Geoff Smith received his PhD in Palaeolithic Zooarchaeology from University College London (UCL) in 2010. His research is focussed on taphonomy, site formation processes and hominin behaviour at Lower and Middle Palaeolithic sites across Europe. Since 2012 he has been a post-doctoral researcher at MONREPOS Archaeological Research Centre (RGZM), undertaking faunal analysis of the Eemian Interglacial site of Neumark-Nord 2. He has been actively involved in fieldwork and research across Europe and in the Levant and published extensively on taphonomy and hominin subsistence behaviour throughout the Palaeolithic. He is a Visiting Professor at Lanzhou University (China) teaching zooarchaeology and is involved with ongoing research and fieldwork in Gansu province.