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Lynley Wallis
Assoc. Prof.
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0417 001 861
Unit 103/95 Clarence Road
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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, AACAI Life Member, Australian Archaeological Association Editor, Australian Archaeology (2011-June 2015) President, Australian Archaeological Association (2009-2011) SA State Representative, Australian Archaeological Association (2006-2009) Member, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Member, Australasian Quaternary Association Editorial 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 Qld) and SA. 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 Associate Professor at Griffith University, and an adjunct staff member at Flinders University and the University of Notre Dame Australia. Her research interests focus around human-environment relationships through the late Quaternary period, coastal and island archaeology, phytolith analysis, and ethnobotany.
Selected Publications (since 2014) Barker, B., L.A. Wallis, H. Burke, N. Cole, K. Lowe, U. Artym, A. Pagels, L. Bateman, E. Hatte, C. De Leiuen, I. Davidson and L. Zimmerman 2020 The archaeology of the ‘Secret War’: the material evidence of conflict on the Queensland frontier 1849–1901. Queensland Archaeological Research 23:25–41. DOI: Huntley, J., L.A. Wallis, B. Stephenson, Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation and Annabelle Davis 2020 A multi-technique approach to contextualising painted rock art in the Central Pilbara of Western Australia: integrating in-field and laboratory methods. Quaternary International. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2020.05.032 Wallis, L.A., B. Stephenson and Yinhawangka Aboriginal Corporation 2020 A nardoo processing grinding stone from a rockshelter in the Pilbara, Western Australia. Australian Archaeology. DOI: 10.1080/03122417.2020.1768627 Lowe, K. and L.A. Wallis 2020 Exploring ground-penetrating radar and sediment magnetic susceptibility analyses in a sandstone rockshelter in northern Australia. Australian Archaeology. Cole, N., L.A. Wallis, H. Burke, B. Barker and Rinyirru Aboriginal Corporation 2020 ‘On the brink of a fever stricken swamp’: culturally modified trees and land-people relationships at the Boralga Native Mounted Police camp, Cape York Peninsula. Australian Archaeology. DOI: 10.1080/03122417.2020.1749371 Burke, H., B. Barker, L.A. Wallis, S. Craig and M. Combo 2020 Betwixt and between: trauma, survival and the Aboriginal troopers of the Queensland Native Mounted Police. Journal of Genocide Research. Florin, S.A., A.S. Fairbairn, M. Nango, J. Djandjomerr, B. Marwick, R. Fullagar, M. Smith, L.A. Wallis and C. Clarkson 2020 The first Australian ‘bush foods’ at Madjedbebe, 65,000–53,000 years ago. Nature Communications 11(924). Bryant, L., H. Burke, T. Ireland, L.A. Wallis and C. Wight 2020 Secret and safe: the underlife of concealed objects from the Royal Derwent Hospital, New Norfolk, Tasmania. Journal of Social Archaeology. DOI Davidson, I., H. Burke, L. Sullivan, L.A. Wallis, U. Artym and B. Barker 2020 Cultural conflict in text and materiality: the impact of words and lead on the northwest Queensland colonial frontier. World Archaeology. DIO: Lowe, K.M., S. Arthure, L.A. Wallis and J Feinberg 2020 Geophysical and archaeological investigations of Baker’s Flat, a nineteenth century historic Irish site in South Australia. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 12:33. DOI: Cole, N. and L.A. Wallis 2019 Indigenous rock art tourism in Australia: contexts, trajectories and multifaceted realities. Arts 8(162). DOI 10.3390/arts8040162 Wallis, L.A., H. Burke, N. Cole and B. Barker 2019 Archaeology and the teaching of frontier conflict in Australia. Teaching History June 2019:6–10. Marshall, M., L.A. Wallis and K. Golson 2019 Marnda Gardairri: Facilitation of an Indigenous Ranger Rock Art Workshop. Nulungu Insights 3. Broome: Nulungu Research Institute, University of Notre Dame Australia. Moss, P., S. Ulm, L. Mackenzie, L.A. Wallis, D. Rosendahl and L. Steinberger 2019 Robust local vegetation records from dense archaeological shell matrixes: a palynological analysis of the