Robert L. Kelly began collecting arrowheads in farmers' fields when he was 10 years old. He has participated in archaeological research since 1973, when he was a sophomore in high school. He has worked on excavations in North and South America and conducted ethnographic research in Madagascar. He currently is conducting research into the Paleo-Indian archaeology of Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains. A former president of the Society for American Archaeology and a past secretary of the Archaeology Division of the American Anthropological Association, Kelly has published nearly 100 articles and books, including the 1996 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Book THE FORAGING SPECTRUM: DIVERSITY IN HUNTING AND GATHERING SOCIETIES. Dr. Kelly has been a professor at the University of Wyoming since 1997.
Heather Burke and Claire Smith are in the Department of Archaeology at Flinders University, Australia. Dorothy Lippert is in the Repatriation Office of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Joe Watkins is chair of the American Indian Studies Department at University of Oklahoma. Larry Zimmerman is Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies at Indiana University, Indianapolis.