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Wendy van Duivenvoorde

Associate Professor in Maritime Archaeology, Flinders University

Native to the Netherlands, I have lived in Australia for 15 years and am an associate professor in maritime archaeology at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. I am a scientific diver, drone pilot, and cultural heritage advocate.

I have undertaken archaeological research on sites and collections dating from the ancient to historical periods in Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Madagascar, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, North America and Australia.

My research interests focus on the archaeology of ships and seafaring (including the archaeological remains of Western Australia’s early European shipwrecks), technology advancement and transfer, culture contact and communication at sea, Indigenous agency in maritime industries, ship construction, seamanship, archaeobotany, archaeometallurgy, dendro-archaeology, and 3D modelling & photogrammetry.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Associate Professor in Maritime Archaeology, Flinders University
  • 2009–present
    Adjunct Lecturer, University of Western Australia
  • 2008–present
    Affiliated faculty, Institute of Nautical Archaeology
  • 2014–2017
    Senior Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology, Flinders University
  • 2011–2014
    Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology, Flinders University
  • 2006–2011
    Maritime Archaeologist/Curator, Western Australian Shipwrecks Museum

Education

  • 2008 
    Texas A&M University, PhD/Anthropology
  • 2000 
    University of Amsterdam, Masters in Mediterranean Archaeology