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Dr Anne Ford

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Room 2C24
Tel +64 3 471 6148
Email anne.ford@otago.ac.nz

Research Interests

Archaeology of Aboriginal Australia and Papua New Guinea; Archaeology of Neolithic/Bronze Age China; trade and exchange; lithic technology; sourcing studies; modern human migrations and behaviour; and settlement patterns/colonisation studies.

Courses

ARCH101 Human Origins and Civilisations
ARCH201 Archaeological Methods
ARCH303 Landscape Archaeology
ARCH402 Material Culture Studies

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Publications

Shaw, B., Field, J. H., Summerhayes, G. R., Coxe, S., Coster, A. C. F., Ford, A., … Kealhofer, L. (2020). Emergence of a Neolithic in highland New Guinea by 5000 to 4000 years ago. Science Advances, 6(13), eaay4573. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aay4573

Field, J. H., Summerhayes, G. R., Luu, S., Coster, A. C. F., Ford, A., Mandui, H., … Kealhofer, L. (2020). Functional studies of flaked and ground stone artefacts reveal starchy tree nut and root exploitation in mid-Holocene highland New Guinea. Holocene. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0959683620919983

Chynoweth, M., Summerhayes, G. R., Ford, A., & Negishi, Y. (2020). Lapita on Wari Island: What's the problem? Asian Perspectives, 59(1), 100-116.

Sutton, N., Summerhayes, G. R., & Ford, A. (2019). Oposisi revisited: A fabric analysis of an Early Papuan Pottery assemblage from Yule Island, Papua New Guinea. Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology, 14(3), 411-425. doi: 10.1080/15564894.2018.1531329

Mildwaters, N., & Ford, A. (2019). Promoting cultural heritage for sustainable tourism development in Samoa and PNG: The potential opportunities and difficulties from a conservation and heritage management perspective. In T. Anthes, A. Bartlett, L. Kennedy, M. Lelyveld, E. Penrose, J. Sweet & F. Tennant (Eds.), Proceedings of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM) Conference: Managing Risk to Collections. (pp. 48-49). Hobart, Australia: Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materal (AICCM) Inc. Retrieved from https://aiccm.org.au

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Ford, A., Carr, A., Mildwaters, N., & Summerhayes, G. (2019). Promoting cultural heritage for sustainable tourism development: Madang, Papua New Guinea. New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research. 42p. Retrieved from https://www.nzipr.ac.nz/2019/06/09/promoting-cultural-heritage-for-sustainable-development-samoa-and-madang-papua-new-guinea

Ford, A., Carr, A., Mildwaters, N., Fonoti, D., & Jackmond, G. (2019). Promoting cultural heritage for sustainable tourism development: Samoa. New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research. 51p. Retrieved from https://www.nzipr.ac.nz/2019/06/09/promoting-cultural-heritage-for-sustainable-development-samoa-and-madang-papua-new-guinea

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Chapter in Book - Research

Summerhayes, G. R., & Ford, A. (2014). Late Pleistocene colonisation and adaptation in New Guinea: Implications for modelling modern human behaviour. In R. Dennell & M. Porr (Eds.), Southern Asia, Australia and the search of human origins. (pp. 213-227). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Shaw, B., Field, J. H., Summerhayes, G. R., Coxe, S., Coster, A. C. F., Ford, A., … Kealhofer, L. (2020). Emergence of a Neolithic in highland New Guinea by 5000 to 4000 years ago. Science Advances, 6(13), eaay4573. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aay4573

Chynoweth, M., Summerhayes, G. R., Ford, A., & Negishi, Y. (2020). Lapita on Wari Island: What's the problem? Asian Perspectives, 59(1), 100-116.

