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Publications - O'Connor, Susan

Please contact this author at Susan.O'Connor@anu.edu.au for other publications information.

Journal articles

  • O'Connor, S, Balme, J & Balme, J (2014). New dates for point technology in the Kimberley Archaeology in Oceania. Vol. 49 137-147.
  • O'Connor, S, Balme, J & Wood, R (2014). Occupation at carpenters gap 3, windjana gorge, kimberley, Western Australia Australian Archaeology. Vol. 78 Oct-23.
  • O'Connor, S & Ono, R (2013). The case for complex fishing technologies: a response to Anderson Antiquity. Vol. 87 1-Apr.
  • O'Connor, S, Balme, J, Fyfe, J et al (2013). Marking resistance? Change and continuity in the recent roack art of the southern Kimberly, Australia Antiquity. Vol. 87 539-554.
  • Gonzalez Monge, A, Clark, G, O'Connor, S et al (2013). A 3000 year old DOG burial in Timor-Leste Australian Archaeology. Vol. 76 13-20.
  • O'Connor, S (2012). Out of Asia Australasian Science. Vol. 33 16-19.
  • O'Connor, S, McWilliam, A, Fenner, J et al (2012). Examining the Origin of Fortifications in East Timor: Social and Environmental Factors Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology. Vol. 7 200-218.
  • McWilliam, A, Bulbeck, F, Brockwell, C et al (2012). The Cultural Legacy of Makassar Stone in East Timor Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, The. Vol. 13 262-279.
  • Reepmeyer, C, O'Connor, S & Brockwell, C (2011). Long-term obsidian use at the Jerimalai rock shelter in East Timor Archaeology in Oceania. Vol. 46 85-90.
  • O'Connor, S, Barham, A, Aplin, K et al (2011). The Power of Paradigms: Examining the Evidential Basis for Early to Mid-Holocene Pigs and Pottery in Melanesia Journal of Pacific Archaeology. Vol. 2 Jan-25.
  • O'Connor, S, Ono, R & Clarkson, C (2011). Pelagic Fishing at 42,000 Years Before the Present and the Maritime Skills of Modern Humans Science. Vol. 334 1117-1121.
  • Bulbeck, F & O'Connor, S (2011). The Watinglo mandible: A second terminal Pleistocene Homo sapiens fossil from tropical Sahul with a test on existing models for the human settlement of the region Homo: Journal of Comparative Human Biology. Vol. 62 Jan-29.
  • Brockwell, C, Meehan, B, O'Connor, S et al (2011). Holocene settlement of the northern coastal plains, Northern Territory, Australia Beagle: records of the museums and art galleries of the northern territory. Vol. 2011 Jan-22.
  • O'Connor, S, Barham, A, Spriggs, M et al (2010). Cave Archaeology and Sampling issues in the Tropics; A Case Study from Lene Hara Cave, a 42,000 year old occupation site in East Timor, Island Southeast Asia Australian Archaeology. Vol. 71 29-40.
  • O'Connor, S & Dickinson, W (2010). Stone Disc Beads from Watinglo Shelter, Northern Papua New Guinea Journal of Pacific Archaeology. Vol. 1 188-192.
  • O'Connor, S, Aplin, K, St Pierre, E et al (2010). Faces of the ancestors revealed: Discovery and dating of a Pleistocene-age petroglyph in Lene Hara Cave, East Timor Antiquity. Vol. 84 649-665.
  • O'Connor, S, Ulm, S, Fallon, S et al (2010). Pre-bomb marine reservoir variability in the Kimberley region, Western Australia Radiocarbon. Vol. 52 1158-1165.
  • Frederick, U & O'Connor, S (2009). Wandjina, graffiti and heritage: The power and politics of enduring imagery Humanities Research. Vol. 15 153-183.
  • O'Connor, S, Barham, A & Woolagoodja, D (2008). Painting and repainting in the West Kimberley Australian Aboriginal Studies. Vol. 2008 22-38.
  • O'Connor, S & Anderson, A (2008). Maritime Migration and Colonization in Indo-Pacific Prehistory: Special Issue Asian Perspectives. Vol. 1 ?.
