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  • The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 183 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
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Ingrid Ward is a well-recognised geoarchaeologist on both terrestrial and marine archaeological landscapes, authoring a number of concept papers arguing for a multidisciplinary, geoarchaeological approach to investigating submerged landscapes in both Europe and NW Australia.

In 2014, she joined the ARC-funded Barrow Island Archaeology Project, leading geoarchaeological and micromorphological research on this continental shelf edge site. In 2017 she started a post-doctoral position with the Deep History of Sea Country project, the first ARC-funded project on submerged prehistoric landscapes in Australia.

In 2018, Ingrid started on a DECRA-funded research project focused on understanding of the sedimentary landscapes and environmental context in which archaeological remains are preserved at both the macro- and micro-scale. Disentangling natural and cultural factors at these different scales is viewed as crucial to understanding the complexity of human-landscape dynamics, and the pattern of archaeological preservation in Australia.

Funding overview

ARC DECRA 2018 - 2020


  • Geoarchaeology
  • Marine archaeology
  • MicromorphologyMicromorphology
  • Environmental archaeology
  • Chronology

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Research Output 2013 2019

  • 183 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 29 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary
  • 1 Comment/debate
1 Citation (Scopus)

At the water's edge: Micromorphological and quantitative mineral analysis of a submerged Mesolithic shell midden at Hjarno Sund, Denmark

Ward, I., Moe-Astrup, P. & Merigot, K., Feb 2019, In : Journal of Archaeological Science. 102, p. 11-25 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

How do we distinguish termite stone lines from artefact horizons? A challenge for geoarchaeology in tropical Australia

Smith, M. A., Ward, I. & Moffat, I., 3 Oct 2019, In : Geoarchaeology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

raw materials
Stone Artifacts
3 Citations (Scopus)

Marine micromorphology in 3D: Visualisation of a submerged midden site from Hjarno, Denmark

Ward, I. & Maksimenko, A., Feb 2019, In : Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 23, p. 368-375 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Projects 2012 2021