Profiles in "Ceramics" Expertise Area

  • Simon's interests include the study of prehistoric social organization and craft production through technological and compositional analysis of ceramics and other artifacts; materials science; and quantitative methods.
  • Spielmann's research interests focus on prehistoric economies in smaller-scale societies, primarily in North America.
  • Michelaki is an anthropological archaeologist interested in human-environment-material interactions. She has undertaken archaeological, experimental, and archaeometric projects in Hungary, Italy, and Canada.
  • Caseldine is the Collections Manager for anthropological collections in the Center for Archaeology and Society Repository in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change.
  • Beiner has taught ceramics in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University since 2006.
  • Weiser's work has evolved from rich evocations of plant life to narratives, which incorporate figures from myth and history, into his tropical landscapes painted onto porcelain teapots, globes and other vessels.
  • Cabrera handles operations at the Teotihuacan Research Laboratory in Teotihuacan, Mexico.
  • Abbott is an archaeologist fascinated by the ancient Hohokam, who engineered huge irrigation canals across the Phoenix Basin but without a political hierarchy. His research is unraveling this cultural evolutionary enigma.