Thomas Richards

Research Fellow

I am a Research Fellow with the Monash Indigenous Centre, following many years of archaeological investigation, teaching, consulting and government heritage regulation in Canada, Guatemala, Britain and Australia.

I have long been a practitioner of community archaeology, collaborating with First Nations people  researching the emergence of sedentary villages on the Plateau of British Columbia and Aboriginal traditional owners studying transegalitarian societies in southwest Victoria.

I am currently co-directing research on the remains of newly discovered Lapita settlements excavated at Caution Bay near Port Moresby, PNG.