Jan Gadeyne is an archaeologist, classicist and ancient art historian with a specialization in the late antique period of the Roman Empire. Dr. Gadeyne has received numerous grants, particularly for the excavation of the Roman villa on the Piano della Civita in Artena near Rome, as well as awards for research on the urban history of Rome between the 4th and 6th century AD. In addition to his extensive fieldwork, he has served as a professor, guest lecturer, and site visit facilitator for a number of sites pertaining to his research. He has published and presented widely in his field and has contributed to numerous television and radio documentaries for such networks as the BBC and PBS. Dr. Gadeyne holds degrees from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Leuven, Belgium, and has undertaken coursework at both the Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana in Rome and the Westfälische Wilhelmuniversität in Münster, Germany.