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.
Leif Isaksen is Professor in Digital Humanities at the University of Exeter. His research interests lie in two distant but related fields: the development of geographic thought and representation in Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and the emerging role of the Web as a transformational medium for communicating and connecting complex information. For the former he has undertaken theoretical and digital analyses of specific documents from ancient world, including the Geographike Hyphegesis of Claudius Ptolemy, the Roman Itineraries and the Peutinger Map. In the latter he applies Web-based (and Linked Open Data) technologies to annotate, connect and revisualize geographic aspects of the past through its textual and material culture, most notably as Director of the Pelagios Commons. In addition to these he is investigating a hilltop enclosure on Cluny Hill, Scotland.
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.
Kenneth L. Kvamme is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas. He is author of over 100 publications, 150 technical reports, 250 conference presentations and invited lectures, and sits on the board or is an associate editor of numerous journals. He has formerly held positions at Boston University and the University of Arizona. His career has focused in diverse areas pertaining to human spatial behavior, primarily in the American Great Plains and Rocky Mountains. Quite early, working with Michael Jochim and Albert Spaulding, he examined the problem of regional archaeological distributions which led to methods for archaeological location modeling (ALM) through multivariate statistics. That solution, while statistically insightful, lacked means for application, so GIS methods were “learned” in 1981-2—well before GIS software was commonly available. He wrote a GIS in Fortran enabling digitization of maps, generation of variables of interest, and application of ALM across broad regions. One result was the first symposium in archaeological GIS at the Society for American Archaeology meeting in 1985. By the late 1980s he was working in distributional archaeology, mapping and analyzing surface artifact scatters across desert landscapes, but this proved unsatisfying because vegetated landscapes were omitted. Associated with the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University by the mid-1990s, he turned to geophysical prospecting to examine human spatial behavior across broad regions of any kind. Combining expertise in GIS and image processing permitted higher quality imagery of the subsurface to be generated. Later, knowledge of GIS and statistical methods allowed focus on multi-sensor integration for fusion of data sets, leading to fuller knowledge of the subsurface. Recent work focuses on new methods for ALM, spatial statistics, and on local statistics applied to integrated geophysical data sets.
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.
Professor Barbara Mills is an anthropological archaeologist with interests in archaeological method and theory, especially as applied to the North American Southwest. Her work has focused on ceramic analysis as a tool for understanding production, distribution, and consumption but more broadly is her interest in material culture to understand social relations in the past. She has field and research experience in the U.S. Southwest including the Cibola, Mogollon Rim, Chaco, Mimbres, Four Corners, and Greater Hohokam areas. She also has research experience in Guatemala (Postclassic Maya), Kazakhstan (Bronze Age), and Turkey (Neolithic). Prof. Mills directs the Southwest Social Networks Project, which synthesizes archaeological data from across the Southwest to address contemporary problems such as migration and the evolution of inequality. This project has been funded through three NSF grants in the last 10 years allowing her to become a leader in the use of social network analysis in archaeology. She is the recipient of several awards including the Gordon Willey Prize from the Archeology Division (AD) of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), the AD-AAA Patty Jo Watson Distinguished Lecturer, and the Society for American Archaeology's Excellence in Archaeological Analysis Award.
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.
Willeke Wendrich (PhD Leiden University, the Netherlands, 1999) holds the Joan Silsbee Chair in African Cultural Archaeology and is a professor of Egyptian Archaeology and Digital Humanities in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has worked for 30 years in Egypt and currently directs a project in the north of Ethiopia, combining excavations and archaeometry with an ethnoarchaeological study of the use of organic materials, ancient technology and communities of practice. She was the Faculty Director of the Center for Digital Humanities and is presently the Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, as well as the Editor-in-Chief of the online UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology, a worldwide cooperation of Egyptologists, archaeologists, linguists, art historians, geologists and all other disciplines that are involved in research in Egypt. She is a board member of the Institute for Field Research. Her latest books are Archaeology and Apprenticeship, Body Knowledge, Identity, and Communities of Practice (University of Arizona Press, 2012) and The Desert Fayum Reinvestigated (CIoA Press, 2017).