Prof Lara Lamb


Prof Lara Lamb
NameProf Lara Lamb
Email Addresslara.lamb@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleProfessor (Anthropology)
QualificationsBA(Hons) Qld, PhD ANU
DepartmentSchool of Humanities and Communication
AffiliationsCentre for Heritage and Culture
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7131-4918
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Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Professor, Anthropology (Archaeology)University of Southern Queensland2005

Fields of Research

  • 430107. Historical archaeology (incl. industrial archaeology)
  • 430199. Archaeology not elsewhere classified
  • 430205. Heritage and cultural conservation
  • 430399. Historical studies not elsewhere classified
  • 440199. Anthropology not elsewhere classified
  • 451301. Archaeology of New Guinea and Pacific Islands (excl. New Zealand)

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Australian Archaeological Association
BA(Hons)
Qld
1994
PhD
ANU
2005

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
The impact of Coal Seam Gas extraction on landscape processes within Queensland¿s Surat and Bowen basinsAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2024
The Village in the Rainforest: Timing of Village Establishment and the Transition from Foraging to Horticulture in the Bosavi region of the Great Papuan Plateau, Papua New GuineaPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2022
The politics of fat difference: how actors in the Fatosphere commit fat revolutionary acts, fat sedition and fat social mutiny in the fight to turn the social consensus toward fat acceptancePrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2016
Centralism or Federalism Structural Change and Recovery in the Solomon IslandsPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2015

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
Women in Farming Families in the Darling Downs and South West Queensland: Navigating Discourses Towards Wellbeing, Resilience and EmpowermentPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023
Autoimmunity, identity and moralisation: Caring for women with autoimmune diseases in regional AustraliaPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2021
Aboriginal-European interaction on the Queensland Frontier: An archaeological study of the Boralga Native Police Camp, Cape York PeninsulaAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2020
Project titleDetailsYear
ARC DPPapuan Pathways

A Holocene sequence from Walufeni Cave, Southern Highlands Province, and its implications for the settlement of the Great Papuan Plateau, Papua New Guinea

Barker, Bryce, Lamb, Lara, Leavelsey, Matthew, Manne, Tiina, Fairbairn, Andrew, Coe, Andrew, Lowe, Kelsey M., Beni, Teppsy, Neanda, Betty and Aubert, Maxime. 2023. "A Holocene sequence from Walufeni Cave, Southern Highlands Province, and its implications for the settlement of the Great Papuan Plateau, Papua New Guinea." Australian Archaeology. 89 (1), pp. 47-65. https://doi.org/10.1080/03122417.2023.2175960

Rethinking agency in hiri exchange relationships on Papua New Guinea's south coast: Oral traditions and archaeology

Urwin, Urwin, Lamb Lara, Skelly, Robert, Bell, Joshua A., Beni, Teppsy, Leavelsey, Matthew, David, Bruno and Arifeae, Henry. 2023. "Rethinking agency in hiri exchange relationships on Papua New Guinea's south coast: Oral traditions and archaeology." Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. 69, pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaa.2022.101484

Repatriation, Exchange, and Colonial Legacies in the Gulf of Papua: Moving Pictures

Lamb, Lara and Lee, Christopher. 2022. Repatriation, Exchange, and Colonial Legacies in the Gulf of Papua: Moving Pictures. Switzerland. Palgrave Macmillan.

Wunjunga midden: Late Holocene change, site preservation and open midden sites on the Central Queensland Coast

Barker, Bryce and Lamb, Lara. 2022. "Wunjunga midden: Late Holocene change, site preservation and open midden sites on the Central Queensland Coast." Australian Archaeology. 88 (3), pp. 318-327. https://doi.org/10.1080/03122417.2022.2130250

Rock engravings and occupation sites in the Mount Bosavi Region, Papua New Guinea: Implications for our understanding of the human presence in the Southern Highlands

Lamb, Lara, Barker, Bryce, Leavesley, Matthew, Aubert, Maxime, Fairbairn, Andrew and Manne, Tiina. 2021. "Rock engravings and occupation sites in the Mount Bosavi Region, Papua New Guinea: Implications for our understanding of the human presence in the Southern Highlands." Archaeology in Oceania. 56 (3), pp. 304-321. https://doi.org/10.1002/arco.5247

Middle to late Holocene near-shore foraging strategies at Caution Bay, Papua New Guinea

Faulkner, Patrick, Thangavelu, Anbarasu, Ferguson, Redbird, Aird, Samantha J., David, Bruno, Drury, Tanya, Rowe, Cassandra, Barker, Bryce, McNiven, Ian J., Richards, Thomas, Leavelsey, Matthew, Asmussen, Brit, Lamb, Lara and Ulm, Sean. 2020. "Middle to late Holocene near-shore foraging strategies at Caution Bay, Papua New Guinea." Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 34 (A), pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102629

