Dr. Alfred Pawlik is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ateneo de Manila University and he heads the Anthropological and Sociological Initiatives at the Ateneo (ASIA). His research focuses on the archaeology of Southeast Asia and Europe, the anthropology of hunter-gatherers, and past human behavior. His interests include prehistoric technologies and use-wear analysis. He obtained a doctoral degree in Prehistory from the Faculty of Geosciences, the University of Tübingen in 1995 and has held academic positions at the Universities of Tübingen and Innsbruck, and the University of the Philippines. He has published numerous articles in international journals and is the author of two books and co-editor of four volumes, including Functional Studies of Prehistoric Artefacts and their Socio-economic Meaning (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102467).