  • O'Connor, S, Aplin, K & Collins, S (2008). A small salvage excavation in Windjana gorge, Kimberley, Western Australia Archaeology in Oceania. Vol. 43 75-81.
  • O'Connor, S (2008). Engendering Australian and Southeast Asian Prehistory. 'beyond epistemological angst' Australian Archaeology. Vol. 67 87-94.
  • Balme, J & O'Connor, S (2008). Introduction to Special Volume: More Unconsidered Trifles Australian Archaeology. Vol. 67 1-Feb.
  • Balme, J & O'Connor, S (2008). More Unconsidered Trifles: Papers to Celebrate the Career of Sandra Bowdler Australian Archaeology. Vol. 1 ?.
  • Anderson, A & O'Connor, S (2008). Indo-Pacific Migration and Colonization - Introduction Asian Perspectives. Vol. 47 2-Nov.
  • Ambrose, W, Allen, C, O'Connor, S et al (2008). Possible obsidian sources for artifacts from Timor: narrowing the options using chemical data Journal of Archaeological Science. Vol. 36 607-615.
  • Power, M, Marlon, J, Ortiz, N et al (2007). Changes in fire regimes since the Last Glacial Maximum: an assessment based on a global synthesis and analysis of charcoal data Climate Dynamics. Vol. 30 887-907.
  • O'Connor, S, Zell, L & Barham, A (2007). Stone Constructions on Rankin Island, Kimberley, Western Australia Australian Archaeology. Vol. 64 15-22.
  • O'Connor, S & Oliveira, N (2007). Inter- and Intra-regional Variation in the Austronesian Painting Tradition: A View from East Timor Asian Perspectives. Vol. 46 389-403.
  • O'Connor, S & Aplin, K (2007). A Matter of Balance: An overview of Pleistocene occupation history and the impact of the Last Glacial Phase in East Timor and the Aru Islands, eastern Indonesia Archaeology in Oceania. Vol. 42 82-90.
  • O'Connor, S (2007). New evidence from East Timor contributes to our understanding of earliest modern human colonisation east of the Sunda Shelf Antiquity. Vol. 81 523-535.
  • Lape, P, O'Connor, S & Burningham, N (2007). Rock Art: A Potential Source of Information about Past Maritime Technology in the South-East Asia-Pacific Region International Journal of Nautical Archaeology. Vol. 36 238-253.
  • Aubert, M, O'Connor, S, McCulloch, M et al (2007). Uranium-series dating rock art in East Timor Journal of Archaeological Science. Vol. 34 991-6.
  • Hiscock, P & O'Connor, S (2006). An Australian perspective on modern behaviour and artefact assemblages Before Farming. Vol. 2 1-Oct.
  • Watchman, A, O'Connor, S & Jones, R (2005). Dating oxalate minerals 20-45 ka Journal of Archaeological Science. Vol. 32 369-374.
  • Veth, P, Spriggs, M & O'Connor, S (2005). Continuity in Tropical Cave Use: Examples from East Timor and the Aru Islands, Maluku Asian Perspectives. Vol. 44 180-192.
  • Veth, P & O'Connor, S (2005). Archaeology, claimant connection to sites, and native title: employment of successful categories of data with specific comments on glass artefacts Australian Aboriginal Studies. Vol. 1 Feb-15.
  • Pannell, S & O'Connor, S (2005). Toward a Cultural Topography of Cave Use in East Timor: A Preliminary Study Asian Perspectives. Vol. 44 193-206.
  • O'Connor, S & Veth, P (2005). Early Holocene shell fish hooks from Lene Hara Cave, East Timor establish complex fishing technology was in use in Island South East Asia five thousand years before Austronesian settlement Antiquity. Vol. 79 249-256.
  • Szabo, K & O'Connor, S (2004). Migration and complexity in Holocene Island Southeast Asia World Archaeology. Vol. 36 621-628.
  • Carter, M, Barham, A, Veth, P et al (2004). The Murray Islands Archaeological Project: Excavations on Mer and Dauar, Eastern Torres Strait Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Cultural Heritage Series: Torres Strait Archaeology and Material Culture. Vol. 3 163-182.
