Staff, adjuncts and research students work across the JCU network work in archaeology or archaeology-related areas. This page presents a list of current staff, adjuncts and research students affiliated with TARL. Click on names to see current research projects and further information.

 

TARL Director
Sean Ulm

Professor Sean Ulm

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander archaeology
Coastal and island archaeology
Impacts of people on new environments
Radiocarbon dating of marine materials

TARL Deputy Director
Nigel Chang

Dr Nigel Chang

Archaeology of Southeast Asia
Long-term changes in society and environment
Community-based archaeology

JCU Staff with Archaeological Research Interests
Michael Bird

Professor Michael Bird

Geoarchaeology
Isotope geochemistry
Quaternary science
Radiocarbon pretreatment

Paul Dirks

Professor Paul Dirks

Geoarchaeology
Linking dynamic landscapes in Africa to human evolution
Geological setting of hominin fossil deposits

Kate Domett

A/Prof. Kate Domett

Bioarchaeology (esp. Southeast Asia)
Palaeohealth, palaeopathology, trauma
Demography, migration

Maddy Fowler

Dr Maddy Fowler

Maritime archaeology, maritime cultural landscapes
Indigenous archaeology, mission archaeology
Archaeologies of attachment, shared landscapes

Dianna Hardy

Dr Dianna Hardy

eResearch and archaeological datasets
Maritime archaeology 

James Moloney

Dr James Moloney

Archaeology of Southeast Asia 
Spatial analysis 

Kimberley Owens

Dr Kimberley Owens

Historical archaeology
Archaeology of Lord Howe Island 

Christa Placzek

Dr Christa Placzek

U-series dating
Cosmogenic dating
Geochemistry 

Christian Reepmeyer

Dr Christian Reepmeyer

Geoarchaeology and geochemistry
Archaeology of New Guinea and Pacific Islands
Prehistoric movement, mobility and exchange
EDXA, SEM, XRF, LA-ICP-MS

Peter Ridd

Professor Peter Ridd

Geophysics
Sedimentology 

Eric Roberts

A/Prof. Eric Roberts

Vertebrate taphonomy
Sedimentology and stratigraphy
Geochronology
Continental ichnology

Cassandra Rowe

Dr Cassandra Rowe

Palaeoecology
Palynology 

Anna Willis

Dr Anna Willis

Bioarchaeology
Palaeodiet
Palaeohealth
Southeast Asian Archaeology

 

Chris Wurster

Dr Chris Wurster

Quaternary environments
Stable isotopes
High-resolution environmental archives 

JCU Archaeology Adjunct Staff
Michele Bird

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow Michele Bird

Indigenous cultural heritage management
Indigenous reconciliation
Indigenous maritime adaptations in the tropical coastal environment

John Campbell

Adjunct Associate Professor John Campbell

Archaeology of Cape York Peninsula
Rock art
Space archaeology 

Noelene Cole

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow Dr Noelene Cole

Archaeology of Cape York Peninsula 
Rock art recording, management and protection
Rock art chronometric dating

Nathan English

Adjunct Lecturer Dr Nathan English

Dendrochronology
Biogeochemistry
Stable and radiogenic isotope chemistry

 

Matthew Felgate

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow Dr Matthew Felgate

Archaeology of the southwest Pacific
Lapita archaeology
Intertidal and Shallow-Water Ceramics in Near-Oceania
Geoarchaeology and Materials Sourcing

Adjunct Associate Professor Luke Godwin

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander archaeology
Cultural heritage systems and management

Shelley Greer

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow Dr Shelley Greer

Archaeology of Cape York Peninsula
Indigenous trade and exchange 
Community-based archaeology 

Nicky Horsfall

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow Dr Nicky Horsfall

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander archaeology
Cultural heritage management

Selene Kenady

Adjunct Research Fellow Dr Selene Kenady

Geophysics
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
Coastal and island archaeology

Anna Kreij

Adjunct Research Fellow Anna Kreij

Remote sensing
Spatial analysis
Coastal and island archaeology

Matthew Leavesley

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow Dr Matthew Leavesley

Archaeology of Papua New Guinea
Faunal analysis 

Scott L'Oste-Brown

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow Scott L’Oste-Brown

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander archaeology
Cultural heritage systems and management

