Core Artefact Research
Richard Fullagar is involved as a Chief Investigator on this Australian Research Council (ARC) Project based in the Centre for Archaeological Science at the University of Wollongong.
Australian Research Council Discovery Project 2011-2015
Administering Organisation Name: University of Queensland
DP110102864: Dr Christopher J Clarkson (QEII), Asst Prof Benjamin
Marwick, Dr Lynley A Wallis, Dr Michael A Smith, Dr Richard L Fullagar
Project Title: Modern human origins and early behavioural complexity in
Australia and Southeast Asia
This project tackles a fundamental issue in world prehistory: how and when did humans first cross from Southeast Asia into Australia. Three new archaeological excavations using novel methods of analysis will assess the nature of behavioural complexity and human evolution at the time when Australia was first colonised over 45,000 years ago. Richardís role in this project is oversee usewear and residue studies of excavated stone artefacts. At this stage (end of 2012) the re-excavation of Malakunanja II has been completed and study of the grinding stones is being undertaken by Ebbe Hayes (PhD student, University of Wollongong).