David Bulbeck is a specialist in the archaeology and palaeoanthropology of Peninsular Malaysia and Sulawesi. Bulbeck’s MA, from The Australian National University (ANU) Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, involved the analysis of human burial remains from two sites excavated by Peter Bellwood: Gua Cha, Malaysia, with Adi Haji Taha; and Leang Buidane, Talaud Islands, North Sulawesi province, with Sutayasa. Bulbeck’s PhD, in the same department, included a survey of fortifications and other sites associated with the rise of Makassar as a trading emporium in South Sulawesi between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries AD. Bulbeck was fortunate to have Peter Bellwood as a PhD supervisor and also as a research advisor, for his subsequent postdoctoral project focused on the historical archaeology of the early iron-producing kingdom of Luwuq, South Sulawesi. Since 2009 Bulbeck has been a Visiting Fellow and research associate at the ANU Department of Archaeology and Natural History, devoting most of his activities to a project, headed by Sue O’Connor, on the prehistory of the lowlands near Lake Towuti in southeastern Sulawesi.