Born in the U.K., Peter Tomkins studied Classics at the University of Oxford before switching to the archaeology of the prehistoric Aegean via an MA at the Institute of Archaelogy in London and a PhD at the University of Sheffield. He is currently Sheffield Centre for Aegean Archaeology Research Associate in Aegean Prehistory (U.K.) as well a Temporary Lecturer in Archaeology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). In June-July 2016 he will hold the P.M.
Dr Christos Tsirogiannis is a forensic archaeologist researching trafficking networks of illicit antiquities; he regularly identifies illicit antiquities in the market and assists the authorities in repatriation processes. Having studied Archaeology and History of Art in the University of Athens, he worked for the Greek Ministries of Culture and Justice from 1994 to 2008, excavating throughout Greece and recording antiquities in private hands.
Born in Athens, he holds a diploma in Physics (1979, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki -AUTH), a M.Sc. in Exploration Geophysics (1980, Leeds University, U.K.) and a Doctorate in Geophysics (1985, AUTH). He has been trained as a resident geophysical programmer by the Western Geophysical Company, Hounslow-London (1988), on behalf of the Greek Public Petroleum Company (currently Hellenic Petroleum). He was visiting researcher at York University, U.K., (1990) and visiting professor at the Colorado School of Mines, U.S.A., (1994). Prof. Grigorios N.
Nikolaos (Nikos) Zacharias, Professor, studied Chemical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (Metsovion) and carried out his MSc and PhD at the NCSR Demokritos, Athens in the field of luminescence dating supported by a scholarship from the Ministry of Research and Development. He then realized 2 post-doctoral programmes at Bonn University (GEOPRO/FP5) and at Demokritos (IKY/State Scholarships Foundation). From 2004 – 2009 he worked as researcher at Demokritos and as visiting staff member at the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus.