Ariana's research focuses on the human palaeoecology of island and coastal settings through the study of archaeological fish remains. Her priorities have been the development of methods to improve data quality in zooarchaeological research, examining the dynamics of Indigenous fisheries across millennia, and assessing the role of people in shaping biodiversity and landscapes through time. She has been involved in field- and/or laboratory-based projects across the Pacific, including: American Samoa, Hawaiʻi, Henderson Island, Marquesas Islands, Marshall Islands, and the Tuamotus. Ariana received her PhD from The University of Queensland in 2017.

Currently she is involved in the Lizard Island Archaeological project. As part of this project she is investigating the Holocene Indigenous fishery, specifically the dialogue between people and the local environment and how this shaped culture, landscape dynamics, and biodiversity over millennia. This research aims to provide a deep time perspective relevant to contemporary fisheries management within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

  • Ichthyoarchaeology
  • Zooarchaeology
  • Island and coastal archaeology
  • Archaeology of Pacific Islands
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander archaeology
  • Archaeology of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Historical ecology
  • 2021 to present - ARC DECRA Fellow, James Cook University (Cairns)
  • 2018 to 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, James Cook University (Cairns)
  • 2015 to 2018 - Sessional Lecturer, The University of Queensland (Brisbane)
  • 2012 to 2017 - PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland (Brisbane)
  • 2017 - Dean’s Commendation for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Thesis, The University of Queensland
  • 2014 - International Council for Archaeozoology
  • 2010 - Australian Archaeological Association
  • 2020 - Associate Editor, Australian Archaeology
  • 2019 - JCU Node Leader, ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage
  • 2018 - Editorial Advisory Board, Queensland Archaeological Research

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Australian Research Council - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

10,000 years of Indigenous fisheries informs future Great Barrier Reef

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$444,281 over 3 years
This project aims to document the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in shaping the fish resources of the Great Barrier Reef over millennia. Using novel analyses of archaeological faunal remains, this project expects to generate new knowledge on how people?s actions transformed marine systems and modified fish communities. Expected outcomes include establishing pre? European baseline data essential for managing contemporary fish populations, and a long?term perspective on human exploitation of a shifting Great Barrier Reef. Benefits include a framework for integrating Indigenous fisheries management into conservation agendas and foregrounding the deep human history of the Reef to support future social?ecological resilience.
Ariana Lambrides (College of Arts and Society & Education)
Archaeology; Great Barrier Reef; Indigenous fishing practices

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  • Understanding Kwokkunum Shell Mounds as Landscape Engineering: A Spatial and Temporal Archaeological approach (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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