Ray Karl is Professor of Archaeology and Heritage at Bangor University, Wales, United Kingdom. Originally from Vienna, Austria, he moved to Britain over a decade ago. He has worked mostly in later prehistoric 'Celtic' archaeology, both on the European continent and in Britain. His other main research interest is archaeological practice, heritage management, and public archaeology. He has conducted the Austrian study for the “Discovering the Archaeologists of Europe” project, which examined the European archaeological labor market and is currently conducting the Austrian part of the “Studying Archaeology in Europe” project. He has also recently published a major monograph critically examining the neo-positivist foundations of Austrian archaeology (2010), and another one assessing Austrian archaeological heritage management law and practices (2011).