Florian Klimscha is the head of the Archaeology Division of the Lower Saxony State Museum, Hanover and a specialist for the Neolithic and innovation processes in prehistory. He directs projects at Tel Tsaf (Israel) and Hüde I (Lower Saxony).
Svend Hansen is Director of the Eurasia Branch of the German Archaeological Institute. His research focuses on social archaeology and technological innovations. He directs excavations at Pietrele (Romania) and an Advanced ERC Grant on “Technical and Social Innovations in the Caucasus".
Jürgen Renn is Director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. His research aims to develop a theoretical understanding of knowledge evolution, taking into account its epistemic, social, and material dimensions. Recent studies focus on the historical origins and co-evolutionary dynamics that have led to the Anthropocene.