Benjamin Peter Luley

Associate Professor




Campus Box 0394


Weidensall Hall
Room 204
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

A native of Central Pennsylvania, Professor Luley received his B.A. in history and anthropology from Penn State University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago.  His research focuses on the archaeology of Iron Age and Roman Europe and the Mediterranean, and in particularly on how the expansion of the Roman Empire effect the Celtic peoples of France.  Professor Luley excavates at the archaeological site of Lattara (modern Lattes), in Languedoc, France, where along with French colleagues he unearthed remains of a first-century B.C. tavern.  In addition, he has led Gettysburg College students excavating at the Revolutionary War site of Camp Security near York, Pennsylvania.  He has published research articles in journals such as Antiquity, the American Journal of Archaeology, and the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology.