Dr. Quevedo obtained a B.A. degree in Philosophy with majors in prehistory and archeology from the University of Chile. She joined the National Museum of Natural History of Chile (MNHN) in 1966 and began the program Archeology of Death: 'Lifestyles and Osteobiography'. Together with prominent archaeologists, Dr. Quevedo has been involved in excavations in Camarones Valley, Punta Teatinos, Torín, and others. With a Chilean FONDECYT grant, she conducted investigations in the central region of Chile at Rinconada de Maipú, Quilicura, and Los Blindados. In 1978, she created the Laboratory of Physical Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History, beginning with a project addressing microevolution of prehistoric populations in conjunction with the University of Río Cuarto, Argentina.
In 1985, she was awarded a scholarship by the OAS and obtained a Doctorate in Anthropological Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires. Her international research also includes the conservation of the body of Ramses II in The Cairo Museum, and of Tutankhamun in the Museum of Luxor.
In 2003 Dr. Quevedo retired from the National Museum of Natural History after 37 years of contributions to bioarchaeological research.
Dr. Ubelaker is a specialist in forensic anthropology, paleopathology, paleodemography and bioarchaeology of ancient populations primarily in North America, Ecuador and Eastern Europe. He received his Doctorate from the University of Kansas (1973) and had leading roles in numerous professional organizations, such as the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the Paleopathology Association, and others. Dr. Ubelaker is currently a Curator at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. and has published numerous papers and monographs on forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology. Dr. Ubelaker is credited with outstanding achievements related to his pioneering research on the study of human skeletal remains to reconstruct biological profiles and occupational activities of prehistoric populations, as well as the standardization of bioarchaeological data collection. He is also an FBI consultant on forensic cases and has served on the Presidential Advisory Commission for Human Rights Policies in Chile.
Dr. Mendonça is a specialist in the study of pre-Columbian diseases with an emphasis on paleopathology, paleoepidemiology, and bioarchaeology. She graduated with a degree in Medicine from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (1975), with postgraduate studies (M.A.) in Anatomy from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1991) and a Doctorate in Public Health from the National School of Public Health (1995). She currently serves as a Senior Professor (Level III) and Vice-Chancellor of Research and Technological Development of the Sergio Arouca National School of Public Health (ENSP), Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil. She has published many important scientific papers on bioarchaeology which focus on Brazilian and Chilean populations.