Lindsay Hasluck

Lindsay R. Hasluck was born in 1969 in Perth, Western Australia. In 1994 he gained a B.A. in Arts from Curtin University, WA in Anthropology and History, including studies in Archaeology at the University of Western Australia. He worked for Curtin as a research assistant on subjects such as the Bosnian war, modern Japan and Aboriginal women. He has worked in the Anthropology and Archaeology departments at the Western Australian Museum and later at the Museum of Victoria on stone tools and indigenous artefacts. Before studying he spent many years extensively travelling the world and living amongst modern and indigenous cultures, especially in the Middle East and Asia.

From 1998 Lindsay worked for two years as the Social Anthropologist and Research Assistant for the Australian team of the UNESCO "Growing Up in Cities" project working in Braybrook, Melbourne, Victoria. The multi-cultural aspect of Braybrook brought into focus some of the joys and difficulties of different youth cultures living in close proximity and their different needs, wants and handling of situations within their suburb. He learnt the importance of action research with children and local government as a way of influencing the future and appreciated being a part of that process of change.

This was followed by a period of two years at the Institute of Koorie Education, Deakin University, Victoria as a Unit Chair and Lecturer in Heritage Management. He has given a number of conference papers and presentations, made films and videos and other multi-media as well as undertaking many field trips in Victoria, the Northern territory and Western Australia. In 2001 he went to South America where he continued to research Andean urbanism until 2014. Based in La Paz, Bolivia where he completed his Masters of Arts in International Heritage Studies with the thesis "The Andean Pre-historical Urban Planning Tradition" in 2006 with Deakin University, which in 2009 was published by Archaeopress as “Urban Continuity in the Andes: a pre-historic planning tradition”.

Formerly Founder and Director of the Heritage Aid Foundation (Fundación Apoyo Patrimonio) in Bolivia, he was involved with the exploration of archaeological sites and with the development archaeological and ecological tourism in the region. This experience led to the publishing of an archaeological guide for the Yungas region of La Paz, Bolivia “The Choro Trail” published by Freshwater Bay Press in 2014. After returning to Perth in 2014 he has undertaking Doctoral research in the department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Western Australia. The thesis which continues his focus on the evolution of urbanism in South America is entitled “A comparative study of urbanization in the Incan and Roman empires during their imperial periods”. He seeks to bring knowledge of South American urbanism into the arena of international debate. His current fieldwork has taken him to Italy, Greece, U.K., Turkey, Jordan and Israel studying Roman and pre-Roman cities.

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