Networking Archaeological Data
An NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities
Arkansas Archaeological Survey
An anthropological archaeologist and museum anthropologist focusing on issues of cultural heritage, iconography, and the rise of social complexity in the American midcontinent and SE Europe, Alex Barker serves on the Cultural Heritage Committee of the Archaeological Institute of America, Board of Directors of the School for Advanced Research, and in 2022 was appointed by President Biden to the federal Cultural Property Advisory Committee. He previously served on the National NAGPRA Review Committee, as president of the Council for Museum Anthropology, and as Treasurer of the Society for American Archaeology. His work has been supported by grants from NSF, IMLS, NEH, Wenner-Gren, American Philosophical Society and National Geographic Society. Barker is a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, a graduate of the Getty Museum Leadership Program, an Expert Member of two ICOMOS International Scientific Committees (Archaeology and Heritage Management/ICAHM and Earthen Architectural Heritage/ISCEAH), and is past president of the American Anthropological Association.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY
Ellen Belcher, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Special Collections Librarian at the Lloyd Sealy Library, John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY. She completed her doctorate in Near Eastern Archaeology in the Art History and Archaeology Department of Columbia University. Her research focuses on figurines and ornaments from the Halaf settlements in sixth millennium B.C.E. northern Mesopotamia. She has worked as an archaeologist and specialist at several prehistoric sites in Jordan, Syria and Turkey. Ellen’s data projects in progress include The Halaf Figurine Project and the Prehistoric Anatolian and Mesopotamian Ornaments Project (PAMO), both of which will appear in Open Context. She also has fun with her Lost Ornaments of New York City project.
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
Grant Coffey is an archaeologist and the research database manager at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez, Colorado. He has done archaeological work in the northern Southwest for over twenty years, and he directed part of Crow Canyon’s Goodman Point Archaeological Project. He has published peer-reviewed research in American Antiquity, Journal of Field Archaeology, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology and Kiva, and he has contributed to many edited volumes. He also participates in the Pueblo Farming Project (PFP) which is a collaborative project between the Hopi tribe and the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center that began in 2008. In his current position as the research database manager, he manages almost 40 years of archaeological field data, data from the PFP, and works with various stakeholders to provide access to the data and technical support. He also serves as a photogrammetry and GIS specialist at Crow Canyon, and he is currently the UAV (drone) operator for Crow Canyon.
Ewan Cooper is a PhD candidate and sessional academic at Macquarie University. His current research looks at the emergence of military communities in early Imperial Roman Dalmatia and the wider southeastern European region through epigraphic and archaeological material, seeing them as dynamic assemblages of diverse humans and materials. He fuses traditional, theoretical, and open digital approaches in his research and is also a practicing field archaeologist. He is developing and deploying a database infrastructure to capture artefactual mythic data for MANTO. On account of this work with various industry and university bodies, he is passionate about public engagement and the possible applications of digital tools.
University of West Florida
Danielle Lynn Dadiego, Ph.D., RPA, is an Adjunct Professor for the Anthropology Department and Research Associate at the Archaeology Institute of the University of West Florida. Since March of 2023, Dr. Dadiego has also served as the Laboratory Director for both the Archaeology Institute and the Anthropology Department. Her research includes Native and European exchange systems in Colonial America, with specialties in paleography and archaeometry. Her work requires knowledge and extensive use of relational databases and statistical software including Microsoft Access, SQL, KaleidaGraph, and JMP among others.
Archaeometry Laboratory at the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR)
James Davenport is a Research Scientist at the Archaeometry Laboratory at MURR. He completed his Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of New Mexico in 2021. His research has focused on multi-method analysis (NAA, LA-ICP-MS, thin section petrography, and X-Radiography) of ceramic production to examine the effects of empires on local subject potters and communities of practice. His research is primarily focused on the Inka empire of Andean South America. He also has research experience in Mesoamerica, Greece, the American Southwest, Southeast, and Northern Plains.
