Simon Holdaway

Professor Simon Holdaway

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Corresponding Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2018


Simon Holdaway has made significant contributions to the study of hunter-gatherer site formation is Australia. He works with colleagues from University of York, Macquarie University, ANU, University of Waikato and QUT on a range of behavioural, dating and geoarchaeological issues. Much of Simon Holdaway’s work is on Australian Aboriginal archaeology. A Record in Stone: The Study of Australia’s Flaked Stone Artefacts (with Nicola Stern) is recognised as the best introductory book on the subject. His collaborative projects on analysing stone artefact assemblage variability, shell mound formation, regional hearth records and issues of scale represent seminal studies in Australian archaeology.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.