Volume 75 (December 2012)

Heather Burke and Lynley Wallis. Editorial.Front cover of Australian Archaeology 75, December 2012


Introduction: Recent Lapita pottery from the south coast of New Guinea.

Specht, J. 2012a Caution Bay and Lapita pottery: Cautionary comments. Australian Archaeology 75:3-7.

Irwin, G. 2012 Some comments and questions about newly discovered Lapita sites at Caution Bay, near Port Moresby, and the implications for New Guinea prehistory. Australian Archaeology 75:8-12.

Bedford, S. 2012 Comment: Lapita and pre-Lapita sites on the south New Guinea coast: Next stop mainland Australia. Australian Archaeology 75:12-13.

Burley, D.V. 2012 Comment: Jim Specht, cautionary comments and the Lapita settlement of south coast, Papua New Guinea. Australian Archaeology 75:13-14.

Sand, C. 2012 Comment. Australian Archaeology 75:14-15.

Spriggs, M. 2012. Comment. Australian Archaeology 75:15-16.

McNiven, I.J., B. David, T. Richards, C. Rowe, M. Leavesley, J. Mialanes, S.P. Connaughton, B. Barker, K. Aplin, B. Asmussen, P. Faulkner and S. Ulm 2012 Response: Lapita on the south coast of Papua New Guinea: Challenging new horizons in Pacific archaeology. Australian Archaeology 75:16-22.

SpechtJ. 2012b Response: Specht reply. Australian Archaeology 75:22-24.



Curnoe, D. 2012 Obituary: Alan Thorne (1939-2012). Australian Archaeology 75:134-135.

Pate, D. 2012 Obituary: John Russell Prescott (1924-2011)Australian Archaeology 75:135-137.

Bowdler, S. and the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre 2012 Obituary: Rosalind Langford (1946-2012). Australian Archaeology 75:137-138.


White, B. 2012 Minimum analytical nodules and lithic activities at site W2, Hunter Valley, New South Wales. Australian Archaeology 75:25-36.

Gunn, R.G., L.C. Douglas and R.L. Whear 2012 Standing stones: An unrecorded form of stone arrangement from the Jawoyn Lands of the Arnhem Land Plateau. Australian Archaeology 75:37-45.

Hamacher, D.W., R.S. Fuller and R.P. Norris 2012 Orientations of linear stone arrangements in New South Wales. Australian Archaeology 75:46-54.

Gunn, R.G., R.L. Whear and L.C. Douglas 2012 Dating the present at Nawarla Gabarnmang: Time and function in the art of a major Jawoyn rock art and occupation site in western Arnhem Land. Australian Archaeology 75:55-65.

Cole, N. and A. Buhrich 2012 Endangered rock art: Forty years of cultural heritage management in the Quinkan region, Cape York Peninsula. Australian Archaeology 75:66-77.

Huntley (nee Ford), J. 2012 Taphonomy or paint recipe: In situ portable x-ray fluorescence analysis of two anthropomorphic motifs from the Woronora Plateau, New South Wales. Australian Archaeology 75:78-94.

Gibbs, M. and S. Colley 2012 Digital preservation, online access and historical archaeology ‘grey literature’ from New South Wales, Australia. Australian Archaeology 75:95-103.


Cochrane, G.W.G., P.J. Habgood, T. Doelman, A.I.R. Herries and J.A. Webb 2012 A progress report on research into stone artefacts of the southern Arcadia Valley, central Queensland. Australian Archaeology 75:104-109.

Porr, M., A. Salvador, B. Mijares, A.F. Pawlik, P.J. Piper and S. Padilla Jr 2012 North of the Southern Arc – the Mindoro Archaeological Research Program: A summary of the 2010 and 2011 fieldwork activities. Australian Archaeology 75:110-117.

Durbrand, A.C., M.C. Westaway and D.R.T. Rayner 2012 Interproximal grooving of lower second molars in WLH 4. Australian Archaeology 75:118-120.


Adamson, M. 2012 Thesis abstract ‘Sex and Death: The Female Grave in Colonial South Australia (1836-1936)’. Australian Archaeology 75:128.

Deverson, K. 2012 Thesis abstract ‘Melter Smelter: Exploring the Implications of Part-Time Low-Intensity Copper Casting in the Pre-Smelting Chalcolithic‘. Australian Archaeology 75:128.

Dibden, J. 2012 Thesis abstract ‘Drawing in the Land: Rock Art in the Upper Nepean, Sydney Basin, NSW‘. Australian Archaeology 75:128-129.

Forde, K. 2012 Thesis abstract ‘Mammoth Cave: Pitfall Deposit, Carnivore Accumulation or Cultural Site? Australian Archaeology 75:129.

Hamacher, D.W. 2012 Thesis abstract ‘On the Astronomical Knowledge and Traditions of Aboriginal Australians Australian Archaeology 75:129-130.

Joannes-Boyau, R. 2012 Thesis abstract ‘New Insights in Non-Destructive Direct Dating of Human Remains‘. Australian Archaeology 75:130.

Ralph, J. 2012 Thesis abstract ‘Convenient Canvasses: An Archaeology of Social Identity and Contemporary Graffiti in Jawoyn Country, NT, Australia‘. Australian Archaeology 75:130-131.

Stannard, G. 2012 Thesis abstract ‘A Study of Palaeohealth in Precontact Coastal Papua New Guinea’. Australian Archaeology 75:131.

Stone, R.M. 2012 Thesis abstract ‘Stately Homes: The Mirror and Metaphor of Colonial South Australia’. Australian Archaeology 75:131-132.

Thomas, D.C. 2012 Thesis abstract ‘The Ebb and Flow of an Empire: The Ghurid Polity of Central Afghanistan in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries‘. Australian Archaeology 75:132.

Tumney, J.N. 2012 Thesis abstract ‘Environment, Landscape and Stone Technology at Lake Mungo, Southwest New South Wales, Australia‘. Australian Archaeology 75:132.

Twaddle, R. 2012  Thesis abstract ‘Measure by Measure: The Interpretation of Human Behavour from the Identification and Analysis of the Hawaiin Limpet (Cellana spp.) from prehistoric archaeological sites in Hawai’i‘. Australian Archaeology 75:133.

Wilcox, M.K. 2012 Thesis abstract ‘Bones of contention: Investigating Human Subsistence in the Late Holocene: An Archaeological Analysis of Two Rockshelter Assemblages from the Watsonville Region, Far North Queensland‘. Australian Archaeology 75:133.


Barker, C. 2012  Review of ‘Pinning down the Past: Archaeology, Heritage and Education Today’ by Mike Corbishley. Australian Archaeology 75:121-122.

Brown, S. 2012 Review of ‘The Dark Abyss of Time: Archaeology and Memory’ by Laurent Olivier, translated by Arthur GreenspanAustralian Archaeology 75:122-124.

Dortch, J. 2012 Review of ‘Recent Studies in Australian Palaeoecology and zooarchaeology: A Volume in Honour of the late Su Solomon’ edited by Jillian Garvey and Judith FieldAustralian Archaeology 75:124-125.

Kimber, T. 2012 Review of ‘An Introduction to Landscape’ by Peter J. HowardAustralian Archaeology 75:125-126.

Murray, T. 2012 Review of ‘Making Archaeology Happen. Design versus Dogma’ by Martin CarverAustralian Archaeology 75:126-127.