Dr. Tina Greenfield is an archaeologist whose interests lie in the earliest cities and empires of the ancient world. She received her PhD from the University of Cambridge in the UK with a specific interest in Near Eastern Archaeology. She has worked on archaeological sites in Canada, Serbia, Romania, Israel, Iraqi Kurdistan, Southern Iraq, Turkey, and South Africa. Currently, she teaches Near Eastern Archaeology at St. Thomas More College at the University of Saskatchewan. She is a co-director of the Near Eastern and Biblical Archaeology Lab at the University of Manitoba, and is also Honorary and Active Research Scholar at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Greenfield has recently taught archaeology as part of a US State Department program in Erbil (Kurdistan), and as part international archaeological teams from the UK and US. More specifically, in her role as the environmental coordinator for the University of Cambridge and British Museum based projects she has helped to train local Iraqi archaeologists in excavating and documenting cultural heritage damage at sites in Iraqi Kurdistan (N. Iraq) (Darband I Rania), and Southern Iraq (Tello). She continues to work with numerous other excavation projects in the Near East including the Universities of Pennsylvania (Lagash), and Ariel in Israel (Tel Burna). Recently she has been awarded a SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) Insight Development Grant for her project “Mobile Economies: A bioarchaeological approach to food economies and mobility in Southern Mesopotamia in the 3rd Millennium BC”. It is a holistic approach to building a model for the understanding of food production, climatic adaptive strategies, socio-economic, and ritual behaviour, and mobility within, between and across complex ancient societies, that can be applied to archaeological studies anywhere in the world. The team includes colleagues from Cambridge University and University College London, in the UK, various universities in the US and colleagues at the University of Saskatchewan in the departments of archaeology and geological sciences.