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Lynley Wallis
Assoc. Prof.
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0417 001 861
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Wallis Heritage Consulting
PhD, ANU (2001)BSc (Hons), UWA (1994)
Australia wide, but with particular emphasis on northern Australia (esp. Queensland, NT and the Kimberley region) and South Australia
Full Member, Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc.nLife Member, Australian Archaeological AssociationnEditor, Australian Archaeology (2011-June 2015)nPresident, Australian Archaeological Association (2009-2011)nSouth Australian State Representative, Australian Archaeological Association (2006-2009)nMember, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander StudiesnMember, Australasian Quaternary AssociationnEditorial Advisory Board, Queensland Archaeological Research
Lynley is the Director of Wallis Heritage Consulting (WHC), a niche company that specialises in delivering comprehensive services in cultural heritage management and Indigenous liaison, offering constructive advice to clients in the mining, resources, exploration, industrial development, civil works, natural resources, urban planning, land management and government sectors.

Lynley holds a PhD in Prehistory and Archaeology from the Australian National University, and a First Class Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Australia. Lynley was the recipient of a three year Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship to complete her PhD, and has also been the recipient of many other awards for excellence in research.

Lynley has more than 20 years' experience in Australian archaeology and cultural heritage management, with wide-ranging experience in undertaking both small and large scale complex archaeological projects across Australia, most extensively in northern Australia (particularly Queensland) and South Australia. She also has international experience working in Thailand, Vietnam and Chile, and possesses high level project management and logistical organisational skills. Specialising in remote area fieldwork, Lynley has directed many rockshelter and open area excavations, archaeological geophysics surveys and site recording projects, as well as numerous community-focused ethnobotanical projects. Lynley also has long-standing experience in undertaking archaeological surveys, site recording, significance assessments, Indigenous consultation, and preparation of cultural heritage management plans. She is regularly engaged to undertake peer reviews of the work of other consulting firms and to provide expert advice in legal cases involving cultural heritage.

Lynley has formerly held research and teaching positions at the University of Queensland, Flinders University, James Cook University and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, as well as having been employed as a Senior Heritage Officer with the ACT Government. For many years she has taught archaeology and cultural heritage management to Aboriginal community members, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate university students, and has both supervised and examined many research higher degree theses. During her career she has been awarded more than 40 research grants and has amassed a substantive list of published works in both national and international journals, as well as numerous unpublished consulting and community reports. She is currently an adjunct staff member at Flinders University.

