My main research activity is using models from evolutionary ecology to analyse past human behaviour in mainland Southeast Asia and Australia. My technical specialisation in stone artefact technology provides me with wide scope in time periods and geography. My specific interests include the hominin colonisation of mainland Southeast Asia, forager technologies and ecology in Australia and mainland Southeast Asia, and transitions to agriculture in mainland Southeast Asia.
Key words: Evolutionary ecology, archaeology, stone artefact technology; Mainland Southeast Asia and Australia
In Winter 2014 I'll be teaching ARCHY 109 Archaeology in Film
In Spring 2014 I'll be teaching ARCHY 319 Archaeology of Mainland Southeast Asia
In Summer 2014 I'll be directing an archaeological field school in Thailand. See here for more details and how to apply.
Marwick, B., 2013. Multiple Optima in Hoabinhian flaked stone artefact palaeoeconomics and palaeoecology at two archaeological sites in Northwest Thailand. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 32, 553-564. [PDF]
Marwick, B., R. Shoocongdej, C. Thongcharoenchaikit, B. Chaisuwan, C. Khowkhiew and S. Kwak 2012. Hierarchies of engagement and understanding: Community engagement during archaeological excavations at Khao Toh Chong rockshelter, Krabi, Thailand. In S. O'Connor (ed) Transcending the Culture-Nature Divide in Cultural Heritage. Terra Australis, ANU E Press.
Sullivan, M., T. L. Field, P. Hughes, B. Marwick, P. Przystupa and J. K. Feathers 2012. OSL ages that inform late phases of dune formation and human occupation near Olympic Dam in northeastern South Australia Quaternary Australasia 29 (1): 5-11 [PDF]
Marwick, B. 2012. A Cladistic Evaluation of Ancient Thai Bronze Buddha Images: Six Tests for a Phylogenetic Signal in the Griswold Collection. InDominik Bonatz, Andreas Reinecke and Mai Lin Tjoa-Bonatz (eds)Connecting Empires. National University of Singapore Press. pp. 159-176. [PDF]