About

Matthew's research interests revolve around notions of prehistoric human adaptation(s) to depauperate/marginally environments with particular reference to case studies in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Matthew has participated in projects situated in New Ireland, East New Britain, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Madang, Jiwaka, Milne Bay, East Sepik and Central Provinces within PNG.

Research Disciplines
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Publications

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Journal Articles
  • Rowe C, David B, Mialanes J, Ulm S, Petchey F, Aird S, McNiven I, Leavesley M and Richards T (in press) A Holocene record of savanna vegetation dynamics in southern lowland Papua New Guinea. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany,
  • Jagoda E, Lawson D, Wall J, Lambert D, Muller C, Westaway M, Leavesley M, Capellini T, Lahr M, Gerbault P, Thomas M, Migliano A, Willerslev E, Metspalu M and Pagani L (2018) Disentangling immediate adaptive introgression from selection on standing introgressed variation in humans. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 35 (3). pp. 623-630
  • Skelly R, David B, Leavesley M, Petchey F, Guise A, Tsang R, Mialanes J and Richards T (2018) Changing ceramic traditions at Agila ancestral village, Hood Bay, Papua New Guinea. Australian Archaeology, 84 (2). pp. 181-195
  • Mialanes J, David B, Ford A, Richards T, McNiven I, Summerhayes G and Leavesley M (2017) Imported obsidian at Caution Bay, south coast of Papua New Guinea: cessation of long distance procurement c. 1,900 cal BP. Australian Archaeology, 82 (3). pp. 248-262
  • David B, Jones-Amin H, Richards T, Mialanes J, Asmussen B, Petchey F, Aplin K, Leavesley M, McNiven I, Zetzmann C, Rowe C, Skelly R, Jenkins R, Faulkner P and Ulm S (2016) Ruisasi 1 and the earliest evidence of mass-produced ceramics in Caution Bay (Port Moresby Region), Papua New Guinea. Journal of Pacific Archaeology, 7 (1). pp. 41-60
  • Malaspinas A, Westaway M, Muller C, Sousa V, Lao O, Alves I, Bergström A, Athanasiadis G, Cheng J, Crawford J, Heupink T, Macholdt E, Peischl S, Rasmussen S, Schiffels S, Subramanian S, Wright J, Albrechtsen A, Barbieri C, Dupanloup I, Eriksson A, Margaryan A, Moltke I, Pugach I, Korneliussen T, Levkivskyi I, Moreno-Mayar J, Ni S, Racimo F, Sikora M, Xue Y, Aghakhanian F, Brucato N, Brunak S, Campos P, Clark W, Ellingvåg S, Fourmile G, Gerbault P, Injie D, Koki G, Leavesley M, Logan B, Lynch A, Matisoo-Smith E, McAllister P, Mentzer A, Metspalu M, Migliano A, Murgha L, Phipps M, Pomat W, Reynolds D, Ricaut F, Siba P, Thomas M, Wales T, Wall C, Oppenheimer S, Tyler-Smith C, Durbin R, Dortch J, Manica A, Schierup M, Foley R, Lahr M, Bowern C, Wall J, Mailund T, Stoneking M, Nielsen R, Sandhu M, Excoffier L, Lambert D and Willerslev E (2016) A genomic history of Aboriginal Australia. Nature, 538 (7624). pp. 207-214
  • Pagani L, Lawson D, Jagoda E, Mörseburg A, Eriksson A, Mitt M, Clemente F, Hudjashov G, DeGiorgio M, Saag L, Wall J, Cardona A, Mägi R, Sayres M, Kaewert S, Inchley C, Scheib C, Järve M, Karmin M, Jacobs G, Antao T, Iliescu F, Kushniarevich A, Ayub Q, Tyler-Smith C, Xue Y, Yunusbayev B, Tambets K, Mallick C, Saag L, Pocheshkhova E, Andriadze G, Muller C, Westaway M, Lambert D, Zoraqi G, Turdikulova S, Dalimova D, Sabitov Z, Sultana G, Lachance J, Tishkoff S, Momynaliev K, Isakova J, Damba L, Gubina M, Nymadawa P, Evseeva I, Atramentova L, Utevska O, Ricaut F, Brucato N, Sudoyo H, Letellier T, Cox M, Barashkov N, Škaro V, Mulahasanovic´ L, Primorac D, Sahakyan H, Mormina M, Eichstaedt C, Lichman D, Abdullah S, Chaubey G, Wee J, Mihailov E, Karunas A, Litvinov S, Khusainova R, Ekomasova N, Akhmetova V, Khidiyatova I, Marjanović D, Yepiskoposyan L, Behar D, Balanovska E, Metspalu A, Derenko M, Malyarchuk B, Voevoda M, Fedorova S, Osipova L, Lahr M, Gerbault P, Leavesley M, Migliano A, Petraglia M, Balanovsky O, Khusnutdinova E, Metspalu E, Thomas M, Manica A, Nielsen R, Villems R, Willerslev E, Kivisild T and Metspalu M (2016) Genomic analyses inform on migration events during the peopling of Eurasia. Nature, 538. pp. 238-242
