Academic staff qualifications

Research interests

Dr Jonathan Benjamin
BA University of California Los Angeles
PhD University of Edinburgh

Inundation of terrestrial sites and resulting impacts on hunter-gatherer and early agricultural societies; Pleistocene-Holocene transitions; early human and cultural migrations and applied methodology in maritime and underwater archaeology

Associate Professor Heather Burke
BA (Hons)
PhD University of New England

Standing structures, style and social identity; ideology, class, status, gender and capitalism; the frontier and contact; working class archaeology; heritage interpretation and the uses of archaeology; archaeology of the Chinese in Australia; World War II

Dr Alice Gorman
BA Melbourne
PhD University of New England

Archaeology of space exploration; terrestrial launch sites; cultural heritage management of orbital debris; lithic analysis; flaked bottle glass; body modification; history of anthropology

Dr Ania Kotarba-Morley
MPhil Jagiellonian University, Poland
PhD University of Oxford

Cultural heritage protection and preservation/CH at risk of conflict and natural disaster; digital heritage; illicit trade of antiquities; maritime archaeology and ancient seafaring; Quaternary coastal changes; ancient landscapes reconstruction; geoarchaeology; human adaptations to changing landscapes and environments; rise of global economy; global acculturation and history of the Middle East, Africa and South/Southeast Asia

Dr Ian Moffat
BA, BSc (Hons) University of Queensland
hD Australian National University

Archaeological geophysics; sedimentology; sequence stratigraphy; geoarchaeology; site formation processes; geochronology; isotope geochemistry

Dr Mike Morley
BSc University of Sheffield
MSc Royal Holloway University London
PhD University of Manchester

Geoarchaeology; sediments, stratigraphy and microstratigraphy; archaeological caves and rockshelters; archaeological site formation processes; Middle and Late Pleistocene hominin dispersals; human-environment interactions; fluvial, coastal and montane geomorphology and landscape dynamics; tephrochronology

Associate Professor Mick Morrison
BA (Hons) James Cook University
PhD Flinders University

Archaeology of Australian gatherer-hunter peoples; coastal archaeology and shell midden analysis; archaeology of cross-cultural engagement; Christian missions and Aboriginal people; Indigenous cultural heritage management; Indigenous land and sea management

Professor Donald Pate
Undergraduate Course
BA, BS (Hons) San Diego State
Grad. Cert. Tertiary Ed. Flinders University
MA, PhD Brown University

Archaeological science; archaeological chemistry, palaeodiet; palaeoecology; bio-archaeology; archaeology of Native North America; Australian Indigenous archaeology; modern material culture; anthropological archaeology; behavioral biology; human evolution

Dr Martin Polkinghorne
BA (Hons) Flinders University
hD University of Sydney

Southeast Asian archaeology; archaeometry; Angkor; Cambodian archaeology; South and southeast Asian temple architecture

Associate Professor Amy Roberts
Teaching Program Director
BA (Hons) Flinders University
Grad. Cert. App Anth. University of Western Australia
PhD Flinders University

Archaeology and anthropology of Indigenous Australia; native title; stone artefact analysis; stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis; the relationship between archaeology and anthropology; Indigenous traditional fishing; Murray and Mallee archaeology and anthropology; Yorke Peninsula archaeology and anthropology

Professor Claire Smith
BA (Hons)
PhD University of New England

Australian Indigenous archaeology; archaeology of art; gender and material culture; the archaeology of contact; archaeological ethics

Associate Professor Wendy van Duivenvoorde
Maritime Graduate Course Coordinator
BA University of Amsterdam
PhD Texas A & M University

Maritime history; maritime trade and shipbuilding in the Mediterranean and northwest Europe; early seventeenth century East Indiamen; Greek and Roman anchors

Dr Daryl Wesley
Graduate Archaeology and Heritage Management Course Coordinator
BA University of Queensland
BA (Hons) Charles Darwin University
PhD Australian National University

Rock art; Indigenous Australian archaeology; culture contact studies

Dr Chris Wilson
Please note that Dr Chris Wilson teaches and conducts research into both Archaeology and Australian Indigenous Studies
BA (Hons) Flinders University
PhD Flinders University

Archaeology of the Lower Murray; repatriation; archaeology and its relationship with Indigenous peoples