Staff research in Anthropology

Staff research interests and activities

We are internationally renowned for innovative research, mainly in the Pacific region:

  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Cook Islands
  • Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
  • Fiji
  • Hawai'i
  • Marquesas Islands
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands

But also in other regions of the world, including China, Europe, India, Taiwan, and the Middle East.

Research topics include:

  • primate and human ecology
  • oceanic archaeology
  • human palaeoecology
  • landscape archaeology
  • material culture studies
  • socio-political transformations
  • zooarchaeology
  • osteology, human growth and genetics
  • health and ecology
  • political anthropology
  • material culture and art
  • fashion and gender
  • intellectual property
  • traditional and popular musics

Find out more about staff research interests in Anthropology

Past and present research projects