Dr Ben Marwick
PhD, Australian National University, 2008
MA, University of Western Australia, 2002
Phone: +61 2 4221 5455
- Senior Research Scientist (ARC Future Fellow)
I study human adaptation in Southeast Asia during the Pleistocene and Holocene. I am also interested in techniques and methods for reproducible research using R.
I am also an Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
- Southeast Asia, Stone artefact technology, geoarchaeology
My ARC Future Fellowship is aimed at understanding Pleistocene human colonisation and adaptation in Myanmar and Western Thailand. I am conducting surveys and excavations in these regions to collect evidence to determine the age of early modern human activity. I am studying the stone artefact technology to understand when and how they have changed over time, and how these changes compare to surrounding regions, such as China, India and Australia.
POTENTIAL HONOURS AND PHD TOPICS
- Sediment geochemistry and climate change at archaeological sites in mainland Southeast Asia
- Stone artefact technology and human adaptation during the Pleistocene in mainland Southeast Asia
I welcome potential students to contact me by email to discuss their interests and design a suitable Hons/PhD project.