Alyssa Madden

alyssa-maddenRole in the Project

As a PhD student on the project, Alyssa will be undertaking an applied archaeological investigation that uses GIS to understand the NMP. Drawing on historical sources, coupled with a focus on landscape, she will use GIS to explore the complex interconnections associated with the NMP, including demography, population density and movement, socio-political fluctuations, race relations, socio-economic factors, spheres of influence and power, spatial distributions and militarisation, from a macro perspective.  Her research will adopt a holistic approach with particular emphasis on landscape archaeology, that will examine the evidence through different cultural perspectives, inclusive of different ethnicity, background, social and political standings.

Why She’s Excited About the Project

Alyssa thinks it will be exciting to re-examine Australia’s colonial archival history using material evidence to view the past from a fresh perspective.


  • BA Honours (Archaeology) University of Southern Queensland (2015)


  • Australian Archaeological Association
  • Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology
  • Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology


  • Madden, A.B. 2015 A Comparative Examination of Technological Change in the Lithic Assemblage at the Genyornis Occupation Site, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Unpublished BA(Hons) thesis, School of Arts and Communication, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.