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MemberErin Averett

…Edited Books

Averett, E.W., Gordon, J.M., and D.B. Counts, eds. 2016. Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: The Potential of Digital Archaeology. Grand Forks: The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota.

Articles and Book Chapters

Averett E.W. Forthcoming. “Iron Age Terracotta Figurines in Cyprus,” in Iron Age II Figurines in the Southern Levant, edited by E. D. Darby and I.J. de Hulster. Leiden: Brill.

Averett, E.W. 2018. “Playing the Part: Masks and Ritual Performance in Rural Sanctuaries in Iron Age Cyprus,” in The Physicality of the Other. Masks from the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean, edited by A. Berlejung and J. Filitz. Orientalische Religionen in der Antike. RA. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. 305-3…

Erin Walcek Averett is Associate Professor of Archaeology at Creighton University and Assistant Director of the Athienou Archaeological Project on Cyprus. She earned her Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology at the University of Missouri in the Department of Art History and Archaeology in 2007.  She specializes in early Greek art and archaeology and the archaeology of Cyprus, focusing on terracotta figurines in the Geometric and Archaic periods in the Eastern Mediterranean. Dr. Averett has traveled and excavated throughout the Mediterranean and was a fellow of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in Greece from 2002-2004.  Other areas of interest include Greek and Cypriot religion, points of contact between the Near East and the Aegean, gender in the ancient world, and digital archaeology.  She also serves as Adjunct Curator of Antiquities at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, NE.

MemberDerek Counts

Derek B. Counts is Professor and Chair in the Department of Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has published extensively on the archaeology of Iron Age Cyprus, with a particular emphasis on Cypriot religion, as well as limestone votive sculpture and its associated iconography. His research interests also include 3D visualization in archaeology and its impact on interpretation and publication. He is Associate Director of the Athienou Archaeological Project (AAP), where he has been excavating for more than two decades. Recent books include The Master of Animals in Old World Iconography (2010, co-edited with Bettina Arnold), Crossroads and Boundaries: The Archaeology of Past and Present in the Malloura Valley (2011, co-edited with AAP colleagues), and Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: The Potential of Digital Archaeology (2016, co-edited with E. W. Averett and J. M. Gordon). He is currently working with colleagues on an open-access, digital monograph that features 3D models of a select corpus of limestone and terracotta sculptures from the site of Athienou-Malloura (Visualizing Votive Practice:Exploring Limestone and Terracotta Sculpture from Athienou-Malloura through 3D Models).

MemberNeha Gupta

…The Open Digital Archaeology Textbook Environment: An Integrated Open Source Approach for Teaching Method and Practice in Digital Archaeology, Carleton University, 2016 – pres https://o-date.github.io/draft/book/

MINA | Map Indian Archaeology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2015 – pres http://dngupta.github.io/mina.github.io…

My research programme addresses geospatial and digital methods in post-colonial and Indigenous archaeology.

MemberPaul Reilly

Currently, Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Archaeological Computing Research Group at the University of Southampton, where I focus on two main areas of research: ontological transformations of archaeology in the digital, especially due to the developing alignments between virtual and physical words; exploring the significance of craft skills in field archaeology, which involves extensive cross-disciplinary collaboration with fine artists.I am a pioneer of data visualisation and virtual heritage. My involvement in archaeological computing began in 1982 while working on my PhD in which I developed and applied proto-GIS technology to the analysis of the archaeological landscape of the Isle of Man. My fascination with the potential and pitfalls of digital technologies to model, explore, present, translate, transform and re-present archaeological data and interpretation has expanded ever since. Now my peer-reviewed research output investigates the implications of additive manufacturing and their affordances for contemporary archaeology (see ORCID account: orcid.org/0000-0002-8067-8991).I am a past chairman and now life member of CAA (Computer Applications in Archaeology), Chairman of the CAA International Scientific Committee, a member of Virtual Heritage Network Ireland, CAA-Greece and the editorial board of Virtual Archaeology (virtualarchaeology.ru)In addition to my academic credentials I bring more than 23 years of wide international business experience in the IT and communications sector (with IBM) where I was worldwide leader for Knowledge brokering, professional and community development and complex solution deployment for the Telecommunications Industry business unit. I have also held leadership roles for strategy development, marketing, sales and research and development (where I was the industry leadership team interface to IBM Research Division). Previous to IBM I was a research fellow and free-lance field archaeologist working in UK, Germany, Austria, and Spain and pioneer of data visualisation techniques in archaeology.

MemberJonathan Weiland

Jon’s research uses traditional classics scholarship, bioarchaeology and digital research methods, to investigate the darker aspects of the ancient world, topics like poverty, disease, slavery and violence.  His master’s thesis explored how malaria affected the landscapes of Roman Italy.  His dissertation focuses on the archaeology of what some refer to as the “Invisible Romans,” the people with the lowest socio-economic status in Italy, such as slaves and peasants.  His other projects include developing effective low-cost 3D modeling techniques for documenting archaeological evidence and using GIS to model ancient travel and exchange. Jon has worked for the Midwest Archaeological Center of the National Park Service, the Archaeological Mapping Lab at the University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and in Archaeological Collections at the Arizona State Museum.  He has participated in archaeological investigations in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Mexico, Peru, and at several locations in the United States. In his free time Jon enjoys travel, photography, rambling conversation, excessively long walks and binge watching good TV.