UC Santa Cruz/James Madison's Montpelier Plantation
Rebecca Davis is a current Ph.D. candidate in historical archaeology at UC Santa Cruz who studies plantation landscapes in Chesapeake and Caribbean contexts. In addition to her role as a student, she is also an archaeological technician at James Madison’s Montpelier Plantation in Orange, Virginia. Rebecca’s dissertation research centers on community archaeology, collaborations with the Montpelier Descendant Committee, and GIS analysis. Given Montpelier’s historic achievement of structural parity between the Montpelier Descendant’s Committee (MDC) and The Montpelier Foundation (TMF), her participation and work with the NADAC Institute is geared toward collaborative research approaches, descendant community engagement, open-access scholarship, and inclusive data management and analysis.
Maia Dedrick is an Atkinson Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Global Development at Cornell University. She is leading a research project funded by National Geographic Society and the Cornell Atkinson Center on biodiversity and sustainable rural livelihoods amid climate change in Yucatán, Mexico. This project acquired airborne lidar imagery for archaeological and community-centered purposes. Specifically, the imagery will be used to generate biomass and canopy height estimates for community partners managing shared common-use lands. In addition, the project includes interviews with farmers and excavation within sinkholes for paleoenvironmental evidence. The goal of Dedrick's NADAC project is to generate long-term plans for these datasets, including archiving and sharing them in ways that best serve the interests of residents in the town where research takes place. It also involves defining with research partners which data should be shared more broadly with scholars and interested publics. This project builds on a long-term research relationship with community members. Broadly, Dedrick seeks to conduct archaeological research that is relevant and accountable to communities where studies take place and whose heritage is under consideration. NADAC will provide a firm foundation for conceptualizing data management in such contexts.
Jeremy Floyd is project archivist at Indiana University’s University Archives where his professional practice and research interests center on linked open data in archival description, extensible processing for access, and radical empathy in archival labor. He has a Master of Library Science degree with a specialization in archives and records management from Indiana University as well as a Digital Archive Specialist certificate from the Society of American Archivists. Prior to entering the archives profession, Jeremy had a background as a historical archaeologist, primarily conducting excavations related to enslaved communities in eighteenth and nineteenth century North American plantation contexts. At the intersection of his archaeological and archival work is an interest in ensuring the integrity and authenticity of research data and connecting archaeological data with descendant communities.
University of California-Berkeley
Lucy's research is centered around building collaborative archaeological projects with Indigenous communities in North and Central America. She specifically focuses on the role that archaeology can play in translating Indigenous Law in settler-colonial contexts. She currently co-directs two collaborative projects: Darién Profundo, with the Emberá community of Mogue in Eastern Panama, and the San Francisco Bay Shellmound Project, with the Confederated Villages of Lisjan, on whose ancestral lands UC Berkeley sits. She is particularly interested in building data infrastructures that recognize the sovereignty of Indigenous communities over Indigenous Knowledge and cultural heritage and make academic archaeological and Cultural Resources Management data more accessible to Tribes. As an Affiliated Scholar of the Indigenous Law Center at the UC College of the Law in San Francisco, she consults on amendments to state cultural heritage legislation and collaborates with lawyers and Tribes to investigate the ways that misinterpretations of archaeological data in courtrooms and legislation have disenfranchised Indigenous communities. She also works with K-12 teachers and other university educators to improve Indigenous heritage literacy in the United States.
Archaeometry Laboratory at the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR)
Whitney A. Goodwin is a senior research specialist in the Archaeometry Laboratory at the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR), a world-leader in the geochemical analysis of archaeological specimens for provenance research. She is participating in the NADAC Institute as part of a larger team from the Archaeometry Laboratory. In her role at MURR, she manages the Mesoamerican Database, which contains elemental data for roughly 30,000 (and growing) ceramic and clay specimens from the region collected using neutron activation analysis (NAA). These data were compiled over nearly four decades of research and from hundreds of different archaeological projects spanning from Mexico to Panama.
University of Montana
Ashley Hampton is currently an Anthropology Ph.D. candidate at the University of Montana and received a B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology from Florida Atlantic University. Her current research is centered on household archaeology in the Mid-Fraser Canyon of British Columbia, Canada, focusing on changes in use of space throughout the life-history of a singular housepit (HP54) at the Bridge River archaeological site located in the traditional territory of the St’át’imc Nation. Research specializations include Geographic Information Systems (GIS), gender/identity archaeology, and statistical analysis. She is interested in archaeological data management and ways to transform large-scale datasets into meaningful representations while exploring new digital tools for data visualization and interpretation.
