ARC DECRA Fellow in Archaeology, La Trobe University

Jillian Garvey is an ARC DECRA Fellow in the Department of Archaeology and History at La Trobe University. Jillian's main research focus is 'zooarchaeology' - the role of animals in Australian archaeology. She has been involved in a variety of research projects on late Quaternary Australia including: southwest Tasmania; Lake Mungo, NSW; Cuddie Springs, NSW; and Lancefield, VIC; and has also worked on faunal assemblages from the Middle Palaeolithic of China.

Jillian has integrated her zoological background into her research on modern Australian vertebrates and invertebrates by conducting various experiments including: fatty acid nutritional analyses; economic utility or anatomy experiments; and butchery and cooking experiments. These modern experiments are combined with the ethnographic record to help understand the archaeological record.

Jillian also has extensive teaching experience having lectured in a variety of archaeology and biology subjects since 1999. With a PhD in vertebrate palaeontology she is also interested in studying natural faunal assemblages, and what this can infer about palaeoenvironments and palaeoecology.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    ARC DECRA Fellow, La Trobe University
  • 2009–2013
    Casual lecturer/ tutor, La Trobe University
  • 2009–2009
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Sydney
  • 2006–2008
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, La Trobe University

Education

  • 2005 
    La Trobe University, PhD in Vertebrate Palaeontology
  • 1999 
    La Trobe University, BA/BSc Hons

