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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 the Narungga people of Yorke Peninsula and Aboriginal people from the Mid Murray and Riverland regions. 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 of the Mid Murray, the ways in which Narungga people have and continue to engage with their seascape and the pre and post-contact archaeology of the Riverland (Amy is the lead investigator for the project 'White People had the Gun: Interrogating the Riverland's Colonial Frontier' LP170100479 and CI on the project 'Ochre Archaeomicrobiology' DP190102219). 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
  • Indigenous Traditional Fishing
  • The Relationship between Archaeology and Indigenous Peoples
  • The Relationship between Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Archaeological Science

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Research Output

A report on a tektite (australite) artefact from Calperum Station in the western central River Murray region, South Australia

Roberts, A., Morton, C., Westell, C., Burke, H. & Morrison, M., 15 Jul 2020, In : Australian Archaeology. 86, 1, p. 75-79 5 p.

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  • Connection, trespass, identity and a swastika: mark-making and entanglements at Pudjinuk Rockshelter No. 1, South Australia

    Roberts, A., Burke, H. & Morton, C., 14 Apr 2020, In : Australian Archaeology. 85, 3, p. 235-251 17 p.

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  • Initial results and observations on a radiocarbon dating program in the Riverland region of South Australia

    Westell, C., Roberts, A., Morrison, M., Jacobsen, G. & the River Murray and Mallee Aboriginal Corporation, 14 Jul 2020, In : Australian Archaeology. 16 p.

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  • A geophysical analysis of Aboriginal earth mounds in the Murray River Valley, South Australia

    Ross, D., Simyrdanis, K., Morrison, M. J., Roberts, A. L. & Moffat, I., 1 Oct 2019, In : Archaeological Prospection . 26, 4, p. 313-323 11 p.

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