CHRIS BEGLEY, Ph.D.
Welcome to my website. I am an archaeologist with 25 years of experience working in North America, Latin America, and Europe. I earned my doctorate from the University of Chicago (1999), where I focused on the archaeology of the remote jungles of the Mosquito Coast of Honduras. I have conducted archaeological research in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Bolivia, Spain, Italy, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, and Greece Recently, I have focused on underwater archaeology as well as developing archaeological imaging technology, especially 3D imaging systems.
I now do mostly underwater archaeology, but had a long career as a terrestrial archaeologist before that. I was a Fulbright Scholar and a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, was named a National Geographic Explorer in 2012 and one of the World’s 50 Most Adventurous Men by Men’s Journal Magazine in 2015. I have been featured in The New Yorker, National Geographic, American Archaeology magazine, and in documentaries on the BBC, Discovery Channel, and elsewhere. A recent book, ‘Jungleland’ by Christopher Stewart, chronicles some of my adventures in Honduras. I am the director of The Exploration Foundation a professor at Transylvania University.