Dr. Colin Quinn is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Hamilton College. He is an anthropological archaeologist focused on the archaeology of emergent inequality, social change, and the development of social complexity. You can find more about his teaching and research at


Dr. Jess Beck is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Fellow in the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge. She is a bioarchaeologist and human osteologist whose research focuses on Late Prehistoric Europe. She also runs a bioarchaeology blog at


Dr. Horia Ciugudean is a senior researcher and archaeologist at the Muzeul Național al Unirii din Alba Iulia. His research focuses on the Bronze Age in the Carpathian Basin and he has conducted excavations of the Early Bronze Age tumulus-burials of the Trascau Mountains for the last four decades. He is also an associated partner in the Prehistoric Conflict Research Project (, coordinated by the German Archaeological Institute and Goethe University Frankfurt.

Sophia Coren
Sophia Coren is from Burnsville, North Carolina and will be a sophomore at Hamilton College this fall. She is a perspective psychology or archeology major.

Lana Dorr is from Oahu, Hawaii and will be a sophomore at Hamilton College in the fall. She is a prospective Archaeology major.

Jada is from Chicago, Illinois, United States, and is a junior at Hamilton College who is majoring in Geoscience and Archaeology.

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Emilie Cobb is a recent graduate from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Anthropology. She plans on applying for graduate bioarchaeology programs in anthropology. Her interests include bioarchaeology, paleopathology, forensic anthropology, and osteology.