  • O'Connor, S (2003). Nine New Painted Rock Art Sites from East Timor in the Context of the Western Pacific Region Asian Perspectives. Vol. 42 96-129.
  • O'Connor, S, Spriggs, M & Veth, P (2002). Excavation at Lene Hara Cave establishes occupation in East Timor at least 35,000 years ago Antiquity. Vol. 76 45-50.
  • O'Connor, S (2002). Pleistocene Timor: Further corrections, A reply to Bednarik Australian Archaeology. Vol. 54 46-51.
  • Gould, R, O'Connor, S & Veth, P (2002). Bones of Contention: reply to Walshe Archaeology in Oceania. Vol. 37 96-102.
  • Watchman, A, Ward, I, Jones, R et al (2001). Spatial and Compositional Variations within Finely Laminated Mineral Crusts at Carpenters Gap, an Archaeological Site in Tropical Australia Geoarchaeology: an international journal. Vol. 16 803-824.
  • Veth, P, O'Connor, S & Wallis, L (2000). Perspectives on ecological approaches in Australian archaeology Australian Archaeology. Vol. 50 54-66.
  • O'Connor, S, Veth, P & Barham, A (1999). Cultural versus natural explanations for lacunae in Aboriginal occupation deposits in northern Australia Quaternary International. Vol. 59 61-70.
  • Bryce, M, Jones, R & O'Connor, S (1999). Archaeological Evidence for the Extinction of a Breeding Population of Elephant Seals in Tasmania in Prehistoric Times International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. Vol. 430-437.

Books

  • Brockwell, C, O'Connor, S & Byrne, D (2013). Transcending the Culture-Nature Divide in Cultural Heritage: Views from the Asia-Pacific Region . Canberra Australia: ANU ePress.
  • Miksic, J, Goh, G & O'Connor, S (2011). Rethinking Cultural Resource: Management in Southeast Asia . London: Anthem Press.
  • Fairbairn, A, O'Connor, S & Marwick, B (2009). New Directions in Archaeological Science (Terra Australis 28) . Canberra Australia: ANU ePress.
  • Clark, G, Leach, F & O'Connor, S (2008). Islands of inquiry: colonisation, seafaring and the archaeology of maritime landscapes (Terra Australis 29) . Canberra: ANU ePress.
  • O'Connor, S, Spriggs, M & Veth, P (2005). The Archeology of the Aru Islands, Eastern Indonesia . Canberra: Pandanus Books.
  • Anderson, A, Lilley, I & O'Connor, S (2001). Histories of Old Ages: Essays in honour of Rhys Jones . Canberra: Pandanus Books.

Book chapters

  • Balme, J & O'Connor, S (2014). Early Modern Humans in Island Southeast Asia and Sahul: Adaptive and Creative Societies with Simple Lithic Industries. In Robin Dennell and Martin Porr (Ed.), Southern Asia, Australia and the Search for Human Origins (pp. 164-174) New York, USA: Cambridge University Press.
  • Veth, P & O'Connor, S (2013). The past 50,000 years: an archaeological view. In Alison Bashford and Stuart Macintyre (Ed.), The Cambridge History of Australia (pp. 17-42) United States: Cambridge University Press.
  • O'Connor, S, Pannell, S & Brockwell, C (2013). The dynamics of culture and nature in a 'protected' Fataluku landscape. In Sally Brockwell, Sue O’Connor & Denis Byrne (Ed.), Transcending the Culture-Nature Divide in Cultural Heritage: Views from the Asia-Pacific Region (pp. 203-233) Canberra Australia: ANU ePress.
  • O'Connor, S & Bulbeck, F (2013). Homo Sapiens Societies in Indonesia and South-Eastern Asia. In (Ed.), Oxford Handbooks Online: Scholarly Research Reviews (pp. 1-Dec) Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Byrne, D, Brockwell, C & O'Connor, S (2013). Introduction: Engaging culture and nature. In Sally Brockwell, Sue O’Connor & Denis Byrne (Ed.), Transcending the Culture-Nature Divide in Cultural Heritage: Views from the Asia-Pacific Region (pp. 1-Nov) Canberra Australia: ANU ePress.
