Roland Fletcher

University of Sydney

Roland Fletcher

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Over the past thirty years, Roland Fletcher, currently Professor at the University of Sydney, has developed a global and interdisciplinary perspective in Archaeology, that integrates research, teaching and service. His fields of expertise are the theory and philosophy of archaeology, the study of settlement growth and decline and the analysis of large-scale cultural phenomena over time. In 1995 he published The Limits of Settlement Growth: a theoretical outline – an analysis of the past 15,000 years of settlement-growth and decline – with Cambridge University Press. He has an international reputation as a radical theorist and as the instigator of the Angkor Research Program, which derives from my theoretical work and is part of a major research program in Cambodia.

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