Scientific Commitee

Dr. C. Capelli (Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy)

Ph.D. in Earth Sciences (Universita'degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"). 
Specialized in the study of ceramics through petrographic technic. Currently developing a line of archaeometric research in Mediterranean ceramics. Research associate at the Centre Camille Jullian (Université de Provence - CNRS, UMR 6573, Aix-en-Provence, France) since 2002 and Unité Mixte de Recherche Histoire et Patrimoine du Littoral Tunisien (Tunisia), since 2008.

Dr. K. Deagan (Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, USA)

Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Florida. Specialized in the study of contact and cultural exchange in the Caribbean during the Spanish colonization. Distinguished Research Curator Emerita, Florida Museum of Natural History and Adjunct Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Florida. Director and Principal Investigator, Excavations at the Menéndez Site (AD 1565-1566), St. Augustine (FL).

Dr. P. Fournier (Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México)

Associated researcher at the Smithsonian National Museum of National History (Washington D.C.) and Research professor at Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia (ENAH-INAH, Mexico). Specialized in maiolica pottery and transport jars in New Spain, as well as the trade of Ming porcelaine also to New Spain.

Dr. D. Gaimster (The Hunterian Museum- University of Glasgow, UK)

General Secretary and Chief Executive of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Formerly Senior Policy Advisor for Cultural Property at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in London and prior to that, Assistant Keeper in the Department of Medieval and Later Antiquities at the British Museum. Is also Visiting Professor of Historical Archaeology in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at Leicester University, a Hon Research Fellow of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London; and Docent in Historical Archaeology at the Department of Cultural Studies, University of Turku, Finland.

Dr. P. Grave (University of New England, Australia)

Ph.D from Sydney University on the transition to the global economy in Northern Thailand and the interaction between upland and lowland groups. Convenor of Archaeology & Palaeoanthropology and Coordinator of Archaeomaterials Science Hub at the University of New England. Current research includes settlement and palaeoenvironmental studies in northern Thailand for the later Holocene, systems of exchange and resource exploitation in central and northern Burma, and the global context of 19th Century pastoralism in western NSW.

Dr. M. Martinon-Torres (University College London, UK)

PhD in Archaeology from UCL Institute of Archaeology, specialized in alchemy, chemistry, metallurgy in the Renaissance world and Africa as well as production and consumption of crucibles. Current research includes EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network, on ancient Eastern Mediterranean material cultures (NARNIA) multi-partner ITN headed by University of Cyprus. Senior Lecturer in Archaeological Science and Material Culture at UCL Institute of Archaeology.

Dr. I. Pikirayi (University of Pretoria, South Africa)

PhD (Historical Archaeology) at Uppsala. Main research areas includes origins, development and demise of socio-politicaI complexity in sub-Saharan Africa; African-European contact during the early and later Atlantic
periods; and the demise of Great Zimbabwe as a centre of political and economic power.Current research focused in traditional ceramic manufacturing in northern South Africa and southern Zimbabwe. Professor in Archaeology and Chair at the University of Pretoria

Dr. M. Therrien (Fundación Erigaie; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia)

Master in History (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), Anthropologist (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia). Professor on Cultural Heritage and Landscape (Universidad Javeriana, Colombia) and on Conservation of Architectonic Heritage (Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Colombia). Currently is the Director of Research Projects at Fundación Erigaie. Specialized on material culture and inmaterial cultural Heritage.