Lecturing on enrichment cruises in the Mediterranean and Caribbean since 1996 has fueled Robyn’s passion for adventure, discovery, travel, art and archaeology. These diverse interests have carried her through several degrees including a BA in the History of Art from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario; a B.Sc. in Conservation of Archaeological Materials from University College, Cardiff, Wales; a MA in Anthropology (Nautical Archaeology) from Texas A & M and finally her Ph.D. in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University in 2007.
In between degrees she has spent months studying art in Venice and Spain; a year in Turkey and three years in Jamaica with the Institute of Nautical Archaeology working as a conservator and administrator; and for the past seven years she has directed the excavations of Sevilla la Nueva, the first Spanish capital of Jamaica. Robyn lectures part-time on archaeology and maritime history through the Archaeology Department of Simon Fraser University and the Department of Classical Studies and Continuing Education at the University of British Columbia. She is a Director of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology and the Society for Historical Archaeology. Robyn looks forward to exploring the cultural heritage, history and archaeology of the Mediterranean with her fellow travelers.