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Publications - Dr Mike Smith

Books

Smith, MA 2010, Puritjarra Rock Shelter: Final report on excavations 1986-1990, Technical Report 1, National Museum of Australia Press, Canberra.

Smith, MA & BL Fankhauser 2009, Geochemistry and identification of Australian red ochre deposits, Palaeoworks Technical Papers 9

Smith, MA 2005, ‘Peopling’ the Cleland Hills: Aboriginal history in western central Australia, 1850-1980, Aboriginal History Monograph 12. Canberra: Aboriginal History Inc.

Veth, P, M Smith & P Hiscock (eds) 2005, Desert Peoples: Archaeological perspectives, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford.

Smith, MA & P Hesse (eds) 2005, 23oS: Archaeology and environmental history of the Southern Deserts, National Museum of Australia Press, Canberra.

Martin, M, L Robin & MA Smith 2005, Strata: Deserts past, present and future – An environmental art project about a significant cultural place , Mandy Martin, Mandurama NSW.

Smith, MA, M Spriggs & B Fankhauser (eds) 1993, Sahul in Review: Pleistocene archaeology in Australia, New Guinea and Island Melanesia, Occasional Papers in Prehistory 24, Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, ANU, Canberra.

Sharp, ND & MA Smith 1991, Late Pleistocene archaeological sites in Australia, New Guinea and Island Melanesia, Australian Heritage Commission Bibliography Series No. 6, AGPS, Canberra.

Book chapters

Robin, L & Smith, M 2010, 'Desert channels: A continental perspective' in L Robin, CR Dickman & M Martin (eds) Desert channels: The impulse to conserve,, pp. xiii-xvii, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

Smith, MA 2009, 'Genyornis: last of the Dromornithids', in Robin, L, Heinsohn, R & Joseph, L (eds), Boom and Bust: Bird Stories for a Dry Country, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria, pp. 147-183.

Robin, L & M Smith 2007, 'Science in place and time: archaeology, ecology and environmental history' in C Dickman, D Lunney & S Burgin (eds), Animals of Arid Australia: Out on their Own?, Mosman: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, pp. 188-196.

Smith, MA 2006, 'Chapter 7: The Chipped Stone Artefacts' in D Frankel & JM Webb Marki Alonia An early and middle Bronze age settlement in Cyprus - Excavations 1995-2000, Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology CXXIII:2, pp. 249-256, Paul Astroms Forlag.

Smith, MA 2006, 'Deserts past - The archaeology and environmental history of the Australian deserts', in D Trewin (ed) Year Book Australia No. 88 (2006), pp.11-19, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra. (Invited feature article for the International Year of deserts and Desertification).

Smith, MA 2005, 'Palaeoclimates: An archaeology of climate change' in T Sherratt, T Griffiths & L Robin (eds), A change in the weather: Climate and culture in Australia, pp.176-186, National Museum of Australia Press, Canberra.

Smith, MA, P Veth, P Hiscock & LA Wallis 2005, 'Global deserts in perspective' in Veth, P, M Smith & P Hiscock (eds) 2005, Desert Peoples: Archaeological perspectives, Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 1-13.

Smith, MA 2005, 'Desert archaeology, linguistic stratigraphy and the spread of the Western Desert language' in Veth, P, M Smith & P Hiscock (eds) 2005, Desert Peoples: Archaeological perspectives, Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 222-242.

Robin, L with M Smith 2005, 'West into the desert' in Martin, M, L Robin & MA Smith 2005, Strata: Deserts past, present and future – An environmental art project about a significant cultural place, Mandurama, NSW: Mandy Martin, pp.5-13.

Smith, MA 2005, 'Reading Puritjarra', in Martin, M, L Robin & MA Smith 2005, Strata: Deserts past, present and future – An environmental art project about a significant cultural place, pp.19-24.

Smith, MA & L Robin 2005, 'Archaeology, ecology and environmental history' in Martin, M, L Robin & MA Smith 2005, Strata: Deserts past, present and future – An environmental art project about a significant cultural place, pp. 25-32.

