Jorrit M. Kelder is in Department of Humanities at the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research and editor of Talanta: Proceedings of the Dutch Archaeological and Historical Society. He holds degrees from Amsterdam University (M.A.) and the Free University at Amsterdam (Ph.D). His research focuses on Mycenaean Greece and its connections with the Near East and the political composition of the Mycenaean state. He has worked for several fieldwork projects in Greece, Egypt, Syria, and Romania.