Dr Patrick Faulkner

BA PhD ANU
Senior Lecturer

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 3731
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Research interests

  • Coastal palaeoeconomies, with a principal focus on the tropics
  • Australian archaeology, zooarchaeology (molluscs) and taphonomy
  • Human ecology, economics, human-environment interactions and technology

Teaching and supervision

Honours

Current research students

Project title Research student
Investigating the natural and cultural history of the dingo (Canis dingo) through cranial morphometrics Loukas KOUNGOULOS

Current projects

  • Climate Change and Human Behavioural Variability in the Coastal Wet-Dry Tropics of Northern Australia.
  • Human-environment interactions and site formation during the Holocene in the Port Hedland area, northern Western Australia.
  • Sealinks Project, East Africa (University of Oxford), Team Member.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected publications

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Books

  • Faulkner, P. (2013). Life on the Margins: An Archaeological Investigation of Late Holocene Economic Variability, Coastal Blue Mud Bay, Northern Australia. Canberra: ANU E Press.

Book Chapters

  • Faulkner, P. (2014). Late Holocene Coastal Economies and the Anadara Granosa-Dominated Shell Mounds of Northern Australia: Evidence from Blue Mud Bay, Northeast Arnhem Land. In M. Roksandic, S. Mendonca de Souza, S. Eggers, M. Burchell, D. Klokler (Eds.), The Cultural Dynamics of Shell-Matrix Sites, (pp. 57-73). Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.
  • McNiven, I., David, B., Aplin, K., Mialanes, J., Asmussen, B., Ulm, S., Faulkner, P., Rowe, C., Richards, T. (2012). Terrestrial engagements by terminal Lapita maritime specialists on the southern Papuan coast. In Simon G Haberle, Bruno David (Eds.), Peopled Landscapes: Archaeological and Biogeographic Approaches to Landscapes, (pp. 121-156). Canberra: ANU E Press.
  • Faulkner, P. (2011). Stone artefact technology in Willandra National Park: Reduction, risk and mobility. In Ben Marwick and Alex Mackay (Eds.), Keeping your Edge: Recent Approaches to the Organisation of Stone Artefact Technology, (pp. 5-20). Oxford, UK: Archaeopress / British Archeology Reports.
  • Clarke, A., Faulkner, P. (2005). Living Archaeology in the Madarrapa Homeland of Yilpara, north east Arnhem Land. In Lydon, J and Ireland, T (Eds.), Object Lessons: Archaeology and Heritage in Australia, (pp. 225-242). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

