Vasiliki Adrimi-Sismani studied at the University of Thessalonica from where she also received her Ph.D. The title of her thesis was 'Dimini in the Bronze Age. 1977–97: 20 years of excavation'. She is the Director of the XIII Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities in Volos and the director of the excavation at the Mycenaean settlement of Dimini Iolkos. She has published extensively on Mycenaean Thessaly.
Carla M. Antonaccio is Professor of Classical Studies, Duke University and CoDirector of the Morgantina Project (Sicily). Author of An Archaeology of Ancestors: Greek Tomb and Hero Cult in Early Greece (1995), 'Contesting the Past: Tomb Cult, Hero Cult, and Epic in Early Greece,' 'Lefkandi and Homer', 'Warriors, Traders, Ancestors: the “heroes” of Lefkandi', she is working on two books: Excavating Colonisation, and Morgantina Studies: The Archaic Settlement on the Cittadella.
Pierre Carlier is a graduate of the École Normale Supérieure, 'Docteur-ès-lettres' and Professor of Greek History at the University of Paris-X Nanterre. His publications include La Royauté en Grèce avant Alexandre (1984), Démosthène (1990), Le IVème siècle avant J.-C. (1995), Homère (1999) and many articles in journals and conference proceedings on Mycenaean and archaic Greece.
J. N. Coldstream, Emeritus Professor of Classical Archaeology at University College London, is a specialist in the record of the Early Iron Age in Greek lands. His output includes, as excavator, co-author and editor, the publication of a Minoan overseas outpost (Kythera, Excavation and Studies, 1973) and of Classical and Hellenistic sanctuary (Knsossos, Sanctuary of Demeter, 1973). The main focus of his research, however, has been concentrated on the Geometric period (900–700 BC), and expounded in Greek Geometric Pottery (1968) and Geometric Greece (2nd edition, 2003). With H. W. Catling he edited Knossos North Cemetery, Early Greek Tombs (1996).
Jan Paul Crielaard is lecturer in Mediterranean archaeology at the Amsterdam Free University. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam