Prof. Ruth E. Tringham
Professor Emerita, Anthropology Department, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Co-Director, Multimedia Authoring Center for Teaching in Anthropology (MACTiA), UC Berkeley, USA
Creative Director, the Center for Digital Archaeology (CoDA)
Ruth E. Tringham is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include archaeology, Anatolian prehistory, architecture, and early agriculturalists. Her works are mainly focused on the transformation of early agricultural (Neolithic) societies of Eastern Europe, where she has directed and published archaeological excavations in the former Yugoslavia, and Bulgaria.
Recently, Prof. Tringham has been working on the application of digital technology to the presentation of the process of archaeological interpretation, such as her current project about Çatalhöyük, Dead Women Do Tell Tales
Prof. Tringham has been dedicated to the promotion of digital education in archaeology, since she founded the UC Berkeley Multimedia Authoring Center for Teaching in Anthropology (MACTiA) in 1998. In 2001, she was awarded the UC Berkeley Educational Initiatives Award for the innovative development of digital education in MACTiA.
Prof. Tringham is the Creative Director of the Center for Digital Archaeology (CoDA, http://codifi.org/
), a non-profit organization that dedicated to the development of digital tools, provide archaeologists and heritage professionals to integrate and publish their data and create database.