Series 688 - Specht pre-doctoral research and related materials

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Specht pre-doctoral research and related materials


  • 1965 - 1970 (Creation)

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(1940 -)

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James (Jim) Specht was a PhD scholar in the Department of Anthropology, Research School of Pacific Studies at the Australian National University in 1965. He was part of an archaeological group which carried out fieldwork studying Lapita pottery in Watom Island, near Raboul, and in Talasea, on the mid-north coast of New Britain. Specht joined the Australian Museum in June 1971. From 1991, he was Head of the Division of Anthropology and was Chief Scientist from 1997-2000 before retiring in November 2000.

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Items related to pre-doctoral research undertaken by Jim Specht at ANU, including correspondence, materials relating to the Department of Prehistory, materials relating to fieldwork including diaries, reports, data sheets, photographs, negatives, and slides.


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Researchers must sign an access agreement.

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Series 345 - Jim Specht's collection of Pacific publications

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Prepared by Catherine Ziegler 9 May 2019




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