Martin Porr

Associate Professor, BA Zwischenprüfung, MA PhD S'ton

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

    6009 Perth


  • 190 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
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Personal profile


Master of Arts in Archaeological Theory
(Southampton, United Kingdom, 21 March 1997)

Doctor of Philosophy (Southampton, United Kingdom, 5 July 2002)

Roles and responsibilities

Discipline Chair Archaeology
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coordinator

Funding overview

National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program (Return to Oomarri: Dating and preserving north-western Australian Indigenous rock-art)

Research Development Award of the University of Western Austtralia (North of the Southern Arc: Discovering the pathways and conditions for the colonization of Australia)

Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) (The bark paintings of the 1938 Petri/Frobenius-Collection:
Contexts and development of artistic practice in the Northwest Kimberley)

Research grant of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) for ethnoarchaeological fieldwork in Trang Province, Thailand

Fees-only award of the Arts and Humanities Research Board of the British Academy for a PhD/DPhil degree at the University of Southampton

Postgraduate maintenance studentship of the School of Research and Graduate Studies, University of Southampton

Previous positions

Director of Municipal Museums of Quedlinburg (UNESCO World Heritage site), Germany

Teaching overview

ARCY1002 - Archaeology Today: Principles and Themes

ARCY2002 - Archaeology of Colonisation and Contact

ARCY3001 - Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Europe

ARCY3006 - Neolithic and Bronze Age Europe

ARCY4101 - Archaeological Theory


Early Upper Palaeolithic art in Central Europe

Northwest Australian Indigenous rock-art

Palaeolithic archaeology Southeast Asia





  • Hunter-gatherer archaeology
  • Hunter-gatherer archaeology of Europe
  • Archaeology of art and rock art
  • Archaeological method and theory
  • Human social and cognitive evolution
  • Social learning
  • Postcolonial archaeology

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Research Output 2004 2019

A preliminary study on ochre sources in Southwestern Germany and its potential for ochre provenance during the Upper Paleolithic

Velliky, E. C., Barbieri, A., Porr, M., Conard, N. J. & MacDonald, B. L., 1 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 27, 101977.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Southwestern Germany
Upper Paleolithic

Rock art as art

Porr, M., 3 Apr 2019, In : Time and Mind. 12, 2, p. 153-164 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

art history
art studies
cultural anthropology
3 Citations (Scopus)
2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
systematic review

Projects 2009 2019