Smith, M and P Hesse 2005, 'Capricorn’s Deserts', in Smith, MA & P Hesse (eds), 23oS: Archaeology and environmental history of the Southern Deserts, National Museum of Australia Press, Canberra, pp. 1-12.

Smith, MA 2005, 'Moving into the Southern Deserts: An archaeology of dispersal and colonisation', in Smith, MA & P Hesse (eds), 23oS: Archaeology and environmental history of the Southern Deserts, pp.92-107.

Smith, MA 2004, 'The grindstone assemblage from Puritjarra rock shelter: Investigating the history of seed-based economies in arid Australia' in T Murray (ed) Archaeology from Australia, pp.168-186, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

Smith, MA 2004, ‘Tangled Destines: Land and People in Australia.', in Land, People & Nation: Australian stories from the National Museum of Australia, pp.93-114, National Museum of Australia, Canberra.

McConvell, P & MA Smith 2003, 'Millers and mullers: The archaeo-linguistic stratigraphy of technological change in Holocene Australia', in H Andersen (ed) Language contacts in prehistory: Studies in Stratigraphy. pp.177-200, John Benjamins: Amsterdam. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 239.

Smith, MA 1999, 'Archaeology of Australian hunter-gatherers', Chapter I.VII.2. In R. B. Lee and R. Daly (eds) The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Hunters and Gatherers, pp.324-28. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Smith, MA 1999, 'Ochres', in S Kleinert & M Neale (eds), The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture, pp. 665-666.

Smith, MA 1998, 'The pattern of continental occupation: Late Pleistocene colonisation of Australia and New Guinea', in T Murray (ed), Archaeology of Aboriginal Australia: A Reader, Melbourne:Allen and Unwin, pp.41-49.

Smith, MA, L Vellen & J Pask 1998, 'SEM photomicrographs of central Australian wood charcoals: A guide to the identification of archaeological and fossil charcoals' in G Hope (ed), Identifying wood charcoal remains as palaeo evidence for regions of central and northeast Australia, pp. 5-63, Research Papers in Archaeology & Natural History No. 28, Division of Archaeology & Natural History, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra.

Smith, MA 1996, 'Chapter 6B. The chipped stone assemblage', in D Frankel & JM Webb Marki Alonia An early and middle Bronze age town in Cyprus - Excavations 1990-1994, pp.102-109, Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology CXXIII: 1. Jonsered: Paul Astroms Forlag.

Smith, MA 1996, 'Prehistory and human ecology in Central Australia: An archaeological perspective', in SR Morton & DJ Mulvaney (eds) Exploring Central Australia: Society, the Environment and the 1894 Horn Expedition, pp.61-73. Chipping Norton (Sydney): Surrey Beatty & Sons.

Smith, MA, M Spriggs & B Fankhauser (eds) 1993, 'An Introduction',Sahul in Review: Pleistocene archaeology in Australia, New Guinea and Island Melanesia, pp.1-7.

Smith, MA & ND Sharp, 'Pleistocene sites in Australia, New Guinea and Island Melanesia: Geographic and temporal structure of the archaeological record', Sahul in Review: Pleistocene archaeology in Australia, New Guinea and Island Melanesia: pp.37-59.

Smith, MA & ND Sharp, 'A revised bibliography of Pleistocene archaeological sites in Australia, New Guinea and Island Melanesia', Sahul in Review: Pleistocene archaeology in Australia, New Guinea and Island Melanesia, pp.283-312.

Smith, MA 1989, 'Seed gathering in inland Australia: current evidence from seed-grinders on the antiquity of the ethnohistorical pattern of exploitation', in D.R. Harris and G.C. Hillman (eds) Foraging and Farming: the evolution of plant exploitation, pp.305-317. London: Unwin-Hyman.

Chaloupka, E & MA Smith 1989, 'The fieldbook approach: the Northern Territory Museum Site Register'. In J Flood, I Johnson & S Sullivan (eds) Sites and Bytes: recording Aboriginal places in Australia pp.239-244, AGPS, Canberra.

