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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 of Auckland. Simon's 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 curriculum vitae.

Simon continues to carry out research in a number of fields. Current projects include:

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.
NZ Archaeology Historic and prehistoric archaeology in New Zealand. Current projects include Britomart Development: The Archaeology of Auckland's waterfront and Omaha Beach.
Archaeological Method Estimating Parent Populations from archaeological samples of pottery. Collaboration with Matthew Felgate (PhD), University of Auckland.



© Simon H. Bickler (2007)