University Museum – University of Tokyo
Nishiaki, Yoshihiro (1961, Japanese), who received his Ph.D. from University College London in 1991, is a professor at the University Museum, the University of Tokyo, Japan. His research involves the prehistory of West Asia covering the Paleolithic to Chalcolithic, mainly through analyses of stone tools. Starting with fieldwork at Douara Cave in Syria (1984), he has since participated in numerous investigations in West Asia, including directing excavations at Tell Kosak Shamali (1994–1997) and Seker al-Aheimar (2000–2010), Syria, along with other sites in Azerbaijan (2008–) and Uzbekistan (2013–). His books include: Lithic Technology of Neolithic Syria (BAR, Oxford, 2000), Tell Kosak Shamali, Vols. 1 and 2 (co-edited, Oxbow Books, Oxford, 2001 and 2003), The Neolithic Archaeology in the Khabur Valley, Upper Mesopotamia and Beyond (co-edited, ex oriente, Berlin, 2013), and Dynamics of Learning in Neanderthals and Modern Humans (co-edited, Springer, New York, 2014).