodges founded the Box Archaeological and Natural History Society (Wiltshire, UK) in 1969, he professed for the first time what would have become a lifelong commitment to the development of a public dimension of archeology. First, with the excavation in San Vincenzo al Volturno (Molise) in the ‘80s and later[…]