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Darrell Rohl

Darrell Rohl

I am an anthropological archaeologist and historian with a passion for connecting the past, the present, people and place, and for communicating these connections to students and the wider public. My research focuses on frontiers and borders, archaeological theory, and the edges of the Roman Empire.

Brandy Ham

Brandy Ham

I have undergraduate degrees in anthropology (with a cultural focus) and psychology. I am a contract field technician and professional volunteer with the city of St. Augustine's archaeology program. As such, I work mostly in the field of colonial/historic archaeology.

PANKAJ JAIN

PANKAJ JAIN

Applied anthropologist of religion, culture, and ecology researching in India and in the Indian diaspora in the USA. Author of the award-winning book Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities: Sustenance and Sustainability (2011) and assistant professor at the University of North Texas.

Scott Hammerstedt

Scott Hammerstedt

I am an archaeologist at the Oklahoma Archeological Survey, University of Oklahoma. I study the Native American cultures of the Southeastern and Midwestern United States from about AD 1000-1600 that are often called "Mississippian". I specialize in ceramics and archaeological remote sensing.

Roman Sieler

Roman Sieler

I am a Medical Anthropologist, focusing on non-codified and manual medical practices in South Asia. My interests also include Tamil Studies and the history of medicine. Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the French Institute of Pondicherry.

Sarah Surface-Evans

Sarah Surface-Evans

I am an applied archaeologist, who is passionate about public education & preservation of the past. My current research is collaborative with Tribal & local governments to study & preserve culturally significant sites in Michigan.

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