Dr. Colin Quinn is an Assistant Professor 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 Visiting Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Comparative Archaeology. 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.


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 this December for the next academic year. Her interests include bioarchaeology, paleopathology, forensic anthropology, and osteology.