Claire Smith

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Claire Smith
Born (1957-07-15) 15 July 1957 (age 60)
Sydney, Australia
Occupation Archaeologist
Employer Flinders University
Organization World Archaeological Congress, President from 2003-2008 & 2008-2014

Claire Smith (born 15 July 1957) is an Australian archaeologist specialising in indigenous archaeology and rock art. She is a dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University, and the head of the Department of Archaeology. She served as the president of the World Archaeological Congress from 2003 to 2014 and edited the 11-volume Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology.[1]

Education and career[edit]

Smith obtained a bachelor's degree in archaeology from the University of New England in 1990, and a PhD from the same university in 1996. Her doctoral thesis was an ethnoarchaeological study of Australian Aboriginal art.[1] After that she held an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship and a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship.[citation needed]

Selected publications[edit]

  • 2017. H. Burke, M. Morrison and C. Smith The Archaeologist’s Field Handbook. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 2nd edition. ISBN 9781743318065.
  • Smith, Clare, ed. (2014). Encyclopedia of Global ArchaeologyPaid subscription required. New York, NY: Springer. ISBN 978-1-4419-0465-2. doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2. 
  • 2008 H. Burke, C. Smith and L. Zimmerman The Archaeologist's Field Handbook. North American Edition. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press. ISBN 0-7591-0882-X.
  • 2008 H. Burke, C. Smith, D. Lippert, J. Watkins and L. Zimmerman (eds) Kennewick: Perspectives on the Ancient One. Walnut Grove, CA: Left Coast Press. ISBN 978-1-59874-347-0.
  • 2007 H. Burke and C. Smith Archaeology to Delight and Instruct. Active Learning in the University Classroom. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press. ISBN 978-1-59874-256-5.
  • 2007 I. Domingo, H. Burke and C. Smith Manual de Campo Para Arqueologos. Barcelona: Ariel Editorial. ISBN 978-84-344-5231-2.
  • 2007 C. Smith and H. Burke Digging it up Down Under: A Practical Guide to Doing Archaeology in Australia. New York: Springer. ISBN 0-387-35260-0.
  • 2005 C. Smith and H.M. Wobst Indigenous Archaeologies: Decolonising Theory and Practice. London: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-30965-4.
  • 2004 C. Smith Country, Kin and Culture. Survival of an Australian Aboriginal Community. Adelaide: Wakefield Press. ISBN 1-86254-575-8.
  • 2004 H. Burke and C. Smith The Archaeologist's Field Handbook. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-862-5.
  • 2000 C. Smith and G. K. Ward Indigenous Cultures in an Interconnected World. Sydney: Allen and Unwin & Vancouver: University of British Columbia. ISBN 1-86448-926-X.
  • 1997 A. Rosenfeld and C. Smith. Recent developments in radiocarbon and stylistic methods of dating rock art. Antiquity 72 (272):405-11.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Claire Smith". Flinders University. Retrieved 2017-07-12. 

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