Mark received his B.A. in Anthropology and Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies from Pennsylvania State University in 2017 and an M.A. in Anthropology the same year. His M.A. thesis focused on Persian period iron working and was entitled “Re-Forging the Past: Interpreting Phoenician Iron Production at the Site of Tel Akko, Israel.” In addition to excavations at Tel Akko, Mark has dug at Badia Pozzeveri, working on an excavation of a medieval cemetery with the University of Pisa, and at Roman Cosa, in Italy. His main research interests include the archaeology of the 'Roman West', where he is concerned with questions of imperial influence in liminal regions, local and trans-regional economies, industry and craft production in peripheral regions, and concepts of local identity.