Abridged Resume Michael Jon Slack, Phone Fax Mobile E-mail (02) 9662 7260 (02) 9662 7273 0413 807 229 Michael.Slack@scarp.com.au Professional Background Qualifications 2008 PhD Department of Archaeology, University of Sydney. 2002 M.A. School of Archaeology, Australian National University. 1998 B.A. (Hons) Department of History, University of New South Wales. 1992 B.A. University College (ADFA) of the University of New South Wales. Professional Standing Australian Archaeological Association, Member 1998 – present; Secretary 2004 – 2006 Society of American Archaeology, Member 2002 – present Australasian Quaternary Association, Member 2004 – present Professional experience Ten years experience in NSW, Queensland and Western Australia as a consultant archaeologist, research archaeologist, government administrator, historian. Consulting Lead archaeologist providing heritage survey and excavation services with a particular focus on large area projects often in remote areas and predominantly for extractive industry clients (NSW and Western Australia). Provision of experts historical services for State and Commonwealth land claims Research Doctoral research funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant to the University of Sydney, the Australian Museum and the Queensland Environment Protection Agency. Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies funded projects 2003, 2004. Supervision of archaeology honours students and projects Government Two years as the DECC archaeologist responsible for Metropolitan Sydney. Archaeological Employment History 2006-8 Scarp Archaeology (co-director with Dr Richard Fullagar) Archaeological consulting including excavation and survey across Australia Recent Projects Warkworth Sands Archaeological Project (Coal Australia, Hunter Valley) Large scale excavations across a sandsheet supervising a team of 15 people, including 12 Aboriginal team members. Brockman 4 Project (Pilbara Iron/Rio Tinto, Pilbara Region of Western Australia). Survey of over 100km2 and subsequent excavations with traditional owners at the proposed Brockman 4 iron ore mine in Western Australia over the last 2 years. This work entails organization and management of fieldwork with traditional owner groups in remote locations. It also involves post fieldwork analysis of lithic and other cultural materials, and production of final reports. The research focus of this consulting is to utilise an evolutionary framework to local and regional prehistory. Waanyi Native Title Report Research and production of the experts historical report for the Waanyi Native Title Claim. Compilation of report for inclusion in the Waanyi claim involving archival research, archaeological data, and fieldwork collecting oral history with Waanyi traditional owners. Provision of archaeological services to the Carpentaria Local Aboriginal Land Council. 2005-6 NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, Government Archaeologist for the Sydney Region. Responsible for assessment of all applications for cultural heritage permits in the Sydney region, provision of specialist advice to DEC and other NSW State Government Departments 2004-5 Barrick Gold Pty Ltd., Lake Cowal Gold Project, NSW. Project archaeologist working in collaboration with Dr. Colin Pardoe and Prof. Jim Allen. Extensive archaeological surveys in collaboration with Wiradjuri Nation. Refereed Publications Slack, M.J., Fullagar, R., Border, A., Field, 2005 J. “Late Holocene occupation at Bunnengalla1, northwest Queensland”, Australian Archaeology vol.60. Slack, M.J., Fullagar, R.L.K., Field, J.H., and Border A. 2004 “New Pleistocene dates for backed artefact technology in Australia”, Archaeology in Oceania, 39, 131-137. Slack, M.J. 2002 “The ‘Plains of Promise’ revisited: A reassessment of the frontier in North West Queensland”, Journal of Australian Studies, 75, 71-85. Slack, M.J., 1999 “Frontier” in Cremin, A. (ed.), 1901 Australian Life at Federation, UNSW Press, Sydney. Selected Invited Seminars and Conference Papers 2006 Australian Archaeological Association, Beechworth, Victoria. Slack, M., Title: There aint no easy road: settlement of inland tropical Australia. 2005 Department of Archaeology, University of Queensland, National Archaeology Week Invited Public Lecture, Title: Early Human Occupation in northwest Queensland. Department of Archaeology, La Trobe University, invited seminar. Title: Early Human Occupation in northwest Queensland. 2004 Society for American Archaeology, Montreal, Canada, Title: Subsistence Strategies in Late Pleistocene Northern Australia. Australian Museum People and Place Centre Symposium, Title: The archaeology of Waanyi Country: Riversleigh station. Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas USA, Title: Colonisation of Australia and the extinction debate. 2003 Australian Archaeological Association, Jindabyne, NSW, Slack, M., Fullagar, R., Field, J., and A. Border, Title: Late Pleistocene settlement in northwest Queensland. Selected Reports and Unpublished Theses (2002 – 2007) 2008 Scarp Archaeology, Preliminary Advice of an archaeological survey at Marandoo Mine, Pilbara, Western Australia, (Stages 1 - 3), Report prepared for ATAL, Pilbara Iron and PKKP Representatives 2007 Scarp Archaeology, Preliminary Advice (x2) of archaeological surveys at Silvergrass, Pilbara, Western Australia, (Stages 1 - 2), Report prepared for ATAL, Pilbara Iron and PKKP Representatives 2007 Scarp Archaeology, Preliminary Advice (x3) of archaeological survey at Brockman 4 Syncline, PKKP survey areas, Pilbara, Western Australia, (Stages 1 - 3), Report prepared for ATAL, Pilbara Iron and PKKP Representatives 2007 Scarp Archaeology, Preliminary Advice (x5) of archaeological surveys at Brockman 4 Syncline Eastern Guruma survey areas, Pilbara, Western Australia, Stages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (February - June 2007), Report prepared for ATAL, Pilbara Iron and the Eastern Guruma Representatives 2006 M. Slack, Historical Report: Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill National Park) Waanyi Claim Under the Aboriginal Land Act (1991), Report prepared for the Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation, PO Box 71, Burketown, QLD, 4830. 2004 Fullagar, R., Slack, M., Cultural assessment and cultural heritage management plan in relation to the establishment of infrastructure at Lawn Hill (Creek) Resource Reserve, northwestern Queensland, unpublished report to QPWS. 2004 Fullagar, R, Slack, M, Field, J., Border, A. Riversleigh Archaeological Project Field Report June – July. Unpublished report to Waanyi People, QPWS, EPA. 2003 Fullagar, R, Slack, M, Field, J., Border, A., Riversleigh Archaeological Project Field Report May – July, unpublished report to Waanyi People, QPWS, EPA. Theses 2008 Between the Desert and the Gulf: Prehistory of Lawn Hill and Riversleigh, PhD thesis, Department of Archaeology, University of Sydney. 2002 Aboriginal Responses to European Contact in Northwest Queensland: the historical archaeology of the Waanyi people, MA thesis, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra.