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- 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 received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Brown University, and B.A. and M.A. from the University of Alaska. He has served as Professor of Anthropology and Director Museum and Field Studies and Research Fellow Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado (2000-2007); Curator of Archeology, Denver Museum of Nature and Science (1994-2000); Professor of Anthropology, Curator of Archeology, Director, Alaska Quaternary Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks (1974-1994). 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 (2014-17), and the Advisory Committee for the Office of Polar Programs (2017-18). He has extensive teaching, public speaking, museum, and research experience and has served as a technical advisor for numerous educational films.
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.
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.
Claire Alix, Université Paris, France, and Alaska Quaternary Center, University of Alaska, USA
- Thomas Andrews, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Canada
- Constanza Ceruti, Universidad Católica de Salta, Argentina
Julia Clark, Archaeology, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Flinders University, AU
- Craig M. Lee, University of Colorado Boulder, United States
- Franco Nicolis, Ufficio Beni Archeologici, Italy
- Thomas Reitmaier, Archaeological Service of the Canton of Grisons, Switzerland
Stephanie Rogers, Department of Geosciences, Auburn University, Georgia, USA
- Harald Stadler, Universität Innsbruk, Austria