Honorary Research Fellow



BA (Hons) (Anthropology), University of Sydney
PhD (Archaeology), La Trobe University

Professional Activities:

State Representative - Australian Rock Art Research Association
Member - Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Member
Member - Australian Rock Art Research Association Member
Member - Australian Archaeological Association
Member - East African Association for Paleoanthropology and Palaeontology
Member – Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association
Member – European Society for Human Evolution

Research Interests:
  • Rock art research worldwide 
  • Australian archaeology
  • Middle Eastern archaeology
  • Origins of modern human behaviour.


Representative publications

Habgood, P.J. and Franklin, N.R. (2014) Views from Across the Ocean - A demographic, social and symbolic framework for the appearance of modern human behaviour. In R. Dennell and M. Porr (eds.) East of Africa: Southern Asia, Australia and Modern Human Origins. Cambridge University Press, pp 148-163.

P. Bahn, N. Franklin and M. Strecker (eds) (2012) Rock Art Studies News of the World IV. Oxford: Oxbow Books. : http://www.oxbowbooks.com/oxbow/rock-art-studies-4824.html

N.R. Franklin (2011) Rock art in South Australia: Analyses of Panaramitee tradition engravings and paintings. Journal of the Anthropological Society of South Australia 34: 56-89.
N.R. Franklin (2011) Visitor books in the management of rock art sites: An evaluation using Carnarvon Gorge as a test case. Rock Art Research 28: 251-264.

P.J. Habgood and N.R. Franklin (2008) The revolution that didn't arrive: a review of Pleistocene Sahul. