Research and the publication and presentation of our heritage assessments is at the core of Archae-aus’ business practice.

We fund our own research using data collected from our consulting work as well funding employees’ individual research Interests. In addition, we conduct research funded by our clients and the Australian Research Council. We have a dedicated Research Division which is managed by our Managing Director, Fiona Hook. Below are examples of Archae-aus’ current research including papers/posters presented at conferences, published papers a and books.

The topics covered by our research include settlement patters, stone artefact analysis, communicating archaeology, stone arrangements and historical archaeology.

2016

Bird, C., Hook, F. and Rhoads. J. W. (2016). Issues of scale and resolution in interpreting surface artefact scatters in the inland Pilbara. Poster presented at AAA Annual Conference, Terrigal, NSW, 6-8 December 2016. Awarded best poster at the conference.

 

 

 

 

Bird, C., Hook, F. and Rhoads. J. W. (2016). Provisioning places in Nyiyaparli country: the nature and use of rock shelters in the eastern Chichester Range. Poster presented at AAA Annual Conference, Terrigal, NSW, 6-8 December 2016

 

 

 

 

Bird, C., Hook, F. and Rhoads. J. W. (2016). Lived and living landscapes in the eastern Chichester Range—understanding a Nyiyaparli taskscape. Paper presented at Australian Archaeological Association annual conference, Terrigal, NSW, 6-8 December 2016.

 

Bird, C., Hook, F. and Rhoads. J. W. (2016). Persistent places in a landscape: a case study of rock shelters in Nyiyaparli country. Paper presented at Australian Archaeological Association annual conference, Terrigal, NSW, 6-8 December 2016.

 

Bird, C., Hook, F. and Rhoads. J. W. (2016). Reflections on CB08-500: Alternative Narratives, Aboriginal Heritage and Significance Assessment in Western Australia. Hunter Gatherer Research 2.3 (2016): 327–43.

 

 

2015

Hook, F. & Bird, C. (2015). Exploring Western Australian archaeology: developing new narratives and teaching texts for school children. Paper presented at Australian Archaeology Association Conference, December 2015, Fremantle

 

Bird, C. & Rouillard. A. (2015) Aboriginal People and Post-Glacial Climatic Change on the Edge of the Arid Zone: Recent Research in the Inland Pilbara. Paper presented at Australian Archaeology Association Conference, December 2015, Fremantle

 

Rhoads, J.W. & Bird, C. (2015) Telling Better Stories About Aboriginal Archaeological Heritage in WA. Paper presented at Australian Archaeology Association Conference, December 2015, Fremantle

 

 

Bruer, N. (2015) Digging Up A Good Story – A Hands-On Method For Students to Develop Narratives to Better Understand Australia’s Past. Paper presented at Australian Archaeology Association Conference, December 2015, Fremantle

 

Bird, C. (2015) Measuring intensity of core reduction in the inland Pilbara. Poster presented at Australian Archaeology Association Conference, December 2015, Fremantle

 

 

 

 

Hook, F. & Bird, C. (2015). Kakutungutanta to Warrie Outcamp Book: multi-audiences and the communication of archaeology. Poster presented at Australian Archaeology Association Conference, December 2015, Fremantle

 

 

 

 

Rhoads, J.W. & Bird, C. (2015) Sites or Archaeological Landscapes: Which One Best Reveals Aboriginal Land-use Patterns? Poster presented at Australian Archaeology Association Conference, December 2015, Fremantle

 

 

 

 

Bird, C., Hook, F. & Rhoads, J.W. (2015) Reflections
on CB08-500. Paper presented at the CHAGS Conference, Vienna

 

 

Rhoads, J.W. & Bird, C. (2015) Prehistoric Pilbara Land Use:
A Socio-spatial Narrative. Paper presented at the CHAGS Conference, Vienna

 

 

Bird, C., & Rhoads, J. W. (2015) Rock shelters as indicators of mobility patterns in the inland Pilbara. Archaeology in Oceania, 50, 37–46

 

 

Nyiyparli Community, Bird, C., & McDonald, E. (2015). Kakutungutanta to Warrie Outcamp: 40,000 years in Nyiyaparli country. Fremantle: Archae-aus. Archae-aus: Fremantle

 

 

 

 

2014

Hook, F. (2014) Boodie Cave archaeology in its wider biogeographic context. Paper presented at Society for American Archaeology Conference, Austin, Texas.

 

Veth, P., Ditchfield, K., & Hook, F. (2014). Maritime Deserts of the Australian Northwest. Australian Archaeology,79(December), 156–167

 

 

Bird, C., Dias, A., Hook, F., Jimenez-Lozano, M. & Tierney, H. (2014) Time and efficiency in data recovery: an experiment comparing wet and dry sieving in Pilbara rockshelter excavations. Journal of Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists 2:1-8

 

Dias, A., & Rapley, S. (2014). New radiocarbon dates from the Chichester Range, Pilbara, Western Australia. Journal of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists, 2, 9–14.

