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Aboriginal archaeology & cultural heritage management

Personnel Profiles

Jordan Ralph

Jordan holds a Bachelor of Archaeology (Honours) and he is a PhD student at Flinders University. His doctoral thesis is currently under examination. He has been an active member of the archaeological community for a number of years and he is currently the Membership Secretary and Junior Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific of the World Archaeological Congress and the Webmaster for the Australian Archaeological Association.

Jordan has significant experience working with Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory (NT), where his academic research is based. He also organises and co-teaches an annual field school in a remote Aboriginal community in the NT. Jordan has been a casual field archaeologist for a number of companies in Western Australia and has gained considerable experience in archaeological field surveys and recording projects. In addition to his work as a heritage consultant, Jordan has been a casual tutor at Flinders University for five years and has taught a number of undergraduate topics. He publishes widely in peer-reviewed journals and regularly writes more accessible articles that tackle broader social justice issues faced by Aboriginal people in Australia.

Jordan is a member of the Flinders Archaeological Society, the Australian Archaeological Association, the World Archaeological Congress Committee, and an associate member with the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists (AACAI).

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Smith, C., J. Ralph, K. Pollard, and C. de Lieuen 2020 Social justice: the material drivers of inequality. In Lu Ann De Cunzo and Catharine Dann Roeber (eds), Handbook of Material Culture Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (In press.)

 Smith, C., J. Lowther, and J. Ralph 2019 Archaeology of modern material culture. In C.Smith (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. New York, Springer.

 Smith, C. and J. Ralph 2019 Engaged archaeology. In C. Smith (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. New York, Springer.

Smith, C., H. Burke, J. Ralph, K. Pollard, A. Gorman, C. Wilson, S. Hemming, D. Rigney, D. Wesley, M. Morrison, D. McNaughton, I.Domingo, I. Moffat, A. Roberts, J. Koolmatrie, J. Willika, B. Pamkal, and G. Jackson 2019 Pursuing social justice through collaborative archaeologies in Aboriginal Australia. Archaeologies: The Journal of the World Archaeological Congress. DOI: 10.1007/s11759-019-09382-7

Smith, C., J. Ralph, J. McKinnon, M. Ebbs, K. Lower and V. Copley Snr 2017 A new framework for interpreting contact rock art: reassessing the rock art at Nackara Springs, South Australia. In B. David and I.J. McNiven (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Ralph, J. and C. Smith 2014 ‘We’ve got better things to do than worry about Whitefella politics’: contemporary Indigenous graffiti and recent government interventions in Jawoyn Country. Australian Archaeology 78:75-83.

Ralph, J. 2014 Graffiti archaeology. In C. Smith (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. New York: Springer.

Ralph, J. 2014 John Mulvaney. In C. Smith (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. New York: Springer.

Ralph, J. 2014 World Archaeological Congress and cultural heritage management. In C. Smith (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. New York: Springer.

Ralph, J. 2012 Convenient Canvasses: An Archaeology of Social Identity and Contemporary Graffiti in Jawoyn Country, Northern Territory, Australia. Unpublished BArch(Hons) thesis, Department of Archaeology, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide.

Smith, C., J. Ralph, and G. Jackson 2019 Grave Concerns. Archaeological investigations of the Barunga Cemetery, Northern Territory. Unpublished report prepared for Roper Gulf Regional Council.

 Ralph, J., B. Pamkal, C. Smith, and G. Jackson 2019 Community Report. Remembering family at the Barunga Graveyard. Unpublished plain English report prepared for members of the Barunga community.

Wallis, L.A., J. Huntley, A. Watchman and J. Ralph 2015 Painting the Pilbara: An overview of the painted rock art of the Hamersley Plateau. Unpublished report prepared for the Banjima Native Title Holders in relation to Project A693_01 for BHP Billiton Iron Ore.

Wallis, L.A., J. Huntley, A. Watchman and J. Ralph 2015 A Study of Painted Rock Art Sites in the Central Pilbara: Final Report. Unpublished report prepared for BHP Billiton Iron Ore.

Wallis, L.A., J. Huntley and J. Ralph 2015 Preliminary Advice on the Site Inspection and Study of Art Sites, Central Pilbara, June 2015. Unpublished report prepared for BHP Billiton Iron Ore.

Smith, C., J. Ralph, J. Willika, G. Rankin, and G. Jackson 2019 Mapping unmarked graves in remote Australian Aboriginal communities. Unpublished paper presented at the 84th Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, Albuquerque NM, April 2019.

Ralph, J. and J. Willika 2017 Lokap la Berrimah, lokap la hom: An archaeology of incarceration in a present-day Aboriginal community. Unpublished paper presented at the Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference, Melbourne, December, 2017.

Ralph, J. 2016 Flawed familiarity: an archaeology of contemporary culture contact in an Australian Aboriginal community. Unpublished paper presented to the Eighth World Archaeological Congress Conference, Kyoto, Japan, August 2016.

Wallis, L.A., J. Huntley, A. Watchman and J. Ralph 2015 Painting the Pilbara: an overview of the painted rock art of the Hamersley Plateau. Unpublished paper presented at the Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference, Fremantle, December 2015.

Ralph, J. 2013 Today ArchSoc, tomorrow the world: perspectives from a student representative. Unpublished paper presented to the Seventh World Archaeological Congress Conference, The Dead Sea, Jordan, January 2013.

Ralph, J. 2012 Convenient canvasses: an archaeology of social identity and contemporary graffiti in Jawoyn Country, Northern Territory, Australia. Unpublished paper presented to the Australian Rock Art Research Association Conference, Adelaide, July 2012.

Ralph, J. 2012 The writing on the wall: an archaeology of contemporary Indigenous graffiti in Jawoyn Country, NT. Unpublished paper presented to the Contemporary Archaeology in Australia Conference, Sydney.

Ralph, J. 2011 Signs of communication: an archaeology of contemporary Indigenous graffiti in Jawoyn Country, NT. Unpublished paper presented to the Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference, Toowoomba, December 2011.