Simon is a New Zealand and American trained
archaeologist specialising in pre-European Pacific societies.
He received a BSc in Pure Mathematics, Transitional Certificate
majoring in Biological Anthropology and Physics, and a MPhil
with First Class Honours in Anthropology from the University
PhD from the University of
Virginia was based on the archaeological
survey of Woodlark Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea.
Simon has worked as an archaeologist in
Europe, USA, the Middle East and Pacific. Click here to view academic
Simon continues to carry out research in a number of fields. Current
Woodlark Island (PNG)
Ongoing collaboration with social anthropologist
Professor Fred Damon, Department of Anthropology, University
of Virginia. Current topics include the prehistoric monuments,
mortuary rituals and the origins of Kula Ring.