Thundiy shell deposit, Bentinck Island, Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 11(2):511–520. Miller, G.H., J.W. Magee, M.L. Fogel, M.J. Wooller, P.P. Hesse, N.A. Spooner, B.J. Johnson and L.A. Wallis 2018 Wolfe Creek Crater: a continuous sediment fill in the Australian arid zone records changes in monsoon strength through the Late Quaternary. Quaternary Science Reviews 199:108–125. Wallis, L.A., H. Burke, B. Barker, N. Cole, L. Bateman, U. Artym, T. Pagels, E. Hatte and I. Davidson 2018 The archaeology of Queensland's 'secret war': Researching the Queensland native mounted police, 1849 to 1904. Signals 124:14–19. Wallis, L.A. 2018 Chapter 12 Phytolith analysis of sediment samples from Djadjiling (HD07-1A-04), HN-A9 (Jundaru) and HD07-3A-PAD13, Pilbara, Western Australia. In D. Cropper and B. Law (eds), Rockshelter Excavations in the East Hamersley Range, Pilbara Region, Western Australia. British Archaeological Reports International Series, pp359–384. Oxford: Archaeopress Publishing. Burke, H., B. Barker, N. Cole, L.A. Wallis, E. Hatte, I. Davidson and K. Lowe 2018 The Queensland Native Police and strategies of recruitment on the Queensland frontier 1849–1901. Journal of Australian Studies 42(3): 297–313. DOI: 10.1080/14443058.2018.1474942 Lowe, K.M., N. Cole, H. Burke, L.A. Wallis, B. Barker, E. Hatte and Rinyirru Aboriginal Corporation 2018 The archaeological signature of ‘ant bed’ mound floors in the northern tropics of Australia: case study on the Boralga Native Mounted Police Camp, Cape York Peninsula. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 19:686–700. Davidson, I., H. Burke, L.A. Wallis, B. Barker, E. Hatte and N. Cole 2018 Connecting Myall Creek and the Wonomo. In J. Lydon and L. Ryan (eds), Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre, pp.100–111. Sydney: NewSouth Publishing. Wallis, L.A., N. Cole, H. Burke, B. Barker, K. Lowe, I. Davidson and E. Hatte 2017 Rewriting the history of the Native Mounted Police in Queensland. Nulungu Insights 1. Broome: Nulungu Research Institute. Disspain, M.C.F, L.A. Wallis, S. Fallon, M. Sumner, C. St George, C. Wilson, D. Wright, S. Ulm and B.M. Gillanders 2017 Direct radiocarbon dating of fish otoliths from mulloway (Argyrosomus japonicus) and black bream (Acanthopagrus butcheri) from Long Point, South Australia. Journal of the Anthropological Society of South Australia 41:3–17. Gorman, A.C. and L.A. Wallis (eds) 2017 Loveable: The Stories Behind Thriftshop Objects. Brighton: Wallis Heritage Consulting. Burke, H., L.A. Wallis, B. Barker, M. Tutty, N. Cole, I. Davidson, E. Hatte and K. Lowe 2017 The homestead as fortress: fact or folklore? Aboriginal History 40:151–177. L.A. Wallis, Davidson, I., H. Burke, S. Mitchell, B. Barker, E. Hatte, N. Cole and K. Lowe 2017 Aboriginal stone huts along the Georgina River, southwest Qld. Queensland Archaeological Research 20:1–8. Clarkson, C., Z. Jacobs, B. Marwick, R. Fullagar, L.A. Wallis, M. Smith, R.G. Roberts, E. Hayes, K. Lowe, X. Carah, A. Florin, J. McNeil, D. Cox, L.J. Arnold, Q. Hua, J. Huntley, H.E.A. Brand, T. Manne, A. Fairbairn, J. Shulmeister, L.Lyle, M. Salina, M. Page, K. Connell, G. Park, K. Norman, T. Murphy and C. Pardoe 2017 New evidence for the human colonisation of northern Australia about 65,000 years ago. Nature 547(7663):303–310. Lowe, K.M., S.M. Mentzer, L.A. Wallis and J. Shulmeister 2016 A multi-proxy study of anthropogenic sedimentation and human occupation of Gledswood Shelter 1: Exploring an interior sandstone rockshelter in northern Australia. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. DOI :10.1007/s12520-016-0354-8. Wallis, L.A., J. Huntley, M. Marsh, A. Watchman, A. Ewen and A. Strano 2016 pXRF analysis of a yellow ochre quarry and rock art motifs in the Central Pilbara. Journal of the Anthropological Association of South Australia 40:134–155. Wallis, L.A. and J. Matthews 2016 Built structures in rockshelters of the Pilbara, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 31:1–26. 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. 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. 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. 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.
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