Professor Peter Bellwood

Emeritus Professor (Archaeology)
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Archaeology 2101

Research interests

Population migration during all periods of prehistory (world-wide); prehistory of Southeast Asia and the Pacific from archaeological, linguistic and biological perspectives; origins of agriculture and resulting cultural, linguistic and biological developments (world-wide); interdisciplinary connections between archaeology, linguistics and human biology. Currently involved in archaeological fieldwork projects in Vietnam with Philip Piper and Lam My Dzung.


Born Leicester, UK

PhD Cambridge (King's College) 1980

Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (1983)

Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy (2016)

Honorary Fellow, Associazione Internationale di Studi sul Mediterraneo e l'Oriente (Associazione ISMEO), Rome (2017)

Internatiional Cosmos Prize 2021


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