Sandra Bowdler Publications

01st December 2008

Sandra Bowdler’s Publications 1971–2007


Bowdler, S. 1983 Aboriginal Sites on the Crown-Timber Lands of New South Wales. Sydney: Forestry Commission of New South Wales.

Bowdler, S. 1984 Hunter Hill, Hunter Island. Terra Australis 8. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, The Australian National University.

Edited Books

Bowdler, S. 1982 (ed.) Coastal Archaeology in Eastern Australia. Collected papers from the 1980 AAA Conference. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, The Australian National University.

Bowdler, S. and S. Sullivan (eds) 1984 Site Surveys and Significance Assessment in Australian Archaeology. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, The Australian National University. 

Refereed Journal and Book Chapters

Bowdler, S. 1971 Balls Head: The excavation of a Port Jackson rockshelter. Records of the Australian Museum 28:117–128.

Bowdler, S. 1974 An account of an archaeological reconnaissance of Hunter’s Isles, northwest Tasmania, 1973/4. Records of the Queen Victoria Museum 54:1–22.

Bowdler, S. 1974 Pleistocene date for man in Tasmania. Nature 252:697–698.

Bowdler, S. 1975 Caves and Aboriginal man. Australian Natural History 18:216–219.

Bowdler, S. 1975 Further radiocarbon dates from Cave Bay Cave, Hunter Island, Northwest Tasmania. Australian Archaeology 3:24–26.

Bowdler, S. 1976 Hook, line and dillybag: An interpretation of an Australian coastal shell midden. Mankind 10:248–258.

Bowdler, S. 1976 Left high and dry. Hemisphere 20(5):29–53.

Bowdler, S. 1977 The coastal colonisation of Australia. In J. Allen, J. Golson and R. Jones (eds), Sunda and Sahul: Prehistoric Studies in Southeast Asia, Melanesia and Australia, pp. 205–246. London: Academic Press.

Bowdler, S. 1980 Fish and culture: A Tasmanian polemic. Mankind 12:334–340.

Bowdler, S. 1980 Hunters and farmers in the Hunter Islands: Aboriginal and European land-use of northwest Tasmanian islands in the historical period. Records of the Queen Victoria Museum 70.

Bowdler, S. 1981 Hunters in the highlands: Aboriginal adaptations in the eastern Australian uplands. Archaeology in Oceania 16:99–111.

Bowdler, S. 1981 The prehistory of the Tasmanian Aborigines: Results of recent archaeological research. The Tasmanian Yearbook 15:6–15.

Bowdler, S. 1981 Stone tools, style and function: Some evidence from the Stockyard Site, Hunter Island. Archaeology in Oceania 16:64–69.

Bowdler, S. 1981 Unconsidered trifles? Cultural resource management, environmental impact statements and archaeological research in New South Wales. Australian Archaeology 12:123–133.

Bowdler, S. and J. Coleman 1981 The Aboriginal people of the New England tablelands: Ethnohistory and archaeology.  Armidale and District Historical Society Journal 24:11–26.

Bowdler, S. 1982 Archaeology: The happy hooker? Australian Anthropological Society Newsletter 16:27–30.

Bowdler, S. 1982 Prehistoric archaeology in Tasmania.  In F. Wendorf and A.E. Close (eds), Advances in World Archaeology 1, pp.1–49. New York: Academic Press.

Bowdler, S. 1982 Valla madness. In S. Bowdler (ed.), Coastal Archaeology in Eastern Australia, pp.v–ix. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, The Australian National University.

Bowdler, S. and H. Lourandos 1982 Both sides of Bass Strait. In S. Bowdler (ed.), Coastal Archaeology in Eastern Australia, pp.121–132.  Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, The Australian National University.

Bowdler, S. 1983 Beyond the Hydro-Majestic: A commissioned report on Aboriginal sites for a landscape study of the Megalong, Kanimbla and Hartley Valleys, New South Wales. In M. Smith (ed.), Archaeology at ANZAAS 1983, pp.329–349. Perth: Western Australian Museum.

