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Martin Porr

Assoc/Prof Martin Porr

Associate Professor (on leave)
Archaeology

Contact details
Address
Archaeology
The University of Western Australia (M257)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2113
Fax
+61 8 6488 1023
Email
martin.porr@uwa.edu.au

Associate Professor (on leave)
Rock Art Research and Management, Centre for

Contact details
Address
Centre for Rock Art Research and Management
The University of Western Australia (M257)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2113
Fax
+61 8 6488 1023
Email
martin.porr@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
BA Zwischenprüfung, MA PhD S'ton
Biography
Master of Arts in Archaeological Theory
(Southampton, United Kingdom, 21 March 1997)

Doctor of Philosophy (Southampton, United Kingdom, 5 July 2002)

Key research
Early Upper Palaeolithic art in Central Europe
Northwest Australian Indigenous rock-art
Palaeolithic archaeology Southeast Asia
Publications
Peer-reviewed journal articles

Pawlik, A. F. & P. J. Piper & P. G. Faylona & S. G. Padilla, Jr. & J. Carlos & A. S. B. Mijares & B. Vallejo, Jr. & M. Reyes & N. Amano & T. Ingicco & M. Porr in press. Archaeological excavations at Bubog I & II on Ilin Island, Philippines: Preliminary studies on island adaptation and foraging strategies in changing environments from the terminal Pleistocene to the early Holocene. Journal of Field Archaeology 39, 3.


Porr, M. & A. S. B. Mijares & A. Pawlik & P. J. Piper & S. Padilla Jr. 2012. North of the Southern
Arc – The Mindoro Archaeological Research Program: A summary of the 2010 and 2011 fieldwork activities. Australian Archaeology 75, 110-117.

Porr, M. & H. R. 2012. ‘Rock-art’, ‘animism’ and two-way thinking. Towards a complementary epistemology in the understanding of material culture and ‘rock-art’ of hunting and gathering people. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 19, 161–205.

Porr, M. 2011. One step forward, two steps back: The issue of behavioral modernity, again. Current Anthropology 52, 4, 581-582.

Porr, M. 2010. Art and rock-art of the Kimberley, Northwest Australia: Narratives, interpretations and imaginations. Ethnographisch-Archäologische Zeitschrift 51, 1/2, 173-190.

Porr, M. 2010. Identifying behavioural modernity: Lessons from Sahul. Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 30, 28-34.

Porr, M. 2010. The Hohle Fels ‘Venus’: Some remarks on animals, humans and metaphorical relationships in Early Upper Palaeolithic art. Rock Art Research 27, 2, 147-159.

Porr, M. 2010. Palaeolithic art as cultural memory. A case study of the Aurignacian art of Southwest Germany. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 20, 1, 87–108.

Porr, M. 2008. Grenzwissenschaft. Ethnoarchäologie und die Ursprünge der modernen Kognition. Ethnographisch-Archäologische Zeitschrift 49, 1, 1-12.

Porr, M. & K. W. Alt 2006. The burial of Bad Dürrenberg, Central Germany. Osteopathology and osteoarchaeology of a Late Mesolithic shaman’s grave. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 16, 5, 395-406.

Porr, M. 2004. Individual reflections: Gender and the Aurignacian art of Southwest Germany. Ethnographisch-Archäologische Zeitschrift 45, 2-3, 257-269.

Owen, L. R. & M. Porr & R. Struwe 2004. From birth to death. Individual and social dimensions of age and gender in prehistory - Introduction. Ethnographisch-Archäologische Zeitschrift 45, 2-3, 147-152.

Porr, M. 2001. Between Nyae Nyae and Anaktuvuk – On the use of anthropology in Palaeolithic archaeology. Ethnographisch-Archäologische Zeitschrift 42, 2, 159-173.

Porr, M. 2000. Signs of the times. A different approach towards the origins of Lower Palaeolithic handaxes. Archaeological Review from Cambridge 17, 1, 19-32.

