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Kotarba, Anna Maria Dr

Lecturer in Archaeology

  • Lecturer - School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Lecturer - Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health 2014 - 2018

Overview


Ania holds a PhD from the University of Oxford, UK in Archaeology (specialisations: Archaeological Science and Roman Archaeology) and MPhil from Jagiellonian University, Poland in Archaeology. She has also studied Anthropology and Comparative Religion Studies as well as Ancient History.

 

Dr Kotarba-Morley is an experienced Field and Underwater Archaeologist (Research and Consultancy), Geoarchaeologist, Site Director and Heritage and Museums Consultant with experience working in over 25 countries. She is actively involved in research projects in Egypt, Lebanon and East Africa and she is developing research and student exchange programmes with a number of Mediterranean countries.

 

Ania's extensive archaeological and heritage experience have been gained on sites in the Near and Middle East: Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, U.A.E., Oman, Turkey and Saud Arabia; in South Asia: India and Bangladesh; in Africa: Sudan, Kenya, mainland Tanzania, Mafia Archipelago, Zanzibar archipelago, Madagascar, Lesotho; in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea: Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Ukraine; on numerous sites in the Northern and Western Europe including Belgium, UK and Poland; and recently in Australia and pacific including in NSW and the Republic of Kiribati.

 

Ania is very active in the field of Cultural Heritage protection, preservation and management and acts an expert member of ICAHM (The International Scientific Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management), ICOMOS Australia (International Council on Monuments and Sites) and Australia-New Zealand Joint Working Group on Risk Preparedness for Cultural Heritage under patronage of Blue Shield. She is Australia’s representative on ICOMOS Emerging Professionals Working Group as well as key heritage advisor on a World Bank Wadi Bisri Dam project in Lebanon under the auspices of Council for Development and Reconstruction.

 

She is a member of archaeological expeditions and projects:

- Berenike Excavations Project, Egypt

- The Joint Expedition to Chhim and Jiyeh, Lebanon

- The Sealinks Project, East Africa

- France-Bangladesh Joint Venture Excavations at Mahasthangarh, Bangladesh

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2018 Impact of climate change and human activity on soil landscapes over the past 12,300 years
    Published in   Scientific Reports
    2016 Coastal subsistence, maritime trade, and the colonization of small offshore islands in eastern African prehistory
    Published in   Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2016

    Published In
    Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology
    2015

    Published In
    Azania
    2015

    Published In
    Journal of Archaeological Science
    2014

    Published In
    Azania
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2018

    Published In
    Geological Setting, Palaeoenvironment and Archaeology of the Red Sea
    Publisher
    Springer International Publishing
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2014

    Published In
    Archaeology in the Digital Era, Volume II: e-Papers from the 40th Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Responses to past threats to sustainability in the Pacific Islands: creation of artificial islands in Solomon Islands. Heorake, Tony

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2018 Impact of climate change and human activity on soil landscapes over the past 12,300 years
    Published in   Scientific Reports
    2016 Coastal subsistence, maritime trade, and the colonization of small offshore islands in eastern African prehistory
    Published in   Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2016

    Published In
    Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology
    2015

    Published In
    Azania
    2015

    Published In
    Journal of Archaeological Science
    2014

    Published In
    Azania
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2018

    Published In
    Geological Setting, Palaeoenvironment and Archaeology of the Red Sea
    Publisher
    Springer International Publishing
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2014

    Published In
    Archaeology in the Digital Era, Volume II: e-Papers from the 40th Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Responses to past threats to sustainability in the Pacific Islands: creation of artificial islands in Solomon Islands. Heorake, Tony
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