Matthew Spriggs

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Matthew Spriggs is a Professor of archaeology at the School of Archaeology and Anthropology of the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.[1] 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.[2][3]

Spriggs is of Cornish descent.[4]

Awards and Honors[edit]

Spriggs was awarded an Australian Laureate Fellowship in 2014.[5]


  1. ^ "Professor Matthew Spriggs". School of Archaeology and Anthropology. Australian National University. May 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ 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....
  3. ^ "Ask The Experts: Matthew Spriggs". National Geographic. National Geographic Society (March 2008). Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  4. ^ Spriggs, Matthew (1997). The Island Melanesians. Wiley. ISBN 9780631167273.
  5. ^ "Professor Matthew Spriggs receives 2014 ARC Laureate Fellowship". Australian National University. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2018.

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