Mark Aldenderfer is professor of anthropology at the University of California-Santa Barbara. He is interested in the ways in which humans have used high mountains and plateaus in the past and has conducted fieldwork in the three major highland regions of the world — Ethiopia, Peru and Tibet. He supports his field interests with a number of methodological specialties — including the use of GIS in both regional and intrasite research, archeological statistics and lithic analysis. He has become increasingly concerned with developing novel technical approaches to the acquisition of primary field data in digital form as well as ways of publishing, storing and archiving digital data.
David L. Carlson is an associate professor of anthropology and the department head at Texas A&M University. His research involves quantitative applications to archeological sites ranging from the early Holocene to the nineteenth century in North America and Mesoamerica. On the Web he is the listowner of ARCH-L — an electronic conference for archeologists; the author of “Frequently Asked Questions About a Career in Archaeology” and he maintains “Anthropology in the News” — a Web site that provides links to current news stories that relate to anthropology.
Mary S. Carroll is information management coordinator at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training — an office of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior — where she manages the Information Management and Publications Support project types of the Preservation Technology and Training Grants program. She received her MA in anthropology with an emphasis in archeology from Arizona State University. Her interests include the analysis and design of computerized database management systems, the use of Internet technologies to disseminate preservation-related data and the long- term preservation of digital data.
S. Terry Childs is an archeologist for the Archeology and Ethnography Program and leader of the Cultural Resources Web Team for the National Park Service. She received her BA in Anthropology from Brown University and an MA and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Boston University. Her research over several decades has focused on the anthropology of technology, primarily in Africa. In recent years she has also turned her attention to education on the Internet and archeological curation. She is a research collaborator at the Smithsonian Institution and a research associate at the R. S. Peabody Museum in Andover, MA.
Christopher Chippindale is a curator in the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, England. His own field research largely concerns rock-art in Europe and in Australia. In his other trade as editor, he edited the international journal Antiquity (1987-1997) and now chairs the Publications Committee for the Society for American Archaeology. He is interested in how the changing technology of communication itself shapes the form that knowledge takes.
Harrison Eiteljorg, II, is a classical archeologist specializing in the architecture of ancient Greece. He has been active in exploring computer applications in archeology, founding the Center for the Study of Architecture (CSA) — which he directs — to encourage the use of computer-aided design software in archeology and architectural history. He is also the director of the Archaeological Data Archive Project (ADAP), an archive of digital data generated in the process of archeological research.
James A. Farley is chief technology officer for the University of Arkansas J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and the technical director at the University’s Center for Advanced Spatial Technology. He is research associate professor in anthropology with faculty affiliations in Environmental Dynamics and Middle Eastern Studies. Farley is a co- founder of the Open GIS Consortium and has conducted a series of international lectures on GIS, technology, interoperability and business-technology integration over the past five years. He is a 1999 Computerworld-Smithsonian Laureate for his research in spatial data warehousing. Farley is currently active in the international disaster management community and the Global Disaster Information Network. He is working to establish a global network of technology centers that support faculty and student research directed towards broad-based environmental issues.
Hugh Jarvis is a graduate student of the University at Buffalo. He is completing an MLS in the School of Library and Information Studies and a Ph.D. in Anthropology. His interests include lithic sourcing, prehistoric hunter-gatherer territoriality and electronic publishing. He has established a variety of Internet and Web-based resources, including the Anthropology Review Database, the Worldwide Email Directory of Anthropologists and the “lithics site.” He runs e-mail discussion lists Anthro-L, Lithics-L and ArchComp-L.
Bart Marable is the creative director and principal of Terra Incognita, an interactive design firm that specializes in producing educational and entertainment Web sites. He has produced projects for the National Park Service, the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institution, the MCI WorldCom Foundation, NASA, and Royal Caribbean, among others. After completing a master’s degree in modern European history at Louisiana State University, Bart formed Terra Incognita in order to continue his work in developing educational interactive projects. Since the opening of the firm in May of 1995, his work at Terra Incognita has been recognized by awards from Communication Arts, How, Critique, Step-by-Step, High Five, Project Cool, and IPPA. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic Magazine and USA Today, as well as on CNN and National Public Radio. He is also a frequent contributor to Web Techniques on visual design issues.
Peter McCartney is assistant research professor in the Center for Environmental Studies at Arizona State University. He serves as Information Manager for the Central Arizona – Phoenix Long-term Ecological Research project and as director of a three- year NSF-funded project to develop an information infrastructure for environmental data resources in Arizona. He also is a PI or co-PI on several other anthropological database projects including archiving data from the Teotihuacan Mapping Project, the AZSITE Cultural Resources Inventory and the Council for the Preservation of Anthropological Records. Prior to joining the Center, McCartney was information manager for the Archaeological Research Institute at ASU where he developed the Internet database publications described in this publication.
Donald H. Sanders is trained and educated as an architect, architectural historian and archeologist. His special interest is the application of nontraditional methods — including advanced computer graphics, virtual reality and behavioral science techniques — to the study and presentation of architecture of the past, pushing the boundaries of conventional archeological interpretation. Professional publications and conference papers have covered such topics as the historiography of the study of architecture by historians and archeologists; alternative approaches — including those from semiotics, environment-behavior studies, ethnoarcheology, and human geography — to the study of architecture in archeological contexts; and the use of computer-aided techniques for the collection, analysis and dissemination of information about ancient architecture. He has taught college courses in archeology and architectural history and was architecture editor for the J. Paul Getty Trust Art and Architecture Thesaurus. For the past four years he has been president of Learning Sites, Inc., which designs and develops educational and research software using interactive three-dimensional digital models that are based on actual archeological evidence.