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Mr. DiBlasi was born in Syracuse, New York to a military family. Mr. DiBlasi attained a Masters degree from the University of Louisville and currently teaches archaeology. He has worked on various projects locally, particularly involving historic cemeteries. Mr. DiBlasi discusses growing up in a military family and growing up in various places around the country. Mr. DiBlasi relates his experiences as a student at the University of Louisville in the 1970s as well as his time as a teacher and archaeologist. Mr. DiBlasi discusses the changes to the University of Louisville over the years, particularly with the archeology department, and the facilities changes over the years. Mr. DiBlasi discusses several campus incidents, including a massive sewer explosion and a hostage situation in the 1990s.
Dr. John Hale was born in New Albany, Indiana and attended Yale University as an undergraduate majoring in Archaeology. Dr. Hale completed his PhD at Cambridge University and subsequently returned to live in southern Indiana and teach in nearby Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Hale has been involved in several high profile archeological expeditions, including one in which the source of the hallucination inducing gas under the temple at Delphi, Greece was discovered, as well as several underwater archeological explorations. Dr. John Hale discusses growing up in New Albany Indiana and discovering his passion for archaeology. Dr. Hale relates his experiences as a student under the tutelage of the historian Donald Kagan. Dr. Hale discusses his early career at the University of Louisville and the evolution of the university from a small commuter school to a nationally known university since the 1980s.