About Professor Peter Hiscock

Peter was appointed as the inaugural Tom Austen Brown Professor of Australian Archaeology in 2013. He was Professor of Archaeology at the Australian National University 2008-2013, Director of the Centre of Archaeological Research and Head of the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at the ANU. He had earlier been a lecturer at University of Queensland, Northern Territory University (now Charles Darwin University) and the Australian National University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and a Research Associate of the Australian Museum, Sydney. In 2012 he was awarded a D.Sc. by the Australian National University for his contribution to the fields of lithic technology and Australian Archaeology. In 2013 Professor Hiscock delivered the Annual Academy Lecture to the Australian Academy of the Humanitie. Professor Hiscock delivered his inaugural lecture titled 'Coming to Australia: The first migration of humans to Australia and its global significance'. The lecture was recorded by the Australian Broadcasting Commission and you can listen to it or download it at: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/coming-to-australia-first-migrations/5083216.