[Ryan]
DONALD P. RYAN, Ph.D.

ARCHAEOLOGIST


Division of Humanities
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, Washington 98447 USA
email: ryandp@plu.edu

Research Associate
Kon-Tiki Museum
Bygdøy, Oslo, Norway
Fellow, The Explorers Club
Fellow, Royal Geographical Society

CURRICULUM VITAE


With this Web Page, it is my intent to share my areas of interest and some of the products of my research, along with links to resources related to the same. Click on highlighted text for additional information.
RESEARCH INTERESTS AND PROJECTS
Egyptian Archaeology
(including work in the Valley of the Kings)
History of Archaeology
Ancient Technology
Polynesian Archaeology
(including Thor Heyerdahl)
Ancient Languages and Scripts
Field Archaeology
Exploration

NEW BOOKS!




COMING IN 2018 from Michael O'Mara Books!



From Routledge (2016)


From American University in Cairo Press (2016)


Kon-Tiki Museum Occasional Papers Volume 14 (2014)
(With seven chapters by Donald P. Ryan)


Published by HarperCollins (2010)
(Available in Paperback, July 2011.)

PRAISE FOR
BENEATH THE SANDS OF EGYPT

"Don Ryan is a rare bird - a field archaeologist who can write with verve and immediacy. I heartily recommend this book to all Egyptology buffs."
- Barbara Mertz (a.k.a. Elizabeth Peters)

"This wonderful adventure story should be must reading for anyone aspiring to become an archaeologist, but even those of us who harbor no such dreams will be aching to get a little dirt under our fingernails."
- Booklist (starred review)

"Ryan's observations are intimate, frank, and perceptive, and his spirited adventures in underappreciated avenues of exploration are a boon for armchair and budding archaeologists."
- Publishers Weekly


And Now Published in German by Theiss Verlag (2011)
"Wer wissen will, was Archäologie wirklich is, sollte dieses Buch lesen."



Published by Thames & Hudson (2010)


Also Published Under A Different Title by
The American University in Cairo Press (2010)



And in Spanish




And in Hungarian


And in Thai




And in Russian




And a new introduction by Donald P. Ryan for the following wonderful book
by Thor Heyerdahl and published in Norwegian by Gyldendal:



OTHER BOOKS!

IN MEMORIAM: THOR HEYERDAHL

Web Weaving by: Matt Anderson and Donald P. Ryan
Photo of Donald P. Ryan by Tess Raley, Karanis, Egypt, 2012.