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Bachtsevanidou Strantzali, Ioanna (Northern Ireland). Worked in: Greece, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, UK, Vietnam. Affiliation: Queen’s University Belfast. Interest: Geology, Palaeontology, Archaeology, Palaeoenvironment. Bio: I hold a BSc. in Geology, and a MSc. in Paleontology. My current research on archaeology and paleoecology for the SUNDASIA project is focusing mainly on radiocarbon dating, modelling expectations and species diversity, within a framework of changing environmental conditions, during the Early Holocene and Late Pleistocene in Tràng An massif in Vietnam part of the World Heritage site and assigned with Unesco. I have worked for the Times magazine as an interviewer, and currently as an assistant editor in the Centre for Global Education, as a guest investigator in the Lab of Archeology and Paleontology, a unit responsible for the paleontological research in Portugal, and also as a teaching assistant in Queen’s University. In my free time I love learning new languages, and speak Greek (native), English, French, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese and Japanese.

Nelson-Viljoen, Cindy (UK). Worked inSouthern AfricaUKAffiliation: Archaeoleg Brython Archaeology. Interests: Archaeomalacology, Zooarchaeology, Coastal archaeology, Palaeoenviromental Reconstruction, Human/environmental interaction & Dietary reconstruction, Outreach. Bio: I hold a MPhil In Archaeology and is currently the Post Excavation Supervisor for Brython Archaeology, and the Newsletter editor and Webmaster for AMWG. My research focused on dietary reconstructions during the South African Iron Age, and investigating seasonal shellfish use during the Later Stone Age via isotope and sclerochronological analysis to better understand the occupational history of past populations, and the possible seasonal nature of their coastal diet. 

Nisch Terrell, Emily (USA). Worked in: North America; UK. Affiliation: North Carolina Museum of Natural History Bio: I just graduated from the University of the Highlands and Islands in Orkney, Scotland with my MLitt in Archaeological Studies (Distinction). I wrote my master’s thesis on serrated freshwater mussel shell artifacts from a late Woodland period site in North Carolina. I focussed on use-wear analysis methodology to analyse what these shell artefacts may have been used for. I hope to pursue a PhD in arcaeology with a focus on shells as tools, especially freshwater mussel shells, and on developing rigorous use-wear analysis methods for shells.

Young, Holly (Scotland) . Worked in: Mainland Scotland, Orkney, Shetland, Suffolk, Gloucestershire. Affiliation: The University of the Highlands and Islands Interests: Marine Mollusc exploitation in Prehistory (specifically Iron Age Scotland) Bio:I completed my undergraduate degree with UHI in 2016 based in Orkney after which I moved to the south of England, specifically Cirencester in Gloucestershire, where I worked for Cotswold Archaeology for three years as a field archaeologist. In 2019 I returned to Orkney to undertake my MSc in Archaeological practice, which I completed in January of 2021 despite Covids best efforts to get in the way. I am now at the start of my PhD looking at marine mollusc exploitation in the Scottish Iron Age.

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