Robert Ousterhout (“Church of the Holy Sepulchre”) chairs the department of architectural history and preservation at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) School of Architecture. He is the coeditor of The Sacred Image East and West (Univ. of Illinois, 1995), and he contributed an article to BAR’s sister magazine, Archaeology Odyssey, “The Cave Dwellers: Cappadocia’s Mysterious Rock-Cut Architecture,” AO 01:04.
Vaughn M. Bryant, Jr. (“Does Pollen Prove the Shroud Authentic?”), is professor of anthropology and director of the pollen laboratory at Texas A&M University. He specializes in pollen forensics—the use of pollen analysis in criminal cases—and in analyzing pollen data in archaeological contexts. His articles include “Pollen: Nature’s Fingerprints of Plants” (1990 Encyclopedia Britannica Yearbook of Science and the Future).