What is Public Archaeology?

Community archaeology

Chirikure, S. and G. Pwiti 2008 Community involvement in archaeology and cultural heritage management: An assessment from case studies in southern Africa and elsewhere. Current Anthropology 49(3):467–485.

Greer, S., R. Harrison and S. MacIntyre-Tamwoy 2002 Community-based archaeology in Australia. World Archaeology 34(2):265–287.

Marshall, Y. 2002 What is community archaeology? World Archaeology 34(2):211–219.

Ross, A., S. Ulm and B. Tobane 2013 Gummingurru—A community archaeology knowledge journey. Australian Archaeology 76:62–79.

Ross, A., K. Pickering Sherman, J.G. Snodgrass, H.D. Delcore and R. Sherman 2011 Indigenous Peoples and the Collaborative Stewardship of Nature: Knowledge Binds and Institutional Conflicts. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.

Stottman, M.J. 2010 Archaeologists as Activists: Can Archaeologists Change the World? Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press.

Tully, G. 2007 Community archaeology: General methods and standards of practice. Public Archaeology 6(3):155–187.

Barunga and Jawoyn Country

David, B., B. Barker, F. Petchey, J.-J. Delannoy, J.-M. Geneste, C. Rowe, M. Eccleston, L. Lamb and R. Whear 2013 A 28,000 year old excavated painted rock from Nawarla Gabarnmang, northern Australia. Journal of Archaeological Science 40(5):2493–2501.David, B., J.-M. Geneste, R.L. Whear, J.-J. Delannoy, M. Katherine, R.G. Gunn, C. Clarkson, H. Plisson, P. Lee, F. Petchey, C. Rowe, B. Barker, L. Lamb, W. Miller, S. Hoerle, D. James, E. Boche, K. Aplin, I.J. McNiven, T. Richards, A. Fairbairn and J. Matthews 2011 Nawarla Gabarnmang, a 45,185±910 cal BP site in Jawoyn Country, southwest Arnhem Land Plateau. Australian Archaeology 73:73–77.

Delannoy, J.-J., B. David, J.-M. Geneste, M. Katherine, B. Barker, R.L. Whear and R.G. Gunn 2013 The social construction of caves and rockshelters: Chauvet Cave (France) and Nawarla Gabarnmang (Australia). Antiquity 87(335):12–29.

Geneste, J.-M., B. David, H. Plisson, J.-J. Delannoy and F. Petchey 2012 The origins of ground-edge axes: New findings from Nawarla Gabarnmang, Arnhem Land (Australia) and global implications for the evolution of fully modern humans. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 22(1):1–17.

Gunn, R.G., L.C. Douglas and R.L. Whear 2011 What bird is that? Identifying a Probable Painting of Genyornis newtoni in Western Arnhem Land. Australian Archaeology 73:1–12.

Gunn, R.G. and R.L. Whear 2007a The Jawoyn rock art and heritage project. Rock Art Research 24(1):5–20.

Gunn, R.G. and R.L. Whear 2007b Tangtangjal Cave revisited. The Artefact: the journal of the Archaeological and Anthropological Society of Victoria 30:16–28.

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.

Jackson, G. and C. Smith 2005 Living and learning on Aboriginal lands: Decolonizing archaeology in practice. In C. Smith and H.M. Wobst (eds), Indigenous Archaeologies: Decolonizing Theory and Practice, pp. 328–351. London: Routledge.

Ralph, J. and C. Smith 2014 ‘We’ve got better things to do than worry about whitefella politics’: Contemporary Indigenous graffiti and recent government interventions in Jawoyn Country. Australian Archaeology 78:75–83.

Smith, C. 1999 Ancestors, place and people: Social landscapes in Aboriginal Australia. In P. Ucko and R. Layton (eds) The Archaeology and Anthropology of Landscape. Shaping your Landscape, pp. 189–205. London and New York: Routledge.

Smith, C. 2004 Country, Kin and Culture: Survival of an Australian Aboriginal Community. Kent Town: Wakefield Press.

Smith, C. 2008 Panache and protocol in Australian Aboriginal art. In Ines Domingo Sanz, Danae Fiore and Sally K. May (eds.) Archaeologies of Art: Time, Place, Identity, pp. 215–241 Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.

Smith, C. and I. Domingo-Sanz in press Beswick Creek Cave six decades later: Change and continuity in the rock art of Doria Gudaluk. Antiquity (accepted 2016).

Smith, C. and G. Jackson 2010 Decolonizing Indigenous archaeology: Developments from down under. In M.M. Bruchac, S.M. Hart and H.M. Wobst (eds.) Indigenous Archaeologies: A Reader on Decolonization, pp.113–125. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.

Wiynjorroc, P. 2005 Jawoyn plants and animals: Aboriginal flora and fauna knowledge from Nitmiluk National Park and the Katherine area, Northern Australia. Darwin: Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts.

Wiynjorroc, P., P. Manabaru, N. Brown and A. Warner 2005 We just have to show you: research ethics blekbalawei. In C. Smith and H.M. Wobst (eds), Indigenous Archaeologies: Decolonizing Theory and Practice, pp. 316–327. London: Routledge.


AIATSIS 2012 Guidelines for Ethical Research in Australian Indigenous Studies. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.

Smith, C. and H. Burke 2003 In the Spirit of the Code. In L.J. Zimmerman, K.D. Vitelli and J. Hollowell-Zimmer (eds), Ethical Issues in Archaeology, pp. 177–197. Walnut Creek: AltaMira.