Breaking ground in paradise

12 September 2022
Pitcairn Group expedition team on Henderson Island (1990). Professor Weisler is in the front row, middle. Image: supplied.

Across more than 40 years as an archaeologist, UQ’s Professor Marshall Weisler has spent much of his life in some of the world’s most fascinating and untouched corners – isolated villages, an uninhabited island, and communities across Polynesia, Micronesia, Hawaii and New Zealand – all in the name of discovering what makes us human.

On the eve of his retirement and ahead of his presentation for the 2022 Hall Lecture, Professor Weisler shares life ‘off the grid’ in the remote Pacific, his most exciting find, and why it’s important to learn from humanity’s ancient past.

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