David Stronach is a Scottish archeologist of ancient Iran and Iraq. He is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
Stronach is a leading Western expert on the city of Pasargadae. He obtained an Master of Arts from Cambridge University in 1958. In the 1960s and 1970s he was Director of the British Institute of Persian Studies in Tehran. In the 1990s, he excavated several parts of Nineveh. His scholarship has earned him many honors and awards, including the invitation to deliver endowed lectures at Harvard and Columbia. He is also the recipient of the 2004 Archaeological Institute of America Gold Medal for "Distinguished Archaeological Achievement."
His daughter Tami Stronach played the role of "The Childlike Empress" in the 1984 film The NeverEnding Story.