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Dr. Frank Thomas
Dr. Frank Thomas
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Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture & Pacific Studies
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Senior Lecturer, Co-coordinator: Pacific Worlds (UU204)
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BA McG. , MA Oregon , PhD Hawaii

Biography:Frank is an anthropologist/archaeologist who joined Pacific Studies at USP in 2006. For over twenty years he has worked as a researcher, contractor,  instructor (lecturer), and consultant on archaeological projects and in cultural heritage management throughout the Pacific Islands region.  His main interests are environmental archaeology, tangible cultural heritage management, and human ecology on Pacific atolls.  He also has research and teaching interests in: Ecological Anthropology (Human Behavioral Ecology, Historical Ecology, Traditional Ecological Knowledge); Rural Development; Management of Common Property Resources; Ethnoarchaeology; Comparative Island Studies (Caribbean/Pacific); and Pacific Atolls.

He conducts ongoing archaeological research in Kiribati, has published numerous articles in journals and books, and presented at conferences both within the Pacific region and outside.

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