Publications

  • 2017
    Cosgrove, R. and Garvey, J. 2017. Behavioural inferences from late Pleistocene Australia: seasonality, butchery and nutrition in southwest Tasmania. , Umberto Albarella, Hannah Russ, Kim Vickers, and Sarah Viner-Daniels (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology.
  • 2017
    Garvey, J. 2017. Australian Aboriginal freshwater middens from late Quaternary northwest Victoria: prey choice, economic variability and exploitation. , Quaternary International 427:85-102
  • 2016
    Allen, J., R. Cosgrove and Garvey, J. 2016. Optimality Models and the Food Quest in Pleistocene Tasmania. , Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 44 (Part B):206-215.
  • 2016
    Garvey, J., S. Blau and K. Crabtree 2016. What people think are human bones: Preliminary results from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM)/La Trobe University animal bone project. , In C. Spry, E. Foley, D. Frankel, S. Lawrence, I. Berelov and S. Canning (eds), Excavations, Surveys and Heritage Management in Victoria (Volume 5), pp. 51-57. Melbourne: La Trobe University.
  • 2016
    Garvey, J., Roberts, G., and Cosgrove, R. 2016. Economic utility and nutritional value of the Common wombat: evaluating Australian Aboriginal hunting and butchery patterns. , Journal of Archaeological Science Reports 7:751-763.
  • 2015
    Garvey, J., and Perry, D. 2015. Lessons from freshwater middens: Archaeological and Traditional Owner perspectives of the importance of these cultural sites from the Central Murray River Valley, northwest Victoria. , Excavations, Surveys and Heritage Management in Victoria, Volume 4:39-42.
  • 2015
    Smith, C., Garvey, J., Burke, H., Domingo Sanz, I. 2015. Success strategies for a career in archaeology. , Archaeologies: The Journal of the World Archaeological Congress 11(2):300-336.
  • 2013
    Davies, P., and Garvey, J. 2013. Early zooarchaeological evidence for Mus musculus in Australia. , International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 23(1): 106-111.
  • 2013
    Garvey, J. 2013. Review of The Australian Heritage Council, Australia’s Fossil Heritage: A Catalogue of Important Australian Fossil Sites. , Quaternary Australia 30(1):34-36.
  • 2013
    Field, J.H., Wroe, S., Trueman, C.N., Garvey, J., and Wyatt-Spratt, S.J. 2013. Looking for the archaeological signature in Australian Megafaunal extinctions , Quaternary International 285:76-88.
  • 2013
    Garvey, J. 2013. Palaeoenvironments and human adaptation in the semi-arid Murray River Valley of northwestern Victoria. , Excavations, Surveys and Heritage Management in Victoria, Volume 2: 119-124.
  • 2011
    Garvey, J., Cochrane, B., Field, J., and Boney, C. 2011. Emu butchery and economic utility: Implications for understanding Australian zooarchaeology and megafauna extinctions. , Environmental Archaeology 16.2: 97-112.
  • 2011
    Garvey, J. 2011. Bennett’s wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) bone marrow quality vs quantity: evaluating human decision making and seasonal occupation in late Pleistocene Tasmania. , Journal of Archaeological Science 38: 763-783.
  • 2010
    Garvey, J. 2010. Economic utility of the Bennett’s wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus): implications for understanding human hunting strategies in late Pleistocene Tasmania. , Quaternary International 211(1-2):144-156.
  • 2010
    Cosgrove, R., Field, J., Garvey, J., Brenner-Coltrain, J., Goede, A., Charles, B., Wroe, S., Pike-Tay, A., Grün, R., Aubert, M., Lees, W., and O'Connell, J. 2010. Overdone overkill – the archaeological perspective on Tasmanian megafaunal extinctions. , Journal of Archaeological Science 37(10):2486-2503.
  • 2009
    Wang, S., Lu, H., Zhang, H., Zhao, J., Cosgrove, R., Yi, S., Sun, X., Wei, M., Garvey, J., and Ma, X. 2008. A preliminary survey of Palaeolithic artifacts and loess deposit in the middle south Luohe River, Eastern Qinling Mountains, central China. , Quaternary Sciences 28(6):988-999.
  • 2009
    Garvey, J. and Hasiotis, S. 2008. An ichnofossil assemblage from the Lower Carboniferous, Snowy Plains Formation, Mansfield Basin, Australia. , Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 258:257-276.
  • 2009
    Pike-Tay, A., Cosgrove, R., and Garvey, J. 2008. Systematic seasonal land use by late Pleistocene Tasmanian Aborigines. , Journal of Archaeological Science 35(9): 2532-2544.
  • 2009
    Garvey, J. and Sandy, J.R. 2009. The first record of palaeopathology from the zooarchaeological record of late Pleistocene Tasmania. , International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 19(6):742-748.
  • 2007
    Garvey, J. 2007. Ice age wallaby hunters. , Australasian Science 28(5):30-33.
  • 2007
    Garvey, J. 2007. Surviving an Ice Age: the zooarchaeology from SW Tasmania. , Palaios 22(6):583-585.
  • 2007
    Holland, T.M., Warren, A., Johanson, Z., Long, J.A., Parker, K., and Garvey, J. 2007. A new species of Barameda (Rhizodontida) and heterochrony in the rhizodontid pectoral fin. , Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(2):295-315.
  • 2006
    Garvey, J. 2006. Preliminary zooarchaeological interpretations from Kutikina Cave, southwest Tasmania. , Australian Aboriginal Studies 2006/1:57-62.
  • 2006
    Harris, J.M. and Garvey, J. 2006. Palaeodistribution of pygmy-possums in Tasmania. , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 140:1-10.
  • 2006
    Garvey, J. 2006. An Early Carboniferous Fossil Assemblage from Fish Hill, Mansfield Basin, Australia. , The Royal Society of New South Wales 139:63-64.
  • 2006
    Garvey, J. and Turner, S. 2006. Microvertebrates from the Early Carboniferous of Mansfield, Australia. , Alcheringa 30(1):43-62.
  • 2006
    Holland, T.M, Long, J.A., Warren, A., and Garvey, J. 2006. Second specimen of the lower actinopterygian Novogonatodus from the Early Carboniferous of Mansfield, Victoria. , Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 118(1):1-10.
  • 2005
    Garvey, J., Johanson, Z., and Warren, A. 2005. Redescription of the pectoral fin of Barameda decipiens from the Early Carboniferous of Australia. , Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology, 25(1):8-18.
  • 2005
    Johanson, Z., Burrow, C., Warren, A. and Garvey, J. 2005. Homology of fin lepidotrichia in osteichthyan fishes. , Lethaia 38(1):27-36.

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Investigating seasonal hunting and use of the landscape by Australian Aboriginals.
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    La Trobe University THS RFA
  • 2015
    Comparing C14 dating of charcoal and bivalves from the late Quaternary of the Central Murray River Corridor, northwest Victoria and the implications for human subsistence strategies.
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • 2015
    Well beaten paths: the antiquity of Aboriginal land use in eastern Tasmania.
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2015
    Understanding the role of animal bush tucker in Aboriginal diets.
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    La Trobe University THS RFA
  • 2014
    Palaeoenvironments and human adaptation in the Late Quaternary of the semi-arid Murray River Valley, northwestern Victoria.
    Role:
    DECRA
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2014
    Late Pleistocene cultural and environmental landscape evolution of the semi-arid Mallee region, Victoria.
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    La Trobe University THS RFA