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The Australian National University

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 the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam (with Philip Piper, Hsiao-chun Hung and Marc Oxenham).

Biography

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)

Researcher's projects

ARC Discovery Project 2014-2017: Landscape, Resources and Human Migration during the Southeast Asian Neolithic, with Dr Hsiao-chun Hung and Dr Philip Piper.

 

Available student projects

Although retired, I am willing to advise students who wish to research within the East and Southeast Asian Neolithic, particularly on issues connected with human migration.  

Current student projects

PhD students currently supervised:

Vida Kusmartono: Cave archaeology and rainforest occupation in central Kalimantan, Indonesia

Chao Huang: T-sectioned bangles and yazhang blades in China and SE Asia (panel chair Dr Hsiao-chun Hung)

 

Publications

Projects and Grants

Grants are drawn from ARIES. To add Projects or Grants please contact your College Research Office.

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