Journals

  • Koungoulos, L., Faulkner, P., Asmussen, B. (2018). Analysis of pit and score tooth-mark sizes from bones modified by Holocene Australian terrestrial fauna in relation to body size. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 20, 278-283. [More Information]
  • Faulkner, P., Harris, M., Ali, A., Haji, O., Crowther, A., Horton, M., Boivin, N. (2018). Characterising marine mollusc exploitation in the eastern African Iron Age: Archaeomalacological evidence from Unguja Ukuu and Fukuchani, Zanzibar. Quaternary International, 471, 66-80. [More Information]
  • Jerardino, A., Faulkner, P., Flores, C. (2017). Current methodological issues in archaeomalacological studies. Quaternary International, 427, 1-4. [More Information]
  • Harris, M., Faulkner, P., Asmussen, B. (2017). Macroscopic approaches to the identification of expedient bivalve tools: A case study investigating Polymesoda (=Geloina) coaxans (Bivalvia: Corbiculidae) shell valves from Princess Charlotte Bay, Queensland, Australia. Quaternary International, 427, 201-215. [More Information]
  • Crowther, A., Faulkner, P., Prendergast, M., Quintana Morales, E., Horton, M., Wilmsen, E., Kotarba-Morley, A., Christie, A., Petek, N., Tibesasa, R., et al (2016). Coastal Subsistence, Maritime Trade, and the Colonization of Small Offshore Islands in Eastern African Prehistory. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, 11(2), 211-237. [More Information]
  • Shipton, C., Crowther, A., Kourampas, N., Prendergast, M., Horton, M., Douka, K., Schwenninger, J., Faulkner, P., Quintana Morales, E., Langley, M., et al (2016). Reinvestigation of Kuumbi Cave, Zanzibar, reveals Later Stone Age coastal habitation, early Holocene abandonment and Iron Age reoccupation. Azania: archaeological research in Africa, 51(2), 197-233. [More Information]
  • David, B., Jones-Amin, H., Richards, T., Mialanes, J., Asmussen, B., Petchey, F., Aplin, K., Leavesley, M., McNiven, I., Zetzmann, C., Faulkner, P., et al (2016). Ruisasi 1 and the Earliest Evidence of Mass-produced Ceramics in Caution Bay (Port Moresby Region), Papua New Guinea. Journal of Pacific Archaeology, 7(1), 41-60.
  • Woo, K., Faulkner, P., Ross, A. (2016). The effects of sampling on the analysis of archeological molluscan remains: A quantitative approach. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 7, 730-740. [More Information]
  • Harris, M., Weisler, M., Faulkner, P. (2015). A refined protocol for calculating MNI in archaeological molluscan shell assemblages: a Marshall Islands case study. Journal of Archaeological Science, 57, 168-179. [More Information]
  • Kourampas, N., Shipton, C., Mills, W., Tibesasa, R., Horton, H., Horton, M., Prendergast, M., Crowther, A., Douka, K., Faulkner, P., et al (2015). Late Quaternary speleogenesis and landscape evolution in a tropical carbonate island: Pango la Kuumbi (Kuumbi Cave), Zanzibar. International Journal of Speleology, 44(3), 293-314. [More Information]
  • Clarkson, C., Smith, M., Marwick, B., Fullagar, R., Wallis, L., Faulkner, P., Manne, T., Hayes, E., Roberts, R., Jacobs, Z., et al (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. [More Information]
  • Fairbairn, A., Ross, A., Ulm, S., Nichols, S., Faulkner, P. (2013). Keeping country: A web-based approach to indigenous outreach in cultural heritage management. Australian Archaeology, (77), 127-134.
  • Brockwell, S., Marwick, B., Bourke, P., Faulkner, P., Willan, R. (2013). Late Holocene climate change and human behavioural variability in the coastal wet-dry tropics of northern Australia: Evidence from a pilot study of oxygen isotopes in marine bivalve shells from archaeological sites. Australian Archaeology, (76), 21-33.
