MemberErin Walcek Averett

…rett, E.A., Garstki, K., and M. K. Toumazou. Visualizing Votive Practice: Limestone and Terracotta Sculpture from Athienou-Malloura Through 3D Models. Grand Forks: Digital Press of University of North Dakota. DOI:  

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. and D.B. Counts. 2021. “Scaling Religious Practice from …

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).

MemberEthan Watrall

…2020 Cogan Shimizua, Pascal Hitzlera, Quinn Hirt, Dean Rehberger, Seila Gonzalez Estrecha, Catherine Foley, Alicia M. Sheill, Walter Hawthorne, Jeff Mixter, Ethan Watrall, Ryan Carty, Duncan Tarr. The Enslaved Ontology: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade, Web Semantics. j.websem.2020.100567

2020 Townsend, R., Sampeck, K., Watrall, E. et al. Digital Archaeology and the Living Cherokee Landscape. International Journal of Historic Archaeology s10761-019-00534-7

2018 Watrall, E. Building Scholars and Communities of Practice in Digital Archaeology & Heritage, Advances in Archaeological Practice

2017 Watrall, E. Public Heritage at Scale: Building Tools for …

An anthropological archaeologist who has worked in Canada, the United States, Egypt, and the Sudan, Ethan Watrall is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University.  He is Director of the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative and Director of the Digital Heritage Imaging & Innovation Lab (which is a partnership between the Department of Anthropology and The Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research). Ethan is Director of Digital Heritage Projects at Matrix: The Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences, where he served as Associate Director from 2009-2020.  Ethan also serves as Adjunct Curator of Archaeology at the Michigan State University Museum. Broadly, Ethan’s scholarship focuses on the application of digital methods and computational approaches within archaeology and heritage. This focus expresses itself broadly in three domains: (1) publicly engaged digital heritage and archaeology; (2) digital documentation and preservation of tangible heritage and archaeological materials; and (3) building capacity and communities of practice in digital heritage and archaeology. The thematic thread that binds these domains together is one of preservation and access – leveraging digital methods and computational approaches to preserve and provide access to archaeological and heritage materials, collections, knowledge, and data in order to facilitate research, advance knowledge, fuel interpretation, and democratize understanding and appreciation of the past.

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

MINA | Map Indian Archaeology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2015 – pres…

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: 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 ( 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.