Peter Bellwood

Dr. Peter Bellwood is Professor of Archaeology at The Australian National University. He was educated at King’s College, Cambridge, United Kingdom (PhD 1980), and commenced his lecturing career at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, in 1967. In 1973 he moved to the Australian National University. He is the author or editor of First Migrants (2013); The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, Volume 1: Prehistory (co-edited with Immanuel Ness, 2013); First Farmers (2005); Southeast Asia: from Prehistory to History (co-edited with Ian Glover, 2004); Examining the Farming/Language Dispersal Hypothesis (co-edited with Colin Renfrew, 2002); Prehistory of the Indo-Malaysian Archipelago (2nd edition 1997/2007); The Austronesians (co-edited 1995); The Polynesians: Prehistory of an Island People (2nd edition 1987); and Man’s Conquest of the Pacific: The Prehistory of Southeast Asia and Oceania (1978). His books have been translated into Japanese (3 times), French, Russian, Vietnamese, and Indonesian. He is currently undertaking archaeological research in Vietnam and the Philippines, and writing books on ancient human migration throughout world prehistory, from 2 million years ago to recent millennia.