Greta Hawes is Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow in the Department of History and Archaeology at Macquarie University, Sydney. Her research delves into the storytelling traditions of ancient Greece and the local myths that gave meaning to the Mediterranean landscape. As co-director of MANTO, she is working to model the connections created by the Greek mythic storyworld in a publicly-accessible digital database.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dr. Carrie C. Heitman is an Associate Professor of anthropology and the Associate Director of the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Heitman is a globally engaged anthropologist, archaeologist, and digital humanist. Her professional mission is to share inclusive pasts to build inclusive futures. Prior to starting at UNL, she was an American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellow at Northwestern University. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Virginia (2011). Since 2004, Carrie has helped lead various collaborative, open-access digital cultural heritage projects including the Chaco Research Archive, the Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection, and Ohio Hopewell: Ancient Crossroads of the American Midwest projects. Among other topics, her research explores how new technologies can support scholarly communication and facilitate responsible and inclusive digital access to cultural heritage information. Her recent open-access book with Ruth Van Dyke (The Greater Chaco Landscape: Ancestors, Scholarship, and Advocacy) won the Engaged Anthropology Award from the American Anthropological Association and the 2022 book award from the Society for American Archaeology. Her current collaborative project, (Re)Connections Through Time, (funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) is a partnership with The Hopi Tribe, the Zuni Cultural Resources Advisory Team, the National Museum of Natural History and the American Museum of Natural History.
University of West Florida
ApriI Holmes, M.A., RPA is a terrestrial archaeologist and Faculty Research Associate for the University of West Florida (UWF) Archaeology Institute in Pensacola, FL. She received her degree from UWF where she is now a PI/Project Manager specializing in regional colonial archaeology in an urban environment. April is participating with UWF team members Jennifer Melcher (Data & Geospatial Manager) and Dr. Danielle Dadiego (Lab Manager). The UWF Archaeology Institute often employs ArcGIS, MS Access/Excel, and Google Sheets to manage their recent and active project data.
University of Michigan
Hannah Hoover is a doctoral candidate in Anthropology at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on small-scale processes of group formation, specifically the integrative capacities of daily life to build consensus, collective action, and community persistence in colonial contexts. Funded by the National Science Foundation, Hoover's dissertation project is situated in the South Carolina Lowcountry where she is bringing together extant and new material, historical, and geospatial datasets from six towns of the Yamasee, a multiethnic and diasporic Native American community who lived in the region, ca. 1685-1715. This work seeks to understand what it meant to be Yamasee during this period and how colonists subsequently rewrote Yamasee histories and co-opted Native built landscapes for the emplacement of plantation economies. Hoover plans to use approaches from the Digital Humanities to engage diverse stakeholders in the interpretation of archaeological data and to assist with the preservation of heritage landscapes in a region increasingly impacted by tourism development.
Western Washington University
Christine Johnston is an Assistant Professor of Ancient Mediterranean History. Her research focuses on economic and environmental history in the Mediterranean, West Asia, and North Africa during the Bronze Age. She employs historical, anthropological, and digital methods to examine political economy and exchange systems in antiquity, particularly the roles of non-institutional actors in trade networks. In addition to the study of political economy, she is active in research on the environment and climate change in Ancient Egypt and is a Natural Environment Area Editor for the UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology. She also engages in research on cultural heritage, legacy holdings, public history, and digital humanities. This includes an ongoing collaboration with WWU graduate students on the Ancient World in 3D project, which explores strategies of increasing classroom accessibility and authentic history learning through the incorporation of 3D printed objects. Dr. Johnston is also a co-founder and the video producer for Peopling the Past, a digital humanities initiative that produces and hosts open-access multi-media resources for teaching and learning about real people in antiquity. She currently works on Cyprus as a member of the Kissonerga-Skalia project and as the assistant director of the new Kalavasos–Laroumena and Arkhangelos excavation project.
