Editorial Team


E. James Dixon, BA and MA, University of Alaska, PhD, Brown University Director, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and Professor of Anthropology, Professor of Anthropology, University of New Mexico since 2007. James Dixon specializes in North American archeology, particularly focusing on late Ice Age colonization, high altitude and high latitude human adaptations, and early cultural development. He received his B.A. and M.A from the University of Alaska and his Ph.D. from Brown University. He was a Marshall Fellow for research at the National Museum of Denmark in 1972, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow in 1996-97, and the recipient of the career achievement award from the Alaska Anthropological Association 2007. He also has served as Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alaska and the University of Colorado, and as Curator of Paleoindian Archeology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. In 2007 he was appointed Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. His publications and outreach include three books, many articles, museum exhibits, and educational films and videos. He has extensive professional service and is a member of SPARC (Snow Patch Archaeology Research Cooperation) council. He was a participant in the Ötzi, Schnidi and the Reindeer Hunters: Ice Patch Archaeology and Holocene Climate Change Conference in Berne Switzerland, and keynote speaker for Frozen Pasts – 2nd International Glacial Archaeology Symposium in Trondheim, Norway.


Albert Hafner studied Prehistory, Anthropology and Geobotanics in Germany at the Universities of Tübingen and Freiburg im Breisgau. His professional career began with excavations in Neolithic and Bronze Age wetland sites in Southern Germany. He was working many years in underwater archaeology and conducted large scale rescue excavations in Swiss lake dwellings. Albert Hafner was in the core group of the UNESCO world heritage project “Prehistoric pile-dwellings around the Alps”, successfully inscribed in 2011. He was responsible for the Schnidejoch expedition team and edited the publication of this high-alpine ice patch site from the Bernese Alps with finds from the Early Neolithic to the Middle Ages. In 2012 Albert Hafner was elected Professor and Head of the Department of Prehisthistory and Co-director of the Institute for Archaeological Sciences at the University of Bern/Switzerland. Albert Hafner is member of ICOMOS ICUCH (Int. Council of Monuments and Sites, Int. Comm. of Underwater Cultural Heritage) and SPARC (Snow Patch Archaeology Research Cooperation).


Dr. Taylor’s research focuses on the relationship between humans and animals, with a topical focus on horses and animal domestication, and a technical emphasis on archaeozoology, archaeological science, and emerging technologies. He has ongoing field projects in the Great Plains and the American Southwest as well as Mongolia and the Steppes of Central Asia. He also conducts museum collections research in China, Australia, and South America.

Managing Editor

Martin Hinz studied Archaeology, European Ethnology and Computer Science in Germany at the Universities of Berlin and Kiel. After his PhD he worked in Kiel for several years as Assistant Coordinator for the DFG Priority Programme SPP 1400 'Early Monumentality and Social Differentiation'. His current focus is the combination of scientific data, quantitative methods and archaeological knowledge. In terms of research topics he is particularly interested in the Neolithic and Bronze Age in Switzerland and the influence and question of the determinism of environmental influences on settlement behaviour and prosperity of past societies also in marginal areas. Since 2018 he holds a position as senior researcher at the Institute for Archaeological Sciences at the University of Bern/Switzerland.

Editorial Board