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Jim Rhoads
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08 9298 8965
0402 131 336
PO Box 217
Glen Forrest
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J Rhoads Heritage & Native Title Services
* PhD (Prehistory) Australian National University* MA (Anthropology) University of Minnesota * Grad Cert (Management) University of Western Sydney* BA (History) Austin College (Sherman, Texas)
Throughout Australia and Papua New Guinea
Full Member, Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists; Honorary Research Fellow (current) Department of Archaeology UWA Perth: Honorary Research Associate (current) Geoscience and Archaeology, Australian Museum Sydney; Fellow (current) Secretary (2010-2011) and Councillor (2004-2010) Institute of Public Administration Australia (WA); Member, Australian Archaeological Association; Member, Society of American Archaeology; Member, American Anthropological Association
Dr Jim Rhoads has, in total, more than 40 years� experience in archaeological and ethnographic experience in tertiary education and training, and academic and consultancy fieldwork in the public and private sectors. He has served as a senior public policy specialist and executive-level public administrator.; His postgraduate qualifications include archaeology, anthropology and business management, and his laboratory, excavation and field survey experience in Australia and Papua New Guinea is substantial.

Presently, Dr Rhoads is the CEO of Rhoads Bird and Associates Pty Ltd, a specialist heritage support group providing strategic and practical advice and training, in addition to the standard range of heritage investigation services.

He has a proven track record working with government agencies in several states and has published for both specialist academic and general audiences, in addition to reporting on a range of consultancy projects in Australia and Papua New Guinea. His expertise in working with Indigenous communities is both extensive and well-developed.
2020 C. Bird and J W Rhoads. Crafting Country: Aboriginal Archaeology in the Eastern Chichester Range, North-west Australia. Sydney: Tom Austen Brown Studies in Australasian Archaeology, University of Sydney Press; C. Bird, F Hook and J Rhoads 2019 Tracing pathways: writing archaeology in Nyiyaparli country. In A Ross and L Brady (eds), Archaeology in Oceania, Special Issue; C Bird, J Rhoads and F Hook 2019 Persistent places and places of memory: archaeological markers of long-term connection to country in the inland Pilbara, Western Australia. Annual Review from Cambridge 34 (1): 28 – 49; C Bird, J Rhoads and F Hook 2016. Reflections on CB08-500: alternative narratives, Aboriginal heritage and significance assessment in Western Australia. Hunter-gatherer Research 3(2): 338-43; J Rhoads & C. Bird (2011). Topographic archaeology revisited: regional archaeological structure in the southern Wimmera, Victoria, Australia. In C. Bird and E. Webb (eds), Fire and Hearth Forty Years On: Essays in Honour of Sylia J. Hallam, pp. 109-122, Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 79.Rhoads, J. (2010). Prehistoric Papuan Axe/Adzes: A Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Form. In I. McNiven and M. Green (eds), The Artefact 33: 56-69.Rhoads, J. & C. Bird (2000). An archaeological survey of the south-west Wimmera. Unpublished report to Aboriginal Affairs Victoria: Melbourne.Rhoads, J. (1998). Selling Geospatial Information; Best Practice Principles. Land Victoria, Department of Natural Resources and Environment.Rhoads, J. (1995). Victorian Cultural Heritage Spatial Decision Support System. Heritage Victoria: Office of Planning and Heritage.Rhoads, J. & D. Frankel, eds. (1994). Archaeology of a Coastal Exchange System: Sites and Ceramics of the Papuan Gulf. Canberra: Division of Archaeology and Natural History, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University.Rhoads, J.(1994).Central Highlands (Gippsland) Aboriginal Archaeological Heritage: National Estate Threshold Analysis. A report to the Australian Heritage Commission.Rhoads, J. (1992). Significant sites and non-site archaeology: a case study from south-east Australia. World Archaeology 24: 198-217.Rhoads, J. & D. Mackenzie (1991). Stone axe/adze trade in Prehistoric Papua: the travels of Python. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 57(2):35-49.Rhoads, J. (1986). Bellarine Peninsula Site Assessment and Management Study. A report to the Victoria Archaeological Survey. (2 vols.)Rhoads, J. (1984).Papuan Gulf Ethnographic Research Project. A report to the Trustees, the Australian Museum, Sydney NSW.Rhoads, J, P. Vinnecombe, N. Green, K. Mulvaney, P. Veth & T. Gara (1984). Dampier Archaeological Project: Survey and Salvage of Aboriginal Sites on Portion of the Burrup Peninsula. A report by the Aboriginal Sites Department, Western Australian Museum.Rhoads, J. (1983).Canunda National Park: baseline archaeological study. A report to the National Parks and Wildlife Service, SA.Rhoads, J. (1983).Merlinleigh Prospect: Archaeological Site Survey and Recording Program. A report for ESSO Australia Ltd.Rhoads, J., P. Hughes and P. Hiscock (1982). Olympic Dam Project Archaeological Study: 1982 Project Area, Townsite and Pipeline Corridor Surveys � Methodology and Results. Report to Roxby Management Services Pty. Ltd. through Kinhill Pty. Ltd, Adelaide.
HERITAGE ADVICE - complex archaeological project design and management,
heritage significance evaluation, public policy review and analysis
HERITAGE INVESTIGATIONS - survey sampling and statistical analysis methodologies, broad area archaeological landscape analysis, stone tool analysis, Papua New Guinea pottery analysis
HERITAGE SKILL DEVELOPMENT - archaeological fieldwork training
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