Researcher Profile

Dr Vicky Winton

Vicky Winton
Vicky Winton

Phone: +61 8 6488 3946

Research Expertise:
  • Hunter-gatherer archaeology
  • Stone tool technology


ARCY4101 Unit Co-ordinator 2016


Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc - Full membership

Australian Archaeological Association

Funding Received

Weld Range Web of Knowledge
Period: 2013-2015
Funding body: Indigenous Heritage Program
Amount: $252,780 AUD
Co-applicants: Wajarri traditional owners (Ethical Engagement Consultancy) and Ms Viviene Brown (UWA)
VW’s role: Director of Research
Description: This project is focussed on the archaeological investigation of a number of sites selected by Wajarri traditional owners as the most significant places in this project area which includes the nationally heritage listed Wilgie Mia and Little Wilgie aboriginal ochre mines.

Weld Ochre Project
Period: 2011-2012
Funding body: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Amount: $25,683 AUD
Co-applicants: Ms Rachel Scadding (née Green), Mr Colin Hamlett and Dr Liam Brady
VW’s role: Director of Archaeology
Description: A multi-disciplinary project to investigate two painted rockshelters at Weld Range and test the potential for ochre provenance analysis via laser ablation inductively coupled mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) trace element analysis. This work included excavation, rock-art recording, ochre sampling / analysis, anthracology (charcoal analysis by Emilie Dotte-Sarout and Chae Byrne, UWA) and particle size analysis (by Ingrid Ward, UWA). Samples are currently under analysis for pollen and phytoliths (Rose Whitau, ANU).

April 2007
As collaborator with PI Mr Terry Hardaker, British Academy Small Research Grant for NAMPAL Project in central Namibia (£7,480)

June 2006
British Academy Overseas conference grant to attend Society of Africanist Archaeology Conference in Calgary, Canada 22-26 June 2006 (£500)

June 2004
With Dr Anne Haour, British Academy Small Research Grant for Mékrou Valley, Niger, Palaeolithic Project (£8,778).

August 2003
British Academy Small Research Grant for Dickett’s Field Palaeolithic Project (£4,300).


Vicky studied for an undergraduate degree in Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Oxford (1994-1997). She completed a doctorate in Palaeolithic archaeology at the University of Oxford in 2002 and has since worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher (Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, 2002-2004); Consultant and Honorary Research Fellow (Centre for Archaeology, University of Western Australia, 2005); and Lecturer in Palaeolithic Archaeology (University of Liverpool, 2005-2007) where she taught courses in human evolution and Palaeolithic archaeology. Vicky worked as a project manager and lithic artefact specialist forEureka Archaeological Research and Consulting, UWA 2008-2013. From 2013-2015 Vicky was the Director of Research for the Indigenous Heritage Program funded Weld Range Web of Knowledge project ( She has supervised numerous UWA archaeology Honours projects and a Masters thesis and is the 2016 Unit Co-ordinator for ARCY4101 - Archaeological Theory.

ID: 125117

Most frequent journals
  • Australian Archaeology

    ISSNs: 0312-2417

    Australian Archaeological Association Inc.

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 0.71 SJR 0.553 SNIP 0.671

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Antiquity

    ISSNs: 0003-598X, 1745-1744

    Antiquity Ltd

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.29 SJR 1.06 SNIP 1.133

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Journal of Archaeological Science

    ISSNs: 0305-4403, 1095-9238

    Academic Press

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.02 SJR 1.982 SNIP 1.508

    Journal: ERA2018

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Most frequent publishers
  • Routledge

    United States, United Kingdom

    Publisher: ERA2018

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