Associate Professor Mark Moore

Associate Professor - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Mark Moore

Phone: +61 2 6773 5075



BA (Indiana University)

MA (Ball State University)

PhD (University of New England)

Teaching Areas

  • ARPA 105 Australian Archaeology: An Introduction
  • ARPA 107 Archaeology and Human Evolution
  • ARPA 384/584 Archaeology of Stone Artefacts
  • ARPA 307/507 Experimental Archaeology
  • ARPA 300/500 Debates in Archaeological Research
  • ARPA 302/502 Aboriginal Archaeology

Research Interests

  • Stone tool manufacture
  • Experimental archaeology
  • Archaeology of Homo floresiensis
  • Stone-flaking 'design space' and cognitive evolution
  • Stone tools and hominin evolution
  • Reduction sequence analysis
  • Southeast Asian and Australian stone flaking technology
  • International stone-flaking technology
  • Modern flintknapping


Brumm, Adam, Gerrit D. van den Bergh, Michael Storey, Iwan Kurniawan, Brent V. Alloway, Ruly Setiawan, Erick Setiyabudi, Rainer Grun, Mark W. Moore, Dida Yurnaldi, Mika R. Puspaningrum, Unggul P. Wibowo, Halmi Insani, Indra Sutisna, John A. Westgate, Nick J. G. Pearce, Mathieu Duval, Hanneke J. M. Meijer, Fachroel Aziz, Thomas Sutikna, Sander van der Kaars, Stephanie Flude, and Michael J. Morwood.  In press.  Age and context of the oldest known hominin fossils from Flores.  Nature.

Koppel, Brent, Katherine Szabó, Mark W. Moore, and Michael J. Morwood.  In press.  Untangling time-averaging in shell middens:  defining temporal units using amino acid racemisation.  Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.

Koppel, Brent, Katherine Szabó, Mark W. Moore, and Michael J. Morwood.  In press. Isolating downward displacement:  the solutions and challenges of amino acid racemisation in shell midden archaeology. Quaternary International.

Van den Bergh, Gerrit D., Li Bo, Adam Brumm, Rainer Grün, Dida Yurnaldi, Mark W. Moore, Iwan Kurniawan, Ruly Setiawan, Fachroel Aziz, Richard G. Roberts, Suyono, Michael Storey, Erick Setiabudi, and Michael J. Morwood.  2016. Earliest hominin occupation of Sulawesi, Indonesia.  Nature 529:208-211.

Moore, Mark W. 2015.  Bifacial flintknapping in the Northwest Kimberley, Western Australia. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 22:913-951.

Szabó, Katherine, Brent Koppel, Mark W. Moore, Iain Young, Matthew Tighe, and Michael J. Morwood. 2015.  The Brremangurey pearl: a 2000 year old archaeological find from the coastal Kimberley, Western Australia.  Australian Archaeology 80:112-115.

Moore, Mark W.  2013.  Simple Stone Flaking in Australasia:  Patterns and Implications.  Quaternary International 285:140-149.

Newman, Kim, and Mark W. Moore. 2013.  Ballistically anomalous stone projectile points in Australia.  Journal of Archaeological Science 40:2614-2620.

Cochrane, Grant W. G., Trudy Doelman, and Mark W. Moore.  2013. Large burin blade cores from south central Queensland.  Australian Archaeology 77:20-29.

Moore, Mark W. 2012.  Colonising Sahul.  Australian Archaeology 74:27-28.

Brumm, Adam, and Mark W. Moore.  2012.  Biface Distributions and the Movius Line:  A Southeast Asian Perspective.  Australian Archaeology 74:32-46.

Moore, Mark W. 2011.  The Design Space of Stone Flaking:  Implications for Cognitive Evolution.  World Archaeology 43(4):702-715.

Moore, Mark W. 2011.  The Lithic Design Space Model and Hominin Cognition: Epistemological issues.  Reply to Stout.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 22 June 2011.

Moore, Mark W. 2010.  ‘Grammars of Action’ and Stone Flaking Design Space.  In  Stone Tools and the Evolution of Human Cognition, edited by A. Nowell and I. Davidson, pp. 13-43. Boulder, CO: Colorado University Press.

Brumm, Adam, Mark W. Moore, Gert D. van den Bergh, Iwan Kurniawan, Michael J. Morwood, and Fachroel Aziz.  2010.  Stone technology at the Middle Pleistocene Site of Mata Menge, Flores, Indonesia.  Journal of Archaeological Science 37(3):451-473.