Bowdler, S. 1983 Rainforest: Colonised or coloniser? Australian Archaeology 17:59–66.

Bowdler, S. 1983 Sieving seashells: Midden analysis in Australia archaeology. In G.E. Connah (ed.), Australian Archaeology: A Guide to Field Techniques (5th ed.), pp.135–144. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

Bowdler, S. 1984 Archaeological significance as a mutable quality. In S. Sullivan and S. Bowdler (eds), Site Surveys and Significance Assessment in Australian Archaeology, pp.1–9. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, The Australian National University.

Bowdler, S. 1984 Land use before white settlement. In M. Booth and C. Lendon (eds), Western Australia: Its Land, Its Future, pp.13–18. Perth: ANZAAS.

Bowdler, S. 1984–5 Reconciling archaeological and Aboriginal interests in the protection of sites. Anthropological Forum 5:403–413.

Bowdler, S. 1986 Artefacts and their cultural context: Some reflections on ethnographic collections and the Bicentennial. ICCM Bulletin 12:105–112.

Bowdler, S. 1986 Recent directions in Tasmanian prehistory and the role of cultural resource management. Australian Archaeology 23:1–10.

Bowdler, Sandra 1987 The future of the past in the west: Research directions in Western Australian archaeology. Australian Archaeology 25:6–9.

Bowdler, S.  and L. Ryan 1987 Southeast Tasmania: The Nuenonne in 1788. In J. Mulvaney and J.P. White (eds), Australians to 1788, pp.309–329. Sydney: Fairfax, Syme and Weldon Associates.

Bowdler, S. 1988 Recent developments in environmental analysis in the Old and New Worlds: An antipodean perspective. In R.E. Webb (ed.), Recent Developments in Environmental analysis in Old and New World Archaeology, pp.85–95. Oxford: BAR International Series.

Bowdler, S. 1988 Repainting Australian rock art. Antiquity 62:517–523.

Bowdler, S. 1988 Tasmanian Aborigines in the Hunter Islands in the Holocene:  Island resource use and seasonality. In G. Bailey and J. Parkington (eds), The Archaeology of Prehistoric Coastlines, pp.42–52. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Bowdler, S. 1989 The archaeology of Aboriginal society. In L.H. Schmitt, L. Freedman and N.W. Bruce (eds), The Growing Scope of Human Biology, pp. 179–186. Proceedings of the Australasian Society of Human Biology 2. Perth: Centre for Human Biology, University of Western Australia.

Bowdler, S. 1989 A preliminary appraisal [of cultural resources]. In K. Bradby (ed.), A Park in Perspective, pp.49–53. Ravensthorpe: Fitzgerald River National Park Association.

Bowdler, S. 1990 Archaeological research in the Shark Bay region: An introductory account. In P.F. Berry. S.D. Bradshaw and B.R. Wilson (eds), Research in Shark Bay: Report of the France-Australia Bicentenary Expedition Committee, pp.1–12. Perth: Western Australian Museum.

Bowdler, S. 1990 Before Dirk Hartog: Prehistoric archaeological research in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Australian Archaeology 30:46–57.

Bowdler, S. 1990 Peopling Australasia: The ‘coastal colonisation’ hypothesis reconsidered. In P. Mellars (ed.), The Human Revolution: Behavioural and Biological Perspectives on the Origins of Modern Humans, pp.327–343. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press.

Bowdler, S. 1990 The Silver Dollar Site, Shark Bay:  An interim report. Australian Aboriginal Studies 1990(2):60–63.

Bowdler, S. and S. O’Connor 1991 The dating of the Australian Small Tool Tradition, with new evidence from the Kimberley, WA. Australian Aboriginal Studies 1991(1):53–62.

Bowdler, S., L. Strawbridge and M. Schwede 1991 Archaeological mitigation in the Perth Metropolitan Region. Australian Archaeology 32:21–25.

