Associate Editor, Lithic studies and network analysis - Mark Golitko
Mark Golitko is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Indiana). Prior to that, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. He received his BSc in History from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, and an MS and PhD in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He currently conducts fieldwork in Papua New Guinea and SE Europe. He has worked extensively with ICP-MS-pXRF, SEM-EDS, and petrographic analyses of ceramics and lithics materials from Europe, the Americas, and the SW Pacific, both at the Field Museum Elemental Analysis Facility (EAF) and now as the director of the Notre Dame Archaeological X-ray Laboratory (NDAXL). He is particularly interested in using geochemical data and computational approaches including GIS and network analysis to analyze prehistoric social networks and their role in patterning biocultural diversity.