Mr Jordan Ralph

Casual Academic

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities Building (316)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Jordan is a PhD candidate in archaeology in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. His research is about government interventions and how they have affected concepts of identity in a remote Northern Territory Aboriginal community. To gain archaeological insight into this, he is recording how people acquire, use, and discard material culture as well as how that changes over time.

Jordan has been working as an archaeologist with people from Jawoyn communities near Katherine since 2010 and has conducted annual fieldwork in the region since that time.

The focus of Jordan's Honours research was contemporary graffiti of Jawoyn Country, which explored responses to the Howard Government's Northern Territory National Emergency Response (or the Intervention).

Outside of academia, Jordan has worked as a heritage consultant in parts of South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia.

Qualifications
B.Arch. (Honours) 2013
Research interests
Archaeology of Indigenous Australia
Archaeology of graffiti
Archaeology of rock art
Archaeology of the contemporary past
Topic lecturer
ARCH8804 Ethnoarchaeology in Aboriginal Australia Field School
ARCH3311 Ethnoarchaeology in Aboriginal Australia Field School
ARCH1001 Discovering Archaeology
Publications