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Biographical entry Wright, Richard Stafford

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Archaeologist

Summary

Richard Wright is an archaeologist specialising in Australian prehistory with a focus on stone tools and human osteology. He developed a set of developed a set of statistical tools, writing his own programs, for evaluating human remains, the programs ultimately being grouped into the widely-used package MV-ARCH. In the late 1960s Wright's dealings with Tom Austen Brown had significant outcomes for the University of Sydney and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. After retiring as Professor of Anthropology at the University of Sydney in 1990, Wright became involved as Chief Archaeologist to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and consultant to the Fromelles project recovering remains of Australian soldiers from WWI.

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1961 - 1966
Career position - Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Sydney
1966 - 1975
Career position - Senior lecturer in Anthropology, University of Sydney
1975 - 1981
Career position - Senior lecturer in Anthropology, University of Sydney
1982 - 1990
Career position - Professor of Anthropology, University of Sydney
1990 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, University of Sydney
1997 - 2000
Career position - Chief Archaeologist, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
1999 - 2000
Career position - Team Leader, Yagan Grave Search Project, Western Australian Aboriginal Affairs
2006 - 2009
Career position - Forensic Anthropologist, Fromelles Project (Pheasant Wood), Recovering Overseas Australia's Missing Inc
2009 - 2010
Career position - Senior Forensic Archaeologist and Adviser, Fromelles Project (Pheasant Wood), Oxford Archaeology
2011
Award - Senior Forensic Archaeologist and Adviser, Fromelles Project (Pheasant Wood), Oxford Archaeology
2013
Award - Senior Forensic Archaeologist and Adviser, Fromelles Project (Pheasant Wood), Oxford Archaeology

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