Book Chapters
  • David B, Richards T, Skelly R, Walker S, Leavesley M, Ash J and Mandui H (2016) Archaeological surveys at Caution Bay. In: Archaeological Research at Caution Bay, Papua New Guinea: cultural, linguistic and environmental setting. Caution Bay Studies in Archaeology, 1. Archaeopress, Oxford, UK, pp. 113-143
  • David B, Richards T, Goddard M, Dutton T, Leavesley M, McNiven I and Mandui H (2016) Historicizing Motu ceramics and the hiri trade. In: Archaeological Research at Caution Bay, Papua New Guinea: cultural, linguistic and environmental setting. Caution Bay Studies in Archaeology, 1. Archaeopress, Oxford, UK, pp. 65-74
  • David B, Richards T, Skelly R, McNiven I and Leavesley M (2016) Archaeology in Port Moresby and the southern lowlands of Papua New Guinea: intellectual and historical contexts for Caution Bay. In: Archaeological Research at Caution Bay, Papua New Guinea: cultural, linguistic and environmental setting. Caution Bay Studies in Archaeology, 1. Archaeopress, Oxford, UK, pp. 9-25
  • David B, Richards T, Mcniven I, Mialanes J, Aplin K, Petchey F, Peck H, Asmussen B, Ulm S, Szabó K, Jones-Amin H, Faulkner P, Perrette C, Rowe C, Leavesley M and Barker B (2016) The Caution Bay Project field and laboratory methods. In: Archaeological Research at Caution Bay, Papua New Guinea: cultural, linguistic and environmental setting. Caution Bay Studies in Archaeology, 1. Archaeopress, Oxford, UK, pp. 145-175
  • digim'Rina L, Richards T, David B, Leavesley M, Goddard M, Dutton T, Skelly R, Duncan B, Naidi L and Hagoria J (2016) Koita and Motu landscapes and seascapes of Caution Bay. In: Archaeological Research at Caution Bay, Papua New Guinea: cultural, linguistic and environmental setting. Caution Bay Studies in Archaeology, 1. Archeopress, Oxford, UK, pp. 53-63
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The Nakanai Caves Cultural Heritage Project

Indicative Funding
$228,000 over 4 years, in partnership with Archaeloogical & Heritage Management Solutions ($68,100 over 3 yrs)
Summary
This project will document and integrate the natural and cultural values of the Nakanai Caves in East New Britain, Papua New Guinea, in preparation for a cultural landscape World Heritage nomination. Our novel methodology incorporates community knowledge with archaeological and anthropological evidence to link natural and cultural values and define the landscape from local perspectives. Local input into the research will be prioritised. By emphasizing local participation and management of World Heritage listing processes we address an identified gap in World Heritage methodologies. Our approach allows for a subtle, nuanced definition of cultural landscapes under the World Heritage Convention.
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Simon Foale, Michael Wood, Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy, Colin Filer, Matthew Leavesley, Matthew Kelly and Jim Specht in collaboration with Kenn Mondiai (College of Arts, Society & Education, Archaeological & Heritage Management Solutions, Australian National University, The University of Sydney and Partners with Melanesians Inc)
Keywords
Papua New Guinea; World Heritage; Cultural Heritage
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