Dr. Alfred Pawlik is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ateneo de Manila University. His current research is on the Archaeology of Southeast Asia, the anthropology of hunter-gatherers and forager/farmer interaction and past human behaviour. His interests include prehistoric technologies and use-wear analysis in Island Southeast Asia and Europe. He obtained a Ph.D. in Prehistory from the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Tübingen in 1995 and he had professional careers in several institutions including the University of Tübingen, Institute of Palaeohistory and Quaternary Ecology (1991-1998) and Faculty of Geology, University of Innsbruck, Austria (2009-2010). He is the author of two books and co-editor of two books both in English and German. His most relevant articles are: Burial traditions in early Mid-Holocene Island Southeast Asia: new evidence from Bubog-1, Ilin Island, Mindoro Occidental (Antiquity 93: 901-918), The Philippines from c. 14,000 to 4,000 cal. BP in Regional Context (Cambridge Archaeologicval Journal 29 (1): 1-22), Traceological analysis of \'unusual’ wear traces on lithic artefacts from the Middle Palaeolithic site Inden-Altdorf and the functional context of the site (Quaternary International 427: 104-127, 2017), Understanding Shell Tool Technology in Island South East Asia: Analysis of an early Middle Holocene Tridacna Adze from Ilin Island, Mindoro, Philippines (Antiquity 89: 292308, 2015), and Behavioural Complexity and Modern Traits in the Philippine Upper Palaeolithic (Asian Perspectives 51 (1): 22-46, 2013).