Amy
Way
Archaeologist

Australian Museum

Dr Amy Mosig Way is the Australian Museum’s archaeologist. Amy is also a Conjoint Lecturer with the University of Sydney.  Amy studies the richness of past human behaviour through high-resolution lithic analysis.

Before coming to the Museum, Amy was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand where she worked on Middle Stone Age stone artefact assemblages. In her Master of Archaeological Science degree, conferred at the Australian National University, Amy examined human-environment interactions in arid South Australia. Amy completed her PhD research at Weereewaa (Lake George, NSW), where open-air excavations revealed multiple backed artefact production and tool crafting events. This research focused on the development of a new method for disentangling buried palimpsests of stone artefacts, with a view to describing discrete stone-working activities. Amy is currently building field-based research projects with First Nations groups in NSW.

An essential item in Amy’s toolkit:

“Switching from the macro to the micro and back again.”

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