Anton
Ferdianto
PhD student

University of Wollongong

Anton has a B.A. degree in Archaeology (University of Indonesia), a M.Sc degree (European joint degree) from the Musée national d’histoire naturelle (Paris, France) and the Universitat Rovira I Virgili (Tarragona, Spain). For his M.Sc degree, he conducted a research project examining the technology and function of Pleistocene large stone tools in Southeast Asia. More recently, he has been working as a junior researcher at Bandung Archaeology research office, part of the Indonesia National Research Centre of Archaeology. His research focused on stonetools technology and usewear in Indonesia.  He regularly took part in collaborative Indonesian-French projects, addressing multidisciplinary approach on cave and open air Palaeolithic sites in Java.

For his Ph.D, Anton would like to develop a research project examining The Late Pleistocene- early Holocene stone tool technology, usewear and its relation with paleoenvironment along the ‘Northern Route’ of modern human dispersal from Sunda to Sahul.

An essential item in Anton’s toolkit

“An open mind and eagerness to learn new knowledge”