Female weir fishers of the southern lowlands of Papua New Guinea: implications for an archaeology of gendered activities

Lamb, Lara, David, Bruno, Barker, Bryce, Pivoru, Ruth and Alex, Cathy. 2019. "Female weir fishers of the southern lowlands of Papua New Guinea: implications for an archaeology of gendered activities." Australian Archaeology. 85 (1), pp. 48-56. https://doi.org/10.1080/03122417.2019.1613869

Archaeology of JSARN–124 site 3, central-western Arnhem Land: Determining the age of the so-called ‘Genyornis’ painting

Barker, Bryce, Lamb, Lara, Delannoy, Jean-Jacques, David, Bruno, Gunn, Robert, Chalmin, Emilie, Castets, Geraldine, Aplin, Ken, Sadier, Benjamin, Moffat, Ian, Mialanes, Jerome, Katherine, Margaret, Geneste, Jean-Michel and Hoerle, Stephane. 2017. "Archaeology of JSARN–124 site 3, central-western Arnhem Land: Determining the age of the so-called ‘Genyornis’ painting." David, Bruno, Tacon, Paul S. C., Delannoy, Jean-Jacques and Geneste, Jean-Michel (ed.) The archaeology of rock art in Western Arnhem Land, Australia. Acton, Canberra, Australia. Australian National University (ANU) Press. pp. 423-496

The identification of extinct megafauna in rock art using geometric morphometrics: a Genyornis newtoni painting in Arnhem Land, northern Australia?

Cobden, Rommy, Clarkson, Chris, Price, Gilbert J., David, Bruno, Geneste, Jean-Michel, Delannoy, Jean-Jacques, Barker, Bryce, Lamb, Lara and Gunn, Robert G.. 2017. "The identification of extinct megafauna in rock art using geometric morphometrics: a Genyornis newtoni painting in Arnhem Land, northern Australia?" Journal of Archaeological Science. 87, pp. 95-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2017.09.013

Geochemical analysis of the painted panels at the 'Genyornis' rock art site, Arnhem Land, Australia

Chalmin, Emilie, Castets, Geraldine, Delannoy, Jean-Jacques, David, Bruno, Barker, Bryce, Lamb, Lara, Soufi, Faycal, Pairis, Sebastien, Cersoy, Sophie, Martinetto, Pauline, Geneste, Jean-Michel, Hoerle, Stephane, Richards, Thomas and Gunn, Robert. 2017. "Geochemical analysis of the painted panels at the 'Genyornis' rock art site, Arnhem Land, Australia." Quaternary International. 430 (A), pp. 60-80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2016.04.003

The Mine Island Aboriginal stone arrangements: spiritual responses to late Holocene change on the central Queensland coast

Barker, Bryce, Lamb, Lara and Campbell, Glenn. 2016. "The Mine Island Aboriginal stone arrangements: spiritual responses to late Holocene change on the central Queensland coast." Australian Archaeology. 82 (3), pp. 232-247. https://doi.org/10.1080/03122417.2016.1251725

Investigating changing stone technologies, site use and occupational intensities at Fern Cave, north Queensland

Lamb, Lara. 1996. "Investigating changing stone technologies, site use and occupational intensities at Fern Cave, north Queensland ." Australian Archaeology. 42 (1), pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1080/03122417.1996.11681564

Study of red pigments from the 'Genyornis' panel, Arnhem Land, Australia: what are the origins of the haematite?[Etude des pigments rouges du panneau du 'Genyornis' Terre d’Arnhem, Australie: origines de l’hématite?]

Chalmin, Emilie, Castets, Geraldine, David, Bruno, Barker, Bryce, Delannoy, Jean-Jacques, Lamb, Lara, Geneste, Jean-Michel, Soufi, Faycal, Pairis, Sebastien, Hoerle, Stephane, Boche, Elisa and Katherine, Margaret. 2016. "Study of red pigments from the 'Genyornis' panel, Arnhem Land, Australia: what are the origins of the haematite?[Etude des pigments rouges du panneau du 'Genyornis' Terre d’Arnhem, Australie: origines de l’hématite?]." Anthropologica et Praehistorica: bulletin de la Societe Royale Belge d'Anthropologie et Prehistoire.

