Chad Hill - My research focuses on the later prehistory of the Near East, with specializations in remote sensing, GIS, advanced image processing, and faunal analysis. I am the field director of the Galilee Prehistory Project, excavating Chalcolithic sites in the Galilee region of Israel,  and co-Direcor of the Landscapes of the Dead project, using drones to monitor looting at Early Bronze age cemeteries in Jordan. As part of the Penn Paleoecology lab I am working on the Landcover 6k project, using archaeological, historical, and paleoenvironmental data to improve modern climate models. 


Yorke Rowan -  is an anthropological archaeologist and Research Associate Professor at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. He focuses on later prehistory (Late Neolithic, Chalcolithic, and Early Bronze), with thematic research interests in death, prehistoric ritual performance, and material objects mediating these human actions. His most recent publications include The Social Archaeology of the Levant: From Prehistory to Present (2019, Cambridge Press, co-edited with A. Yasur-Landau and E. Cline), and “The Black Desert Drone Survey: New Perspectives on an Ancient Landscape” in the journal Remote Sensing (2022) with A.C. Hill. He co-directs the Kites in Context and Eastern Badia Archaeological Projects, two projects in the Black Desert of Jordan.