Ryan Kennedy is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and the Director of the William R. Adams Zooarchaeology Laboratory (WRAZL) at Indiana University Bloomington. His research examines the commodification and trade of animals, especially fish, birds, and turtles, and much of this work focuses on either 19th-century Chinese diaspora communities or the Gulf of Mexico. Ryan frequently collaborates with stable isotope and ancient DNA analysts, and he has an interest in developing standards for combining the many kinds of animal-related data produced by archaeologists. As Director of WRAZL, Ryan is also keenly interested in making data associated with the laboratory’s 10,000+ comparative specimens freely available to and searchable by outside researchers and the public, including data related to the collection and processing of specimens (e.g., locality, date, age at death, etc.) and additional data collected through specialized analyses (e.g., genetic and isotopic data, 3D models, etc.). In this context, Ryan is developing several collaborative projects centered on using WRAZL’s specimens to produce baseline genetic, isotopic, and collagen peptide mass fingerprinting data that will inform conservation-related questions and aid in the identification and interpretation of archaeological animal remains.
Institute für Archäologische
Wissenschaften/Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum - Archäometallurgie
Sabine Klein studied mineralogy with a focus on economic geology, petrology and geochemistry. This was followed by a doctorate on early medieval bronze metal slags from the Höxter/Corvey area at Goethe University in Frankfurt. A research grant from the Volkswagen Foundation enabled a one-year stay at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and a second year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Back in Germany as a postdoctoral fellow in the Frankfurt Research School "Archaeological Analytics," her research preference for archaeometry solidified, and she finally habilitated in 2008 with a numismatically oriented archaeometallurgical thesis on "The Copper of the Roman Imperial Period and its Raw Material Sources." With the award of the Venia Legendi for Mineralogy and Archaeometry, she was granted the authorization to teach at Goethe University. Since 2016, she has been head of the research area of archaeometallurgy at the German Mining Museum Bochum and professor at RUB. Her expertise is in mineralogy, ore geology, archaeometallurgy, archaeometry, materials science, applied geochemistry and isotope applications. She is experienced in the study of all types of inorganic objects such as metal, ceramics, glass and glazes, slags and metallurgical remains.
Archaeometry Laboratory at the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR)
Brandi L. MacDonald (PhD 2016) is PI and Assistant Professor at the Archaeometry Lab at the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR), with a joint faculty position in the MU Department of Chemistry. The Archaeometry Lab specializes in providing compositional analysis and artifact provenance for archaeologists for over 35 years. Along with a team of colleagues, MacDonald helps to populate, maintain, and make accessible legacy databases of elemental and isotopic analyses on ceramics, stone tools, glass beads, pigments, and glazes. For her independent research, MacDonald studies mineral pigment and lithic provenance for projects in southern Africa and Australia. She is also an Executive Board member of the Society for Archaeological Sciences and a managing editor at the journal Archaeometry.
NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission/NYC Archaeological Repository: The Nan A. Rothschild Research Center
Jessica Striebel MacLean
Jessica Striebel MacLean is an Urban Archaeologist with the New York City Landmarks Commission and the NYC Archaeological Repository that is responsible for the care of archaeological collections excavated in the city. An experienced field archaeologist and museum specialist, Jessica’s work has focused on the intersection of archaeology, community engagement, and public interpretation in New England, New York City, and Montserrat, West Indies. Committed to the Repository’s mission to render its collections digitally accessible to researchers and the public, she is especially interested in the ways digital humanities and heritage can bridge the gaps between academic research, cultural resource management, and urban communities.
University of West Florida
Jennifer Melcher is a research associate with the University of West Florida Archaeology Institute. She received her M.A. in Anthropology from the University of West Florida in 2011. Her work focuses on creation, curation, and maintenance of archaeological data at multiple levels and includes remote sensing, 3D scanning and printing, geographic information systems, and relational databases. Her research interests span from Native American ceramics through historic African American cemeteries, with a geographic focus on the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
Arizona State University
Dr. Michelaki is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change. She is an expert on prehistoric ceramic technology, using archaeological, experimental, mineralogical, and physicochemical techniques to understand how the practice of pot-making unfolded at various sites, in particular times, as well as through time. She uses these data to get insights into what it meant to be ‘a potter’, how people perceived their landscape, and how it all changed through time. Her work has focused on Southern Italy and Hungary. Her focus is the investigation of sociotechnical continuity and change in the constant interplay across humans, materials, things, and landscapes as part of daily life. She sees the creation of quality data, their maintenance, publication, and sharing as part of archaeological ethical practice. She is committed (together with Dr. Andrea Torvinen) to the creation of digital tools, like the Pan-American Ceramics Project, that are sustainable, ever-growing, interactive, accessible, and built following an iterative, inclusive, and equitable process.
