Department of Zoology
CZ 128 44 Praha|
Ivan Horacek is a professor and past chair in vertebrate zoology at Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Born 1952, graduated in vertebrate zoology in 1976 (Charles Univ. Prague 1976), PhD in paleontology and Quaternary geology in 1984 (Geological Institute of Czech Academy of Sciences).
Published about 200 papers on biology and taxonomy of bats (including fossils), Late Cenozoic small mammals of Europe and comparative morphology of vertebrates
Dr. Lutz Christian Maul, graduated 1990 in Zoology at the Humboldt University in Berlin, employed at the Institute of Quaternary Palaeontology, at the University of Jena, since 2000 at Senckenberg Research Institute (Dpt. Quaternary Palaeontology in Weimar). Interests: Neogene and Quaternary Micromammals.
Krister Smith completed his Bachelor’s degree in geology at the University of California at Berkeley in 2000. He then moved to Yale University, where he received his PhD in 2006. He had post-docs at the University of Texas at Austin and the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt, Germany, where he is now head of the division palaeoherpetology. His active research projects are in Mesozoic and Cenozoic reptiles, taphonomy, and quantitative paleoecology.
Department of Archaeology
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 69978
Ran Barkai is a professor of prehistoric archaeology at the Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. He has been excavating the Middle Pleistocene site of Qesem Cave (in collaboration with Prof. Avi Gopher) for the last decade and has been involved in Palaeolithic and Neolithic research in the Levant.
Prof. Avi Gopher, Dept. of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures of Tel Aviv University has excavated mainly Neolithic sites and studied their finds, mainly lithics. In recent years he is part of a research group concentrated on plant domestication in the Levant. In the last decade he co-directs the Qesem Cave project - a Middle Pleistocene, Lower Palaeolithic site in central Israel, not far from Tel Aviv.