The principal investigator is Professor John Chapman, Reader of Archaeology, Durham University. He is responsible for the overall direction of the Project and specifically for researching comparative trajectories towards urban settlements in Eurasia.
- Professor Tony Wilkinson (Co-I), Professor of Archaeology, Durham University.
Advisor on satellite imagery for the Nebelivka micro-region and will co-supervise the AHRC-funded PhD student.
- Dr. Andrew Millard (Co-I), Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, Durham University.
He will perform Bayesian analyses of 14C dates produced by Higham.
- Dr. Thomas Higham, Deputy Director, NRCF, Oxford.
He will become involved if the Project wins a NERC grant for 100 AMS dates to form the backbone of the Nebelivka site phasing.
- Dr. Bisserka Gaydarska (PDRA), Honorary Research Fellow in Archaeology, Durham University.
She manages and analyses the fieldwalking data in the Nebelivka micro-region, assists PI with the mega-site modelling and research on urban trajectories.
- Dr. Nikolaos Galiatsatos, Durham University Departments of Geography and Archaeology.
Adviser on GIS, satellite imagery and spatial analysis.
- Dr. Bruce Albert: Researcher, Life Sciences University, Prague,
Part of the palynological team, together with Dr. Kremenetski. He will collect samples for pollen analysis from local alluvial sediments close to the mega-site to establish the degree of human impact.
- Dr. Konstantin Kremenetski, Research Fellow, Institute of Geography, UCLA.
Part of the palynological team, together with Dr. Albert. He will collect samples for pollen analysis from peats for regional vegetational histories. He will also lead the coring team to collect coring samples from buried Tripillia structures.
- Dr. Manuel Arroyo-Kalin, PDRA, UCL Institute of Archaeology.
He will investigate chernozoem soils in the Nebelivka hinterland and make an assessment of the human impact of the mega-site.
- Mr. Duncan Hale, Senior Archaeologist, Archaeological Services, Durham University.
Leader of the geophysics team.
- Dr. Mikhail Videiko (Ukrainian Co-Director), Senior Researcher, Institute of Archaeology in Kyiv.
As Ukrainian Co-Director, he coordinates the logistics of the fieldwork seasons, organises the Ukrainian teams and will be responsible for the Kyiv conference.
- Dr. Natalia Burdo, Senior Researcher, Institute of Archaeology in Kyiv.
A specialist on early religion and Tripillia figurines, she organises the excavation recording and post-excavation processing.
- Dr. Galina Pashkevitch, Senior Researcher, Institute of Botany in Kyiv.
The leading archaeo-botanist in Ukraine, she will sample daub for AMS 14C samples and study botanical samples.
- Dr. Edvard Ovchinnikov, Researcher, Institute of Archaeology in Kyiv.
A major specialist in Tripillia pottery, he is responsible for the study of excavated pottery samples.
- Dr. Natalia Shevchenko, Senior Scientific Worker, Scientific Department of Physico-Chemical Investigations of the National Scientific-Research Restoration Centre of Ukraine.
She specializes in the investigation of materials of historical and archaeological monuments using light (optical) microscopy.
- Dr. Charles Schwartz, Los Angeles.
With his wide experience of faunal assemblages in the Balkans, he will be studying the project's animal bone assemblages.
- Dr. Zsuzsanna Tóth, Institute of Archaeology, Budapest.
A specialist in the study of worked bone tools and the faunal assemblages of Central and Eastern Europe.
- Mr. Joe Roe, PhD student, UCL Institute of Archaeology.
He undertakes spatial studies at both intra-site and micro-regional level and advises on web development.
- Mr. Côme Ponroy, PhD student, Durham University.
With experience in French recording and processing systems, he will be the pottery assistant for Dr. Ovchinnivov.
- Kirovograd and Durham University students. Mr. Ed Caswell: Masters student, Durham University: with experience in Tripillia recording and processing systems, he will be the pottery assistant for Dr. Ovchinnivov, working on spatial analysis of pottery with Ms. Sophia Arbeiter, who is working on ceramic decoration for her undergraduate dissertation; Mr. Ed Treasure, who is performing laboratory phosphate analysis of the mega-structure.