About the Author
Laura M. Popova is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at the University of Chicago. She manages the Paleoecology Laboratory at the University of Chicago, and specialises in palaeobotanical analysis and ancient landscapes in the Eurasian steppes and Caucasus.
Adam T. Smith, Ph.D. (1996, University of Arizona), is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. He is the author of The Political Landscape: Constellations of Authority in Early Complex Polities, and co-director of the Joint American-Armenian Project for the Archaeology and Geography of Ancient Transcaucasian Societies.