 

2013

Bird, C. (2013). Rockshelters in a landscape. Paper Presented at Australian Archaeological Conference, Coffs Harbour, NSW

 

 

Bird, C. & Rhoads, J. (2013) Rockshelters and evidence for mobility in the inland Pilbara. Paper presented at David Frankel Symposium, Melbourne, Victoria

 

 

2012 – 2002

Hook, F. (2012) Gurdadagudji Arrangements: artefacts of dynamic ceremonial and ritual behaviours during the last 500 years. Paper presented at Australian Archaeological Association, Wollongong, NSW.

 

 

Hook, F. And Di Lello (2010) Gurdadaguji Stone Arrangements: Late Holocene Aggregation Locals? In Session C68 (Part II). Monumental Questions: Prehistoric Megaliths, Mounds, and Enclosures. Calado, D., Baldia, M. and Boulanger, M. (Eds) BAR International Series. Oxford England: Archaeopress.

 

Hook, F. (2009) A tale of two blades: macro-blade manufacture and discard in Paraburdoo, Western Australia. Archaeology in Oceania44: 23-31.

 

 

Hook, F. (2008) Tharrha: rock-shelter use in the inland Pilbara, Western Australia. Paper presented at the Sixth World Archaeological Congress, Dublin.

 

 

Book Review: Salvage Excavation of Six Sites along Caddies, Seconds Ponds, Smalls and Cattai Creeks in the Rouse Hill Development Area, NSW. Hook, F. (2008) Book Review: Salvage Excavation of Six Sites along Caddies, Seconds Ponds, Smalls and Cattai Creeks in the Rouse Hill Development Area, NSW. Australian Archaeology 66: 76.

 

Hook, F. & Di Lello, A. (2006) Gurdadaguji stone arrangements (Australia): late Holocene aggregation locals? Paper presented at the XVth Congress of the International Union for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences, Lisbon – Monumental Questions: Prehistoric Megaliths, Mounds and Enclosures.

 

Ash, A. (2005) Where did all the shell go? Recent findings from an Indigenous archaeological survey in the Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia. Poster presented to the joint Australian Archaeological Association/Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology Conference, Fremantle, 2005

 

Souter, C., F. Hook & A. Paterson. (2005) The assessment of archaeological site on Barrow Island and the Dampier Archipelago, Pilbara, Western Australia: a collaborative approach. Paper presented to the joint Australian Archaeological Association/Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology Conference, Fremantle, 2005

 

Hook, F & A. Dias. (2005) Yirra: Evidence for Occupation of the Hamersley Plateau during the Last Glacial Maximum. Paper presented to the joint Australian Archaeological Association/Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology Conference, Fremantle, 2005

 

Hook, F., Paterson, A. and Souter, C. (Eds) (2005) The Archaeology of Trade & Exchange: Program and Abstracts of the 2005 Australian Archaeological Association (AAA) and Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (AIMA) Conference, Fremantle, Western Australia (27-30 November 2005). University of Western Australia: Perth

 

 

 

Veitch, B., F. Hook & E. Bradshaw (2005). A note on radiocarbon dates from the Paraburdoo, Mount Brockman and Yandicoogina areas of the Hamersley Plateau, Pilbara, Western Australia. Australian Archaeology 60: 58-61.

 

Veitch, B., Hook, F., Warren, L. & Spooner, N. (2003) Relocation and Preliminary Optical Dating of the Gurdadguji Stone Arrangements in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Paper presented to the Fifth World Archaeological Congress, Washington D.C, 2003.

 

2003 – Session Organisers – World Archaeological Congress 5, Washington: Veitch, B. & F. Hook (2003) Stone Arrangements in the Southern Hemisphere

 

 

2002 – Veitch, B., Hook, F., Warren, L. & Spooner, N. (2002) Gurdadaguji Stone Arrangements: Research, Salvage and Dating Programme, Pilbara, Western Australia. Poster presented at joint Australian Archaeological Association/Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology/Australian Society for Historical Archaeology conference, Townsville

 

 

 

Veitch, B. (2002) Aspects of the use and fire management of Bracken Fern (Pteridium esculentum). In Fire in Archaeology. Papers from a session held at the European Association of Archaeologists, Sixth Annual Meeting in Lisbon 2000. Georghui, D. (Ed) BAR International Series. Oxford England: Archaeopress

1998 – Session Organisers – Australian Archaeological Association conference, Valla Beach. Veitch, B & Hook, F. (1998) Is consulting archaeology useless?