Dr Melanie Fillios
Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Phone: +61 +61 2 6773 5828
BA Boise State University
MA University of Minnesota
PhD University of Minnesota
ARPA 104 Principles and Practices in Archaeology
ARPA 107 Human Evolution
ARPA 307/507 Experimental Archaeology
ARPA 309/509 Zooarchaeology
ARPA 310/510 Archaeology of Food
ARPA 356/556 Archaeology in the Laboratory
Zooarchaeology: human-animal-environmental interactions, esp. commensals & early animal domesticates
Behavioural Ecology and human evolution
Holocene Australia and dingoes
Greek prehistory and the evolution of social complexity
Archaeology and anthropology of food
Roberts, J, Weeks, L, Fillios, M, Cable, C et al. 2020. The bird remains from Saruq al-Hadid: Insights into human activity and the environment in late prehistoric southeastern Arabia. Quaternary International. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2020.03.021
2020a Koungoulos, L., Fillios, M. 2020a. Hunting dogs down under? On the Aboriginal use of tame dingoes in dietary game acquisition and its relevance to Australian prehistory, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 58, 101146, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaa.2020.101146
2020b Koungoulos, L., Fillios, M. 2020b. Between ethnography and prehistory: The case of the Australian dingo in Bethke, B. & Burtt, A. (eds) Dogs: Archaeology beyond domestication. University of Florida Press
2019 Roberts, J., Weeks, L., Fillios, M., Cable, C., Carter, M., al-Ali, Y., Radwan, M., Zein, H. The exploitation of marine resources at Saruq al-Hadid: Insights into the movement of people and resources in Bronze and Iron Age southeastern Arabia, Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy 30(2), 179-198. https://doi.org/10.1111/aae.12137
2019 Roberts, J., Weeks, L., Fillios, M., Cable, C., al-Ali, Y., Boraik, M., Zein, H. et al. Preliminary insights into late prehistoric fish procurement strategies in the desert interior of southeastern Arabia: The results of LA-ICP-MS analysis of a fish otolith assemblage from Saruq al-Hadid, UAE, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 26. doi.org/10.1016j.jasrep.2019.05.021.
2019 Smith, B., Cairns, K., Adams, J., Newsome, T., Fillios, M., Deaux, E., Parr, W., Letnic, M., van Eeden, L., Appleby, R., Bradshaw, C., Savolainen, P., Ritchie, E., Nimmo, D., Archer-Lean, C., Greenville, A., Dickman, C., Watson, L., Moseby, K., Doherty, T., Wallach, A., Morrant, D., & Crowther, M. Taxonomic status of the Australian dingo: the case for Canis dingo Meyer, 1793. Zootaxa, 4564 (1), 173-197. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4564.1.6
2018 James Roberts, Lloyd Weeks, Charlotte Cable, Melanie Fillios, Yaaqoub Youssef al Aali, Mansour Boraik Radwan, Hassan Zein. 2018. The role of wild terrestrial animals in late prehistoric societies of south-eastern Arabia: new insights from Sarug al-Hadid. Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy. DOI: 10.1111/aae.12112.
2017 Coleman, J., Karali, L., Karimali, L. Bogaard, A., Diffey, C., Angeli, E. Dimaki, S., Fillios, M., Job, J., “The environment and interactions of Neolithic Halai.” In Sarris, A., Kalogiropoulou, E., Kalayci, T., and Karimali, L. (eds) Communities, Landscapes and Interaction in Neolithic Greece. International Monographs in Prehistory, Archaeological Series 20. Proceedings of the International Conference, Rethymno 29-30 May, 2015.
2016 Fillios, M., Tacon, P. Who let the dogs in? A review of the recent genetic evidence for the introduction of the dingo to Australia and implications for the movement of people. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports (2016), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.03.001 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X16300694
2015 Fillios, M., Blake, N. Animal bones in Australian archaeology: A Field Guide to common native and introduced species. Tom Austin Brown Series in Australian Prehistory. Sydney University Press.
2015 Fillios, M. Food for thought: Using game cameras to better understand the movement of bones by scavengers in archaeological faunal assemblages. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. DOI: 10.1007/s12520-015-0274-z
2014 Letnic, M., Fillios, M., Crowther, M. S. The arrival and impact of the dingo. In A. S. Glen & C. R. Dickman (Eds.). Carnivores of Australia. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.
2014 Crowther, M., Fillios, M., Colman, N., Letnic, M. An updated description of the Australian Dingo (Canis lupus dingo, Meyer 1793). Journal of Zoology. doi:10.1111/jzo.12134
2012 Radford, C., Letnic, M., Fillios, M., Crowther, M. S. An assessment of the taxonomic status of wild canids in south-eastern New South Wales: Phenotypic variation in dingoes. Australian Journal of Zoology 60: 73-80.
2012 Letnic, M., Fillios, M., Crowther, M. Could direct killing by larger dingoes have caused the extinction of the thylacine from mainland Australia? PLoS ONE 7, e34877.
2012 Fillios, M., Crowther, M., Letnic, M. The impact of the dingo on the thylacine in Holocene Australia World Archaeology 44(1): 118-134.
2011 Fillios, M. Testing the impact of environmental zone on experimental faunal models. Environmental Archaeology 16(2): 111-121.
2011 Fillios, M. “Pig frequency as a proxy measure of inter site variability: A case study from early Helladic Greece” In D.Katsonopoulou (ed.) PROTOHELLADIKA-The Southern and Central Greek Mainland, Helike IV, Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Ancient Helike and Aigialeia 1-3 September 2007. Athens: The Helike Society.
2010 Fillios, M., Gordon, C., Koch, F., Letnic, M. The effect of a top predator on kangaroo abundance in arid Australia and its implications for archaeological faunal assemblages. Journal of Archaeological Science 37: 986-993.
2010 Fillios, M., Field, J., Charles, B. Investigating human and megafauna co-occurrence in Australian prehistory: mode and causality in fossil accumulations at Cuddie Springs. Quaternary International 211(1-2): 123-143.
2009 Slack, M., Fillios, M., Fullagar, R. Aboriginal Settlement during the LGM at Brockman, Pilbara region, Western Australia. Archaeology in Oceania 44 Supplement: 32-39.
2008 Field, J., Fillios, M., Wroe, S. Chronological Overlap between Humans and Megafauna in Sahul (Pleistocene Australia-New Guinea): A review of the Evidence. Earth Science Reviews 89: 97-115.
2007 Fillios, M. Measuring Complexity in Early Bronze Age Greece: The Pig as a Proxy Indicator of Socio-economic Structures. BAR International Series 1722. Oxford.
International Council for Archaeozoology
Society for American Archaeology
Australian Archaeological Association