Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Studies
James Cook University
Christian Reepmeyer currently holds an ARC DECRA fellowship analysing early- and mid-Holocene interaction in Island Southeast Asia. He has been involved with the assessment of cultural heritage sites in Africa, Europe, Australia, Asia and the Pacific, and has participated in field expeditions to Namibia, Sudan, Chad, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Tonga, Indonesia and Palau. He was involved in the inscription of the ‘Rock Islands / Southern Lagoon area’ site in Palau into the UNESCO World Heritage list and is currently preparing ‘The Ancient Capitals of the Kingdom of Tonga’, royal tombs of Heketā and Lapaha for nomination in 2015.
His main research interests revolve around the study of prehistoric movement, mobility and exchange from the empirical analysis of igneous rocks with geochemical techniques combined with exchange and migration theory to establish ancient interaction.