Overview

News

Expertise Keywords

  • Rock art record keeping

Subject Area Codes

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology
  • Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas
  • Heritage and Cultural Conservation

Country Affiliations

  • Australia
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar [Burma]

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 186 (Other: 186)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Current and Past Courses

  • Rock Art in the 21st Century (7014HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Rock Art in the 21st Century (7014HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Rock Art in the 21st Century (2214HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Rock Art in the 21st Century (2214HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Rock Art in the 21st Century (7014HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Rock Art in the 21st Century (2214HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Rock Art in the 21st Century (2214HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Rock Art in the 21st Century (2214HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Supervision Overview

Ms Nicola Winn (PhD thesis submitted for assessment May 2016).</br>Mr Robert Haubt (PhD thesis submitted for assessment May 2016).</br></br>Currently supervising Ms Andrea Jalandoni, Ms Irina Ponomareva and Mr Jono Lineen.

Theses Supervised at Griffith

Background

Bio

Prof Paul S.C. Taçon FAHA FSA is an ARC Australian Laureate Fellow (2016-2021), Chair in Rock Art Research and Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. He also directs Griffith University’s Place, Evolution and Rock Art Heritage Unit (PERAHU) and leads research themes in the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research and Griffith’s Research Centre of Human Evolution. He has conducted archaeological and ethnographic fieldwork since 1980 and has over 86 months field experience in remote parts of Australia, Cambodia, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, southern Africa, Thailand, the Philippines and the USA.

Prof Taçon co-edited The Archaeology of Rock-art with Dr Christopher Chippindale and has published over 225 academic and popular papers on rock art, material culture, colour, cultural evolution and identity. He has made key archaeological discoveries in western Arnhem Land (NT) and Wollemi National Park (NSW) that have been published in journals and also have made world headlines. In 2015, he co-authored a book that outlines a new strategy for the conservation of world rock art.
 

Education and Training

  • BA Bachelor Of Arts With Honours, University of Waterloo 1980
  • MA Master of Arts, Trent University 1984