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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 is full Professor and director at the Institute for Archaeological Sciences at the University of Bern/Switzerland. He studied at the Universities of Tübingen, Freiburg im Breisgau and Zurich. His career began with large scale underwater rescue excavations at Neolithic and Bronze Age sites in Western Switzerland. He was part of the core group of the UNESCO World Heritage project “Prehistoric pile-dwellings around the Alps,” awarded in 2011. From 2004 onwards, he led the Schnidejoch expeditions - focusing on a high-alpine ice patch site in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland, with finds ranging from the Neolithic to the Middle Ages. His ongoing research is related to submerged prehistoric settlements in lakes of the south-western Balkans and Switzerland and prehistoric land use of alpine environments.
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