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Mike Smith

Dr Mike Smith is a pioneering desert field archaeologist. For several decades he has worked across the Australian arid zone attempting to piece together a picture of its human and environmental histories. He was awarded an Order of Australia for his work in 2013 and is author of several books, including The archaeology of Australia’s deserts (2013, Cambridge University Press).  His previous appointments include the post of field archaeologist with the Northern Territory Museum in Darwin and Alice Springs, research fellow in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the Australian National University, and lecturer in archaeology in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University. He joined the National Museum of Australia in 1996, initially as head of the People and Environment section and later as Director of Research and Development. He set up the Museum’s Centre for Historical Research.

Mike Smith

Publications View All

  • The Australian Archaeologist’s Book of Quotations

    Mike Smith and Billy Griffiths

Events

Turning Points: Book launch (Melbourne, invitation only)

The East Melbourne Library

Brenda Niall will launch Turning Points: 25 Remarkable Australians and the Moments that Changed Their Lives, edited by Mary Ryllis Clark, to be followed by a panel discussion featuring Margaret Leggatt...

Monash University Publishing will close on Wednesday 21 December and reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2023. The last date for online orders to be shipped is Friday 16 December 2022.