Publications and Academic Research

Academic Research and Publications

Archae-aus has a dedicated research and education team with a mission to share information with communities. We fund our own research using data collected from our consulting work as well as support our individual research interests. We present our work at national and international conferences, and publish in international journals, with the support of the communities we work with.

For over 20 years, Archae-aus has been privileged to work alongside Aboriginal community groups in Western Australia to document their ownership and custodianship of traditional lands. In honour of former Archae-aus Director Bruce Veitch, an award was founded to support outstanding Indigenous engagement projects, chosen from across the whole of Australia.

You can read about Archae-aus research projects below.

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Tracing Pathways: Writing Archaeology in Nyiyaparli Country.

Bird, C., and Hook, F. (2017).

Paper presented at AAA Annual Conference, Melbourne, VIC, 6-8 December 2017

Parkes Archaeology of Beer
Archaeology of Beer and the Fluidity of Meaning.

Parkes, B., Johnson, I, Bruer, N., Lillis, E. and Thomas, T.

Paper presented at AAA Annual Conference, Melbourne, VIC, 6-8 December 2017.

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How Worn is Worn?: Experiments to Explore the Manufacture and Usewear of Dentalium Shell Beads from Northern Australia.

Hook, F. (2017).

Paper presented at AAA Annual Conference, Melbourne, VIC, 6-8 December 2017.

50,000 years of archaeological site stratigraphy and micromorphology
50,000 years of archaeological site stratigraphy and micromorphology in Boodie Cave, Barrow Island, Western Australia.

Ward, I., P. Veth, L. Prossor, T. Denham, K. Ditchfield, T. Manne, P. Kendrick, C. Byrne, F. Hook, and U. Troitzsch. 2017.

Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 15 (2017): 344–369.

Issues of scale and resolution
Issues of scale and resolution in interpreting surface artefact scatters in the inland Pilbara.

Bird, C., Hook, F. and Rhoads. J. W. (2016).

Poster presented at AAA Annual Conference, Terrigal, NSW, 6-8 December 2016.  Awarded best poster at the conference.

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Provisioning places in Nyiyaparli country: the nature and use of rock shelters in the eastern Chichester Range.

Bird, C., Hook, F. and Rhoads. J. W. (2016). 

Poster presented at AAA Annual Conference, Terrigal, NSW, 6-8 December 2016

Photo about Lived and living landscapes in the eastern Chichester Range
Lived and living landscapes in the eastern Chichester Range—understanding a Nyiyaparli taskscape.

Bird, C., Hook, F. and Rhoads. J. W. (2016).

Paper presented at Australian Archaeological Association annual conference, Terrigal, NSW, 6-8 December 2016.

Photo about Aboriginal Heritage and Significance Assessment in Western Australia
Reflections on CB08-500: Alternative Narratives, Aboriginal Heritage and Significance Assessment in Western Australia.

Bird, C., Hook, F. and Rhoads. J. W. (2016). 

Hunter Gatherer Research 2.3 (2016): 327–43.

Photo about developing new narratives and teaching texts for school children.
Exploring Western Australian archaeology: developing new narratives and teaching texts for school children.

Hook, F. & Bird, C. (2015). 

Paper presented at Australian Archaeology Association Conference, December 2015, Fremantle

Photo about Aboriginal People and Post-Glacial Climatic Change on the Edge of the Arid Zone: Recent Research in the Inland Pilbara
Aboriginal People and Post-Glacial Climatic Change on the Edge of the Arid Zone: Recent Research in the Inland Pilbara

Bird, C. & Rouillard. A. (2015).

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

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 2015 Digging up a good story
Digging Up A Good Story – A Hands-On Method For Students to Develop Narratives to Better Understand Australia’s Past

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

Core Reduction
Measuring intensity of core reduction in the inland Pilbara

Bird, C. (2015) 

Measuring intensity of core reduction in the inland Pilbara. 

Poster presented at Australian Archaeology Association Conference, December 2015, Fremantle

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Kakutungutanta to Warrie Outcamp Book: multi-audiences and the communication of archaeology

Hook, F. & Bird, C. (2015). 

Poster presented at Australian Archaeology Association Conference, December 2015, Fremantle

Rhoads Bird 2015 Landscapes
Sites or Archaeological Landscapes: Which One Best Reveals Aboriginal Land-use Patterns?

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

Reflections on CB08-500

Bird, C., Hook, F. & Rhoads, J.W. (2015) 

Reflections on CB08-500. Paper presented at the CHAGS Conference, Vienna

Draft Rhoads CHAGS presentation
Prehistoric Pilbara Land Use: A Socio-spatial Narrative

Rhoads, J.W. & Bird, C. (2015) 

Paper presented at the CHAGS Conference, Vienna

Excavating
Rock shelters as indicators of mobility patterns in the inland Pilbara.