  • O'Connor, S & Pannell, S (2012). Where the Wild Things Are: An Exploration of Sacrality, Danger, and Violence in Confined Spaces. In Holley Moyes (Ed.), Sacred Darkness: A Global Perspective on the Ritual Use of Caves (pp. 317-330) Boulder: University of Colorado.
  • O'Connor, S, Pannell, S & Brockwell, C (2011). Whose Culture and Heritage for Whom? The Limits of National Public Good Protected Area Models in Timor Leste. In John N. Miksic, Geok Yian Goh and Sue O’Connor (Ed.), Rethinking Cultural Resource: Management in Southeast Asia (pp. 39-65) London: Anthem Press.
  • Pannell, S & O'Connor, S (2010). Strategy Blurring: Flexible Approaches to subsistence in East Timor. In Karen Hardy (Ed.), Archaeological invisibility and forgotten knowledge: Conference Proceedings, Lodz, Poland, 5th-7th September 2007 (pp. 115-30) Oxford: Archaeopress.
  • O'Connor, S & Frawley, S (2010). A 40,000 year wood charcoal record from Carpenter's Gap 1: New insights into palaeovegetation change and indigenous foraging strategies in the Kimberley, Western Australia. In Haberle, S.G., Stevenson, J. and Prebble, M. (Ed.), Altered Ecologies: Fire, climate and human influence on terrestrial landscapes (Terra Australis 32) (pp. 299-321) Canberra Australia: ANU ePress.
  • O'Connor, S (2010). Continuity in Shell Artefact production in Holocene East Timor. In Berenice Bellina, Elisabeth A Bacus, Thomas Oliver Pryce, Jan Wisseman Christie (Ed.), 50 Years of Archaeology in Southeast Asia: Essays in Honour of Ian Glover (pp. 219-233) Bangkok: River Books.
  • O'Connor, S (2010). Pleistocene Migration and Colonization in the Indo-Pacific region. In Atholl Anderson, James H Barrett & Katherine V Boyle (Ed.), The Global Origins and Development of Seafaring (pp. 41-55) Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
  • O'Connor, S & Arrow, S (2008). Boat images in the rock art of northern Australia with particular reference to the Kimberley, Western Australia. In Geoffrey Clark, Foss Leach & Sue O'Connor (Ed.), Islands of inquiry: colonisation, seafaring and the archaeology of maritime landscapes (Terra Australis 29) (pp. 397-409) Canberra: ANU ePress.
  • O'Connor, S (2006). Unpacking the Island Southeast Asian Neolithic Cultural Package, and Finding Local Complexity. In Elizabeth A Bacus, Ian Glover (Ed.), Uncovering Southeast Asia's Past: Selected Papers from the 10th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists (pp. 74-87) Singapore: NIAS Press.
  • O'Connor, S & Veth, P (2006). Revisiting the Past: Changing Interpretations of Pleistocene Settlement Subsistence and Demography in Northern Australia. In Ian Lilley (Ed.), Archaeology of Oceania: Australia and the Pacific Islands (pp. 31-47) Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Clarkson, C & O'Connor, S (2006). An Introduction to Stone Artifact Analysis. In Jane Balme and Alistair Paterson (Ed.), Archaeology in Practice: A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses (pp. 159-206) Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Veth, P, Spriggs, M, O'Connor, S et al (2005). Wangil Midden: a Late Prehistoric Site, With Remarks on Ethnographic Pottery Making. In S. O'Connor, M. Spriggs, P. Veth (Ed.), The Archeology of the Aru Islands, Eastern Indonesia (pp. 95-124) Canberra: Pandanus Books.
  • Veth, P, O'Connor, S, Spriggs, M et al (2005). The Ujir Site: An Early Historic Maritime Settlement in Northwestern Aru. In S. O'Connor, M. Spriggs, P. Veth (Ed.), The Archeology of the Aru Islands, Eastern Indonesia (pp. 85-93) Canberra: Pandanus Books.
  • Spriggs, M, O'Connor, S & Veth, P (2005). The Aru Islands in Perspective: A General Introduction. In S. O'Connor, M. Spriggs, P. Veth (Ed.), The Archeology of the Aru Islands, Eastern Indonesia (pp. Jan-24) Canberra: Pandanus Books.
