Dr Traviglia is currently a Marie Curie Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the University Ca' Foscari of Venice (Italy). From 2006 to 2015 she held positions as Postdoctoral fellow in the department of Archaeology of the University of Sydney and in the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University (Sydney), where her research has focused primarily on ancient and historical landscapes. She is internationally recognised as a specialist in Landscape Archaeology, a field to which she is contributing to through the application and expansion of innovative digital survey technologies – such as Remote Sensing, GNSS, and mobile devices – in support of more traditional archaeological field methods and research.
She is part of the Executive Steering Committee of the International Computer Application and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) association and its Publication Officer. She has organised the CAA2013 Perth 'Across space and time' Conference and co-organised the 2016 IKUWA 6 Congress.
Philip Verhagen is assistant professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He graduated in Physical Geography at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 1989, and worked in contract-based archaeology in the Netherlands from 1992-2008 as a specialist in GIS and archaeological computing. During that time, he actively contributed to the development of GIS-based analysis and predictive modelling for archaeological heritage management in the Netherlands. This eventually resulted in the publication of his thesis, completed at Leiden University in 2007. From around 2001, he has also worked on issues concerning the reliability of archaeological survey techniques for detecting archaeological sites, especially core sampling and (more recently) trial trenching.
Since 2009, he is back at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam working on predictive modelling, GIS analysis and simulation-based modelling. His project 'Finding the limits of the limes' (http://limeslimits.wordpress.com/) aimed to apply spatial dynamical modelling to reconstruct and understand the development of the cultural landscape in the Dutch part of the Roman frontier zone.
From 2011-2016, dr. Verhagen was Publication Officer of CAA. In this capacity, he has been responsible for the publication of the proceedings of the annual international CAA conference, and preparing for the launch of the Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology.
Professor Erik Champion is UNESCO Chair of Cultural Visualisation and Heritage at Curtin University and Visualisation theme leader at the Curtin Institute of Computation (http://computation.curtin.edu.au). He researches issues in the area of virtual heritage as well as game design, interactive media, and architectural computing. Before joining Curtin University, he was Project leader of DIGHUMLAB in Denmark, a consortium of four Danish universities, hosted at Aarhus University. His publications include Critical Gaming: Interactive History and Virtual Heritage (Routledge, 2015), Playing with the Past (Springer, 2011), and he edited Game Mods: Design, Theory and Criticism (ETC Press, 2012). His next book project (in press) is Cultural Heritage Infrastructures in Digital Humanities, (Routledge, 2017), with co-editors Agiati Benardou, Costis Dallas and Lorna Hughes.
Jeremy Huggett is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow and has worked in computer applications in archaeology since 1984. His research interests are concerned with the social and philosophical implications of Information Technologies in archaeology, in particular the nature, development, impact and implications of information technologies in relation to the archaeological discipline and their effects on our understanding of the past.
His research blog is at: https://introspectivedigitalarchaeology.wordpress.com/. His professional webpage is at: https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/staff/jeremyhuggett
Professor Isto Huvila holds the chair in information studies at the Department of ALM (Archival Studies, Library and Information Science and Museums and Cultural Heritage Studies) at Uppsala University in Sweden and is adjunct professor (docent) in information management at Information Studies, Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. His primary areas of research include information and knowledge management, information work, knowledge organisation, documentation, and social and participatory information practices. The contexts of his research ranges from archaeology and cultural heritage, archives, libraries and museums to social media, virtual worlds and corporate and public organisations. Huvila has given numerous invited talks and published broadly on the topics ranging from information work management, archaeological information management, social media, virtual reality information issues to archival studies and museum informatics, ancient history and archaeology. He received a MA degree in cultural history at the University of Turku in 2002 and a PhD degree in information studies at Åbo Akademi University (Turku, Finland) in 2006.
Keith Kintigh is Professor of Anthropology in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change (formerly, Department of Anthropology) at Arizona State University, where he has taught since 1987. Kintigh led a team of archaeologists and computer and information scientists in establishing Digital Antiquity, a collaborative organization devoted to enhancing preservation and access to the digital records of archaeological investigations, and in developing tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record), a sustainable digital repository for the documents and data produced by archaeological research. He now serves on the Digital Antiquity Board of Directors and is actively involved in its operations and in additional development efforts. Throughout his career, he has published research on quantitative and formal methods in archaeology. Kintigh’s field research focuses on the political and social organization of ancestral Pueblo societies in the Cíbola area of west-central New Mexico. That research is now a part of a larger comparative effort to understand long term stability and transformations across the Southwest and northern Mexico. That project is led by Margaret Nelson and funded by NSF’s Coupled Natural and Human Systems program. His Southwest research is also a key case contrtibuting to a related effort comparing socio-ecological and transformations in the extreme environments of the Southwest US and the Arctic. Kintigh is a past president of the Society for American Archaeology (1999-2001). In various capacities for SAA, he has worked extensively on national law and policy regarding the repatriation of Native American human remains. Kintigh earned a BA in Sociology and an MS in Computer Science at Stanford University in 1974 and a PhD in Anthropology at the University of Michigan in 1982.
I'm an archaeologist at who works primarily in neolithic societies. My PhD is from the University of Florida where I was trained as a southeasternist, but for the last three decades most of my research has been in societies ancestral to the Pueblo peoples of the US Southwest. I’m among the first archaeologists to develop agent-based computational models to investigate processes of change in the archaeological record, and I’m an external professor at the Santa Fe Institute (SFI). My current projects include an attempt to discover optimal structures for information flows in societies (with David Wolpert, an information theorist at SFI) and building cyberinfrastructure useful for historical social scientists trying to understand the role of changing climates and environments in culture change (SKOPE, https://www.openskope.org). Please see my webpage https://anthro.wsu.edu/faculty-and-staff/tim-a-kohler/ for more details and a few publications. I've been honored by the AAA with their Alfred Vincent Kidder Award for Eminence in the Field of American Archaeology (2014) and by the SAA with their Award for Excellence in Archaeological Analysis (2010), and edited the journal American Antiquity from 2000-2004.
Gary Lock has researched and written about computer applications in archaeology for over thirty years. He was Chair of CAA International from 2011 until 2017. His specialisms are GIS and landscape theory/mapping.
Rachel Opitz is a lecturer in the Department of Archaeology, University of Glasgow. Her research focuses on rural western Mediterranean societies and landscapes in the 1st millennium BCE. The foundations of this work are in remote sensing and survey, human perception of the built and natural environment as studied through formal exercises in 3D modeling and analysis of visual attention, and the material culture of rural communities and the towns emerging within them. Her recognized methodological expertise includes photogrammetric modeling in the context of excavations, in LIDAR-based analysis of sites and landscapes, and in developing information metrics to ask new archaeological questions using 3D data.
Julian Richards is Professor of Archaeology at the University of York. He is Director of the Centre for Digital Heritage, Director of the Archaeology Data Service, and, since October 2013, Director of the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities. His direct involvement in archaeological computing began in 1980 when he started his PhD research studying pre-Christian Anglo-Saxon burial ritual using the computing power of an ICL mainframe and an early Z80 micro-computer. In 1985 he co-authored the first textbook in archaeological computing for Cambridge University Press, and has subsequently written numerous papers and edited a number of books on the applications of information technology in archaeology. Since 1996, he has been Director of the Archaeology Data Service and Co-Director of the e-journal Internet Archaeology.