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Margaret Struckmeier

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Dr. Kristina Killgrove
Assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of West Florida. . I have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary work, as my research and teaching bridge the sometimes large divide between classics and anthropology..
Dr. Kristina Killgrove

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Dr. Kristina Killgrove
Katy Meyers
Katy is an anthropology PhD student who specializes in mortuary archaeology and bioarchaeology at Michigan State University. She is also active in the digital humanities as a Cultural Heritage Informatics fellow, and is the head game designer for an educational video game, Red Land Black Land. She also writes bi-weekly blog posts on her personal blog, Bones Don’t Lie, as well as writes for the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative, MSU Campus Archaeology, and is a guest writer on Past Horizons
Katy Meyers

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Katy Meyers
Alexander Binsteiner
Dipl.Geol.Univ. Alexander Binsteiner examined in his thesis the chert deposit of Baierdorf at Ried castle in Altmühltal. After that, he was a field director of excavations at the flint mine of Arnhofen near Abensberg. From 1993-96 he was chief geologist of the Ötzi Project at the University of Innsbruck. Today he divides his time as a freelance geoarchaeologist between Austria, Bavaria and the Czech Republic.
Dr Timothy Matney
Professor of Archaeology Department of Anthropology & Classical Studies University of Akron Akron, Ohio, with a primary theoretical interest in ancient urbanization and city planning. He has excavated extensively at two urban centers in southeastern Turkey: the Early Bronze Age city of Titriş Höyük on the Euphrates river (1994-1999) and the Iron Age city of Ziyaret Tepe on the Tigris river (1997-present). Dr. Matney has been conducting fieldwork since 1983 and has participated in excavations and surveys in Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Israel, Azerbaijan, India, Britain, and the United States. His primary geographical focus is southwestern Asia, especially Mesopotamia and Anatolia.
Dr Timothy Matney

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Conor McHale
I am a descended from a long line of conga dancers. I occasionally wear shoes. I gave up going to the toilet twenty years ago - it's a filthy habit. I have a pet bunny called Mucky - he's a filthy rabbit. Actually a rather well worn Archaeologist
Conor McHale

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Dr George Nash
Involved in academic and commercial archaeology, employed as an Associate Archaeologist with SLR Consulting. Works on the final two years of the part-time degree in archaeology at the University of Bristol.
Matthew Champion
Historian/Archaeologist with twenty years experience of working in built heritage conservation, project management and interpretation. Project director of the Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Survey (NMGS) - a volunteer led community archaeology project that aims to undertake the first large scale, systematic survey, of medieval graffiti in the UK. Joint Winner- Awards for the Presentation of Heritage Research 2011 and 2013 winner of the Marsh award for Community Archaeology.
Matthew Champion

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Science Nordic
Science Nordic content is targeted toward the global research community: researchers, students, the business sector, innovation clusters, international institutions and media – along with anybody else with an interest in science. The range of topics encompasses all science based topics and includes history, archaeology and heritage
Science Nordic

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Science Nordic

Article contributors

Chemi Shiff
Chemi is a PhD candidate who specializes in issues of cultural heritage at the program for cultural studies in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In his PhD he plans to examine the use Israeli society has made of archaeology over the years as a means for the construction of a national heritage through the test case of Jaffa.
Chemi Shiff

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Loren Steffy
Loren Steffy is the business columnist for the Houston Chronicle. His column appears on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and he writes a daily blog that discusses business topics. He has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business, the BBC and the PBS NewsHour. He is the author of Drowning in Oil: BP and the Reckless Pursuit of Profit published by McGraw-Hill in 2010 and The Man Who Thought Like a Ship, published by Texas A&M University Press in April 2012.
Loren Steffy

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Loren Steffy
Loren Steffy
Inga-Maria Mulk
Inga-Maria Mulk is an archaeologist from the Lule region of northern Sweden. She graduated from the universities, Uppsala, Umeå with the Ph.D degree, and is attached to Ájtte Swedish Mountain and Sami museum in Jokkmokk where she was formerly Director. She currently lives in Cambridge and has written extensively on Sami archaeology, cultural landscapes and rock art.
Inga-Maria Mulk

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Fiona Baker
Fiona Baker is a graduate of Durham University and has run an archaeological consulting and contracting practice, Firat Archaeological Services, based in the west of Scotland since 1992. She has worked on several projects in the Middle East and Egypt over the last twenty years including directing the Pella Hinterland Tomb Survey.
Fiona Baker

