Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Fullagar, Richard L. K.

  • Lesley Head
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_2402

Basic Biographical Information

Richard Fullagar is an Australian archaeologist and a Founding Director of Scarp Archaeology. He grew up in Melbourne, Victoria, and completed his Higher School Certificate in 1972. He completed a B.A. at the University of Melbourne in 1977, picking up archaeology as a fill-in subject, and worked for the Victoria Archaeological Survey (VAS) from 1978 until 1983. He went on to complete a Ph.D. in archaeology at La Trobe University in 1986.

While at the VAS, he undertook numerous surveys and excavations on the Victorian coast and along a transect running north from Warrnambool (through the Western District, the Mallee, and the Little Desert) to the Murray River. He also undertook field research in the Philippines, initially with Peter Coutts (Director, VAS) and later on his own. He has lived in Wollongong since 1987 and has held Australian Research Council (ARC) Fellowships at the Australian Museum (Sydney) and the University of Sydney.

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Further Reading

  1. Brumm, A., F. Aziz, G. D. Van Den Bergh, M. Moore, M. Morwood, D. Hobbs, I. Kurniawan & R. Fullagar. 2006. Early Pleistocene artefacts from Mata Menge, Flores: implications for Homo floresiensis. Nature 44(4618): 624-6.Google Scholar
  2. Denham, T., R. Fullagar & L. Head. 2009. Plant exploitation on Sahul: from colonization to the emergence of regional specialization during the Holocene. Quaternary International 202 (1-2): 29-40.Google Scholar
  3. Fullagar, R. 2006. Residues and usewear, in J. Balme, Jane & A. Paterson (ed.) Archaeology in practice: a student guide to archaeological analysis: 207-34. Malden: Blackwell Publishing.Google Scholar
  4. -2011. Burins, bones and base camps: a re-analysis of Aire Shelter 2, Glenaire, southern Victoria. Technical Reports of the Australian Museum, Online 23(8): 103–31.Google Scholar
  5. Fullagar, R. (ed.) 1998. A closer look: recent studies of Australian stone tools (Sydney University Archaeological Methods series 6). Sydney: Archaeological Computing Laboratory, School of Archaeology, University of Sydney.Google Scholar
  6. Fullagar, R. & J. Field. 1997. Pleistocene seed grinding implements from the Australian arid zone. Antiquity 71(272): 300-7.Google Scholar
  7. Fullagar, R., J. Field, T. Denham, C. Lentfer. 2006. Early and mid Holocene processing of taro (Colocasia esculenta), yam (Dioscorea sp.) and other plants at Kuk Swamp in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. Journal of Archaeological Science 33: 595-614.Google Scholar
  8. Fullagar, R., J. McDonald, J. Field, & D. Donlon. 2009. Deadly weapons: backed microliths from Narrabeen, in M. Haslam, G. Robertson, A. Crowther, S. Nugent & L. Kirkwood (ed.) Archaeological science under a microscope: studies in residue and ancient DNA analysis in honour of Thomas H. Loy (Terra Australis 30): 248-60. Canberra: The Australian National University.Google Scholar
  9. Liu, L., J. Field, R. Fullagar, Z. Chaohong, C. Xingcan & Y. Jincheng. 2010. A functional analysis of grinding stones from an early Holocene site at Donghulin, North China. Journal of Archaeological Science 37: 2630-9.Google Scholar
  10. Summerhayes, G. R., M. Leavesley, A. Fairnbairn, H. Mandui, J. Field, A. Ford & R. Fullagar. 2010. Human adaptation and plant use in highland New Guinea 49,000 to 44,000 years ago. Science 330: 78-81.Google Scholar
  11. Van Peer, P., R. Fullagar, S. Stokes, R. Bailey, J. Moeyersons, F. Steenhoudt, A. Geerts, T. Vanderbeken, M. De Dapper & F. Geus. 2003. The early to middle Stone Age transition and the emergence of modern human behaviour at site 8-B-11, Sai Island, Sudan. Journal of Human Evolution 45: 187–93.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of WollongongWollongong, NSWAustralia