Australasian Archaeological Geomatics
Working Group


Australian Bibliography - Indigenous


Twaddle, R. W., C. R. Sloss, K. M. Lowe, P. Moss, L. L. Mackenzie, and S. Ulm. 2017 Short-term late Holocene dry season occupation and sandy mud flat focused foraging at Murdumurdu, Bentinck Island, Gulf of Carpentaria. Queensland Archaeological Research 20:9–30, doi: 10.25120/qar.20.2017.3584.


Lowe, K. M. 2012 Review of geophysical applications in Australian archaeology. Australian Archaeology 74:71–84.

Lowe, K. M., J. Shulmeister, J. M. Feinberg, T. Manne, L. A. Wallis and K. Welsh. 2016 Using soil magnetic properties to determine the onset of Pleistocene human settlement at Gledswood Shelter 1, northern Australia. Geoarchaeology 31: 211–228.

Lowe, K. M., S. M. Mentzer, L. A. Wallis and J. Shulmeister. 2016 A multi-proxy study of anthropogenic sedimentation and human occupation of Gledswood Shelter 1: Exploring an interior sandstone rockshelter in Northern Australia. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences: 1–26, doi: 10.1007/s12520-016-0354-8.

Lowe, K. M., L. A. Wallis, C. Pardoe, B. Marwick, C. Clarkson, T. Manne, M. Smith and R. Fullagar. Ground-penetrating radar and burial practices in western Arnhem Land, Australia. Archaeology in Oceania 49:148–157.

Milani, J. L. 2010 Unveiling Rock Art Images: A Pilot Project Employing a Geophysical Technique to Detect Magnetic Signatures. Unpublished MArch Thesis, Department of Archaeology, Flinders University, Adelaide.

Moffat, I., L. A. Wallis, M. W. Hounslow, K. Niland, K. Domett and G. Trevorrow 2010 Geophysical prospection for late Holocene burials in coastal environments: Possibilities and problems from a pilot study in South Australia. Geoarchaeology 25(5):645–665.

Rosendahl, D., K. M. Lowe, L. A. Wallis and S. Ulm 2014 Integrating geoarchaeology and magnetic susceptibility at three shell mounds: A pilot study from the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Journal of Archaeological Science 49:21–32.

Westaway, M. C; M. L. Cupper, H. Johnston and I. Graham 2013 The Willandra fossil trackway: Assessment of ground penetrating radar survey results and additional OSL dating at a unique Australian site. Australian Archaeology 76: 84–89.


Fanning, P. C., S. J. Holdaway and R. S. Phillipps 2009 Heat-retainer hearth identification as a component of archaeological survey in western NSW, Australia. In A. Fairbairn, S. O’Connor and B. Marwick (eds), New Directions in Archaeological Science, pp. 13–23. Terra Australis 28. Canberra: ANU E-Press.

Keys, B. O. 2009 Engrained in the Past: Using Geoarchaeology to Understand Site Formation Processes at the Gledswood Shelter 1 Site, Northwest Queensland. Unpublished BArch (Honours) thesis, Department of Archaeology, Flinders University, Adelaide.

Marwick, B. 2005 Element concentrations and magnetic susceptibility of anthrosols: Indicators of prehistoric human occupation in the inland Pilbara, Western Australia. Journal of Archaeological Science 32:1357–1368.

Moffat, I., L. A. Wallis, A. Beale and D. Kynuna 2008 Trialing geophysical techniques in the identification of open Indigenous sites in Australia: A case study from inland Northwest Queensland. Australian Archaeology (66):60–63.

Mooney, S, C. Geiss and M. A. Smith 2003 The use of mineral magnetic parameters to characterize archaeological ochres. Journal of Archaeological Science 30:511–523.

Wallis, L. A., H. Smith and D. Smith 2004 Investigations of Aboriginal hearth sites along the Flinders River, inland northwest Queensland. The Artefact 27:59–76.

Webb, S. 2007 Further research of the Willandra Lakes fossil footprint site, southeastern Australia. Journal of Human Evolution 52(6):711–715.


Connah, G., P. Emmerson and J. Stanley 1976 Is There a place for the proton magnetometer in Australian field archaeology? Mankind 10:151–155.

