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Research Biography

Vito is currently a Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholar pursuing a PhD in Geoarchaeology under the primary supervision of Associate Professor Mike Morley and secondary supervision of Dr Martin Polkinghorne. His PhD explores the geoarchaeology of Pleistocene human occupation in Southeast Asia, where he investigates the oldest-dated Late Pleistocene modern human site in Mainland Southeast Asia, and describes the palaeoenvironment of Middle Pleistocene archaic humans and depositional history of the palaeoanthropological and archaeological record in a site in Island Southeast Asia primarily through micromorphological (microstratigraphic) techniques. 

Vito lectures, tutors, and does scientific demonstration on the following topics, as a Casual Academic in the University: Pleistocene Archaeology in Southeast Asia, Transitions from hunter-gathering to farming in Southeast Asia, Human evolution in Southeast Asia, Sediments in Archaeology (with focus on the tropics), Archaeological micromorphology, and Cultural Resource Management in Southeast Asia.

He is also a casual professional who works with the International Student Services Office of the University, primarily with International Arrivals.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, University of the Philippines Diliman

Award Date: 1 Mar 2011