Field, J. H., Summerhayes, G. R., Luu, S., Coster, A. C. F., Ford, A., Mandui, H., … Kealhofer, L. (2020). Functional studies of flaked and ground stone artefacts reveal starchy tree nut and root exploitation in mid-Holocene highland New Guinea. Holocene. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0959683620919983

Sutton, N., Summerhayes, G. R., & Ford, A. (2019). Oposisi revisited: A fabric analysis of an Early Papuan Pottery assemblage from Yule Island, Papua New Guinea. Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology, 14(3), 411-425. doi: 10.1080/15564894.2018.1531329

Specht, J., Kariwiga, J., & Ford, A. (2018). Obsidian from the Jacquinot bay area, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea. Journal of Pacific Archaeology, 9(2), 35-43.

Ford, A. (2017). Late Pleistocene lithic technology in the Ivane valley: A view from the rainforest. Quaternary International, 448, 31-43. doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2016.05.030

Mialanes, J., David, B., Ford, A., Richards, T., McNiven, I. J., Summerhayes, G. R., & Leavesley, M. (2016). Imported obsidian at Caution Bay, south coast of Papua New Guinea: Cessation of long distance procurement c. 1,900 cal BP. Australian Archaeology, 82(3), 248-262. doi: 10.1080/03122417.2016.1252079

Sutton, N., Vilgalys, G., Summerhayes, G., & Ford, A. (2016). Revisiting the late prehistoric sequence of the Port Moresby region of Papua New Guinea: The continuing contribution of Susan Bulmer. Archaeology in Oceania, 51(S1), 41-49. doi: 10.1002/arco.5110

Skelly, R., Ford, A., Summerhayes, G., Mialanes, J., & David, B. (2016). Chemical signatures & social interactions: Implications of west Fergusson Island obsidian at Hopo, east of the Vailala River (Gulf of Papua), Papua New Guinea. Journal of Pacific Archaeology, 7(1), 126-138.

Gaffney, D., Ford, A., & Summerhayes, G. R. (2016). Sue Bulmer's legacy in highland New Guinea: A re-examination of the Bulmer Collection and future directions. Archaeology in Oceania, 51(Suppl. 1), 23-32. doi: 10.1002/arco.5111

Sutton, N., Summerhayes, G., & Ford, A. (2015). Regional Interaction Networks in Southern Papua New Guinea During the Late Holocene: Evidence from the Chemical Characterisation of Chert Artefacts. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 81, 343-359. doi: 10.1017/ppr.2015.14

Gaffney, D., Ford, A., & Summerhayes, G. (2015). Crossing the Pleistocene–Holocene transition in the New Guinea Highlands: Evidence from the lithic assemblage of Kiowa rockshelter. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 39, 223-246. doi: 10.1016/j.jaa.2015.04.006

Gaffney, D., Summerhayes, G. R., Ford, A., Scott, J. M., Denham, T., Field, J., & Dickinson, W. R. (2015). Earliest pottery on New Guinea mainland reveals Austronesian influences in highland environments 3000 years ago. PLoS ONE, 10(9), e0134497. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134497

Ford, A. (2011). Learning the lithic landscape: Using raw material sources to investigate Pleistocene colonisation in the Ivane Valley, Papua New Guinea. Archaeology in Oceania, 46(2), 42-53.

Summerhayes, G. R., Leavesley, M., Fairbairn, A., Mandui, H., Field, J., Ford, A., & Fullagar, R. (2010). Human adaptation and plant use in Highland New Guinea 49,000 to 44,000 years ago. Science, 330, 78-81. doi: 10.1126/science.1193130

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Journal - Research Other

Ford, A. (2018). [Review of the book Wild articulations: Environmentalism and indigeneity in Northern Australia]. Pacific Affairs, 91(4), 859-861. [Book Review].

Ford, A., Leavesley, M., & Summerhayes, G. (2016). Chief bilong PNG Akiologi: Papers in honour of Herman Mandui. Journal of Pacific Archaeology, 7(1), 1-3. [Editorial].