Bowdler, S. 1992 Homo sapiens in Southeast Asia and the Antipodes: Archaeological vs biological interpretations. In T. Akazawa, K. Aoki and T. Kimura (eds), The Evolution and Dispersal of Modern Humans in Asia, pp.559–589. Tokyo: Hokusen-sha.

Bowdler, S. 1992 The ICOMOS approach to the archaeological resource. Historic Environment 9(3):20–22.

Bowdler, S. 1992 Unquiet slumbers:  The return of the Kow Swamp burials. Antiquity 66:103–106.

Bowdler, S. 1993 Asian origins. In G. Evans (ed.), Asia’s Cultural Mosaic. pp.30–62. Singapore: Prentice Hall.

Bowdler, S. 1993 The earliest Australian stone tools and implications for Southeast Asia.  Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association Bulletin 12:10–22.

Bowdler, S. 1993 The evolution of modern humans, Homo sapiens sapiens, in east Asia: Implications of archaeological evidence from Australia and Southeast Asia.  In N. Jablonski (ed.), The Palaeoenvironment of East Asia from the mid-Tertiary: Proceedings of the Third Conference, pp.301–314.  Hong Kong: Centre of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong.

Bowdler,  S. 1993 Sunda and Sahul: A 30KYR BP culture area?  In M.A. Smith, M. Spriggs and B. Fankhauser (eds), Sahul in ReviewPleistocene Archaeology in Australia, New Guinea and Island Melanesia, pp.60–70. Occasional Papers in Prehistory 24. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, The Australian National University.

Bowdler, S. 1993 Views of the past in Australian Prehistory. In M. Spriggs, D. E. Yen, W. Ambrose, R. Jones, A. Thorne and A. Andrews (eds), A Community of Culture: The People and Prehistory of the Pacific, pp.123–138. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, The Australian National University.

Bowdler, S. 1994 The Hoabinhian in Australia: A retrospective review. Vietnam Social Sciences 5(43):87–94.

Bowdler, S. 1994 Ky nghe Hoabinhian o Australia: Lich su khai luoc. Khao Co Hoc 3:79–87.

Bowdler, S. 1994 Permeating the bamboo curtain: Fred McCarthy’s interesting questions. In M. Sullivan, S. Brockwell and A. Webb (eds), Archaeology in the North: Proceedings of the 1993 Australian Archaeological Association Conference, pp.30–39. Darwin: North Australia Research Unit, The Australian National University.

Bowdler, S. 1995 The excavation of two small rockshelters at Monkey Mia, Shark Bay, WA.  Australian Archaeology 40:1–13.

Bowdler, S. 1995 Needs and priorities for the conservation of Aboriginal places of cultural significance. In S. Sullivan (ed.), Cultural Conservation: Towards a National Approach, pp.349–356. Special Australian Heritage Publication Series 9. Canberra: Australian Heritage Commission, Australian Government Publishing Service.

Bowdler, S. 1995 Offshore islands and maritime explorations in Australian prehistory.  Antiquity 69:945–958.

Bowdler, S. 1996 Cultural Paradigms for change in Australian prehistory.  In S. Ulm, I. Lilley and A. Ross (eds), Australian Archaeology ’95. Proceedings of the 1995 Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference, pp.23–29. Tempus 6. St Lucia: Anthropology Museum, The University of Queensland.

Bowdler, S. 1996 Freud and archaeology.  Anthropological Forum 7:419–438.

Bowdler, S. 1996 The human colonisation of Sunda and Sahul:  cultural and behavioural considerations. Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association Bulletin 14:37–42.

Bowdler, S. and S. McGann 1996 Prehistoric fishing at Shark Bay, Western Australia. In M.G. Plew (ed.), Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherer Fishing Strategies, pp.84–113.  Boise: Boise State University.

