Professor Marshall Weisler
Professor Marshall Weisler
Archaeology - Head of Discipline
Phone:  (+61 7) 336 53038
Fax:  (+61 7) 336 51544

Room 327, Level 3,
Michie Building (#9), St Lucia Campus


BA (Anthropology/Archaeology), California State University, Chico
MA (Anthropology/Archaeology), University of California, Berkeley
PhD (Anthropology), University of California, Berkeley

Professional activities:

Fellow- Australian Academy of Humanities
Fellow - Society of Antiquaries of London Fellow - Linnean Society of London
Associate - Cultural Studies, Bishop Museum, Hawaii
Member - New Zealand Archaeological Association
Member - Australian Archaeological Association
Member - Society for American Archaeology
Member - International Council for Archaeozoology


Professor, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, 2009 - Present
Associate Professor, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, 2008 - 2009
Senior Lecturer, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, 2004 - 2008
Lecturer to Senior Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of Otago, 1995 - 2004
Chief Archaeologist, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Historic Preservation Office, 1993 - 1995

Research interests:
  • Identifying ancient trade and exchange through the geochemical analysis of artefacts
  • Prehistoric Marine Subsistence on Pacific Islands
  • Geoarchaeology - using earth science techniques and methods to address archaeological problems
  • Human Colonisation of Pacific Atolls

Please follow this link to find out more about Professor Weisler’s research profile.

Representative publications:

Collerson, K.D. and Weisler, M.I. (2007) Stone adze compositions and the extent of ancient Polynesian voyaging and trade, Science 317:1907-191.

Weisler, M.I., K. Collerson, Y-X Feng, J-X Zhao and K-F Yu (2006) Thorium-230 coral chronology of a late prehistoric Hawaiian chiefdom, Journal of Archaeological Science 33(2):273-282.

Weisler, M.I. (2001) On the Margins of Sustainability: Prehistoric Settlement of Utrök Atoll, Northern Marshall Islands, British Archaeological Reports International Series No.967.

Weisler, M.I. (ed.) (1997) Prehistoric Long-distance Interaction in Oceania: An Interdisciplinary Approach, New Zealand Archaeological Association Monograph 21.

Weisler, M.I. and J.D. Woodhead (1995) Basalt Pb isotope analysis and the prehistoric settlement of Polynesia, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U. S. A. 92:1881-1885.

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