DHSC Publications

DHSC Project Publication List

The bibliography below represents the published scholarly output made possible by the Deep History of Sea Country Project (Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP170100812).


Leach, J., Wiseman, C., O’Leary, M., McDonald, J., McCarthy, J., Morrison, P., Jeffries, P., Hacker, J., Ulm, S., Bailey, G., Benjamin, J. (2021) The integrated cultural landscape of North Gidley Island: Coastal, intertidal and nearshore archaeology in Murujuga (Dampier Archipelago), Western Australia. Australian Archaeology. https://doi.org/10.1080/03122417.2021.1949085

Benjamin, J., Ulm, S. (2021) The Big Flood: Responding to Sea-Level Rise and the Inundated Continental Shelf. In McNiven, I., David, B. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Indigenous Australia and New Guinea. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Astrup, P.M., Benjamin, J., Stankiewicz, F., Woo, K., McCarthy, J., Wiseman, C., Baggaley, P., Jerbić, K., Fowler, M., Skriver, C., Bailey, G. (2021) A drowned Mesolithic shell-midden complex at Hjarnø Vesterhoved, Denmark: taphonomic history, sea-level change and palaeoeconomic significance. Quaternary Science Reviews https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.106854

Cook-Hale, J., Benjamin, J., Woo, K., Astrup, P.M., McCarthy, J., Hale, N., Stankiewicz, F., Wiseman, C., Skriver, C., Garrison, E., Ulm, S., Bailey, G. (2021) Submerged landscapes, marine transgression and underwater shell middens: comparative analysis of site formation and taphonomy in Europe and North America. Quaternary Science Reviews https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.106867

Wiseman, C., O’Leary, Hacker, J., McCarthy, J., Stankewicz, F., Beckett, E., Leach, Baggaley, Collins,  P., Ulm, S., McDonald, J., Benjamin, J. (2021) A multi-scalar approach to marine survey and underwater archaeological site prospection in Murujuga, Western Australia. Quaternary International. 584: 152-170.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2020.09.005

McDonald, J., Beckett, E., Hacker, J., Morrison, P. and O’Leary, M., (2020) Seeing the Landscape: Multiple Scales of Visualising Terrestrial Heritage on Rosemary Island (Dampier Archipelago). Open Quaternary, 6(1), p.10. http://doi.org/10.5334/oq.8181  

Benjamin, J., O’Leary, M., McDonald, J., Wiseman, C., McCarthy, Beckett, E., Morrison, P., Stankewicz, F., Leach, J., Hacker, J., Baggaley, P., Jerbić, K., Fowler, M., Fairweather, J., Jeffries, P., Ulm, S., Bailey, G. (2020) Aboriginal artefacts on the continental shelf reveal ancient drowned cultural landscapes in northwest Australia. PLOS ONE  15(7): e0233912. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0233912

O’Leary, M., Paumard, V., Ward, I. (2020) Exploring Sea Country through high-resolution 3D seismic imaging of Australia’s NW shelf: Resolving early coastal landscapes and preservation of underwater cultural heritage. Quaternary Science Reviews 239: 106353. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106353

Astrup, P.M., Skriver, C., Benjamin, J., Ward, I., Stankewicz, F., Ross, P., McCarthy, J., Baggaley, P., Ulm, S., Bailey, G. (2019) Underwater Shell Middens: Excavation and Remote Sensing of a Submerged Mesolithic site at Hjarnø, Denmark. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology https://doi.org/10.1080/15564894.2019.1584135

Ward, I., Moe-Astrup, P., Merigot, K. (2019) At the water’s edge: Micromorphological and quantitative mineral analysis of a submerged Mesolithic shell midden at Hjarnø Sund, Denmark. Journal of Archaeological Science 102: 11-25.

Veth, P., McDonald, J., Ward, I., O’Leary, M., Beckett, E., Benjamin, J., Ulm, S., Hacker, J., Ross, P.J., Bailey, G.  (2019) A strategy for assessing continuity in terrestrial and maritime landscapes from Murujuga (Dampier Archipelago), North West Shelf, Australia. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology https://doi.org/10.1080/15564894.2019.1572677

Benjamin, J., McCarthy, J., Wiseman, C., Bevin, S., Kowlessar, J., Astrup, P.M., Naumann, J.,  Hacker, J. (2019) Integrating Aerial and Underwater Data for Archaeology: Digital Maritime Landscapes in 3D. In: McCarthy J. et al. (eds) 3D Recording and Interpretation for Maritime Archaeology. Coastal Research Library, vol 31. Springer, Cham https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-03635-5_14

Ward, I., Smyth, D., Veth, P., McDonald, J., McNeair, S. (2018) Recognition and value of submerged prehistoric landscape resources in Australia. Ocean and Coastal Management. 160: 167-174.

Benjamin, J. & Bailey, G.N. (2017) Coastal Adaptations and Submerged Landscapes: Where World Prehistory Meets Underwater Archaeology. In Magarit et al. (Eds). From hunter-gatherers to farmers Human adaptations at the end of the Pleistocene and the first part of the Holocene. Festschrift in honour of Prof. Clive Bonsall. 169-183. Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Editura Cetatea de Scaun, Romania.


Woo, K., Bailey, G., Cook Hale, J., Benjamin, J., Ulm, S. Ancient undersea middens offer clues about life before rising seas engulfed the coast. Now we have a better way to study them. The Conversation (21/03/2021)

Benjamin, J., O’Leary, M., Ward, I., Hacker, J., Ulm, S., Veth, P., Holst, M., McDonald, J., Ross, P., Bailey, G. (2018) Underwater archaeology and submerged landscapes in Western Australia. Antiquity. 92(363) e10 https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2018.103

Benjamin, J., Bailey, G., McDonald, J., O’Leary, M., Ulm, S. (2020)  In a first discovery of its kind, researchers have uncovered an ancient Aboriginal archaeological site preserved on the seabed. The Conversation (01/07/2020)