New Directions in a Warming World


  • William Timothy Treal Taylor University of Colorado, Boulder
  • E. James Dixon University of New Mexico
  • Albert Hafner University of Bern
  • Martin Hinz University of Bern



archaeology, glacial archaeology

Author Biographies

William Timothy Treal Taylor, University of Colorado, Boulder

William Taylor is Asistant Professor and Curator of Archaeology at University of Colorado Boulder, USA. His 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.

E. James Dixon, University of New Mexico

E. James Dixon is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and the former Director Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico (2007–2016). His areas of research include Arctic archeology, Paleoindian archeology, high altitude and high latitude adaptations, and museum science. He has published three books and more than seventy journal articles and book chapters. He served as a member of the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee for the Geosciences (2014–2017), and the Advisory Committee for the Office of Polar Programs (2017–2018).

Albert Hafner, University of Bern

Albert Hafner is Professor and Head of the Department of Prehistory and Co-director of the Institute for Archaeological Sciences at the University of Bern/Switzerland. He 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 and has conducted large scale rescue excavations in Swiss lake dwellings. He was in the core group of the UNESCO world heritage project “Prehistoric pile-dwellings around the Alps.” 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 he was elected a member of ICOMOS ICUCH (Int. Council of Monuments and Sites, Int. Comm. of Underwater Cultural Heritage) and SPARC (Snow Patch Archaeology Research Cooperation).

Martin Hinz, University of Bern

Martin Hinz, University of Bern, Switzerland is Managing Editor of the Journal of Glacial Archaeology. He 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.




How to Cite

Taylor, W. T. T. ., Dixon, E. J., Hafner, A., & Hinz, M. . (2021). New Directions in a Warming World. Journal of Glacial Archaeology, 5, 1–3.




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