Projects per year
Areas of expertise: landscape archaeology, conflict archaeology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing.
My research engages with the relationships between people and landscape, the archaeology of conflict and commemoration, and the provision of new techniques and technologies in archaeological research. Methodologically, I specialise in spatial analyses, in non-invasive investigation techniques and in the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geospatial science to model landscapes and address archaeological questions. I have carried out fieldwork in Australia, Canada, Turkey and the Caucasus.
My research specialises in the analysis of fortified landscapes and in the human use of and adaptation to riverine systems. The projects below are each related to these key themes and contexts.
Current major collaborative research projects:
- Environmental and cultural change along the Central Murray River (DP200101875)
- Buchan Valley and Gippsland Lakes Cultural Mapping Project (2020 - present)
- Settlement and fortification of the rivers of eastern Canada (2018 - present)
- The Kura Route: shaping the human landscape in the Caucasus highlands (2020 - present)
- Archaeology of conflict and resistance: Crete WWII (2018 - present)
- Joint Historical and Archaeological Survey of the Gallipoli Battlefields (2011 - 2015)
- Metepenagiag Cultural Landscape, maritime Canada (2018 - 2020)
- Landscape Archaeology in Georgia (2012 - 2019)
Archaeology and Geomatic Engineering, PhD, University of Melbourne
Award Date: 1 Dec 2009
Classics and Archaeology, BA (Hons), University of Melbourne
Award Date: 1 Mar 2005
Classics and Archaeology and Earth Sciences, BASc, University of Melbourne
Award Date: 1 Mar 2005
Research area keywords
- Landscape Archaeology
- Geographic Information Science
- Riverine Systems
- Conflict Archaeology
May, J., Garvey, J., Prendergast, A., Marx, S. K., Cupper, M. L. & Birkett-Rees, J.
1/11/20 → 31/10/23
15/01/20 → 30/06/23
23/05/19 → 23/05/20
6/10/17 → 31/12/20
Provision of Archaeological expertise in relation to tri-lateral study of ANZAC area of Gallipoli Turkey
23/02/15 → 30/06/16
Landscape modification in the South Caucasus highlands: the accuracy of remote feature identificationBirkett-Rees, J., 2020, Dust, Demons and Pots: Studies in honour of Colin A. Hope. Warfe, A., Gill, J., Hamilton, C., Pettman, A. & Stewart, D. (eds.). Leuven Belgium: Peeters Publishers, Vol. 289. p. 39-48 10 p. (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta; vol. 289).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Research › peer-review
Birkett-Rees, J. & Connor, A., 12 Sep 2020.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-review
Combining legacy data with new drone and DGPS mapping to identify the provenance of Plio-Pleistocene fossils from Bolt’s Farm, Cradle of Humankind (South Africa)Edwards, T. R., Armstrong, B., Birkett-Rees, J., Blackwood, A. F., Herries, A. I. R., Penzo-Kajewski, P., Pickering, R. & Adams, J. W., 14 Jan 2019, In: PeerJ. 7, 23 p., 6202.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Birkett-Rees, J., 10 Dec 2019, In: Cartographic Journal. 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Short Review › Other › peer-review
Jessie Birkett-Rees (Contributor)8 May 2021
Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and Events › Public lecture/debate/seminar