Parker Zane is a PhD student in Assyriology. He received a B.A. with Honors in Egyptology and Assyriology (Assyriology track) and Archaeology and the Ancient World (Egyptian and Near Eastern Archaeology track) from Brown University. His bachelor’s thesis focused on the role of clouds in the astral sciences of Mesopotamia. He has completed archaeological fieldwork at Koutroulou Magoula, a Middle Neolithic site in central Greece. His primary interests include the intellectual history of ancient Iraq, human-environment relationships, and the archaeology of Southwest Asia. He is also interested in writing systems and duck decoys.
He is a 2020 recipient of the Beinecke Scholarship and is a 2021-2022 Whitney Humanities Center Fellow in the Environmental Humanities.