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Research Biography

Amy Roberts is an archaeologist and anthropologist who primarily works with Indigenous communities in South Australia. In particular she continues her collaborations with Aboriginal people from the Mid Murray and Riverland regions and with the Narungga people of Yorke Peninsula. Her research with these communities covers a range of areas which reflects her long-term engagement with these groups. In recent years she has focused on the rock art and rockshelters of the Murray River Gorge, the pre and post-contact archaeology of the Riverland and the ways in which Narungga people have and continue to engage with their seascape (Amy is the lead investigator for the projects 'Rockshelters and Rock Art in the River Murray Gorge: New Data and Syntheses' LP200200803, 'White People had the Gun: Interrogating the Riverland's Colonial Frontier' LP170100479 and a CI on 'Ochre Archaeomicrobiology' DP190102219 and 'A National Facility for the 3D Imaging of the Near Surface' LE210100037). Prior to her appointment as an academic at Flinders University Amy worked as for a number of native title cases including for the First Peoples of the River Murray and Mallee Region which achieved a successful determination. She continues to work in a consulting capacity on native title, Aboriginal heritage and stolen generations matters.

Research Interests

Research interests include:

  • Archaeology and Anthropology of Indigenous Australia
  • Yorke Peninsula Archaeology and Anthropology
  • River Murray and Mallee Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Rock Art
  • The Relationship between Archaeology and Indigenous Peoples
  • The Relationship between Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Archaeological Science


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