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Mildwaters, N., & Ford, A. (2019). Promoting cultural heritage for sustainable tourism development in Samoa and PNG: The potential opportunities and difficulties from a conservation and heritage management perspective. In T. Anthes, A. Bartlett, L. Kennedy, M. Lelyveld, E. Penrose, J. Sweet & F. Tennant (Eds.), Proceedings of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM) Conference: Managing Risk to Collections. (pp. 48-49). Hobart, Australia: Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materal (AICCM) Inc. Retrieved from https://aiccm.org.au

Ford, A. (2018). Meet the neighbours: Evidence for interaction between the Austronesian Lapita Culture and Non-Austronesian communities in Papua New Guinea. Proceedings of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 83rd Annual Meeting. (pp. 159). Washington, DC: Society for American Archaeology. Retrieved from http://www.saa.org

Goodall, B., Ford, A., David, B., McNiven, I. J., & Leavesley, M. (2018). Relationships etched in stone: Sourcing the Caution Bay ground stone tool assemblage to examine the antiquity of exchange networks between the coast and lowland interior of the south coast of Papua New Guinea. Proceedings of the New Zealand Archaeological Association (NZAA) Australian Archaeological Association (AAA) Combined Conference: Trans-Tasman Dialogues. (pp. 61). Retrieved from https://nzarchaeology.org

Ford, A. (2017). Tracing the footsteps of Lapita: New archaeometric research on the South Coast and Massim region of Papua New Guinea [Keynote]. Proceedings of the Australian Research Cluster for Archaeological Science (ARCAS) Symposium: Horizons in Australian Archaeometry. (pp. 8). Retrieved from http://aaa2017.conferenceonline.com.au/index/1227

Sutton, N., Summerhayes, G., & Ford, A. (2016). Pots on the move? Re-evaluating early Papuan pottery interaction by looking at pottery production patterns at Oposisi, Papua New Guinea. Proceedings of the New Zealand Archaeological Association (NZAA) Conference. Retrieved from http://nzarchaeology.org/cms/index.php/conferences

Sutton, N., Summerhayes, G. R., & Ford, A. (2015). Pots on the move. Proceedings of the 8th International Lapita Conference. (pp. 29). Retrieved from http://archanth.anu.edu.au/cbap/lapita8conference

Gaffney, D., Summerhayes, G., Ford, A., Scott, J., Dickinson, B., Denham, T., & Field, J. (2015). The origins of early pottery exchange to the New Guinea Highlands. Proceedings of the 8th International Lapita Conference. (pp. 28). Retrieved from http://archanth.anu.edu.au/cbap/lapita8conference

Sutton, N., Summerhayes, G., & Ford, A. (2015). Pots on the move: Ceramic production and mobility at Oposisi, PNG. Proceedings of the New Zealand Archaeological Association (NZAA) Conference. (pp. 19). Retrieved from http://nzarchaeology.org/cms/index.php/conferences/49-past-conferences/115-conference-2015

Ford, A., & Allen, J. (2015). Ancestors of the Hiri: Ceramic sourcing at the island of Motupore, Papua New Guinea. Proceedings of the 8th International Lapita Conference. (pp. 50). Retrieved from http://archanth.anu.edu.au/cbap/lapita8conference

Luu, S., Field, J., Summerhayes, G., Mandui, H., Ford, A., Leavesley, M., & Lovave, M. (2014). Investigating plant exploitation and use in the PNG Highlands during the Mid Holocene. In S. Ulm, G. Mate & J. Jerbic (Eds.), Proceedings of the Australian Archaeological Association/Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (AAA/ASHA) Annual Conference: Culture, Climate, Change: Archaeology in the Tropics. (pp. 115-116). AAA/ASHA. [Abstract]

Ford, A., Mialanes, J., McNiven, I., Richards, T., David, B., Summerhayes, G., & Leavesley, M. (2014). Sourcing stone along the south coast of Papua New Guinea, and precision dating of their time of arrival from sites at Caution Bay. In S. Ulm, G. Mate & J. Jerbic (Eds.), Proceedings of the Australian Archaeological Association/Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (AAA/ASHA) Annual Conference: Culture, Climate, Change: Archaeology in the Tropics. (pp. 91). AAA/ASHA. [Abstract]