  • Spriggs, M, Veth, P, O'Connor, S et al (2005). Three Seasons of Archaeological Survey in the Aru Islands, 1995-97. In S. O'Connor, M. Spriggs, P. Veth (Ed.), The Archeology of the Aru Islands, Eastern Indonesia (pp. 63-84) Canberra: Pandanus Books.
  • O'Connor, S, Spriggs, M & Veth, P (2005). On the Cultural History of the Aru Islands: Some Conclusions. In S. O'Connor, M. Spriggs, P. Veth (Ed.), The Archeology of the Aru Islands, Eastern Indonesia (pp. 307-314) Canberra: Pandanus Books.
  • O'Connor, S, Aplin, K, Szabo, K et al (2005). Liang Lemdubu: A Pleistocene Cave Site in the Aru Islands. In S. O'Connor, M. Spriggs, P. Veth (Ed.), The Archeology of the Aru Islands, Eastern Indonesia (pp. 171-204) Canberra: Pandanus Books.
  • O'Connor, S, Aplin, K, Pasveer, J et al (2005). Liang Nabulei Lisa: A late Pleistocene and Holocene sequence from the Aru Islands. In S. O'Connor, M. Spriggs, P. Veth (Ed.), The Archeology of the Aru Islands, Eastern Indonesia (pp. 125-162) Canberra: Pandanus Books.
  • Hiscock, P & O'Connor, S (2005). Arid Paradises or Dangerous Landscapes: A Review of Explanations for Paleolithic Assemblage Change in Arid Australia and Africa. In Peter Veth, Mike Smith, Peter Hiscock (Ed.), Desert Peoples: Archaeological Perspectives (pp. 58-77) Malden, USA: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Veth, P, O'Connor, S & Spriggs, M (2004). Changing research perspectives from Australia's doorstep: the Joint Australian-Indonesian Aru Islands Initiative and the Archaeology of East Timor Project. In Tim Murray (Ed.), Archaeology from Australia (pp. 209-230) Melbourne, Australia: Australian Scholarly Publishing Pty Ltd.
  • Carter, M, Barham, A, Bird, D et al (2004). Archaeology of the Murray Islands, eastern Torres Strait: implications for a regional prehistory. In Richard Davis (Ed.), Woven Histories Dancing Lives Torres Strait Islander Identity, Culture and History (pp. 234-258) Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.
  • O'Connor, S & Chappell, J (2003). Colonisation and coastal subsistence in Australia and Papua New Guinea: different timing, different modes?. In Christophe Sand (Ed.), Pacific Archaeology: assessments and prospects, proceedings of the International Conference for the 50th anniversary of the first Lapita excavation (pp. 17-32) New Caledonia: Service des Musees et du Patrimoine.
  • O'Connor, S, Aplin, K, Spriggs, M et al (2002). From Savannah to Rainforest: Changing Environments and Human Occupation at Liang Lembudu, Aru Islands, Maluku (Indonesia). In P. Kershaw, B. David, N. Tapper, D. Penny and J. Brown (Ed.), Bridging Wallace's Line: The environmental and cultural history and dynamics of the SE-Asian-Australian Region (pp. 279-307) Germany: Catena Verlag GMBH.
  • O'Connor, S & Fankhauser, B (2001). Art at 40,000BP? One Step Closer: An Ochre Covered Rock from Carpenters Gap Shelter1, Kimberley Region, Western Australia. In A.Anderson, I.Lilley & S.O'Connor (Ed.), Histories of Old Ages: Essays in honour of Rhys Jones (pp. 287-301) Canberra: Pandanus Books.
  • O'Connor, S & Veth, P (2000). The worlds first mariners: Savannah dwellers in an island continent. In OConnor, S.; Veth, P. (Ed.), East of Wallaces Line: Studies of past and present maritime cultures of the Indo-Pacific region (pp. 99-139) Rotterdam: A A Balkema.
  • O'Connor, S & Veth, P (2000). East of Wallaces Line: An Introduction. In OConnor, S.; Veth, P. (Ed.), East of Wallaces Line: Studies of past and present maritime cultures of the Indo-Pacific region (pp. Jan-13) Rotterdam: A A Balkema.

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