Peter Hiscock is the inaugural Tom Austen Brown Professor of Australian Archaeology at The University of Sydney. He was previously Professor of Archaeology at the Australian National University (2008-2013). He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and a Research Associate of the Australian Museum, Sydney. In 2012 he was awarded a D.Sc. by the Australian National University for his contribution to Australian Archaeology. In 2013 Professor Hiscock delivered the Annual Academy Lecture to the Australian Academy of the Humanities. His book, the ‘Archaeology of Ancient Australia’ (Routledge) won the Mulvaney Book Award in 2008.