Ian Lilley

Ian Lilley has worked in Australasian and Indo-Pacific archaeology and cultural heritage for 35 years and currently does fieldwork in Australia and with French colleagues in New Caledonia. Ian is Convenor of the International Heritage Group, a UQ-Oxford heritage capacity-building initiative, as well as Secretary-General of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, the region’s peak professional body. He is also Secretary-General of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management, and an ICOMOS World Heritage Assessor. Ian has been Secretary of the World Archaeological Congress and President of the Australian Archaeological Association. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and of the Australian Academy of Humanities. His interests include ancient migration and trade, social identity, archaeological ethics, and the role of archaeology and heritage in contemporary society. His most recent books are a heritage-management volume on Early Human Expansion and Innovation in the Pacific (ICOMOS 2010) and the textbook Archaeology of Oceania: Australia and the Pacific Islands (Blackwell 2006).