Matthew Spriggs is a Professor of archaeology at the School of Archaeology and Anthropology of the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. He has made major contributions in the archaeology of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and is particularly well known for his work investigating the Lapita culture cemetery at Teouma in Vanuatu.
Spriggs is of Cornish descent.
Awards and Honors
- "Professor Matthew Spriggs". School of Archaeology and Anthropology. Australian National University. May 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
- Winkler, Tim (14 July 2005). "Heads found in pots in Vanuatu dig" (Press release). Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
Skulls belonging to some of the earliest inhabitants of the Pacific have been unearthed by ANU archaeologists working in Vanuatu....
- "Ask The Experts: Matthew Spriggs". National Geographic. National Geographic Society (March 2008). Retrieved 1 June 2013.
- Spriggs, Matthew (1997). The Island Melanesians. Wiley. ISBN 9780631167273.
- "Professor Matthew Spriggs receives 2014 ARC Laureate Fellowship". Australian National University. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2018.