Douglas Faulmann, M.F.A.
Chief Architect and Artist of the INSTAP Study Center
Mr Faulmann received his Master’s of Fine Art from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1994. He has worked at Mochlos since 1990 as chief architect and archaeological illustrator and was appointed to the staff of the INSTAP Study Center in 1998 as an archaeological illustrator and later as member of its publication team. He is also a contributor to the Mochlos volumes and is responsible for most of the state plans and drawings of small finds in those volumes. As a member of the INSTAP Publication Team he travels widely throughout the Aegean to support the publication efforts of other projects.
Tristan Carter, Ph.D.
Dr. Carter joined the Mochlos team in 1994, receiving his Ph.D. from the Institute of Archaeology (University College London) five years later, his research focusing on social aspects of obsidian consumption in the southern Aegean Early Bronze Age. At Mochlos he employs obsidian studies to investigate technical traditions through time, supra-regional political dynamics, and intra-community socio-economic relations. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at McMaster University, and works on a number of other projects in the Aegean and Anatolia, including the Stélida Naxos Archaeological Project which he has directed since 2013. Cementing his long-term attachment to Mochlos, he was married to Deanna on the island in 2013.
Jerolyn Morrison, Ph.D.
Dr Morrison received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in studio ceramics with minors in anthropology and art history from Baylor University. During the summers, she would travel in either Mexico or Crete studying craft production and domestic cooking. Her second degree was a Masters in anthropology with two years post-bacchalaureate in geology at the University of Houston in Texas . She received a Ph.D. in Archaeology and Ancient History from the University of Leicester in 2013 with a dissertation on Minoan Cooking Ware. Since 2004 she has been working on the Mochlos publication team and is the author of an upcoming volume on the pottery of Mochlos during the Neopalatial Period. Last, but not least,, she is the founder and director of “Minoan Tastes,” a social enterprise and small business promoting the culinary history of ancient Crete which works together with a network of food experts, historians, potters, and archaeologists.
Georgios Doudalis, M.A.
Mr Doudalis graduated from the University of Crete and then completed his Master’s degree at the University of Sheffield in Archaeology with an emphasis on Aegean Studies. He has been working at Mochlos since 2004 as an excavator and trench supervisor. Currently he is a doctoral candidate at Klassische Institut für Archaeologie at Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg in Germany, where he is preparing a dissertation entitled “Mochlos in the Protopalatial Period: A Sociocultural Approach to the Settlement during the Middle Minoan Period.” He is a member of the publication team and will be a co-author of the pottery book for Mochlos Volume V and the single author for Mochlos Volume VI.
Luke Kaiser, M.A.
Mr Kaiser was raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, and attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) where Dr. Soles was his advisor. He received two Bachelor’s Degrees, one in the Interdepartmental Program in Archaeology with a minor in GIS and another with a double major in Classical Archaeology and English. Since 2012, he has been a trench assistant, a research assistant, and, most recently, a supervisor of pottery sorting and statistics as well as a pottery object cataloger. He is studying Early Minoan culture while pursuing his PhD in Anthropology at the University of Arizona, and he will co-author the pottery book for Mochlos Volume V and the Early Minoan book tentatively projected as Volume VII.
Angela Ratigan, M.A.
Ms Ratigan received a Bachelor's degree in art history and Classical Archaeology and a Master's degree in art history from Indiana University, Bloomington. She is now a doctoral candidate at the Klassische Institut für Archaeologie at Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg in Germany, where her research focuses on 3D digital reconstructions and their use as illustrative and heuristic tools in archaeology. She has been involved in the archaeology of Minoan Crete since 2011, joining the Mochlos Archaeological Project in 2015 where she is the registrar and small-finds cataloguer. She is also interested in Minoan architecture and is undertaiking a digital reconstruction of the Minoan town at its peak in the LM IB period
Photographer of the INSTAP Study Center
Mr Papanikolopoulos studied photography at the London College of Printing. He has been involved in archaeological photography since 1993, and his photos appear in numerous publications including those from Mochlos. His free time is devoted to taking experimental, fine art photos and developing ideas about photography as an art form.
Eleni Nodarou, Ph.D.
Petrography Expert of the INSTAP Study Center
Dr. Nodarou earned her degree in Archaeology and Art History from the University of Athens and then moved to Sheffield (UK) where she received her M.Sc. in Environmental Archaeology (Geoarchaeology) and her Ph.D. in Ceramics Analysis. Her research interests comprise the analysis of ancient pottery from Crete extending in date from the Neolithic times to the Byzantine period. She is a contributor to the Mochlos Publication Series and is responsible for the petrographic analyses of Mochlos pottery.
Business Manager of the INSTAP Study Center
Ms Huffman came to Mochlos as one of Dr Soles’ undergraduate students in 1990 and worked as a trench assistant. She graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a double major in Classical Studies and English Language and Literature and has lived in Greece since 1994. In 1996 she began working for the INSTAP Study Center and was eventually appointed Business Manager of the Study Center. In this capacity, she handles the business office, including the IKA payments to site workers,the Center’s databases; she helps draw up the annual budget, and solves any problem that may arise during the course of the year. She is particularly interested in storage solutions and community outreach through informative site signs and school tours.