is the Pitt-Rivers Professor of Archaeological Science at the University of Cambridge.
He is a specialist in the scientific investigation of archaeological artefacts, and
ancient goldwork is one of his key areas of expertise. Together with students and
other colleagues, he has analysed gold artefacts from numerous sites in Asia, Europe,
Africa and South America.
With thanks to the East Kazakhstan Region of the Republic of Kazakhstan and
Regional Museum of History
and Local Studies of the Department of Culture,
Archives and Documentation of East Kazakhstan.