Smith, MA 1988, 'Central Australian seedgrinding implements and Pleistocene grindstones', in B Meehan & R Jones (eds) Archaeology with Ethnography: An Australian Perspective pp.94-108, Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, ANU, Canberra.

Kimber, RG & MA Smith 1987, 'An Aranda ceremony', in DJ Mulvaney & JP White (eds) Australians to 1788 pp.220-237, Fairfax, Syme and Weldon, Sydney.

Journal articles

Morton, SR, DM Stafford Smith, CR Dickman, DL Dunkerley, MH Friedel, RRJ McAllister, JRW Reid, DA Roshier, MA Smith, FJ Walsh, GA Wardle, IW Watson & M Westoby 2011, 'Review. A fresh framework for the ecology of arid Australia', Journal of Arid Environments , 75:313-329.

Thorley, P, P Faulkner & MA Smith 2011, 'New radiocarbon dates for Kulpi Mara rockshelter, Central Australia', Australian Archaeology, 72:47-49.

Smith, MA, I McBryde & J Ross 2010, 'The economics of grindstone production at Narcoonowie quarry, Strzelecki Desert', Australian Aboriginal Studies 2010/1: 92-99.

Williams, AN, S Ulm, ID Goodwin & MA Smith 2010, 'Hunter-gatherer response to late Holocene climatic variability in northern and central Australia', Journal of Quaternary Science , 25:831-838.

Smith, MA, A Watchman & J Ross 2009, 'Direct dating indicates a mid-Holocene age for archaic desert rock engravings in arid Central Australia', Geoarchaeology, 24: 191-203.

Smith, MA 2009, 'Late Quaternary landscapes in Central Australia: Sedimentary history and palaeoecology of Puritjarra rock shelter', Journal of Quaternary Science, 24:747-760.

Ross, J & MA Smith 2009, 'An engraved ‘archaic face’ in the northeastern Simpson Desert', Australian Archaeology, 69:68-70.

Veth, P, MA Smith, J Bowler, K.Fitzsimmons, A Williams & P Hiscock 2009, 'Excavations at Parnkupirti, Lake Gregory, Great Sandy Desert: OSL dates for occupation before the Last Glacial Maximum', Australian Archaeology, 69:1-10.

Smith, MA & J Ross 2008, 'What happened at 1500-1000 BP in Central Australia? - Timing, impact and archaeological signatures', The Holocene , 18(3):379-388.

Smith, MA, A Williams, C Turney & M L Cupper 2008, 'Human-environment interactions in Australian drylands: Exploratory time-series analysis of archaeological records', The Holocene, 18(3): 389-401.

Smith, M A & J Ross 2008, 'Glen Thirsty: The history and archaeology of a desert well', Australian Archaeology, 66: 45-59.

Williams, A, CM Santoro, MA Smith & C Latorre 2008, 'The impact of ENSO in the Atacama Desert and Australian arid zone: Exploratory time-series analysis of archaeological records', (El Impacto de ENSO en el Desierto de Atacama y la Zona Árida de Australia: Análisis Exploratorios de Series Temporales Arquológicas), Chungara: Revista de Antropología Chilena 40 (special issue), 245-259.

Robin, L & M Smith 2008, 'Australian Environmental History: Ten Years On', Environment and History, 14(2): 135-143. (Guest editors for special ‘Australia Revisited’ issue.)

Smith, MA, PSC Tacon, D Curnoe & A Thorne 2007, 'Human Dispersal into Australasia', Science, 315: 597-598.

Smith, MA. & J Ross 2007, 'A re-investigation of the archaeology of Geosurveys Hill, northern Simpson Desert', Australian Archaeology, 64:50-52.

Ross, J & MA Smith 2007, 'Research Report: A late Pleistocene site on Watarrka Plateau, Central Australia', Australian Aboriginal Studies , 2007/1:138-143.

