William G. Cavanagh is professor of Aegean prehistory and director of the Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies at the University of Nottingham. He has codirected and published a number of field projects in Laconia: the Laconia Survey (with Joost Crouwel et al.), the Laconia Rural Sites Project (with C. Mee et al.), and the Kouphovouno excavations. He has also written on mathematical applications in archaeology (e.g., Bayesian Approach to Interpreting Archaeological Data [with Caitlin Buck and Cliff Litton]) and on burials (e.g., A Private Place: Death in Prehistoric Greece [with C. Mee]).