Archaeological Science

Research in the field of archaeological science from the Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne.


Samuel C. Boone     Study of thermochronology, tectonics, landscape evolution and basin evolution.

Matthew Cupper     Interaction of Aboriginal people and arid ecosystems in the interior of Australia.

Michael-Shawn Fletcher     Studies in the long-term interactions between humans, climate, disturbance and vegetation at local, regional and global scales.

Andrew Gleadow     Development of fission track dating methods to understand the thermal and tectonic evolution of the continental crust. Archaeological science and dating rock art.

Helen Green     Radiocarbon dating of Kimberley rock art.

John Hellstrom     Quaternary palaeoclimatology (Quatenary paleoclimate, geochronology, isotope geochemistry, uranium-series, radiogenic isotopes).

Janet Hergt     Application of radiogenic isotope analysis with geochemical data to explore the Earth processes preserved in geological materials.

Barry Kohn     Study of thermochronology, tectonics, landscape evolution and basin evolution.

Agathe Lisé-Pronovost     Research in Earth magnetic field past behavior (paleomagnetism), geochronology, and the applications of magnetism to Archaeology, paleoclimate, and paleoenvironments, with a focus on the Australia region.

Erin Matchan     Noble gas geochronology and geochemistry, with a focus on application of high-precision Ar-Ar geochronology to Quaternary volcanism.

Jan-Hendrik May     Studies of the links between the Earth’s surface morphology and Quaternary environmental change.

David Phillips     Using geochronology as a tool for determining the ages and thermal histories of geological samples.

Rachel Popelka-Filcoff     Archaeological science methods and development, analysis of natural mineral pigments; characterisation and provenance of cultural heritage materials worldwide with a focus on Australia.

Amy Prendergast     Studies in palaeoclimatology and archaeology through high-resolution climate and environmental reconstruction, human-environment interaction and natural hazards.

Louise Shewan     Archaeological Science, bioarchaeology, isoscapes, provenance studies.

Kale Sniderman     Environmental change over Cenozoic to historical time frames including orbital forces of Southern Hemisphere Plio-Pleistocene climates, and the Cenozoic evolution of Australasian climes and vegetation.

Ashlea Wainright     High temperature Isotope Geochemist specialising in MC-ICPMS of traditional and non-traditional isotope systems

Jon Woodhead     Application of isotope and trace element geochemistry to problems in the Earth and environmental sciences, with particular emphasis on technique development and innovation.

Research in this area is conducted in the School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.