TIMOTHY TAYLOR is a professor of the prehistory of humanity at the University of Vienna. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of World Prehistory (New York: Springer; 2008–2017), and Director of the Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science (VIAS). He was educated at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, and Sofia, and taught archaeological theory for over twenty years at the University of Bradford. He is the author of The Prehistory of Sex: Four Million Years of Human Sexual Culture, The Buried Soul, and The Artificial Ape. His current research focuses on the Neolithic Lake Villages of the northern Alpine region, and the Iron Age societies of central and eastern Europe. Taylor’s skeuomorphic alter is the artist Krysztina Tautendorfer.