Moore, Mark W., and Adam Brumm.  2009.  Homo floresiensis and the African Oldowan.  In Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Oldowan, edited by Erella Hovers and David R. Braun, pp. 61-69. Springer, New York.

Moore, Mark W., Thomas Sutikna, Jatmiko, Michael J. Morwood, and Adam Brumm.  2009.  Continuities in Stone Flaking Technology at Liang Bua, Flores, Indonesia.  Journal of Human Evolution 57:503-526.

Brumm, Adam, I. Kurniawan, M. W. Moore, Suyono, R. Setiawan, Jatmiko, M. J. Morwood, and F. Aziz. 2009. Early Pleistocene Stone Technology at Mata Menge, Central Flores, Indonesia. In  Pleistocene Geology, Palaeontology and Archaeology of the Soa Basin, Central Flores, Indonesia, edited by F. Aziz, M. J. Morwood, and G.D. van den Bergh, pp. 119-137.  Bandung, Indonesia: GRDC.

Westaway, K. E., Morwood, M. J., Sutikna, T., Moore, M. W., Rokus, A. D., van den Bergh, G. D., Roberts, R. G., and Saptomo, E. W.  2009.  Homo floresiensis and the Late Pleistocene Environments of Eastern Indonesia: Defining the Nature of the Relationship. Quaternary Science Reviews 28:2897-2912.

Morwood, M. J.,  Sutikna, T., Saptomo, E. W., Westaway, K. E., Jatmiko, Due Awe, R., Moore, M. W,  Dwi Yani Yuniawati, Hadi, P., Zhao, J-x., Turney, C. S. M., Fifield, K., Allen, H., Soejono, R. P. 2008. Climate, People and Faunal Succession on Java, Indonesia:  Evidence from Song Gupuh.  Journal of Archaeological Science 35:1776-1789.

Moore, Mark W., and Adam Brumm.  2007. Stone artefacts and hominins in island Southeast Asia:  New insights from Flores, Eastern Indonesia.  Journal of Human Evolution 52:85-102.

Moore, Mark W. 2007.  Lithic Design Space Modelling and Cognition in Homo floresiensis.  In Mental States:  Nature, Function and Evolution, edited by Andrea Shalley and Drew Khlentzos, pp. 11-33. John Benjamins, Amsterdam.

Brumm, Adam, Fachroel Aziz, Gert D. van den Bergh, Michael J. Morwood, Mark W. Moore, Iwan Kurniawan, Douglas R. Hobbs, and Richard Fullagar.  2006. Early Stone Technology on Flores and its Implications for Homo floresiensis.  Nature 441:624-628.

Brumm, Adam, and Mark W. Moore.  2005.  Symbolic Revolutions and the Australian Archaeological Record.  Cambridge Archaeological Journal 15(2):157-175.

Morwood, M. J., R. P. Soejono, R. G. Roberts, T. Sutikna, C. S. M. Turney, K. E. Westaway, W. J. Rink, J.-x. Zhao, G. D. van den Bergh, Rokus Awe Due, D. R. Hobbs, M. W. Moore, M. I. Bird, and L. K. Fifield.  2004. Archaeology and Age of a New Hominin from Flores in Eastern Indonesia.  Nature 431:1087-1091.  

Moore, Mark W. 2004.  The Tula Adze:  Manufacture and Purpose.  Antiquity 78(299):61-73.

Moore, Mark W. 2003.  Flexibility of Stone Tool Manufacturing Methods on the Georgina River, Camooweal, Queensland.  Archaeology in Oceania 38:23-36.

Moore, Mark W. 2003.  Australian Aboriginal Biface Reduction Techniques on the Georgina River, Camooweal, Queensland.  Australian Archaeology 56:22-34.

Moore, Mark W. 2003.  Australian Aboriginal Blade Production Methods on the Georgina River, Camooweal, Queensland.  Lithic Technology 28:35-63.

Moore, Mark W. 1992. A Summary of East Central Indiana Prehistoric Knapping Techniques.  In Native American Cultures in Indiana, edited by Ronald Hicks, pp. 92-102.  Minnetrista Cultural Center and Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.

Moore, Mark W. 1984. The Late Woodland Habitation of Cedar Creek and the Adams and Kramer Circular Enclosures.  Archaeological Reports No. 18.  Department of Anthropology, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.