F. Donald Pate

Flinders University, Australia

F. Donald Pate was appointed Foundation Lecturer in archaeology at Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia in 1990 following a two-year postdoc research program in archaeological chemistry at Harvard University, Mass, USA and Visiting Fellowship with the Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, Australia. Prof. Pate played a primary role in the development of bioarchaeological research addressing past diet, climate, and landscape use via chemical analyses of human and faunal bones and teeth. He has published extensively in this area, including 66 journal articles, 2 books, 9 edited volumes, and 12 book chapters. His initial field training was in the North American Southwest and Great Basin. Pate has also conducted fieldwork and research in California, Antigua, Australia, the Pacific, Italy, the Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Research for Pate's M.A. and Ph.D. degrees and postdoc studies were all completed in South Australia in association with the South Australian Museum, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia and CSIRO Land and Water. He was a Member of the Australian Archaeological Association Executive and Editor-in-Chief of its journal: Australian Archaeology from 1999 to 2005.

Biography Updated on 7 November 2012

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