Bowdler, S. 1997 Building on Each other’s Myths: Archaeology and linguistics in Australia.  In P. McConvell and N. Evans (eds), Archaeology and Linguistics: Aboriginal Australia in Global Perspective, pp.17–26. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Bowdler, S. 1997 The Pleistocene Pacific in D. Denoon, ‘Human settlement’. In D. Denoon (ed.), The Cambridge History of the Pacific Islander, pp.41–50. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Jablonski, N.G. and S. Bowdler 1997 Pre-contact human skeletal remains from Useless Loop, Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 80:249–254.

Cooper, Z. and S. Bowdler 1998 Flaked glass tools from the Andaman Islands and Australia. Asian Perspectives 37:74–83.

Bowdler, S. 1999 Aquatic apes and littoral lifestyles. In J. Hall and I. McNiven (eds), Australian Coastal Archaeology, pp.7–9. Canberra: ANH Publications, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University.

Bowdler, S. 1999 Research at Shark Bay, WA, and the nature of coastal adaptations in Australia. In J. Hall and I. McNiven (eds), Australian Coastal Archaeology, pp.79–84. Canberra: ANH Publications, , Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University.

Bowdler, S. and J. Smith 1999 Identifying style in Australian stone artefacts: An attempt to provide a theoretical basis. Australian Archaeology 49:1–6.

Bowdler, S. and G. Clune 2000 That shadowy band: The role of women in the development of Australian archaeology. Australian Archaeology 50:27–35.

Bowdler, S. 2001 The last typologist: Rhys Jones and the problem of the archaeologists.  In A. Anderson, I. Lilley and S. O’Connor (eds), Histories of Old Ages: Essays in Honour of Rhys Jones, pp.35–44. Canberra: Pandanus Books, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University.

Bowdler, S. 2001 The management of Indigenous ceremonial (‘bora’) sites as components of cultural landscapes. In M.M. Cotter, W.E. Boyd and J.E. Gardiner (eds),  Heritage Landscapes: Understanding Place and Communities, pp.237–264. Lismore: Southern Cross University Press.

Bowdler, S. 2002 Hunters and traders in northern Australia. In K.D. Morrison and L.L. Junker (eds), Forager-Traders in South and Southeast Asia: Long Term Histories, pp. 167–184. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Bowdler, S. and D. Tan 2003 A comparison of stone industries from Southeast Asia and Australia: Some preliminary results. In A. Karlström and A. Källén (eds), Fishbones and Glittering Emblems: Southeast Asian Archaeology 2002, pp.37–48. Stockholm: Museum of Far Eastern.

Bowdler, S. 2005 Movement, exchange and the ritual life in southeastern Australia. In I. Macfarlane, R. Paton and M.J. Mountain (eds), Many Exchanges: Archaeology, History, Community and the Work of Isabel McBryde, pp.131–146. Aboriginal History Monograph 11. Canberra: Aboriginal History.

Bowdler, S. 2006 Mollusks and other shells. In J. Balme and A.G. Paterson (eds), Archaeology in Practice: A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses, pp.316–337. Malden: Blackwell Publishing.

Bowdler, S. 2006 Harry Lourandos’ life and work: An Australian archaeological odyssey. In B. David, B. Barker and I.M. McNiven (eds), The Social Archaeology of Indigenous Australia, pp.40–49. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.

Bowdler, S. 2006 The Hoabinhian: Early evidence for SE Asian trade networks? In E.A. Bacus, I.C. Glover and V.C. Piggott (eds), Uncovering Southeast Asia’s Past ? Selected Papers from the Tenth Biennial Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, London, 14th–17th September 2004, pp.355–359. Singapore: National University Press.

Balme, J. and S. Bowdler 2006 Spear and digging stick. The origin of gender and its implications for the colonisation of new continents. Journal of Social Archaeology 6:379–401.

