Prof. Lane has his Ph.D. in Aegean Archaeology and M.Sc. in Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy from the University of Sheffield, and B.A. in Anthropology from Indiana University. He teaches Introduction to Old World Archaeology, Greek Archaeology and Art, Aegean Prehistory, Introduction to Environmental Archaeology, and Ancient Greek, among other courses at UMBC. He is also Co-Director, along with Dr. Alexandra Charami of the 9th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities in Thebes, Greece, of Archaeological Reconnaissance of Uninvestigated Remains of Agriculture (AROURA), an ongoing project of fieldwork around the Late Bronze Age III, or Mycenaean (c. 1300–1190 BCE), fortress of Glas in Boiotia, central mainland Greece, as well as laboratory analyses of the project’s finds. He specializes in archaeological survey and excavation, anthropological theory in archaeology, Bronze Age economies in the Eastern Mediterranean, and Mycenaean Greek and the Linear B script in which it was written.