Baikaboria ossuary and the origins of the Kesele clan, Upper Kikori River, Papua New Guinea

Barker, Bryce, Lamb, Lara and Manne, Tiina. 2016. "Baikaboria ossuary and the origins of the Kesele clan, Upper Kikori River, Papua New Guinea." Journal of Pacific Archaeology. 7 (1), pp. 89-105.

Dating of in situ longhouse (dubu daima) posts in the Kikori River delta: refining chronologies of island village occupation in the lower Kikori River delta, Papua New Guinea

Barker, Bryce, Lamb, Lara, David, Bruno, Skelly, Robert and Korokai, Kenneth. 2015. "Dating of in situ longhouse (dubu daima) posts in the Kikori River delta: refining chronologies of island village occupation in the lower Kikori River delta, Papua New Guinea." Quaternary International. 385, pp. 27-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2015.04.003

Kumukumu 1, a hilltop site in the Aird Hills: implications for occupational trends and dynamics in the Kikori River delta, south coast of Papua New Guinea

David, Bruno, Aplin, Ken, Petchey, Fiona, Skelly, Robert, Mialanes, Jerome, Jones-Amin, Holly, Stanisic, John, Barker, Bryce and Lamb, Lara. 2015. "Kumukumu 1, a hilltop site in the Aird Hills: implications for occupational trends and dynamics in the Kikori River delta, south coast of Papua New Guinea." Quaternary International. 385, pp. 7-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2014.06.058

Landscapes of mobility: the flow of place

David, Bruno, Lamb, Lara and Kaiwari, Jack. 2014. "Landscapes of mobility: the flow of place." Cummings, Vicki, Jordan, Peter and Zvelebil, Marek (ed.) The Oxford handbook of the archaeology and anthropology of hunter-gatherers. Oxford, United Kingdom. Oxford University Press. pp. 1163-1190

A Pleistocene charcoal drawing or painting from Northern Australia

David, Bruno, Barker, Bryce, Delannoy, Jean-Jacques, Geneste, Jean-Michel, Petchey, Fiona and Lamb, Lara. 2014. "A Pleistocene charcoal drawing or painting from Northern Australia." International Newsletter on Rock Art. 2014.

Study of red pigments from the 'Genyornis' Panel, Arnhem Land, Australia: what are the origins of the haematite? [Etude des pigments rouges du panneau du 'Genyornis' Terre d’Arnhem, Australie: origines de l’hématite?]

Chalmin, E., Castets, G., David, B., Barker, B., Delannoy, J., Lamb, L., Geneste, J., Soufi, F., Pairis, S., Hoerle, S., Boche, E. and Katherine, M.. 2014. "Study of red pigments from the 'Genyornis' Panel, Arnhem Land, Australia: what are the origins of the haematite? [Etude des pigments rouges du panneau du 'Genyornis' Terre d’Arnhem, Australie: origines de l’hématite?]." International round table: Around hematite. Circulation and transformation during recent prehistory - Methods of analysis International round table (2014). Namur, Belgium 07 - 08 Feb 2013 Belgium.

A 28,000 year old excavated painted rock from Nawarla Gabarnmang, northern Australia

David, Bruno, Barker, Bryce, Petchey, Fiona, Delannoy, Jean-Jacques, Geneste, Jean-Michel, Rowe, Cassandra, Eccleston, Mark, Lamb, Lara and Whear, Ray. 2013. "A 28,000 year old excavated painted rock from Nawarla Gabarnmang, northern Australia." Journal of Archaeological Science. 40 (5), pp. 2493-2501. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2012.08.015

Poromoi Tamu and the case of the drowning village: history, lost places and the stories we tell

David, Bruno, Lamb, Lara, Delannoy, Jean-Jacques, Pivoru, Frank, Rowe, Cassandra, Pivoru, Max, Frank, Tony, Frank, Nick, Fairbairn, Andrew and Pivoru, Ruth. 2012. "Poromoi Tamu and the case of the drowning village: history, lost places and the stories we tell." International Journal of Historical Archaeology. 16 (2), pp. 319-345. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10761-012-0183-0

Otoia, ancestral village of the Kerewo: modelling the historical emergence of Kerewo regional polities on the island of Goaribari, south coast of mainland Papua New Guinea

Barker, Bryce, Lamb, Lara, David, Bruno, Korokai, Kenneth, Kuaso, Alois and Bowman, Joanne. 2012. "Otoia, ancestral village of the Kerewo: modelling the historical emergence of Kerewo regional polities on the island of Goaribari, south coast of mainland Papua New Guinea." Haberle, Simon G. and David, Bruno (ed.) Peopled landscapes: archaeological and biogeographic approaches to landscapes. Canberra, Australia. Australian National University (ANU) Press. pp. 157-176

Archaeological evidence for south sea islander traditional ritual practice at Wunjunga, Ayr, central Queensland coast

Barker, Bryce and Lamb, Lara. 2011. "Archaeological evidence for south sea islander traditional ritual practice at Wunjunga, Ayr, central Queensland coast." Australian Archaeology.