Smith, MA 2006, ‘A Kind Of Scripture’, Review essay (Broken Song: TGH Strehlow and Aboriginal Possession by Barry Hill), in P Minter (ed) ‘Blak Times’, Meanjin: New writing in Australia, 65(1): 77-82.

Smith, MA 2006, 'Characterising late Pleistocene and Holocene stone artefact assemblages from Puritjarra rock shelter: A long sequence from the Australian desert', Records of the Australian Museum, 58:371-410.

Smith, MA & PM Veth 2004, 'Radiocarbon dates for baler shell in the Great Sandy Desert', Australian Archaeology, 58:37-38.

Mooney, SD, C Geiss & MA Smith 2003, 'The use of mineral magnetic parameters to characterise archaeological ochres', Journal of Archaeological Science, 30: 511-523.

Smith, MA 2003, 'A history of ways of seeing the land: Environmental history at the National Museum of Australia', Curator: The Museum Journal, 46(1):7-14.

Bird, MI, CSMTurney, LK Fifield, MA Smith, GH Miller, RG Roberts & JW Magee 2003, 'Radiocarbon dating of organic- and carbonate-carbon in Genyornis and Dromaius eggshell using stepped combustion and stepped acidification', Quaternary Science Reviews , 22:1805- 1812.

Rosenfeld, A & MA Smith 2002, 'Rock-Art and the history of Puritjarra Rock Shelter, Cleland Hills, Central Australia', Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 68:103-124.

Turney, CSM, MI Bird, LK Fifield, RG Roberts, MA Smith, CE Dortch, R Grün, E Lawson, LK Ayliffe, GH Miller, J Dortch, RG Cresswell 2001, 'Early Human Occupation at Devil's Lair, Southwestern Australia 50,000 Years Ago', Quaternary Research, 55: 3-13.

Roberts, RG, TF Flannery, LK Ayliffe, H Yoshida, JM Olley, GJ Prideaux, GM Laslett, A Baynes, MA Smith, R Jones & BL Smith 2001, 'New ages for the last Australian megafauna: Continent-wide extinction about 46,000 years ago', Science, 292:1888-1892.

Veth, P, MA Smith & M Haley 2001, 'Kaalpi: The archaeology of an outlying range in the dunefields of the Western Desert', Australian Archaeology, 56:9-17.

Roberts, RG, H Yoshida, TF Flannery, LK Ayliffe, JM Olley, GJ Prideaux, GM Laslett, A Baynes, MA Smith and R Jones 2001, 'Archaeology and Australian Megafauna', Science , 294: Technical comments 7a.

Smith, MA, MI Bird, CSM Turney, LK Fifield, GM Santos, PA Hausladen & ML di Tada 2001, 'New ABOX AMS-14C ages remove dating anomalies at Puritjarra rock shelter', Australian Archaeology, 53: 45-47.

Smith, MA 2000, ‘The opening chapter of the romance of excavation in Australia’, Reflections on Norman Tindale’s archaeology, Historical Records of Australian Science, 13(2):151-160.

Smith, MA 2000, 'Environmental history in the National Museum of Australia', Public History Review, 8:27-43.

Roberts, RG, Yoshida, H, Galbraith, R, Laslett, G, Jones, R & MA Smith 1998, 'Single- aliquot and single-grain optical dating confirm thermoluminescence age estimates at Malakunanja II rock shelter in northern Australia', Ancient, TL 16:19-24.

Smith, MA, B Fankhauser & M Jercher 1998, 'The changing provenance of red ochre at Puritjarra rock shelter, central Australia: Late Pleistocene to present', Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 64:275-292.

Smith, MA & S Pell 1997, 'Oxygen-isotope ratios in quartz as indicators of the provenance of archaeological ochres', Journal of Archaeological Science, 24: 773-778.

Smith, MA, JR Prescott & MJ Head 1997, 'Comparison of 14C and luminescence chronologies at Puritjarra rock shelter, Central Australia', Quaternary Science Reviews (Quaternary Geochronology), 16:299-320.