Sutton, N., Summerhayes, G., & Ford, A. (2014). Climate and culture change: ENSO modelling of the South Papuan cultural sequence. In S. Ulm, G. Mate & J. Jerbic (Eds.), Proceedings of the Australian Archaeological Association/Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (AAA/ASHA) Annual Conference: Culture, Climate, Change: Archaeology in the Tropics. (pp. 151). AAA/ASHA. [Abstract]

Ford, A. (2009). Pleistocene stone tool use at Kosipe, Papua New Guinea. Proceedings of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA) 19th Congress. (pp. 1). Retrieved from http://arts.anu.edu.au/arcworld/ippa/ippa.htm

Summerhayes, G. R., Leavesley, M., Hope, G., Mandui, H., Fairbairn, A., Ford, A., & Field, J. (2009). Current research from Kosipe: A late Pleistocene site from PNG. Proceedings of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA) 19th Congress. (pp. 1). Retrieved from http://arts.anu.edu.au/arcworld/ippa/ippa.htm

Ford, A. (2009). Stone tool production-distribution systems at Huizui, China. Proceedings of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA) 19th Congress. (pp. 26). Retrieved from http://arts.anu.edu.au/arcworld/ippa/ippa.htm

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Ford, A. (2018, September). Tracing Lapita: New research on Fergusson Island, the Massim region of Papua New Guinea. Verbal presentation at the 21st Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, Hue, Vietnam.

Ford, A., Fonoti, D., Jackmond, G., Carr, A., & Mildwaters, N. (2018, September). Promoting cultural heritage for sustainable tourism development in the South Pacific. Verbal presentation at the Samoa Conference 4: Our Heritage, Our Future, Apia, Samoa.

Chynoweth, M., Negishi, Y., Ford, A., & Summerhayes, G. R. (2016, August-September). Locating Lapita: Investigating the origins of pottery and obsidian from Kasasinabwana Shell Midden in the Massim, Papua New Guinea. Verbal presentation at the Eighth World Archaeological Congress, Kyoto, Japan.

Ford, A. (2016, October). Early and persistent use of the montane rainforests of New Guinea. Verbal presentation at the Pantropica Workshop: An Investigation of Geographical and Temporal Diversity in Human 'Rainforest Prehistories', Jena, Germany.

Field, J., Luu, S., Summerhayes, G., Ford, A., Lovave, M., & Leavesley, M. (2014, January). Starchy plant use through time in the Papua New Guinea highlands: Functional studies of grinding and pounding stones from the Ivane Valley sites. Verbal presentation at the 20th Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association Congress, Siam Reap, Cambodia.

Luu, S., Summerhayes, G., Ford, A., Lovave, M., Mandui, H., & Leavesley, M. (2013, December). Starchy plant use through time in the Papua New Guinea highlands: Functional studies of grinding and pounding stones from the Ivane Valley sites. Verbal presentation at the Australian Archaeological Association (AAA) Annual Conference: Complexities of Scale, Coffs Harbour, Australia.

Ford, A. (2012, December). Pleistocene Sahul stone technology: The view from the Ivane Valley, Papua New Guinea. Verbal presentation at the Australian Archaeological Association (AAA) Annual Conference: Science & Archaeology, Wollongong, Australia.

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Other - Edited Journal

Ford, A., Leavesley, M., & Summerhayes, G. (Eds.). (2016). Journal of Pacific Archaeology, 7(1) [Special issue: Chief bilong PNG Akiologi: Papers in Honour of Herman Mandui]. [Guest Editors].

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Ford, A. (2012). Learning the lithic landscape in the Ivane Valley, Papua New Guinea: Modelling colonisation and occupation using lithic sources and stone tool technology (PhD). University of Otago. Retrieved from https://ourarchive.otago.ac.nz/handle/10523/2577

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