Sandra Bowdler

Emeritus Professor, BA Syd., PhD ANU

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

    6009 Perth


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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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Research expertise keywords

  • 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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