William (Brad) Hafford is an archaeologist who received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Research Associate at the Penn Museum. He has excavated in many places around the world including Greece, Egypt, Syria and Iraq. His primary research involves ancient economics, such as the development and expansion of ancient trade networks. Increasingly, he is interested in how early trade and interaction contributed to the development of complex urban society itself.

Straws that Bind

What do ancient drinking straws say about communal ceremony and civilization?