Senior Research Associates


Kamal Badreshany

Department of Archaeology, Durham University


Kamal specializes in the quantitative analysis and geological characterization of ancient ceramics using archaeometric techniques. He is interested in human adaptation to changing social, economic, and environmental conditions, especially as related to increasing settlement density, and his research focuses on understanding the social and economic changes that accompanied the development of the first urban landscapes of the ancient Levant.



Lynn Welton

Department of Physics,  University of Toronto


Lynn is the field director of the Field I at Tell Tayinat, specializing in the Early Bronze Age and Early Iron Age, and has also worked in Ethiopia (Eastern Tigrai Archaeological Project), Iraqi Kurdistan (excavations at Bestansur) and Iran (Gorgan Wall Survey). She investigates questions about ancient interaction and mobility, specializing in geoarchaeology and bioarchaeology. She is currently a Research Associate at the University of Toronto, working on CRANE's agent-based modelling and climate modelling initiatives, in collaboration with the Department of Physics.