Research Fellow in Archaeological Science
Humanities and Creative Arts
Ian is interested in all applications of earth science techniques to archaeology including, in particular, archaeological geophysics, isotope and trace element geochemistry, geomatics and geoarchaeology. He has contributed to a wide range of academic and consultancy projects within Australia and internationally including locating and mapping features such as historic and Indigenous graves, hearths, buried pottery, middens, shipwrecks, lost anchors and historic material culture, tracing migrations with isotope geochemistry and reconstructing palaeoenivronments using sedimentological techniques.
Ian leads the Drumbeat of Human Evolution: Climate Proxies from Rockshelter Sediments, Detection of Unmarked Graves and New Methods in Digital Rock Art Research projects at Flinders and collaborates on Chronology, Diet, Mobility and Cultural Interaction Amongst Holocene Chilean Populations, Bioarchaeology and Health in Late Holocene Coastal Hunter-Gatherers of the Adelaide Plains, Early Colonial Health, Diet and Social Differentiation in Adelaide and Sydney, Pleistocene-Holocene Transitions in the Murray River Valley and New Light on Cambodia's Dark Age.
Ian was formerly a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Laboratory of Geophysical-Remote Sensing & Archaeoenvironment at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Communications and Business Manager at Ecophyte Technologies, a Consultant at Archaeometry and a Principal Instructor at Precipice Training. He is an Adjunct Research Fellow within the Geoarchaeology and Archaeometry Research Group at Southern Cross GeoScience and tweets at @archaeometry.
PhD, Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University
BA, English and History, University of Queensland
BSc. (Hons), Earth Sciences, University of Queensland
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