Philip R Nigst is a Palaeolithic archaeologist with an enthusiasm for fieldwork. His research covers the archaeology of human evolution and focuses currently on Neanderthal and modern human behaviour and adaptations in Central and Eastern Europe. Philip’s key research themes include the ecology of Neanderthal and modern human technological organisation, mobility, horizontal cultural transmission, lithic technology, chronostratigraphy, use of space and site formation processes at Neanderthal and modern human sites in western Eurasia. He is currently engaged in field projects focussing on Neanderthal and modern human adaptations in Central and Eastern Europe.
Roderick Salisbury is an anthropological archaeologist with research focusing on human-environmental co-evolution and the environmental consequences of social, economic, and spatial organization in the European Neolithic, Copper and Bronze Ages. Methods include geoarchaeology, soil chemistry, and GIS-based spatial analysis. After taking his PhD at the University at Buffalo in 2010, Salisbury was a post-doc at the University of Leicester, and lectured at the University of Nottingham before moving to Vienna in 2012.