Sandra Bowdler

Emeritus Professor, BA Syd., PhD ANU

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

    6009 Perth


  • 72 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
1992 …2019
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Personal profile


b.1946, Sydney
North Sydney Girls' High 1959-1963
BA Hons (I) University of Sydney 1971
Tutor in Prehistory, University of Papua New Guinea, 1971-2
PhD Australian National University 1979
Lecturer, University of New England 1977-1980
Consultant on Aboriginal Sites, Forestry Commission of NSW 1981
Professor of Archaeology, UWA 1983-1987
Emeritus Professor/Honorary Research Fellow in Archaeology, UWA 2008-
Honorary Senior Research Fellow in School of Music UWA 2008-


Shell middens and coastal archaeology, New South Wales
Tasmanian Aboriginal Archaeology
Shark Bay Aboriginal Archaeology
Archaeology of Colonisation of Australia


  • Archaeology of music and ritual
  • Australian Aboriginal archaeology
  • Coastal archaeology
  • Early Asian archaeology
  • Gender and society in archaeology
  • Shell midden studies
  • Tasmanian Aborigines in the pre-Colonial and Colonial periods

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Research Output 1992 2019


Bowdler, S., 2019, In : Australian Archaeology. 85, 1, p. 1 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

What do we actually publish? / New style guide

Winton, V. & Bowdler, S., 2 Jan 2018, In : Australian Archaeology. 84, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Australian Archaeology: a snapshot of the submission cycle

Reynen, W. & Bowdler, S., 2017, In : Australian Archaeology. 83, 3, p. 79-81 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Handel's operas in Australia, a performance history

Bowdler, S., 2017, Händel-Jahrbuch 2017, 63. Jahrgang. Germany: Barenreiter-Verlag, Vol. 63. p. 237-250 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

‘Human occupation of northern Australia by 65,000 years ago’ (Clarkson et al. 2017): a discussion

Bowdler, S., 2017, In : Australian Archaeology. 83, 3, p. 162–163 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Projects 1996 2002