  • Ash, J., Faulkner, P., Brady, L., Rowe, C. (2013). Morphometric reconstructions and size variability analysis of the surf clam, atactodea (=paphies) striata, from Muralag 8, southwestern Torres Strait, northern Australia. Australian Archaeology, (77), 82-93.
  • McNiven, I., David, B., Richards, T., Rowe, C., Leavesley, M., Mialanes, J., Connaughton, S., Barker, B., Aplin, K., Asmussen, B., et al (2012). Lapita on the south coast of Papua New Guinea: challenging new horizons in Pacific archaeology. Australian Archaeology, 75, 16-22.
  • Brockwell, S., Bourke, P., Clarke, A., Crassweller, C., Faulkner, P., Meehan, B., O'Connor, S., Sim, R., Wesley, D. (2011). Holocene settlement of the northern coastal plains, Northern Territory, Australia. Beagle: records of the museums and art galleries of the Northern Territory, 27, 1-22.
  • Faulkner, P. (2011). Late Holocene mollusc exploitation and changing near-shore environments: A case study from the coastal margin of Blue Mud Bay, northern Australia. Environmental Archaeology, 16(2), 137-150. [More Information]
  • McNiven, I., David, B., Richards, T., Aplin, K., Asmussen, B., Mialanes, J., Leavesley, M., Faulkner, P., Ulm, S. (2011). New direction in human colonisation of the Pacific: Lapita settlement of south coast New Guinea. Australian Archaeology, 72, 1-6.
  • Thorley, P., Faulkner, P., Smith, M. (2011). New radiocarbon dates for Kulpi Mara Rockshelter, Central Australia. Australian Archaeology, 72, 47-49.
  • Faulkner, P. (2011). Quantifying shell weight loss in archaeological deposits. Archaeology in Oceania, 46(3), 118-129.
  • Faulkner, P. (2010). Morphometric and taphonomic analysis of granular ark (Anadara granosa) dominated shell deposits of Blue Mud Bay, northern Australia. Journal of Archaeological Science, 37(8), 1942-1952. [More Information]
  • Faulkner, P., Clarke, A. (2009). Artefact Assemblage Characteristics and Distribution on the Point Blane Peninsula, Blue Mud Bay, Arnhem Land. Australian Archaeology, 69(December), 21-28.
  • Faulkner, P. (2009). Focused, intense and long-term: Evidence for granular ark (Anadara granosa) exploitation from late Holocene shell mounds of Blue Mud Bay, northern Australia. Journal of Archaeological Science, 36(3), 821-834. [More Information]
  • Brockwell, S., Faulkner, P., Bourke, P., Clarke, A., Crassweller, C., Guse, D., Meehan, B., Sim, R. (2009). Radiocarbon dates from the Top End: A cultural chronology for the Northern Territory coastal plains. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 2009 (1), 54-76.
  • Faulkner, P. (2008). Patterns of chronological variability in occupation on the coastal margin of Blue Mud Bay. Archaeology in Oceania, 43(2), 81-88. [More Information]
  • Bourke, P., Brockwell, S., Faulkner, P., Meehan, B. (2007). Climate variability in the mid to late Holocene Arnhem Land Region, North Australia: Archaeological archives of environmental and cultural change. Archaeology in Oceania, 42(3), 91-101. [More Information]
  • Hiscock, P., Faulkner, P. (2006). Dating the Dreaming? Creation of Myths and Rituals for Mounds along the Northern Australian Coastline. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 16(2), 209-222. [More Information]
  • Faulkner, P., Clarke, A. (2004). Late-Holocene Occupation And Coastal Economy In Blue Mud Bay, Northeast Arnhem Land: Preliminary Archaeological Findings. Australian Archaeology, 59, 23-30.