Bowdler, S. 2007 Dealing with diversity: Advantages and disadvantages in archaeological views of national identity. In M. Saidin and S. Chia (eds), Proceedings of the International Seminar on Archaeology and Nation Building, pp.66–71. Penang: Pusat Penyelidikan Archeologi Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Encyclopaedia Entries

Bowdler, S.  2004  Australia pp.875–879; Arnhem, Terra di p.895; Burrill Lake pp.903–904; Canguri,  Isola dei pp.904–905; Cape York pp.905–906; Carpenter’s Gap pp.908; Cave Bay Cave p.909; Cossack p.913; Cuddie Springs pp.913–914; Devil’s Lair p.914; Devon  Downs pp.914–915; Early Man Site pp.915–916; Fromm’s Landing p.919; Groote  Eylandt p.919; Ingaladdi pp.924–925; Keilor pp.926–927; Kenniff Cave p.927; Kimberley p.929; Koonalda Cave pp.930–931;  Kow Swamp p.931;  Lake Nitchie p.933;  Lancefield pp.933–934;  Lapstone Creek p.937;  Maccassaresi pp.938–939;  Malakunanja II p.940;  Malangangerr pp.940–941;  Miriwun pp.947–948;  Mungo, Lake pp.950–951;  Nauwalabila I (Lindner) pp.952–953;  Ngarrabulgan (Nurrabullgin) pp.954–955;  Puntutjarpa pp.968–969;  Puritjarra p.969;  Riwi p.973;  Rocky Cape p.973;  Roonka pp.973–974;  Tasmania pp.981–982;  Upper Swan p.986.  Enciclopedia Archeologica. Americhe – Oceania.  Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, Rome.

Bowdler, S. 2008 History of archaeology in Western Australia.  In J. Gregory and J. Gothard (eds), Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia. Crawley: University of Western Australia Press.

Bowdler, S. 2008 Pre-agricultural peoples. In D.M. Pearsall (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Archaeology, pp.809–818. San Diego: Elsevier/Academic Press.

Reviews, Comments etc.

Bowdler, S. 1973 Review of Lois Brauer Gover Anthropology for Our Times. Mankind 9:160.

Bowdler, S. 1978 Review of Janet Matthews The Two Worlds of Jimmie Barker.  Armidale and District Historical Society Journal 21:12.

Bowdler, S. 1981 Review of Richard Gould Living Archaeology. Mankind 13:98–99.

Bowdler, S. 1981 Comment on Brian Hayden, ‘Research and development in the Stone Age: Technological transitions among hunter-gatherers’. Current Anthropology 22:531.

Bowdler, S. 1981 Comment on Douglas G. Sutton, ‘Towards the recognition of convergent cultural adaptation in the Subantarctic zone’. Current Anthropology 23:87–88.

Bowdler, S. 1983 A White prehistory: Review of J.P. White and J.F. O’Connell A Prehistory of Australia, New Guinea and Sahul. Australian Archaeology 16:153–156.

Bowdler, S. 1983 Review of Frank P. Dickson Australian Stone Hatchets: A Study in Design and Dynamics. Australian Archaeology 16:153–156.

Bowdler, S. 1983 The race that survived: Review of Lyndall Ryan The Aboriginal Tasmanians. Hemisphere 27(6):354–357.

Bowdler, S. 1983 Review of Betty Meehan Shell Bed to Shell Midden. Archaeology in Oceania 18:110–111.

Bowdler, S. 1983 Review of R.M. Berndt (eds) Aboriginal Sites, Rights and Resource Development. Aboriginal History 7:222–224.

Bowdler, S. 1983 Review of R.L. Kirk Aboriginal Man Adapting. Mankind 13:552–553.

Bowdler, S. 1984 Review of Diane Bell Daughters of the Dreaming. Australian Archaeology 19:116–117.

Bowdler, S. 1984 Review of Carmel Schrire The Alligator Rivers: Prehistory and Ecology in Western Arnhem Land. Mankind 14:412–413.

Bowdler, S. 1985 Review of R. Vanderwal and D. Horton Coastal Southwest Tasmania: The Prehistory of Louisa Bay and Maatsuyker Island. Australian Archaeology 20:109–113.

