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My name is Joe Roe. I'm an archaeologist and researcher at the University of Copenhagen. My research interests are computational archaeology and the prehistory of Southwest Asia. See my personal website for more information.

On Wikipedia, I work on articles about archaeology, biographies of scientists, and a handful of other subjects. I think it's important to address systemic biases in our coverage and I set up the women in archaeology task force to that end. I also enjoy making maps: if you want one for an article, please ask!

Behind the scenes, I'm an administrator on the English Wikipedia and a member of its Arbitration Committee. I do maintenance work because I want to help retain good content and good editors, which has guided me towards new page patrol, articles for deletion, and dispute resolution. I don't like seeing the free encyclopaedia commercialised, so please, if you are here on behalf of a company or client, don't ask for a BOGOF from me.

I have one alternative account, Joe Roe (mobile).


Selected contributionsEdit

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Uploaded to Commons.

Maps and diagramsEdit

Uploaded to Commons. Many of these were requests from the map workshop.



(Barnstars etc. copied from my talk page)