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Joanna Pyzel
Joanna Pyzel is an archaeologist graduated from Warsaw University in Poland. After scholarships to Cologne and Mainz in Germany she received her PhD from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Branch Poznań and is now attached to Gdańsk University. She currently divides her life between Poland and Germany and works on the archaeology of the Early Neolithic in Central Europe and Anatolia.
Joanna Pyzel

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Bente Philippsen
Bente Philippsen was at Aarhus University - researching Mesolithic/ Neolithic dietary transitions and Carbon-14 dating in relation to reservoir effects from marine and fresh water fish.
Bente Philippsen

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Dragoș MĂNDESCU
Born in 1976, Dragoș Măndescu is a Romanian archaeologist focused on Iron Age field of research. MA in ancient history & archaeology (2001) and magna cum laude PhD of Bucharest University (2009) with a thesis on the Late Iron Age chronology in the North Balkans. Currently he is the deputy manager of the Argeș County Museum and the director of a scientific research program granted by the National Research Council under the authority of the Romanian Ministry of Education.
Dragoș MĂNDESCU

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Achill Archaeological Field School

Achill Archaeological Field School

Achill Archaeological Field School is located in the small village of Dooagh on Achill Island off the north west coast of Ireland. The school was established in 1991 by archaeologist Theresa MacDonald, with the aim of providing a range of archaeological training opportunities for interested members of the public, University students looking for training and young professionals looking to increase their range of skills. Achill is famed for its natural beauty and the range of its historical and archaeological places of interest, making it an ideal place for students to immerse themselves in Irish culture whilst partaking in our high quality and highly focused courses that make great use of our full complement of state of the art technology.
Achill Archaeological Field School

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Emma Cunliffe

Emma Cunliffe

Emma Cunliffe recently completed her PhD at Durham University using satellite imagery to examine threats to archaeological sites in Syria in peacetime. She researches the effects of the conflict on Syria's cultural heritage sites, where she volunteered with the Global Heritage Fund to produce the report “Damage to the Soul: Syria’s Cultural Heritage in Conflict”, and also volunteered as a member of the UK Committee of the Blue Shield, due to launch officially later this year, and for the NGO Heritage for Peace.
Emma Cunliffe

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Leah Powell

Leah Powell

On the verge of completing her BA in Archaeology & Anthropology at Bristol University, and her sights set on an MPhil, Leah is preparing to launch herself into the thrilling world of archaeological research and journalism. Having excavated sites across Britain, she pursues the fields of European Prehistory and Material Culture as well as Roman Archaeology. Her current study is an anthropological exploration of the agency and materiality of vinyl records, trying to discover exactly how we attach meaning and memories to our music. Her work at the Apolline project began in 2012 and has included publicity, outreach, and filming as well as hard-core excavation.
Leah Powell

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Dr Rafal Kolinski
Rafał Koliński is an associate professor of Near Eastern Archaeology at the Institute of Prehistory, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, with field experience from Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Cyprus and Bulgaria. Until 2010 he directed a field project at Tell Arbid in Syria. His scientific interests include the economy of Bronze Age Mesopotamia, North Mesopotamian cultures of the Bronze Age, and the iconological study of Mesopotamian art.
Dr Rafal Kolinski

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Tom Gardner

Tom Gardner

In the process of completing an MA at the University of Edinburgh, Tom is a candidate for a research MSc focussing on the environmental reconstruction of prehistoric wetlands. His interests lie broadly with British prehistory, and especially with the environmental evidence for resource use and landscape reconstruction. As a project officer for the Bamburgh Research Project working at the Bradford Kaims, his focus is on the environmental impact of the burnt mound phenomenon, attempting to understand the economic or social function it represents. He has taken part in excavations across Britain and Cyprus and is co-director of the Yadlee Stone Circle Project.
Tom Gardner

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Tom Gardner
Dr Gail Higginbottom
I am a Visiting Research Fellow of the Australian National University and The University of Adelaide as well as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. As a cultural landscape archaeologist and theorist, I study astronomy, monuments, landscapes, and the belief systems of prehistoric peoples. In more recent years my research program has incorporated major interpretive analysis through the examination of phenomenology and ideas about materiality.
Dr Gail Higginbottom

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