Bird, C., & Rhoads, J. W. (2015) 

Archaeology in Oceania, 50, 37–46

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Kakutungutanta to Warrie Outcamp: 40,000 years in Nyiyaparli country

Nyiyparli Community, Bird, C., & McDonald, E. (2015). 

Fremantle: Archae-aus

Maritime Deserts of the Australian Northwest

Veth, P., Ditchfield, K., & Hook, F. (2014). 

Australian Archaeology,79(December), 156–167s.

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Time and efficiency in data recovery: an experiment comparing wet and dry sieving in Pilbara rockshelter excavations.

Bird, C., Dias, A., Hook, F., Jimenez-Lozano, M. & Tierney, H. (2014) 

Journal of Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists 2:1-8

New radiocarbon dates from the Chichester Range, Pilbara, Western Australia

Dias, A., & Rapley, S. (2014)

Journal of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists, 2, 9–14.

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Boodie Cave archaeology in its wider biogeographic context

Hook, F. (2014)

Paper presented at Society for American Archaeology Conference, Austin, Texas.

Rockshelters in a landscape
Rockshelters in a landscape.

Bird, C. (2013). 

Paper Presented at Australian Archaeological Conference, Coffs Harbour, NSW

 

Rockshelters and mobility
Rockshelters and evidence for mobility in the inland Pilbara

Bird, C. & Rhoads, J. (2013) 

Paper presented at David Frankel Symposium, Melbourne, Victoria

Gurdadagudji Arrangements: artefacts of dynamic ceremonial and ritual behaviours during the last 500 years.

Hook, F. (2012) 

Paper presented at Australian Archaeological Association, Wollongong, NSW.

Gurdadaguji Stone Arrangements: Late Holocene Aggregation Locals?

Hook, F. And Di Lello (2010) 

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.

Blade - A tale of two blades: macro-blade manufacture and discard in Paraburdoo, Western Australia
A tale of two blades: macro-blade manufacture and discard in Paraburdoo, Western Australia

Hook, F. (2009)

Archaeology in Oceania44: 23-31.

Tharrha: rock-shelter use in the inland Pilbara, Western Australia
Tharrha: rock-shelter use in the inland Pilbara, Western Australia

Hook, F. (2008) 

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
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) 

Australian Archaeology 66: 76.

Gurdadaguji stone arrangements (Australia)
Gurdadaguji stone arrangements (Australia): late Holocene aggregation locals?

Hook, F. & Di Lello, A. (2006) 

Paper presented at the XVth Congress of the International Union for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences, Lisbon – Monumental Questions: Prehistoric Megaliths, Mounds and Enclosures.

Yirra: Evidence for Occupation of the Hamersley Plateau during the Last Glacial Maximum.

Hook, F & A. Dias. (2005) 

Paper presented to the joint Australian Archaeological Association/Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology Conference, Fremantle, 2005

The assessment of archaeological site on Barrow Island and the Dampier Archipelago, Pilbara, Western Australia: a collaborative approach.
The assessment of archaeological site on Barrow Island and the Dampier Archipelago, Pilbara, Western Australia: a collaborative approach.

Souter, C., F. Hook & A. Paterson. (2005) 

Paper presented to the joint Australian Archaeological Association/Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology Conference, Fremantle, 2005

The Archaeology of Trade & Exchange: Bottle North Perth
The Archaeology of Trade & Exchange:

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

A note on radiocarbon dates from the Paraburdoo, Mount Brockman and Yandicoogina areas of the Hamersley Plateau, Pilbara, Western Australia

Veitch, B., F. Hook & E. Bradshaw (2005). 

Australian Archaeology60: 58-61.

Relocation and Preliminary Optical Dating of the Gurdadguji Stone Arrangements in the Pilbara region of Western Australia

Veitch, B., Hook, F., Warren, L. & Spooner, N. (2003) 

Paper presented to the Fifth World Archaeological Congress, Washington D.C, 2003.

Where did all the shell go?
Where did all the shell go? Recent findings from an Indigenous archaeological survey in the Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia.

Ash, A. (2005) 

Poster presented to the joint Australian Archaeological Association/Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology Conference, Fremantle, 2005

Stone Arrangements in the Southern Hemisphere​

2003 – Session Organisers – World Archaeological Congress 5, Washington: Veitch, B. & F. Hook (2003) 

Gurdadaguji Stone Arrangements Poster
Gurdadaguji Stone Arrangements: Research, Salvage and Dating Programme, Pilbara, Western Australia.

2002 – Veitch, B., Hook, F., Warren, L. & Spooner, N. (2002) 

Poster presented at joint Australian Archaeological Association/Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology/Australian Society for Historical Archaeology conference, Townsville

Aspects of the use and fire management of Bracken Fern (Pteridium esculentum)

Veitch, B. (2002) 

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

Is consulting archaeology useless?​

1998 – Session Organisers – Australian Archaeological Association conference, Valla Beach. Veitch, B & Hook, F. (1998)

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