Reader in Archaeology and Head, Archaeology Program, School of Social Science, U. Queensland. Editor Queensland Archaeological Research
Ph.D. Anthropology (Archaeology) U. Chicago 1979
Director, Moreton Region Archaeology Project (MRAP), SE Queensland. Co-Director, Copan Formative Project (Honduras). Editor, Queensland Archaeological Research. Co-Editor Tempus.
Hall's research interest lies in examining past human-environmental interaction within a landscape framework in the search for understanding cultural change. His work ranges geographically and in terms of scale of cultural complexity from coastal eastern Australia, where research focuses on Late-Pleistocene-Holocene change, to Central America where the Formative-to-Classic Maya transition is being investigated. In order to assess past environmental/lansdcape context within which the archaeological record is gound this research requires interdisciplinary teamwork on various levels. Hall is also very interested in achieving best practice teaching of archaeological field methods at tertiary level and has developed a synthetic archaeological site on campus called TARDIS to more effectively and responsibly train students in excavation and other archaeological field methods.