‘The Compleat Archaeologist’: Mike Smith, desert archaeology and museums

Dr Mike Smith is a pioneering desert archaeologist, author and senior research fellow at the Research Centre at the National Museum of Australia. On Friday 8 February 2013, Mike and other distinguished archaeologists, historians, artists and Museum staff celebrated 30 years of his work.

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Further information: National Museum of Australia

See Mike’s lecture series, ‘The Lost art of Stratigraphy‘.

Australia Day Honours

Dr Mike Smith was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2013 Australia Day honours. The citation reads, ‘For significant service to archaeological scholarship, particularly of the Australian desert regions’. Few archaeologists have been recognised with an Order of Australia, and this is probably the first specifically for desert archaeology.

 

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