2018

  • Koungoulos, L., Faulkner, P., Asmussen, B. (2018). Analysis of pit and score tooth-mark sizes from bones modified by Holocene Australian terrestrial fauna in relation to body size. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 20, 278-283. [More Information]
  • Faulkner, P., Harris, M., Ali, A., Haji, O., Crowther, A., Horton, M., Boivin, N. (2018). Characterising marine mollusc exploitation in the eastern African Iron Age: Archaeomalacological evidence from Unguja Ukuu and Fukuchani, Zanzibar. Quaternary International, 471, 66-80. [More Information]

2017

  • Jerardino, A., Faulkner, P., Flores, C. (2017). Current methodological issues in archaeomalacological studies. Quaternary International, 427, 1-4. [More Information]
  • Harris, M., Faulkner, P., Asmussen, B. (2017). Macroscopic approaches to the identification of expedient bivalve tools: A case study investigating Polymesoda (=Geloina) coaxans (Bivalvia: Corbiculidae) shell valves from Princess Charlotte Bay, Queensland, Australia. Quaternary International, 427, 201-215. [More Information]

2016

  • Crowther, A., Faulkner, P., Prendergast, M., Quintana Morales, E., Horton, M., Wilmsen, E., Kotarba-Morley, A., Christie, A., Petek, N., Tibesasa, R., et al (2016). Coastal Subsistence, Maritime Trade, and the Colonization of Small Offshore Islands in Eastern African Prehistory. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, 11(2), 211-237. [More Information]
  • Shipton, C., Crowther, A., Kourampas, N., Prendergast, M., Horton, M., Douka, K., Schwenninger, J., Faulkner, P., Quintana Morales, E., Langley, M., et al (2016). Reinvestigation of Kuumbi Cave, Zanzibar, reveals Later Stone Age coastal habitation, early Holocene abandonment and Iron Age reoccupation. Azania: archaeological research in Africa, 51(2), 197-233. [More Information]
  • David, B., Jones-Amin, H., Richards, T., Mialanes, J., Asmussen, B., Petchey, F., Aplin, K., Leavesley, M., McNiven, I., Zetzmann, C., Faulkner, P., et al (2016). Ruisasi 1 and the Earliest Evidence of Mass-produced Ceramics in Caution Bay (Port Moresby Region), Papua New Guinea. Journal of Pacific Archaeology, 7(1), 41-60.
  • Woo, K., Faulkner, P., Ross, A. (2016). The effects of sampling on the analysis of archeological molluscan remains: A quantitative approach. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 7, 730-740. [More Information]

2015

  • Harris, M., Weisler, M., Faulkner, P. (2015). A refined protocol for calculating MNI in archaeological molluscan shell assemblages: a Marshall Islands case study. Journal of Archaeological Science, 57, 168-179. [More Information]
  • Kourampas, N., Shipton, C., Mills, W., Tibesasa, R., Horton, H., Horton, M., Prendergast, M., Crowther, A., Douka, K., Faulkner, P., et al (2015). Late Quaternary speleogenesis and landscape evolution in a tropical carbonate island: Pango la Kuumbi (Kuumbi Cave), Zanzibar. International Journal of Speleology, 44(3), 293-314. [More Information]
  • Clarkson, C., Smith, M., Marwick, B., Fullagar, R., Wallis, L., Faulkner, P., Manne, T., Hayes, E., Roberts, R., Jacobs, Z., et al (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. [More Information]

2014

  • Faulkner, P. (2014). Late Holocene Coastal Economies and the Anadara Granosa-Dominated Shell Mounds of Northern Australia: Evidence from Blue Mud Bay, Northeast Arnhem Land. In M. Roksandic, S. Mendonca de Souza, S. Eggers, M. Burchell, D. Klokler (Eds.), The Cultural Dynamics of Shell-Matrix Sites, (pp. 57-73). Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

2013

  • Fairbairn, A., Ross, A., Ulm, S., Nichols, S., Faulkner, P. (2013). Keeping country: A web-based approach to indigenous outreach in cultural heritage management. Australian Archaeology, (77), 127-134.
  • Brockwell, S., Marwick, B., Bourke, P., Faulkner, P., Willan, R. (2013). Late Holocene climate change and human behavioural variability in the coastal wet-dry tropics of northern Australia: Evidence from a pilot study of oxygen isotopes in marine bivalve shells from archaeological sites. Australian Archaeology, (76), 21-33.
  • Faulkner, P. (2013). Life on the Margins: An Archaeological Investigation of Late Holocene Economic Variability, Coastal Blue Mud Bay, Northern Australia. Canberra: ANU E Press.
  • Ash, J., Faulkner, P., Brady, L., Rowe, C. (2013). Morphometric reconstructions and size variability analysis of the surf clam, atactodea (=paphies) striata, from Muralag 8, southwestern Torres Strait, northern Australia. Australian Archaeology, (77), 82-93.

2012

  • McNiven, I., David, B., Richards, T., Rowe, C., Leavesley, M., Mialanes, J., Connaughton, S., Barker, B., Aplin, K., Asmussen, B., et al (2012). Lapita on the south coast of Papua New Guinea: challenging new horizons in Pacific archaeology. Australian Archaeology, 75, 16-22.
  • McNiven, I., David, B., Aplin, K., Mialanes, J., Asmussen, B., Ulm, S., Faulkner, P., Rowe, C., Richards, T. (2012). Terrestrial engagements by terminal Lapita maritime specialists on the southern Papuan coast. In Simon G Haberle, Bruno David (Eds.), Peopled Landscapes: Archaeological and Biogeographic Approaches to Landscapes, (pp. 121-156). Canberra: ANU E Press.