Jess Miller-Camp is the Collections Manager of Indiana University's paleontology and zooarchaeology collections. Their background is in vertebrate paleontology and museum science, receiving their Ph.D. in geosciences from the University of Iowa. Their experience with data includes building and managing relational databases, data and metadata creation and capture through research. They aim to clean data to make them more broadly accessible and interpretable. Their research includes how alligator evolution has been shaped by their environment and the taxonomy of Lystrosaurus, a disaster taxon which survived the largest mass extinction. In the zooarchaeology lab, their knowledge of taxonomy, phylogeny, and comparative vertebrate anatomy is helpful for managing its biological comparative collection.
Michigan State University
Emily Nisch is a first year Ph.D. student in the anthropology department at Michigan State University focusing on community engaged digital heritage and archaeology, and the archaeology of historical Indigenous day and residential schools. This year, Emily has an assistantship that allows her to work in the MSU Digital Heritage Innovation Lab. Using structured light scanning (Artec) and photogrammetry (RealityCapture) she is contributing 3D models to The Internment Archaeology Digital Archive and partnering with an MSU professor and the MSU Museum to scan porcupine quill work baskets. Emily is also a Campus Archaeology Fellow and is exploring how 3D printed materials can be used in public archaeology outreach events. Currently she is printing materials for a zooarchaeology outreach activity. Emily has a B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John's College, Annapolis, an M.T.S. in theology from Duke University, and an MLitt with distinction in archaeological studies from the University of the Highlands in Islands in Orkney. Prior to MSU, she participated in excavations in Orkney, Scotland, and worked in CRM and with the United States Forest Service in the southeastern United States. For her MLitt thesis she researched use-wear on worked shell artifacts at a Late Woodland site in North Carolina.
The College of William & Mary
Jess Paga is an Associate Professor of Classical Studies at William & Mary and a Coco Faculty Fellow. She specializes in ancient Greek and Roman architecture, urbanism, ritual practice, ancient drama, epigraphy, and political history. She is particularly interested in how embodiment and sensory archaeology can transform our understanding of the ancient built environment and users' experiences and understandings of architecture and constructed spaces. Dr. Paga has published extensively on ancient architecture, ritual, and political history, including her book, Building Democracy in Late Archaic Athens (OUP, 2021). She is also a field archaeologist and has worked with American Excavations Samothrace in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods since 2011, as well as at sites in Sicily, Greece, and Cyprus.
Thomas Rose is a trained archaeologist and geoscientist. His Ph.D. project investigated the technology and spread of the lost wax casting technology in the Chalcolithic Southern Levant. The project hosted at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beer-Sheva, Israel) and Sapienza (Rome, Italy) as part of the EU-funded MSCA ITN “European Joint Doctorate in Archaeological and Cultural Heritage MATerials Science”. He is a measure coordinator within the NFDI4Earth, the German National Research Data Infrastructure for the Earth System Sciences (ESS). His measure is in charge of the national embedding of the NFDI4Earth and the implementation of a living handbook that covers ESS data science approaches and the NFDI4Earth. Additionally, he is a visiting scientist of the German Mining Museum Bochum. His research interests are the development and application of new methods and concepts for the reconstruction of ancient copper metallurgy and its impact on past societies. He aims for a holistic approach with special emphasis on the combination of experimental and analytical techniques based on a sound understanding of the underlying physico-chemical processes and the socio-economic framework of past metallurgical practices. He is particularly passionate about exploring the potential of stable metal isotopes and to unleash the power of R and the FAIR principles to develop new tools for research.
