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.
ARC Discovery funding
ARC Linkage funding
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Ian Potter Foundation
Australian Heritage Commission
Lecturer in Archaeology, University of New England 1986-1996.
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)
Australian heritage, its interpretation and protection is of particular relevance to community organisations and development industries.
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)
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.