2011

  • Brockwell, S., Bourke, P., Clarke, A., Crassweller, C., Faulkner, P., Meehan, B., O'Connor, S., Sim, R., Wesley, D. (2011). Holocene settlement of the northern coastal plains, Northern Territory, Australia. Beagle: records of the museums and art galleries of the Northern Territory, 27, 1-22.
  • Faulkner, P. (2011). Late Holocene mollusc exploitation and changing near-shore environments: A case study from the coastal margin of Blue Mud Bay, northern Australia. Environmental Archaeology, 16(2), 137-150. [More Information]
  • McNiven, I., David, B., Richards, T., Aplin, K., Asmussen, B., Mialanes, J., Leavesley, M., Faulkner, P., Ulm, S. (2011). New direction in human colonisation of the Pacific: Lapita settlement of south coast New Guinea. Australian Archaeology, 72, 1-6.
  • Thorley, P., Faulkner, P., Smith, M. (2011). New radiocarbon dates for Kulpi Mara Rockshelter, Central Australia. Australian Archaeology, 72, 47-49.
  • Faulkner, P. (2011). Quantifying shell weight loss in archaeological deposits. Archaeology in Oceania, 46(3), 118-129.
  • Faulkner, P. (2011). Stone artefact technology in Willandra National Park: Reduction, risk and mobility. In Ben Marwick and Alex Mackay (Eds.), Keeping your Edge: Recent Approaches to the Organisation of Stone Artefact Technology, (pp. 5-20). Oxford, UK: Archaeopress / British Archeology Reports.

2010

  • Faulkner, P. (2010). Morphometric and taphonomic analysis of granular ark (Anadara granosa) dominated shell deposits of Blue Mud Bay, northern Australia. Journal of Archaeological Science, 37(8), 1942-1952. [More Information]

2009

  • Faulkner, P., Clarke, A. (2009). Artefact Assemblage Characteristics and Distribution on the Point Blane Peninsula, Blue Mud Bay, Arnhem Land. Australian Archaeology, 69(December), 21-28.
  • Faulkner, P. (2009). Focused, intense and long-term: Evidence for granular ark (Anadara granosa) exploitation from late Holocene shell mounds of Blue Mud Bay, northern Australia. Journal of Archaeological Science, 36(3), 821-834. [More Information]
  • Brockwell, S., Faulkner, P., Bourke, P., Clarke, A., Crassweller, C., Guse, D., Meehan, B., Sim, R. (2009). Radiocarbon dates from the Top End: A cultural chronology for the Northern Territory coastal plains. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 2009 (1), 54-76.

2008

  • Faulkner, P. (2008). Patterns of chronological variability in occupation on the coastal margin of Blue Mud Bay. Archaeology in Oceania, 43(2), 81-88. [More Information]

2007

  • Bourke, P., Brockwell, S., Faulkner, P., Meehan, B. (2007). Climate variability in the mid to late Holocene Arnhem Land Region, North Australia: Archaeological archives of environmental and cultural change. Archaeology in Oceania, 42(3), 91-101. [More Information]

2006

  • Hiscock, P., Faulkner, P. (2006). Dating the Dreaming? Creation of Myths and Rituals for Mounds along the Northern Australian Coastline. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 16(2), 209-222. [More Information]

2005

  • Clarke, A., Faulkner, P. (2005). Living Archaeology in the Madarrapa Homeland of Yilpara, north east Arnhem Land. In Lydon, J and Ireland, T (Eds.), Object Lessons: Archaeology and Heritage in Australia, (pp. 225-242). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

2004

  • Faulkner, P., Clarke, A. (2004). Late-Holocene Occupation And Coastal Economy In Blue Mud Bay, Northeast Arnhem Land: Preliminary Archaeological Findings. Australian Archaeology, 59, 23-30.

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