Ian Brown received a B.A. degree from Harvard University in 1973 and a Ph.D. from Brown University in 1979. He served as Assistant Director of Harvard University's Peabody Museum for many years. He is currently a Distinguished Teaching Fellow of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alabama. He is also Curator of Gulf Coast Archaeology at the Alabama Museum of Natural History. He specializes in the archaeology and history of Southeastern Indians, and has spent over thirtyfive years excavating sites in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
Kevin L. Bruce is the current Planning Team Leader on the McKenzie River Ranger District, Oregon. He received his Master's degree in an thropology from the Eastern New Mexico University in 2001. His research interests include prehistoric hunter-gatherer lifeways, stone tool technologies, GIS, and geophysical survey techniques and applications.
Philip J. Carr is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Associate Director of the Center for Archaeological Studies, University of South Alabama, with research interests in stone tools, hunter-gatherers, and the organization of technology.
Robert C. Dunnell received a B.A. degree from the University of Kentucky in 1964 and a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1967. He worked for thirty years at the University of Washington, including thirteen years as department chair. He is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington and Adjunct Professor at Mississippi State University and the University of Tennessee; he is also Affiliate Curator at the Yale Peabody Museum. His research interests include Mississippi valley archaeology, dating, and archaeological theory, especially evolutionary theory.
James Feathers is the Director of the Luminescence Dating Laboratory and