Spatial analysis
Lithic analysis 

Harry Lourandos

Adjunct Professor Harry Lourandos

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander archaeology
Hunter-gatherer archaeology
Archaeological theory
Ethnohistory 

Geraldine Mate

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow Dr Geraldine Mate

Historical archaeology
Industrial archaeology
Mining archaeology 
Cultural heritage interpretation

Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow Dr Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy

Archaeology of Cape York Peninsula
Cultural heritage management 

Stephen Nichols

Adjunct Research Fellow Dr Stephen Nichols

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander archaeology 
Public archaeology
Cultural heritage systems and management

David Roe

Adjunct Associate Professor David Roe

Archaeology of the Western Pacific
Historical archaeology
Convict archaeology
Cultural heritage management 

Daniel Rosendahl

Adjunct Research Fellow Dr Daniel Rosendahl

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander archaeology
Coastal and island archaeology
Refining methods for understanding open sites
Public archaeology

Mike Rowland

Adjunct Associate Professor Michael (Mike) Rowland

Coastal and island archaeology
Cultural heritage management and climate change
Environmental change and human adaptation
Repatriation of Indigenous ancestral remains

Jason Sciffignano

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow Jason Sciffignano

Spatial analysis
Applications of GIS in cultural heritage management
Cultural heritage survey and recording techniques

Michael Slack

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow Dr Michael Slack

Australian archaeology – especially the Pleistocene
Evolutionary anthropology
Desert archaeology
Community and collaborative archaeologies

Robin Twaddle

Adjunct Research Fellow Dr Robin Twaddle

Archaeomalacology
Sclerochronology and scleroisotope analysis
Coastal and island archaeology

 

JCU Archaeology PhD Candidates
Sam Aird

Sam Aird

Archaeomalacology
Great Barrier Reef
Aboriginal use of island and coastal landscapes

Alice Buhrich

Alice Buhrich

Rock art and dendroglyph recording and management
Collaborative approaches to heritage management
Archaeology of the FNQ wet tropics and savannah

Kate Cameron

Katherine Cameron

Archaeology of Southeast Asia
Ceramic analysis
Geochemistry 

Kal Ellwood

Galiina (Kal) Ellwood


Indigenous trade, exchange and human-aided intensification of terrestrial resource bases
Aboriginal cultural continuance in post-contact times
Pre- and post-contact Aboriginal mining
Historical and industrial archaeology 

Caitlin Evans

Caitlin Evans

Archaeology of Southeast Asia
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Pedestrian and satellite survey

Felise Goldfinch

Felise Goldfinch

Archaeology of the dry tropics 
Rock art of the dry tropics 

Tip Kerdsap

Puangtip (Tip) Kerdsap

Archaeology of Southeast Asia
Spindle whorls and handicraft archaeology

Cat Livingston

Cat Livingston

Archaeology of Southeast Asia
Archaeometallurgy

Texas Nagel

Texas Nagel

Remote sensing
Spatial analysis
Coastal and island archaeology 

Emma Rehn

Emma Rehn

Human-environment interactions
Aboriginal fire regimes

Nick Roberts

Nick Roberts

Archaeology of Southeast Asia
Community-based archaeology & heritage management
Aboriginal Australian archaeology
Human use of caves, karst and rockshelters

Gordon Stenhouse

Gordon Stenhouse

Archaeology of Southeast Asia
Faunal analysis

JCU Archaeology Masters Candidates

Sandra Boswell

Belinda Duke

Belinda Duke

Archaeology of Southeast Asia
Geophysics

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

Lucille Pedersen

Lucille Pedersen

Archaeology of Southeast Asia
Bioarchaeology

Sarah Slater

Sarah Slater

Archaeomalacology
Coastal and island archaeology 

Markus Zuercher

JCU Archaeology Honours Candidates
Wayne Beck
Sarah Collins

Sarah Collins

Archaeology of Southeast Asia
Historical Archaeology
Archaeology of Sweers Island

Graeme Cotter

Graeme Cotter

Archaeological theory
Palaeoanthropology
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander archaeology
Archaeology of New Guinea and Pacific Islands
Taphonomy
Historical archaeology

Hollie Gill

David Nelson

Owen Ray

Owen Ray

JCU Archaeology Technical Support Staff
Sarah Slater Laboratory Manager (Cairns): Sarah Slater

 

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