2014 New Zealand Aronui Lecture Series 

Thu 11 Sep 20146.30pm–8pm
Soundings Theatre, Level 2
Free entry, but please register to book a place

Professor Atholl Anderson presents ‘The first great phase of oceanic colonisation’ – a talk focusing on the movement of early peoples around islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

This talk is part of the Royal Society of New Zealand's Aronui lecture series 2014.

About Professor Atholl Anderson

Professor Atholl Anderson FRSNZ is an archaeologist who is descended from Māori-Pākehā families on Rakiura Island. 

Professor Anderson has undertaken a lifetime of archaeological research spanning the entire Indo-Pacific – from Madagascar, Seychelles and Diego Garcia, through the Batanes (Philippines), Yaeyama (Japan) and Palau islands, to New Caledonia, Fiji, Niue, Kiribati, French Polynesia, and the Juan Fernandez and Galapagos groups. 

His main interest area is pre-European island colonisation, encompassing themes of seafaring, migration chronology, colonisation behaviour, and environmental change. 

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