Jane Balme

Professor, BSc W.Aust., PhD ANU

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

    6009 Crawley

    Australia

  • 306 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
19962018
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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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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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occupation Social Sciences
archaeology Social Sciences
artifact Social Sciences
colonization Social Sciences
gender role Social Sciences
area of activity Social Sciences
settling Social Sciences
gender Social Sciences

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Projects 1997 2013

Research Output 1996 2018

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coastal plain
land management
fauna
Holocene
habitat mosaic

The curious case of Proteaceae: macrobotanical investigations at Mount Behn rockshelter, Bunuba country, Western Australia

Whitau, R., Dilkes-Hall, I. A., Vannieuwenhuyse, D., O’Connor, S. & Balme, J. Apr 2018 In : Australian Archaeology. 84, 1, p. 19-36 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

interaction
artifact
reconstruction
management
resources
1 Citations
Open Access
occupation
technical development
evidence
manipulation
resources
8 Citations
settling
history
interaction
colonization
archaeology
3 Citations

The effect of retouch intensity on mid to late Holocene unifacial and bifacial points from the Kimberley

Maloney, T. R., O’Connor, S. & Balme, J. 26 Jul 2017 In : Australian Archaeology. 83, 1, p. 42-55 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

artifact
quantification
reconstruction
driver
contact

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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