Humans Through Time and Space > Coastal and Maritime Adaptations

Associate Professor Amy Roberts, Adrian Mollenmans, Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney (UniSA), Dr Mick Morrison, Dr Jonathan Benjamin

Collaborating institutions:
Narungga Aboriginal Corporation Regional Authority, Narungga Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Point Pearce Aboriginal Council

The projects in this theme aim to provide additional archaeological information in order to allow new inferences to be made regarding the ways in which the specialised Holocene coastal and marine economy on Yorke Peninsula (Guuranda) emerged. Fish trap studies have been a recent focus, with new work also taking place in relation to the coastal archaeological signatures of Point Pearce Peninsula (Burgiyana) and Wardang Island (Waraldi).

Selected Publications:
Roberts, A.L., A. Mollenmans, L-R. Rigney, L-I. and G. Bailey 2019 Marine transgression, Aboriginal Narratives and the Creation of Yorke Peninsula/Guuranda, South Australia. The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology. DOI: 10.1080/15564894.2019.1570990.

Roberts, A.L., A. Mollenmans, Q. Agius, F. Graham, J. Newchurch, L-I. Rigney, F. Sansbury, L. Sansbury, P. Turner, G. Wanganeen and K. Wanganeen 2015 'They planned their calendar…they set up ready for what they wanted to feed the tribe': A first stage analysis of Narungga fish traps on Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology DOI: 10.1080/15564894.2015.1096869.

Current Theses:
Adrian Mollenmans (PhD) An Analysis of the Emergence of a Specialised Holocene Coastal and Marine Economy on Yorke Peninsula/Guuranda, South Australia. Supervisors: Amy Roberts, Mick Morrison, Jonathan Benjamin and Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney (UniSA)

Completed Theses:
Mollenmans, A. 2014 An Analysis of Narungga Fish Traps on Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. Unpublished Honours thesis, Department of Archaeology, Flinders University, Adelaide.