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

    6009 Perth


  • 191 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

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

A Strategy for Assessing Continuity in Terrestrial and Maritime Landscapes from Murujuga (Dampier Archipelago), North West Shelf, Australia

Veth, P., McDonald, J., Ward, I., O'Leary, M., Beckett, E., Benjamin, J., Ulm, S., Hacker, J., Ross, P. J. & Bailey, G., 25 Apr 2019, In : The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology. 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

Projects 2012 2021