Smith, MA, L Vellen & J Pask 1995, 'Vegetation history from archaeological charcoals in central Australia: The late Quaternary record from Puritjarra rock shelter', Vegetation History & Archaeobotany, 4:171-77.

Smith, MA 1995, 'Radiocarbon dates for bifacial points at Scotch Creek 1, Northern Territory', Australian Archaeology, 41:40-1.

Roberts, RG, Rhys Jones & MA Smith 1994, 'Beyond the radiocarbon barrier in Australian prehistory', Antiquity, 68:611-16.

Roberts, RG, R Jones, NA Spooner, MJ Head, AS Murray & MA Smith 1994, 'The human colonisation of Australia: Optical dates of 53,000 and 60,000 years bracket human arrival at Deaf Adder Gorge, Northern Territory', Quaternary Science Reviews (Quaternary Geochronology), 13:575-583.

Smith, MA 1994, 'Trench shoring for archaeologists and the S.I.T. - Randwick grave digging course', Australian Archaeology, 39:98-102.

Smith, MA & PM Clark 1993, 'Radiocarbon dates for prehistoric occupation of the Simpson Desert', Records of the South Australian Museum, 26(2):121-127.

Smith, MA 1993, 'Biogeography, human ecology and prehistory in the sandridge deserts', Australian Archaeology, 37:35-50.

Roberts, RG, R Jones & MA Smith1993, 'Optical dating at Deaf Adder Gorge, Northern Territory indicates human occupation between 53,000 and 60,000 years ago', Australian Archaeology, 37:58-9.

Smith, MA, E Williams & RJ Wasson 1991, 'The archaeology of the JSN site: some implications for the dynamics of human occupation in the Strzelecki Desert during the late Pleistocene', Records of the South Australian Museum, 25(2):175-92.

Roberts, RG, Rhys Jones & MA Smith 1990, 'Thermoluminescence dating of a 50,000 year- old human occupation site in northern Australia', Nature, 345:153-6.

Roberts, RG Rhys Jones & MA Smith 1990, 'Stratigraphy and statistics at Malakunanja II: reply to Hiscock', Archaeology in Oceania, 25:125-9.

Roberts, RG, Rhys Jones & MA Smith 1990, 'Early dates at Malakunanja II: A reply to Bowdler', Australian Archaeology, 31:94-7.

Smith, MA 1989, 'The case for a resident human population in the Central Australian Ranges during full glacial aridity', Archaeology in Oceania, 24:93-105.

Smith, MA 1987, 'Pleistocene occupation in arid Central Australia', Nature, 328:710-1.

Smith, MA 1986, 'The antiquity of seedgrinding in arid Australia', Archaeology in Oceania, 21: 29-39.

Smith, MA 1986, 'An investigation of possible Pleistocene occupation at Lake Woods, Northern Territory', Australian Archaeology, 22:60-74.

Smith, MA 1986, 'A revised chronology for Intirtekwerle (James Range East) rockshelter, Central Australia', The Beagle: Occasional Papers of the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences, 3(1):123-30.

Smith, MA & BJ Cundy 1985, 'Distribution maps for flaked stone points and backed blades in the Northern Territory', Australian Aboriginal Studies, 1985/2:32-37.

Smith, MA 1985, 'A morphological comparison of Central Australian seedgrinding implements and Australian Pleistocene-age grindstones' The Beagle: Occasional Papers of the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences, 2(1):23-38.

Smith, MA 1983, 'Central Australia: Preliminary archaeological investigations', Australian Archaeology, 16:27-38.

Smith, MA 1982, 'Stone hunting hides in the Olary Region', S.A. The Artefact 7:19-27.

Smith, MA 1982 'Devon Downs Reconsidered: Changes in site use at a lower Murray Valley rockshelter', Archaeology in Oceania, 17:109-16.

Smith, MA 1978, 'A note on the fauna from Devon Downs shelter', Australian Archaeology, 8: 19-21.