Dr. Clarkâ€™s interest in archaeology began innocently at the age of six when his oldest brother helped him hunt for arrowheads around their house in Burley, Idaho. By the eighth grade his interest in artifacts eclipsed that in dinosaurs, and he decided to become an archaeologist. In high school he taught himself how to chip arrowheads and has studied and taught ancient technologies since that time.While completing BS and MA degrees in anthropology at BYU in the 1970s, he became excited about Mesoamerican mythology and archaeolÂogy, especially Maya writing and calenÂdar systems. With his wife, Sandy, and their seven-month-old son he took an opportunity in 1977 to work for the Churchâ€™s New World Archaeological Foundation (NWAF) in Chiapas, Mexico. Four years and two daughters later the family moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to pursue further studies.
He worked for the NWAF through graduate school and became its director in 1988, a position he still holds. He has done field work in southern Mexico or Guatemala for the past 27 years, princiÂpally on the earliest village societies and cities. He joined the Anthropology Department at BYU in 1990 and since 1999 has also served with the Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts (ISPART).
Rolf Torstendahl (born in JÃ¶nkÃ¶ping, 9 January 1936) is emeritus professor of history at the University of Uppsala where he has spent most of his career. He was Sven Warburg professor of history at the University of Stockholm from 1978-80. Torstendahl has a special interest in bureaucratisation, the professionalism of engineers, and historiography. His book History-Making: The Intellectual and Social Formation of a Discipline (1996) describes the evolution of historical professionalism.
He is a fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
Gaetano Ranieri, 72, retired, formerly has been: Full Professor of Applied Geophysics at the faculty of Civil, Environmental Engineering and Architecture (University of Cagliari-Italy), Director of the 1st International School on Soil and Environment Protection (1988) at Politecnico of Turin (Italy), Co-founder of E.E.G.S (now NSG), Organiser of the first International Meeting on Sustainable Environment in Turin, Italy (1995).
His main research topics include gravity, seismic, geo-electric, thermic and electro-magnetic applications to civil, mining, environment, agriculture and archaeology fields. He was the first to apply the geophysical methods to soil remediation, waste disposal, precision farm, monuments and earthquake precursors. In the archaeological field he made some important discoveries such as the Volubilis amphitheatre in Morocco, the continuation of the structures in Pollentia (Spain) and in the wide area of Montâ€™e Prama in Sardinia. He has led various research team in Europe, Africa and Latin America. More than 200 papers, 2 patents, 10 awards
Gaetano Ranieri(Research Area)
Geophysical survey, Nuragic Civilization, Musealization of geophysical data, Sardinia
Lars Nilsson is senior Professor of Urban History and previous Director for the Institute of Urban History at Stockholm University, Sweden. He was President for the European Association of Urban History 2004-2006 and board member 1998-2008. Since 1994 ha has represented Sweden in the International Commission for the History of Towns. His main research area has been urban development in the 19th and 20th centuries from a comparative perspective. Publications include besides urban growth and urbanisation also urban demography, spatial developments, municipal history, political developments, urban biographies and others as well.
Lars Nilsson(Research Area)
Long waves, metropolisation, urban growth, urbanisation
Prof. Vasant Shinde, presently Vice-Chancellor of Deccan College, Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Deemed University, Pune is a world renowned archaeologist and one of the foremost scholars in South Asia.
Prof. Vasant Shinde (born on 15th June 1956) obtained his B.A. in History from the University of Poona, and a Masterâ€™s Degree (First Class) in Archaeology from Deccan College, Deemed University (at that time affiliated to the University of Poona). He subsequently completed his Ph.D. in Protohistoric Archaeology on Early Settlements in Central Tapi Basin from the same University
Vasant Shinde(Research Area)
Scientific Archaeological Research, History, excavations, Linguistics and Sanskrit and Lexicography
Professor David A. Aremu completed his PhD in 1990 at the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria and became a Professor of Archaeology and Tourism in 2006. He has extensive experience in University Administration. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of West African Journal of Archaeology. He has made his mark in the academic community with about seventy publications in both local and international outlets, with books authored and co-authored with others, some chapters in books and journal articles. He was a member of Nigerian delegation to UNESCOâ€™s 30th Congress in Paris in 1999. He is a consultant to many Local Government, States and Federal Ministry of Information and Culture in Nigeria.
He initiated the teaching of tourism at the Masters Level at the University of Ibadan, and was the Pioneer Co-ordinator of Tourism Development Programme at the Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Ibadan from 2010 to 2014. He was a Visiting Professor to the Institute of Archaeology, University College, London; Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife; and School of Tourism, Hospitality, and Events Management, Kwara State University, Malete. He has contributed significantly to the promotion of Archaeology, Anthropology and Tourism development in Nigeria.
David A. Aremu(Research Area)
Industrial Archaeology,Contribution, iron working, iron smelting and furnaces.