Keith Kintigh provides overall direction and coordination for the grant and oversees the project budget. A Southwestern archaeologist, Kintigh is a former president of the Society for American Archaeology and is Professor of Anthropology, in the ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change (formerly, Department of Anthropology), and co-director of the ASU Center for Archaeology and Society. Starting in 1999, Kintigh led the effort that resulted in the development of tDAR and, since its founding, has been a member of Digital Antiquity’s Board of Directors.

David Abbott is a leading expert on Huhugam archaeology. Professor Abbott’s publications have helped set the research agenda for Huhugam archaeology over the last 15 years. Abbott will advise the project on priorities for inclusion of documents in the archive, on the capabilities needed for effective research using the archive, and on public dissemination strategies and products. Students in his Huhugam Archaeology graduate seminar will provide a valuable and timely test for the research utility of DAHA.

David Martínez (Gila River Pima) is Associate Professor of American Indian Studies at ASU. Through his participation in project meetings, Martínez will provide an internal check that our activities appropriately honor the values of relevant Indigenous communities and will offer guidance when further action is needed. As the project progresses, he will lead our continuing efforts to foster discussions with the tribes on matters they consider sensitive, as they consider possible roles as contributors, and as we seek to engage their communities as users. The Developing Wassaja Project he leads is done in collaboration with the ASU Nexus Lab and anticipates some issues raised in the proposed work.

Michael Simeone is Research Assistant Professor and Director of the ASU Institute for Humanities Research Nexus Lab for Digital Humanities and Transdisciplinary Informatics. He will provide expert advice on digital humanities methods and scholarship. His research includes visualization and computer vision methods in digital humanities. An affiliate of the Image and Spatial Data Analysis Division at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, he received his PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Richard Toon. Research Professor Toon directs the ASU’s Museum Studies degree program and co-directs the ASU Center for Archaeology and Society. He has over 30 years experience in designing and implementing process and outcome evaluations and will lead project evaluation efforts.

Christopher Nicholson is the current Director of Digital Antiquity joining the team in Fall of 2019. He will continue the day-to-day management of the project staff. He earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Wyoming (2017). Previously he served as the Director of the Wyoming State Climate Office and Water Resources Data System in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at University of Wyoming. His research focuses on paleoclimates, environmental archaeology, human paleoecology, hunter-gatherer studies, paleodemography, and landscape archaeology. 

Former Staff

Adam Brin served as Technical Director of Digital Antiquity for five years. He worked on the development of new capabilities in tDAR. An undergraduate anthropology major at Brown University, he worked on data management and collection development projects for California Digital Libraries, NASA, and AMICO, a consortium of 35 museums that produced one of the first digital libraries of art images.

Leigh Anne Ellison was the former Digital Antiquity Assistant Director. In that position, she established contacts with organizations holding reports to be added to the DAHA and coordinated with them to obtain copies. Ellison holds an MA in anthropology (archaeology) and has worked in Hawaii, Mesoamerica, and the Southwest.

Francis McManamon was the ASU Research Professor and Executive Director of the Digital Antiquity. He provided day-to-day management of the project staff. Before assuming leadership of Digital Antiquity, northeastern US archaeologist McManamon was Chief Archeologist of the National Park Service and Departmental Consulting Archeologist for the Department of the Interior (DOI). In these positions he was responsible for promoting the sharing and long-term preservation of archaeological data by federal agencies.

Christine Szuter was the executive director of the Amerind Foundation and oversaw the operations of the museum, library and archive, art gallery, and research center. A Huhugam archaeologist by training, she is the former director of the graduate certificate program in scholarly publishing at ASU and former director and editor-in-chief of the University of Arizona Press. Szuter coordinated scanning of Amerind’s many seminal contributions to Huhugam archaeology.

Mary Whelan was the Geospatial and Research Data Manager for ASU University Libraries. She worked with Simeone on the Digital Humanities analysis component of the grant and with Brin, and Kintigh on the development of new tDAR capabilities. She coordinated with ASU Libraries on the integration of key Huhugam materials from the Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections. An archaeologist by training, Whelan holds a PhD in Anthropology.