Conference Keynote Speaker

Emeritus Professor David Frankel

Emeritus Professor David Frankel studied archaeology at the University of Sydney and Gothenburg University, where he specialised in Cypriot prehistory. After some years in the Department of Western Asiatic Antiquities, The British Museum, he returned to Australia in 1978 to take up a lectureship in the newly formed Division of Prehistory at La Trobe University. Retiring after 35 years at La Trobe, he maintains a close involvement with the Department of Archaeology and History. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and of the Society of Antiquaries and a Member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. In 2015 he was awarded the Rhys Jones Medal by the Australian Archaeological Association. He has served on the Humanities Panel of the Australian Research Council and twice on the ARC ERA Committee. His primary research interests are in Australian Aboriginal archaeology with particular reference to south-eastern Australia and the archaeology of Bronze Age Cyprus. He has excavated a range of sites in Papua New Guinea, Australia and Cyprus and published extensively on the archaeology of these areas. His latest book, Between the Murray and the Sea: Aboriginal Archaeology in South-Eastern Australia, will be published by Sydney University Press in November 2017.



Zooarchaeology Symposium Keynote Speaker

Emeritus Professor Lee Lyman

R. Lee Lyman earned his doctorate in Anthropology in 1982 from the University of Washington. He joined the University of Missouri Anthropology faculty in 1986 and served as Department Chair from 2000 to 2013. Lyman was awarded the Society for American Archaeology’s Roald Fryxell Award for Interdisciplinary Research in Zoology in 2011. He retired in 2015 as the University of Missouri William H. Byler Distinguished Professor, but continues to do research and publish on various aspects of North American archaeology and paleozoology. He is author or editor of 19 books, and has published more than 220 articles and book chapters. In collaboration with an Australian colleague, he is currently working on a book on the use of paleozoological remains to reconstruct paleoenvironments.

Professor Lee Lyman’s research activities are sponsored by the La Trobe University Transforming Human Societies RFA 2017 Visiting Fellowship Program. 

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