Hartmut Matthäus has studied Classical Archaeology, Prehistory and Classical Philology (Greek) at the Universities of Heidelberg, Gießen and Hamburg. He received his PhD from the University of Hamburg in 1977, and his Habilitation at the University of Heidelberg in 1988, followed by a Heisenberg scholarship at the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. He has worked as Professor at the University of Erlangen since 2001, and is the organiser of several international conferences on the archaeology of Cyprus and Crete, on cultural interrelations between the Near East and Europe, and on ancient Macedonia. His research interests include Minoan and Mycenaean archaeology, Cyprus (Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age), cultural interrelations in the Mediterranean, Phoenician art and colonization, and Roman craftsmanship and medicine.Bärbel Morstadt has studied Classical Archaeology, Philology of the Ancient Near East, Art History, Classical Philology (Greek) and Ancient History at the Universities of Wuerzburg and Padua. She received a PhD in Classical Archaeology from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. She has worked as an Assistant Professor and Lecturer in Classical Archaeology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and now holds the position of a “Juniorprofessorin” at the Ruhr-University of Bochum for the Archaeology of the Phoenician diaspora. Her main research interests are the cultural entanglements and use of resources in the Mediterranean in the 1st millennium BC.Christian Vonhoff has studied Classical Archaeology, Ancient and Modern History at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. He holds a PhD in Classical Archaeology, and worked as an Assistant Professor and Lecturer in Classical Archaeology at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg prior to being granted a three year post-doctoral fellowship by the German Archaeological Institute to work on the material culture of Early Iron Age Cyprus. He is currently involved in research concerning the archaeology of Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Cyprus, as well as the adjacent regions of the Eastern Mediterranean.