Atholl Anderson

Emeritus Professor Atholl Anderson

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 1996
  • Section(s): Archaeology


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.

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).

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.