An American journalist and writer publishes his articles in Science, Archaeology, National Geographic as well as New York Times, Washington Post and a range of other periodicals on a long-term basis. His topics have included the impact of war on the ancient heritage of Iraq and Afghanistan, fight for the Confederation monuments, and archaelogical discoveries mainly in the Middle East. He has penned the books The Secret Token. Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke and Why Did the Chicken Cross the World? The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization.