Daniel Contreras


Daniel Contreras is an archaeologist who studies human-environment interactions in the past, using geoarchaeological and digital methods to investigate the ways in which past peoples modified their environments and were influenced by them.  His field research in Peru, Jordan, and Mexico has made him acutely aware of the threat of looting and the damage it inflicts on the archaeological record, and his work with Neil Brodie using remote sensing data to assess looting damage represents an attempt to begin addressing the problem. He holds a Ph.D in Anthropological Sciences from Stanford University and is currently a Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute for Ecosystem Research at Christian Albrechts University zu Kiel in Kiel, Germany.