Head of Department
Prehistory and archaeology of Oceania with a special interest in Melanesia and Polynesia; material culture analysis; history of archaeological method and theory; ethnoarchaeology; faunal analysis. SPAR.
Maori Students Support Officer
New Zealand archaeology; agricultural innovation; cultural change and contact; archaeological resource management and politics; anthropology of religion.
Theoretical and applied medical anthropology; contemporary ideologies of health care; innovative medical technology and embodiment in New Zealand society.
Archaeology of Aboriginal Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Neolithic/Bronze Age China; trade; lithic technology; sourcing studies; modern human migrations and behaviour; settlement patterns/colonisation.
The prehistory of mainland Southeast Asia; the implications of archaeogenetics and historic linguistics.
Polynesian prehistory; stone technology; evolution of the human diet; prehistoric horticulture and garden history; domestication; the material culture and history of recipes and cooking.
Citizenship and Globalisation; Transnationalism; Tax Havens; and Offshore Finance Centres.
Archaeology of the modern world; New Zealand archaeology; culture contact and change; archaeozoology; human impacts on the environment.
Pacific archaeology, in particular Melanesia; the archaeology of trade and exchange; the development of social complexity.
Archaeology and historical anthropology of Oceania; Material culture of the Pacific region; Socio-cultural landscapes; The archaeology of colonisation.
Dr Susan Wardell (Teaching Fellow)
Medical Anthropology; Mental Health; Spirituality and Religion (Christianity); Care and Non-profit Work; Media and Digital; East Africa (Uganda); New Zealand.
Research Fellow, Research Manager
Dr Ian Frazer
Dr Peter Petchey
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Laboratory Manager, Archaeology
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Laboratory Manager, IT & Research