Atholl Anderson, BA, MA (Hons) (Cant), MA (Hons) (Otago), PhD, Sc.D (Cantab)
Professor of Prehistory, Archaeology and Natural History, School of Culture, History & Language
Kiwi. Doctoral research in subpolar Scandinavia, subsequently focused on New Zealand and the Pacific. Currently directing a major program on Initial Colonisation in the Indo-Pacific Region, with field projects in Philippines and Taiwan, Palau, Fiji, Niue, Tuvalu and Line groups, French Polynesia, Juan Fernandez, Norfolk Island, southern New Zealand and Subantarctic.
Oceanic prehistory and ethnohistory, island colonisation, palaeoenvironments, zooarchaeology, chronometry, maritime adaptations.
- (ed. with P. White) The Prehistoric Archaeology of Norfolk Island, Southwest Pacific, RAM Supplement 27, 2001.
- (ed. with H. Martinsson-Wallin, P. Wallin) The prehistory of Kiritimati (Christmas) Island, Republic of Kiribati. KTM Occasional Papers 6, 2002.
- Prodigious Birds: Moas and Moa Hunting in Prehistoric New Zealand, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1989.
- Race Against Time, Hocken Library, 1991.
- The Welcome of Strangers, Otago University Press, 1998.
- (ed.) Birds of a Feather, BAR Oxford, 1979.
- (ed.) Traditional Fishing in the Pacific, PAR Honolulu, 1986.
- (ed. with R. McGovern-Wilson) Beech Forest Hunters. NZAA Monograph 18, 1991.
- (ed.) Traditional Lifeways of the Southern Maori, Otago University Press, 1994.
- (ed. with B. Allingham, I. Smith) Shag River Mouth. RPANH 27, 1994.
- (ed. with F. Leach) Zooarchaeology of Oceanic Coasts and Islands. Special issue, International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 11 (1-2), 2001.
- (with R. Walter) The Archaeology of Niue Island, West Polynesia. Bishop Museum Press, 2002.
1991 FRSNZ, 1997 FAHA, Visiting Fellow 1986 Clare Hall (Life member), 1996 Corpus Christi College, 1986 Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 1990 Percy Smith Medal, 1994 Elsdon Best Medal, 1991 Personal Chair at Otago University, 1993 Establishment Chair in Prehistory RSPAS, 1993 Fulbright Scholar, 1997 James Cook Fellow, Royal Society of New Zealand; 2003 Doctorate of Science, Cambridge, and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (London).