Porr, M. 1999. The name of Foucault. An experimental exploration of the works of Umberto Eco. Archaeological Review from Cambridge 15, 2, 103-123.

Porr, M. 1998. Ethnoarchäologie auf dem Tübinger Marktplatz. Archäologische Informationen 21, 1, 87-108.

Porr, M. 1998. Ethnoarchäologie. Ein Plädoyer für Interdisziplinarität und Disziplinlosigkeit in der Archäologie. Archäologische Informationen 21, 1, 41-49.

Porr, M. 1997. Funde ohne Be(i)funde. Zur Problematik von Todesvorstellungen und Bestattungssitten bei ‚einfachen‘ Wildbeutergesellschaften. Ethnographisch-Archäologische Zeitschrift 38, 3/4, 363-383.

Books and book chapters (since 2005)

Dennell, R. & M. Porr (eds.) 2014. Southern Asia, Australia and the search for human origins. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Dennell, R. & M. Porr 2014. The past and present of human origins in Southern Asia and Australia. In: R. Dennell & M. Porr (eds.), Southern Asia, Australia and the search for human origins. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1-7.

Porr, M. 2014. Essential questions: ‘Modern humans’ and the capacity for modernity. In: R. Dennell & M. Porr (eds.), Southern Asia, Australia and the search for human origins. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 257-264.

Porr, M. 2013. Kunst und Kontext. Zur Interpretation paläolithischer Kunst. In: M. K. H. Eggert & U. Veit (eds.), Theorie in der Archäologie: Zur deutschsprachigen Diskussion. Tübinger Archäologische Taschenbücher. Münster: Waxmann, 299-335.

Gamble, C. S. & M. Porr (eds.) 2005. The hominid individual in context. Archaeological investigations of Lower and Middle Palaeolithic landscapes, locales and artefacts. London/New York: Routledge.

Gamble, C. S. & M. Porr 2005. From empty spaces to lived lives: Exploring the individual in the Palaeolithic. In: C. S. Gamble & M. Porr (eds.), The hominid individual in context. Archaeological investigations of Lower and Middle Palaeolithic landscapes, locales and artefacts. London/New York: Routledge, 1-12.

Porr, M. 2005. The making of the biface and the making of the individual. In: C. S. Gamble & M. Porr (eds.), The hominid individual in context. Archaeological investigations of Lower and Middle Palaeolithic landscapes, locales and artefacts. London/New York: Routledge, 68-80.

Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Discipline Chair Archaeology
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coordinator
Funding received
National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program (Return to Oomarri: Dating and preserving north-western Australian Indigenous rock-art)

Research Development Award of the University of Western Austtralia (North of the Southern Arc: Discovering the pathways and conditions for the colonization of Australia)

Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) (The bark paintings of the 1938 Petri/Frobenius-Collection:
Contexts and development of artistic practice in the Northwest Kimberley)

Research grant of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) for ethnoarchaeological fieldwork in Trang Province, Thailand

Fees-only award of the Arts and Humanities Research Board of the British Academy for a PhD/DPhil degree at the University of Southampton

Postgraduate maintenance studentship of the School of Research and Graduate Studies, University of Southampton
Languages
German

English
Memberships
Australian Rock Art Research Association (AURA)

International Federation of Rock Art Organizations (IFRAO)

Australian Archaeological Association Inc. (Secretary, Member of the National Executive Committee)

Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association

Gesellschaft für Urgeschichte und Förderverein des Urgeschichtlichen Museums Blaubeuren e.V.

World Universities Network Indigenous Research Group

Australian Theoretical Archaeology Group
Previous positions
Director of Municipal Museums of Quedlinburg (UNESCO World Heritage site), Germany
Teaching
ARCY1002 - Archaeology Today: Principles and Themes

ARCY2002 - Archaeology of Colonisation and Contact

ARCY3001 - Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Europe

ARCY3006 - Neolithic and Bronze Age Europe

ARCY4101 - Archaeological Theory
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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