Robert B. Koehl is Emeritus Professor of Archaeology and former Chair of the Department of Classical and Oriental Studies, Hunter College, CUNY (2013-2020). He was also director of the New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium from 1999-2018. Koehl received his BA in Classics from Pomona College in 1974 and his PhD in Classical Archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982. A specialist in Minoan and Mycenaean culture, he has participated in excavations at Tell Gezer, the Koukounaries Hill on Paros, the Mycenaean citadel at Gla, and on Crete at Kommos and Pseira. The author of Sarepta III. The Imported Bronze and Iron Age Wares from Area II, X (1985) and Aegean Bronze Age Rhyta (2006), and the editor of Amilla: The Quest for Excellence (2013), and Studies in Aegean Art and Culture (2016), Koehl has also written extensively on Minoan “rites of passage,” Bronze Age zoomorphic vessels, and Mycenaean interconnections with the Levant. Since its inception in 2003, he has served as the staff specialist in Aegean culture at Tell Atchana and has contributed chapters and articles on the Mycenaean pottery found in the excavations.