Richard Fullagar

Professorial Research Fellow, University of Wollongong

I have contributed to understanding the function of stones tools, particularly by enhancing and developing methods of microscopic use-wear and residue analysis.

I have focussed on the identification of plant processing tools by integrating studies of plant residues (notably starch grains and phytoliths) with studies of worn and polished stone tool surfaces.

I have also made contributions in the understanding of particular artefact types (e.g. backed artefacts and grinding stones) and archaeological assemblages.


  • 1986 
    La Trobe University, PhD
  • 1978 
    University of Melbourne, BA