Her research interests focus around human-environment relationships through the late Quaternary period, coastal and island archaeology, phytolith analysis, and ethnobotany.
Selected Publications (since 2008)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: An International Journal 31(3):211–228.Wallis, L.A., J. Huntley, A. Watchman and J. Ralph 2015 Painting the Pilbara: An overview of the painted rock art of the Hamersley Plateau. Unpublished report prepared for the Banjima Native Title Holders in relation to Project A693_01 for BHP Billiton Iron Ore.Wallis, L.A. and E. McBride 2015 Preliminary Advice on the Sampling of Stick Nest Rat Middens, Central Pilbara, September 2015. Unpublished report prepared for BHP Billiton Iron Ore.Gorman, A.C. and L.A. Wallis 2015 Disposable: The Stories Behind Everyday Objects. Brighton: Wallis Heritage Consulting.Matthews, J. and L.A. Wallis 2015 Broadcasting, listening and the mysteries of public engagement: An investigation of the AAA online audience. Australian Archaeology 81:1–11.Moss, P., L. Mackenzie, S. Ulm, C. Sloss, D. Rosendahl, L. Petherick, L. Steinberger, L.A. Wallis, H. Heijnis, F. Petchey and G. Jacobsen 2015 Environmental context for late Holocene human occupation of the south Wellesley Archipelago, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Australia. Quaternary International 385:136–144.Clarkson, C., M. Smith, B. Marwick, R. Fullagar, L.A. Wallis, P. Faulkner, T. Manne, Z. Jacobs, E. Hayes, X. Carah, K. Lowe, R.G. Roberts, J. Matthews and S.A. Florin 2015 The archaeology, chronology and stratigraphy of Madjedbebe (Malakunanja II): A site in northern Australia with early occupation. Journal of Human Evolution 83:46–64.Wallis, L.A. and J. Matthews 2015 Archaeological Excavations of Two Rockshelters (PIL_5968 and PIL_6001), Packsaddle Range, Pilbara. Unpublished report prepared for BHP Billiton Iron Ore.Wallis, L.A. 2015 Findings from the Archaeological Investigation of Two Walled Rockshelters, Packsaddle Range, Pilbara. Unpublished report prepared for BHP Billiton Iron Ore.Rosendahl, D., S. Ulm, H. Tomkins and L.A. Wallis 2014 Late Holocene changes in shellfishing behaviours from the Gulf of Carpentaria, northern Australia. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 9(2):253–267.Lowe, K.M., L.A Wallis, C. Pardoe, B. Marwick, C. Clarkson, T. Manne, M. Smith and R. Fullagar 2014 Ground-penetrating radar and burial practices in western Arnhem Land, Australia. Archaeology in Oceania 48(3):148–157.Fullagar, R.L.K. and L.A. Wallis 2014 Use-wear and phytoliths on bedrock grinding patches in north-western Australia. The Artefact 35:75–87.Wallis, L.A. 2014 Review of ‘Consultation and Cultural Heritage: Let us Reason Together’ by Claudia Nissley and Thomas F. King. Australian Archaeology 78:138–140.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 Mornington Island, Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Journal of Archaeological Science 49:21–32.Wallis, L.A. and S.J. Collins 2013 Just passing through: Archaeological investigations of a late Holocene open site in the Mitchell Grass Downs, inland northwest Queensland. Queensland Archaeological Research 16:45–54.St George, C., L.A. Wallis, B. Keys, C. Wilson, D. Wright, S. Fallon, M. Sumner, S. Hemming and the Ngarrindjeri Heritage Committee 2013 Radiocarbon dates for coastal midden sites at Long Point in the Coorong, South Australia. Australian Archaeology 77:141-147.Wallis, L.A. 2013 A comparative study of phytolith assemblages in modern sediments from the Kimberley, Western Australia. Quaternary Australasia 30(2):6–20.Connelly, P. and L.A. Wallis 2013 Kar-kar: Mitakoodi Traditional Medicinal Plant Uses of the Cloncurry Region. Mount Isa: Southern Gulf Catchments Ltd.Wallis, L.A., A. Gorman and H. Burke 2013 The opportunities and challenges of graduate level teaching in cultural heritage management. Australian Archaeology 76:52-61.Pitman, H.T. and L.A. Wallis 2012 The point of spinifex: A review of Aboriginal uses of spinifex grasses in Australia. Ethnobotanical Research and Applications 10:109-131.Mondal, S., P. Memmott, L.A. Wallis and D. Martin 2012 Physico-thermal properties of Triodia resin bio-polymer. Materials Chemistry and Physics 133(2/3):692-699.Gamage, H., S. Mondal, L.A. Wallis, P. Memmott, D. Martin, B. Wright and S Schmidt 2012 Indigenous and modern biomaterials derived from Triodia (spinifex) grasslands in Australia. Australian Journal of Botany 60(2):114-127.Litster, M. and L.A. Wallis 2011 Looking for the proverbial needle? The archaeology of Australian colonial frontier massacres. Archaeology in Oceania 46:105-117.Wade, V., L.A. Wallis and Woolgar Valley Aboriginal Corporation 2011 Aboriginal rock art sites on Middle Park Station, inland northwest Queensland. Australian Archaeology 72:23-34.Disspain, M., L.A. Wallis and B. Gillanders 2011 Developing baseline data to understand environmental change: a geochemical pilot study of archaeological otoliths from the Coorong, South Australia. Journal of Archaeological Science 38:1842-1857.Wallis, L.A. and A.C. Gorman 2010 A time for change? Indigenous heritage values and management practice in the Coorong and Lower Murray Lakes region, South Australia. Australian Aboriginal Studies 2010(1):57-73. 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: A pilot study from South Australia. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal 25(5):1-21. Wallis, L.A., B. Keys, I. Moffat and S. Fallon 2009 Gledswood Shelter 1: initial radiocarbon dates from a Pleistocene aged rockshelter site in northwest Queensland. Australian Archaeology 69:71-74. Alam, A.K.M.M., S. Xie and L.A. Wallis 2009 Reconstructing Holocene palaeoenvironments in Bangladesh: Phytolith analysis of archaeological soils from Somapura Mahavihara site in the Paharpur area, Badalgacchi Upazila, Naogaon District, Bangladesh. Journal of Archaeological Science 36:504-512. Sim, R. and L.A. Wallis 2008 Northern Australian offshore island use during the Holocene: the archaeology of Vanderlin Island, Sir Edward Pellew Group, Gulf of Carpentaria. Australian Archaeology 67:95-106. 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.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.Wiltshire, K.D. and L.A. Wallis 2008 A history of Aboriginal heritage protection legislation in South Australia. Journal of Environment Planning and Law 25(2):98-114.Veth, P., K. Aplin, L. Wallis, T. Manne, T. Pulsford, E. White and A. Chappell 2007 The Archaeology of Montebello Islands, North-West Australia: Late Quaternary foragers on an arid coastline. BAR International Series 1668.
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