Bowdler, S. 1988 Review of Peter Ucko Academic Freedom and Apartheid:  the Story of the World Archaeological Congress. Australian Archaeology 26:114–117.

Bowdler, S. 1988 Review of Marek Zvelebil (eds), Hunters in Transition: Mesolithic Societies of Temperate Eurasia and the Transition to Farming. Mankind 18:49–50.

Bowdler, S.  1988 Review of Clive Gamble The Palaeolithic Settlement of Europe. Archaeology in Oceania 23:38–40.

Bowdler, S. 1988 Review of Vivienne Rae-Ellis Black Robinson: Protector of Aborigines. Anthropological Forum 5:575–576.

Bowdler, S. 1989 Comment on Michael J. Schott, ‘Diversity, organisation and behaviour in the material record’. Current Anthropology 30:301–302.

Bowdler, S. 1989 Review of ‘Dreamtime to Dust: Australia’s Fragile Environment’, an exhibition at the Australian Museum, Sydney. Australian Archaeology 28:107–110.

Bowdler, S. 1989 Australian colonisation – a comment. Search 20:173.

Bowdler, S. 1989 Review of Vivienne Rae Ellis Trucanini: Queen or Traitor?  Anthropological Forum 6:117–118.

Bowdler, S. 1990 Review of H.L. Dibble and A. Montet-White (eds), Upper Pleistocene Prehistory of Western Eurasia. Antiquity 64:428–429.

Bowdler, S. 1990 Comment on T.F. Flannery, ‘Pleistocene faunal loss: implications of the aftershock for Australia’s past and future’. Archaeology in Oceania 25:61–63.

Bowdler, S. 1990  What are museum staff paid for? A response to Richard Robins.  Australian Archaeology 30:72–74.

Bowdler, S. 1990 50,000 year–old site in Australia – is it really that old? Australian Archaeology 31:93.

Bowdler, S. 1990 J.B. Cleland and Aboriginal studies. Olive Pink Society Bulletin 2(2):25.

Bowdler, S. 1991 Comment on Colin Pardoe, ‘Isolation and evolution in Tasmania’. Current Anthropology 32:12–13.

Bowdler, S. 1991 Review of Atholl Anderson, Prodigious Birds: Moas and Moa–Hunting in Prehistoric New Zealand. Archaeology in Oceania 26:29.

Bowdler, S. 1991 Some sort of dates at Malakunanja II: A reply to Roberts et al. Australian Archaeology 32:50–51.

Bowdler, S.  1991/1992 Review of Roger Lewin Bones of Contention: Controversies in the Search for Human Origins. Anthropological Forum 6:448–449.

Bowdler, S. 1993 Review of John Dodson (ed.) The Naive Lands: Prehistory and Environmental Change in Australia and the South-West Pacific. Australian Archaeology 37:67.

Bowdler, S. 1993 Review of David Horton Recovering the Tracks: The Story of Australian Archaeology. Australian Archaeology 37:68.

Bowdler, S. 1995 Letter to the Editors re Roberts et al. 1993. Australian Archaeology 40:67.

Bowdler, S. 1996 Review of Peter Gathercole, T.H. Irving and G. Melleuish (eds) Childe and Australia: Archaeology, Politics and Ideas. Historic Environment 12(1):18–19.

Bowdler, S. 1997 Review of Jim Allen (ed.) Report of the Southern Forests Archaeological Project. Volume 1. Archaeology in Oceania 32:216–217.

Bowdler, S. 1997 Review of Jim Allen and J.F. O’Connell (eds), Transitions: Pleistocene to Holocene in Australia and Papua New Guinea (Antiquity special ed.). Australian Archaeology 44:69–70.

Bowdler, S. 1997 Review of Carmel Schrire Digging Through Darkness. Anthropological Forum 7:725–727.

Bowdler, S. 2004 Review of Keith Windschuttle The Fabrication of Aboriginal History: Van Diemen’s Land 1803–1847. Australian Archaeology 59:69–70.

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