Nawarla Gabarnmang, a 45,180 ± 910 cal BP site in Jawoyn Country, southwest Arnhem Land plateau

David, Bruno, Geneste, Jean-Michel, Whear, Ray L., Delannoy, Jean-Jacques, Katherine, Margaret, Gunn, R. G., Clarkson, Christopher, Plisson, Hugues, Lee, Preston, Petchey, Fiona, Rowe, Cassandra, Barker, Bryce, Lamb, Lara, Miller, Wes, Hoerle, Stephane, James, Daniel, Boche, Elisa, Aplin, Ken, McNiven, Ian J., ..., Matthews, Jacqueline. 2011. "Nawarla Gabarnmang, a 45,180 ± 910 cal BP site in Jawoyn Country, southwest Arnhem Land plateau." Australian Archaeology.

Morphometric analyses of Batissa violacea shells from Emo (OAC), Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea

Thangavelu, Anbarasu, David, Bruno, Barker, Bryce, Geneste, Jean-Michel, Delannoy, Jean-Jacques, Lamb, Lara, Araho, Nick and Skelly, Robert. 2011. "Morphometric analyses of Batissa violacea shells from Emo (OAC), Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea." Archaeology in Oceania. 46 (2), pp. 67-75.

Rock of ages: South Molle Island quarry, Whitsunday Islands: use and distribution of stone through space and time

Lamb, Lara. 2011. Rock of ages: South Molle Island quarry, Whitsunday Islands: use and distribution of stone through space and time. Oxford, England. Archaeopress.

The Emo site (OAC), Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea: resolving long-standing questions of antiquity and implications for the history of the ancestral Hiri maritime trade

David, Bruno, Geneste, Jean-Michel, Aplin, Ken, Delannoy, Jean-Jacques, Araho, Nick, Clarkson, Christopher, Connell, Kate, Haberle, Simon, Barker, Bryce, Lamb, Lara, Stanisic, John, Fairbairn, Andrew, Skelly, Robert and Rowe, Cassandra. 2010. "The Emo site (OAC), Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea: resolving long-standing questions of antiquity and implications for the history of the ancestral Hiri maritime trade." Australian Archaeology. 70, pp. 39-54.

Writing the history of religious authority in England 1560-1700

Harmes, Marcus. 2009. "Writing the history of religious authority in England 1560-1700." Musgrove, Brian and Lamb, Lara (ed.) Legacies 09 Conference. Toowoomba, Australia 13 - 14 Feb 2009 Toowoomba, Australia.

The archaeology of poverty and human dignity: charity and the work ethic in a 1930s Depression era itinerant's camp on the Toowoomba Range escarpment, Queensland

Barker, Bryce and Lamb, Lara. 2009. "The archaeology of poverty and human dignity: charity and the work ethic in a 1930s Depression era itinerant's camp on the Toowoomba Range escarpment, Queensland." Archaeologies: journal of the World Archaeological Congress. 5 (2), pp. 263-279. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11759-009-9101-4

Backed and forth: an exploration of variation in retouched implement production on the South Molle Island Quarry, Central Queensland

Lamb, Lara. 2005. "Backed and forth: an exploration of variation in retouched implement production on the South Molle Island Quarry, Central Queensland." Clarkson, Christopher and Lamb, Lara (ed.) Lithics down under: Australian perspectives on lithic reduction, use and classification. Oxford, England. Archaeopress. pp. 35-42

Casting new light on old stones

Clarkson, Christopher and Lamb, Lara. 2005. "Casting new light on old stones." Clarkson, Christopher and Lamb, Lara (ed.) Lithics down under: Australian perspectives on lithic reduction, use and classification. Oxford, England. Archaeopress. pp. 1-6

Lithics 'Down Under': Australian Perspectives on Lithic Reduction, Use and Classification

Clarkson, Christopher and Lamb, Lara (ed.) 2005. Lithics 'Down Under': Australian Perspectives on Lithic Reduction, Use and Classification . Oxford. Archaeopress.

Evidence for early Holocene change in the Whitsunday Islands: a new radiocarbon determination, Nara Inlet 1

Lamb, Lara and Barker, Bryce. 2001. "Evidence for early Holocene change in the Whitsunday Islands: a new radiocarbon determination, Nara Inlet 1." Australian Archaeology. 53, pp. 42-43.