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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 520 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
1978 …2020

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Personal profile

Biography

Jane Balme began her interest in archaeology while working for the Western Australian Museum on cave sites in south west Australia. I completed my PhD at the ANU on Pleistocene fishery on the Darling River in Western New South Wales in 1989. I have worked on topics in Indigenous archaeology in a variety of regions in Australia including northern New South Wales, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Funding overview

ARC Discovery funding
ARC Linkage funding
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Ian Potter Foundation
Australian Heritage Commission

Previous positions

Lecturer in Archaeology, University of New England 1986-1996.

Current projects

Life Ways of the First Australians and ARC funded project on early occupation in the Kimberley - with Sue O'Connor (ANU) and Moya Smith (Western Australian Museum)
Aboriginal landscape transformations in south-western Australia. ARC funded with Jo Dortch (UWA) and John Dodson (AINSE)

Industrial relevance

Australian heritage, its interpretation and protection is of particular relevance to community organisations and development industries.

Teaching overview

I currently teach:
Digging up the Past (ARCY1101)
Archaeological Field Methods (ARCY2226)
Archaeological Field Methods (ARCY2227)
Indigenous Australian Archaeology (ARCY 2215 &2225)
Studies in Management Archaeology (ARCY 2271)

Research

My research to date has been in three principal areas
1. Subsistence and Social organisation in Pleistocene Australia.
2. The development of gendered social organisation.
3.Archaeology as a discipline.
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Research expertise keywords

  • Indigenous Australia
  • Pleistocene Archaeology
  • Archaeology
  • Pleistocene archaeology
  • Archaeology of gender
  • The archaeology of Indigenous Australia
  • Ecological archaeology
  • Faunal analysis in archaeology
  • Hunter-gatherer archaeology

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Research Output

An examination of rockshelter palynology: Carpenter's Gap 1, northwestern Australia

Rowe, C., O'Connor, S. & Balme, J., 27 Apr 2020, In : The Holocene. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Bead making in Aboriginal Australia from the deep past to European arrival: materials, methods, and meanings

    Balme, J. & O'Connor, S., 2019, In : PaleoAnthropology. 2019, Special Issue, p. 177-195 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Long-term occupation on the edge of the desert: Riwi Cave in the southern Kimberley, Western Australia

    Balme, J., O'connor, S., Maloney, T., Vannieuwenhuyse, D., Aplin, K. & Dilkes-Hall, I. E., 1 Apr 2019, In : Archaeology in Oceania. 54, 1, p. 35-52 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Datasets

    Bunuba Lifeways project

    Balme, J. (Creator), Winton, V. (Creator), Carson, A. (Creator), McDonald, J. (Creator), The University of Western Australia, 22 Oct 2012

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