Alex Smith is an assistant professor of anthropology at SUNY Brockport, a regional public university in Western New York. Alex received his PhD from the Joukowsky Institute for the Ancient World in 2015 and has since started working in the Finger Lakes Region of New York, directing the Frost Town Archaeology project. Frost Town Archaeology is a project that centers public engagement and participation at its core, based around the excavations of a 19th century logging town, home to predominantly white settlers whose descendants still live in the region. Alex also co-directs the Menorca Archaeological Project in Spain with Amalia Pérez-Juez, where he excavates 13th century Islamic settlements on the island, alongside Late-Iron Age indigenous domestic sites. Alex has worked with GIS sets, site databases, and public interfaces for years on multiple projects in Spain, Italy, Jordan, Guatemala, Montserrat, and around New York.
craig stevens is a doctoral student of anthropology at Northwestern University. His research investigates the heritage and material legacies of 19th century Back-to-Africa migrants, from the United States and Caribbean, who settled in the West African lands that would become Liberia. As Innovator-In-Residence for the Media and Technology Innovation unit of Northwestern IT, he develops content and resources that introduce emerging technologies (XR, 3D modeling and photogrammetry, generative AI) to university students, faculty and staff. He specializes in the cultural connections of the Black Atlantic world and seeks to visualize archaeological data and narratives regarding the region through the expressive cultures of its people.
NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission/NYC Archaeological Repository: The Nan A. Rothschild Research Center
Amanda Sutphin is an Urban Archaeologist. She is the Director of Archaeology at the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission and manages the NYC Archaeological Repository: The Nan A. Rothschild Research Center. In these roles she is involved with the city's archaeology both past and present and is working to ensure that it is accessible to researchers and the public.
Florida Museum of Natural History
Andrea Torvinen is a Collections Manager at the Florida Museum of Natural History where she oversees the Ceramic Technology Lab and Florida Archaeology collections. She is an anthropological archaeologist with 17 years of experience in field methods, lab analysis, and data management, whose research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation, and National Endowment for the Humanities. Her specializations include community resilience and social identity, ceramic analysis linking chronological, compositional, and technological methods, and collective action among middle-range societies in the U.S. Southwest and Mesoamerica. As Co-Director of the Ceramic Metatypology of Northwest Mexico project, she organized a workshop for colleagues to discuss and evaluate the attributes used in their site-level typologies with the goal of creating a universal language (i.e., metatypology) that would allow for the integration of data at the regional-scale. This work was the inspiration behind the creation of the PACP | Pan-American Ceramics Project, an open-access web application of ceramic data from Canada to Argentina, which is the focus of her involvement in the NADAC Institute (with Dr. Kostalena Michelaki). She is also Co-Director of the La Quemada-Malpaso Valley Archaeological Project, which involves the curation and organization of ongoing/future analyses of approximately 500,000 specimens and objects that will be published as a digital archive within the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR).
NYC Archaeological Repository: The Nan A. Rothschild Research Center
Kevin Wiley is an Urban Archaeologist at the NYC Archaeological Repository: The Nan A. Rothschild Research Center. He has served as a Visiting Scholar in New York University’s Department of Anthropology and as Research Associate at the SUNY Buffalo Social Systems GIS Laboratory. As part of his doctoral work on the Middle Neolithic of Central Germany, he participated in a National Science Foundation (NSF) Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) through which he earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in GIS. His background in GIS and database implementation has informed his work as a CRM archaeologist in and around New York City over the last decade and is integral to his current work with legacy collections in the NYC Archaeological Repository.
German Mining Museum Bochum
Katrin Westner is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the department of archaeometallurgy of the German Mining Museum Bochum/Germany. She studied Mineralogy at the University of Erlangen/Germany (2006-2011) and earned a Ph.D. at the University of Frankfurt/Germany (2017). Her research focuses on different aspects of the archaeometallurgical process chain, in particular on reconstructing supplies and fluxes of metals in ancient economies based on compositional and lead/copper/silver isotopic data of ores, metallurgical (by-)products and artefacts. She was crucially involved in developing GlobaLID’s currently used categories and standards of metadata and provided metainformation to datasets from southeastern Europe and Sardinia.
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