Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Allen, Jim

  • Tim MurrayEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_2408

Basic Biographical Information

Frederick James (Jim) Allen was born in Gosford, NSW, Australia, in 1938. Graduating B.A. (Hons.) from Sydney University in 1965, Allen then undertook research for his doctorate in the Department of Prehistory at the Australian National University, being awarded the degree in 1969. From 1969 to 1972, he was a Lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Papua New Guinea. Following this, he took up an appointment as Research Fellow and then Fellow in the Department of Prehistory at the Australian University until 1985. During that time (in 1974), he was appointed Commonwealth Fellow, St John’s College, Cambridge, UK. In 1985, he left the ANU to become foundation Professor of Archaeology at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, retiring to become an Emeritus Professor in 1999. Allen’s La Trobe years saw him take up Visiting Professorships in Auckland (1989) and Utah (1993). From 1993 to 1998, he was an...

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Further Reading

  1. Allen, J. 1973. The archaeology of nineteenth century British imperialism: an Australian case study. World Archaeology 5(1): 44-60.Google Scholar
  2. - 1977. Fishing for wallabies: trade as a mechanism for social interaction, integration and elaboration on the central Papua coast, in J. Friedman & M. J. Rowlands (ed.) The evolution of social systems: 419-55. London: Duckworth.Google Scholar
  3. - 1984. Pots and poor princes: a multidimensional approach to the role of pottery trading in coastal Papua, in S. van der Leuuw & A.C. Pritchard (ed.) The many dimensions of pottery: 409-63. Amsterdam: University van Amsterdam.Google Scholar
  4. - 1994. Radiocarbon determinations, luminescence dating and Australian archaeology. Antiquity 68: 339-43.Google Scholar
  5. - 2000. From beach to beach: the development of maritime economies in prehistoric Melanesia, in S. O’Connor & P. Veth (ed.) East of Wallace’s Line; studies of past and present maritime cultures of the Indo-Pacific region: 139-77. Published as Modern Quaternary Research in SE Asia 16. Rotterdam: A. A. Balkema.Google Scholar
  6. - 2008. Port Essington. The historical archaeology of a North Australian nineteenth-century military outpost (Studies in Australasian Historical Archaeology 1). Sydney: Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology, Sydney University Press.Google Scholar
  7. - (ed.) 1996. Report of the Southern Forests archaeological project, Volume 1: site descriptions, stratigraphies and chronologies. Bundoora: School of Archaeology, La Trobe University, Archaeology Publications.Google Scholar
  8. Allen, J., B. Blain, R. Fullagar, D. Ranson, S. Harris, R. Jones, E. Stadler, R. Cosgrove & G. Middleton. 1983. The Australian National University Tasmanian National Parks and Wildlife Service archaeological expedition to the Franklin and Gordon Rivers, 1983: a summary of results. Australian Archaeology 16: 71-83.Google Scholar
  9. Allen, J., R. Cosgrove & B. Marshall. 1990. Palaeo-ecology and Pleistocene human occupation in south central Tasmania. Antiquity 64 (242): 59-78.Google Scholar
  10. Anderson, A. & T. Murray. (ed.) 2000. Australian archaeologist: collected papers in honour of Jim Allen. Canberra: Australian National University, Coombs Academic Publishing.Google Scholar
  11. Hewitt, G. & J. Allen. 2010. Site disturbance and archaeological integrity: the case of Bend Road, an open site in Melbourne spanning pre-LGM Pleistocene to Late Holocene periods. Australian Archaeology 70: 1-16.Google Scholar
  12. O’Connell, J.F. & J. Allen. 2012. The restaurant at the end of the universe: modelling the colonisation of Sahul. Australian Archaeology 74: 5-17.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Humanities and Social SciencesLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia