Join us on Friday, April 13, for five stories from archaeologists! This FREE show, produced in partnership with Springer Nature Storytellers, will be held in conjunction with the Society of American Archaeology's annual meeting.
Doors open at 6:30. Reserve your FREE spot at the show below!
Nuno Bicho as born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1965. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Southern Methodist University, Dallas Texas, in 1992. He is currently an Associate Professor of Archaeology and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Center of Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behavior (ICArEHB) at the University of Algarve. He specializes in Paleolithic ecodynamics and his research focused on prehistoric costal hunter-gatherers of southern Iberia for the last three decades. In the last decade he has also developed research on the Mesolithic of the Tagus Valley and on Stone Age of Mozambique. He was an Academic Editor of PLOS ONE and, recently, was appointed as one of the Editors-in-Chief of the new Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology (Springer-Nature Group). He was Dean between 1998 and 2001 and 2005-2007 at the University of Algarve.
Sandra L. López Varela (PhD, University of London, 1996); Full-time Professor, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (2013-); RPA (2005-); Positions Held: Treasurer, Sociedad Mexicana de Antropología (2015-2017); Archaeology Seat, AAA (2011-2014); Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, Arts, Technology and Humanities (2009-); President/Vice President Society for Archaeological Sciences (2007-2011) Head of the Anthropology Department at the University of Morelos (2006-2008); Interests and/or Activities: technology of pottery making; assessment of social development policies and institutional economics to combat poverty on nonindustrial technologies; cultural heritage preservation, business and marketing; Significant Publications: “The Heritage Business Industry: Mexico’s Opportunity for Economic growth”, i-Mex Revista 2017; Innovative Approaches and Explorations in Ceramic Studies, Archaeopress 2017; “Internationalization for Economic Growth: Aspiring to a World-Class Mexican Research and Education Environment”, American Anthropologist, 2015. Technological Development Projects: Mexico Alternativo Heritage App at the iTunes and Android Stores, mexicoalternativo.com.mx
Teresita Majewski has conducted archaeological and archival research throughout the United States, as well as in Mexico, Central America, the United Kingdom, and Europe. Her first love is historical archaeology, particularly ceramics, but she has also published on colonialism, consumerism, disciplinary development, collections management, and heritage tourism. Early in her career, she managed the Missouri Archaeological Society and then spent nearly a decade as managing editor of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) journals American Antiquity and Latin American Antiquity. For nearly 25 years, she has worked for the heritage management consulting firm Statistical Research, Inc., and is currently a vice president. She is a Registered Professional Archaeologist, a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, an associate research professor in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona, Secretary-elect of the SAA, and past president of the American Cultural Resources Association and the Society for Historical Archaeology.
Timothy Taylor is Professor of the Prehistory of Humanity at the University of Vienna, Austria, where he directs the Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science and conducts field research on the Copper Age ‘Lake Village’ phenomenon. Taylor studied archaeology and anthropology at Cambridge, conducting post-graduate research there and in Oxford before moving in 1990 to the Department of Archaeological Sciences in Bradford, where he is visiting professor. His research publications demonstrate a long-term engagement with themes in archaeological theory, including materiality, gender, polythetic entitation, and skeuomorphism. His broader research interests are reflected in his books The Prehistory of Sex (1996), The Buried Soul (2002) and The Artificial Ape (2010), as well as contributions to the World Question Center at www.edge.org. In 2008 he was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of World Prehistory.