Ph.D. in Prehistoric Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 1999. He studied Ethnography at Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza in Poznan, Poland and Anthropology at Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas. Currently is professor at the Department of Design, Architecture and Arts at the Universidad Simón Bolívar (USB) in Caracas, Venezuela
. Since 1982 he has been co-directing—together with Dr. M. M. Antczak—pioneering archaeological investigations on more than 60 off-shore islands of the Venezuelan Caribbean and since 2006 on the small islands off the eastern coast of Martinique. Also together with Dr. M. M. Antczak he founded and co-directs the Archaeology Research Unit at USB. His scholarly interests include the pre-colonial and historical archaeology of the Caribbean (especially the Southern Caribbean Region), theory and method in the study of the social past, materiality, sacred places, community archaeology, collection studies, archaeometry, shell middens and historical ecology.
His recent books include: Los Idolos de las Islas Prometidas: Arqueología Prehispánica del Archipiélago de Los Roques (Editorial Equinoccio, 2006); Los Mensajes Confiados a la Roca (Editorial Equinoccio, 2007) (both co-authored with Dr. M. M. Antczak), and Early Human Impact on Megamolluscs (Archaeopress, 2008) (co-edited with Dr. R. Cipriani).