Richard Cosgrove

Adjunct Professor Richard Cosgrove

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2021
  • Section(s): Archaeology


Richard’s research and teaching experience has been in human behavioural ecology, rock art studies, palaeoecology, zooarchaeology, stone artefact analysis and hunter-gatherer archaeology. He has carried out field work and research in most Australian states, and internationally in England, China, Jordan and France over the last 30 years. The time period that he studies is from the Palaeolithic to the Holocene periods; from about 1 million years ago up to the historic period. He has advised the Tasmanian forest industry, ICOMOS, the World Heritage Centre and the Tasmanian Aboriginal Lands and Sea Council on cultural heritage matters for over 20 years. Richard works closely with Aboriginal communities, the Queensland Wet Tropics and Environmental Protection agencies in northeast Queensland.



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.