Peter Veth|University of Western Australia

Peter Veth has been involved in archaeological, ethnohistoric, ethnographic and maritime studies throughout Australia, Torres Strait, Maluku Province Indonesia, East Timor and Pitcairn Island. Beginning with surveys on the Sturt Creek of the SE Kimberley in to the Great Sandy Desert in 1980, he has now carried our several hundred projects throughout Greater Australia. His work in the arid region of Western Australia spans more than 30 years and is foundational to the understanding of the entire span of human occupation of the arid zone, from initial Aboriginal occupation until European colonisation. 

Peter has published over 300 peer-reviewed volumes, chapters, papers and reports; produced over 800 public education pieces; and developed new curriculum and research alliances in Australian Indigenous archaeology, maritime archaeology, Native Title and contact studies.