Alicia Sanchez-Mazas is Professor of Population Genetics at the University of Geneva, where she chairs the Department of Anthropology. Her main interest is the study of human genetic diversity and evolution. She has published many book chapters and papers, and co-edited The Peopling of East Asia (2005).
Roger Blench is the Managing Director of a Consultancy and Research company, Mallam Dendo Ltd, specialising in development anthropology, especially pastoralism. He has long-term research interests in the interface of archaeology and linguistics and has co-edited diverse volumes, including Language, Archaeology, and the African past (2006).
Malcolm Ross is Professor of Linguistics at the Australian National University and co-director of the Oceanic Lexicon Project. His interests include the histories of Austronesian and Papuan languages. He was a co-author of The Oceanic Languages (2002) and has published many articles on these topics.
Ilia Peiros is Visiting Professor of Santa Fe Institute, USA. His main interest is the comparative linguistics of East and Southeast Asia. He has published several books and numerous articles. His current activity is to compile electronic etymological data-bases for Evolution of Human Languages project.
Marie Lin is the Director of the Transfusion Medicine and Anthropology Research laboratory at the Taipei Mackay Memorial Hospital and a professor at the Institute of Forensic Medicine of National Taiwan University. She has published on blood groups, HLA, mtDNA and theY-chromosome in Taiwanese aboriginal populations.