Seiji Kadowaki is assistant professor of prehistoric archaeology at Nagoya University Museum and the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Japan. He joined excavations at several archaeological sites in Syria and Jordan for his graduate research at the University of Tokyo, Japan (B.A., M.A.), the University of Tulsa, United States (M.A.), and the University of Toronto, Canada (Ph.D.). Recently, he conducted fieldwork at Paleolithic and Neolithic sites in northern Syria (Wadi Kharar site complex and Tell Seker al-Aheimar) and western Azerbaijan (Göytepe and Hacı Elamxanlı Tepe).