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Associate Professor of Archaeological Science, Flinders University

Ian is interested in all applications of earth science techniques to archaeology including, in particular, archaeological geophysics, isotope and trace element geochemistry, geomatics and geoarchaeology. He has contributed to a wide range of academic and consultancy projects within Australia and internationally including locating and mapping features such as historic and Indigenous graves, hearths, buried pottery, middens, shipwrecks, lost anchors and historic material culture, tracing migrations with isotope geochemistry and reconstructing palaeoenivronments using sedimentological techniques.

Ian is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Associate Professor of Archaeological Science at Flinders University. He was formerly a Commonwealth Rutherford Fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge,a Research Associate at Homerton College and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Laboratory of Geophysical-Remote Sensing & Archaeoenvironment at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies.


  • 2022–present
    Associate professor, Flinders University