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Research Biography

Heather is an historical archaeologist with a wide range of research interests, including the construction of class and status through material culture, the archaeology of cross-cultural engagement and the links between cultural heritage and contemporary social identity. She graduated with a PhD from UNE (Armidale) in 1996, and has worked on historical and Indigenous archaeological sites throughout New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Queensland and the Northern Territory. Her current research focusses on the 'frontier' and its social and material effects.

Research Interests

  • Standing structures, style and social identity
  • Ideology, class and capitalism
  • The frontier, contact and conflict
  • Working class archaeology
  • The archaeology of incarceration and asylums
  • Women and gender in historical archaeology
  • Heritage interpretation and the contemporary uses of archaeology
  • Archaeology of the Chinese in Australia
  • Archaeology of WWII
  • Artefact analysis and historical archaeology

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of New England, Australia

Award Date: 30 Nov 1996

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of New England, Australia

Award Date: 30 Nov 1987

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