Stanley, J. M. 1983 Subsurface survey: the use of magnetics in Australian archaeology. In G. Connah (ed.), Australian Field Archaeology: A Guide to Techniques, pp. 82–86. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

Stanley, J. M. and G. Connah 1977 Magnetic evidence of an Aboriginal burial ground at Forster, NSW. In P. Coutts and R. Brooks (eds), A Collection of Papers Presented to ANZAAS 1977 (Vol. 2), pp. 37–50. Melbourne: Memoirs of the Victorian Archaeological Survey.

Stanley, J. M. and R. Green 1976 Ultra-rapid magnetic surveying in archaeology. Journal of Applied Geophysics 14:51–56.

Stanley, J. M. 1975 Applications of a rapid sampling vehicle borne magnetometer. Australia Society Exploration Geophysics Bulletin 6:100–103.

Australian Bibliography - Historic Period


Bladon, P., I. Moffat, D. Guilfoyle, A. Beale and J. Milani 2011 Mapping anthropogenic fill with GPR for unmarked grave detection: a case study from a possible location of Mokare’s grave, Albany, Western Australia. Exploration Geophysics 42(4):249–257.

McKinnon, J. D. Wesley, J. Raupp and I. Moffat 2013 Geophysical investigations at the Anuru Bay trepang site: A new approach to locating Macassan archaeological sites in Northern Australia. Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology 37:107–113.

Powell, K. 2010 Grave Concerns: Locating and Unearthing Human Bodies. Bowen Hills: Australian Academic Press.

Sutton, M.-J. and L. B. Conyers 2013 Understanding cultural history using ground-penetrating radar mapping of unmarked graves in the Mapoon Mission Cemetery, Western Cape York, Queensland, Australia. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 17(4):782–805.


Brooks, A., H. D. Bader, S. Lawerence and J. Lennon 2009 Ploughzone archaeology on an Australian historic site: A case study from south Gippsland, Victoria. Australian Archaeology 68:37–44.

Brown, S., S. Avery and M. Goulding 2002 Recent investigations at the Ebenezer Mission cemetery. In R. Harrison and C. Williamson (eds), After Captain Cook: The Archaeology of the Recent Indigenous Past in Australia, pp. 147–170. Lanham: Altamira.

Gibbs, M. and D. Gojak 2009 Remote sensing in an urban Australian setting. Australian Archaeology 68:45–51.

Powell, K. 2004 Detecting buried human remains using near-surface geophysical instruments. Exploration Geophysics 35:88–92.

Stanger, R. and D. Roe 2007 Geophysical surveys at the West End cemetery, Townsville: An application of three techniques. Australian Archaeology 65:44–50.

Wallis, L. A., I. Moffat, G. Trevorrow and T. Massey 2008 Locating places for repatriated burial : A case study from Ngarrindjeri ruwe , South Australia. Antiquity 82:750–760.


Cushnahan, S. and M. Staniforth 1982 Magnetometers for Wrecksite Location. The Bulletin of the Institute of Maritime Archaeology 5:62–80.

Hall, J. and R. Yelf 1993 The application of ground penetrating radar in archaeology: A case from the Tower Mill, Brisbane. In B. L. Frankhauser and J. R. Bird (eds) Archaeometry: Current Australasian Research, pp. 121–130. Occasional Papers in Prehistory 22. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research of Pacific Studies, the Australian National University.

McDougall, M., D. Massie and J. P. Cull 1997 Ground Penetrating Radar Investigation, Former Ebenezer Mission Cemetery. Unpublished report to Aboriginal Affairs Victoria, Melbourne.

Randolph, P., V. Wilson, C. Frampton and G. Merritt 1994 Rottnest Island Aboriginal Prisoners Cemetery: Delineation of extent using ground-penetrating radar. In M. Sullivan, S. Brockwell and A. Webb (eds), Archaeology in the North: Proceedings of the 1993 Australian Archaeological Association Conference, pp. 394–415. Darwin: North Australia Research Unit, Australian National University.

Ranson, D. and B. Egloff 1988 The Application of earth-resistivity surveys to Australian archaeological sites. Australian Historical Archaeology 6:57–73.

von Strokirch, T. 1999 A report on a ground magnetic Survey over the Ebenezer Mission cemetery and Surrounds. Unpublished report to Aboriginal Affairs Victoria, Melbourne.

Yelf, R. and A. Burnett 1995 Ground-Penetrating Radar Survey of Unmarked Cemeteries at Taroom Aboriginal Reserve, Bundulla, Queensland. Unpublished report to the Department of Environment and Heritage, Rockhampton.