Personnel Profiles

Jordan Ralph

Jordan completed a Bachelor of Archaeology (Honours) degree at Flinders University in 2012. Jordan is an active member of the archaeological community, serving as a Student Representative for the Australian Archaeological Association and the President of the Flinders University Archaeological Society during 2011–12, a member of the World Archaeological Congress Student Committee in 2012 and joining the Council of the World Archaeological Congress as the Junior Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific in 2013. Jordan has considerable experience working with Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, and has participated in numerous archaeology surveys and recording projects, with a particular focus on rock art and graphic representation.

Jordan is a member of the Flinders Archaeological Society, the Australian Archaeological Association, the World Archaeological Congress Committee, and the Anthropological Society of South Australia.

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Publications

Smith, C., J. Ralph, J. McKinnon, M. Ebbs, K. Lower and V. Copley Snr in press 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.

Unpublished Theses

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 Unpublished BArch(Hons) thesis, Department of Archaeology, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide.

Unpublished Reports

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 Unpublished report prepared for the Banjima Native Title Holders in relation to Project A693_01 for BHP Billiton Iron Ore.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.

Conference Presentations

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.