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Archaeologist Charles Higham was honoured as a Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to archaeology. Congratulations Prof. Higham!

A celebration of service
Otago Daily Times, 31 December 2015

Prof Higham was appointed as a lecturer in the Otago anthropology department in 1966, becoming Foundation Professor in 1968.

He spent the next 10 years heading a department which he expanded, and whose international reputation he developed.

He has directed archaeological research in Southeast Asia, and particularly in Thailand and Cambodia, since 1969 and is regarded as the leading authority on the region’s prehistory.

His most recent research has concentrated on the origins of the civilisation of Angkor and in 2013 his research was voted one of the world’s top 10 projects, at the Shanghai Archaeological Forum.

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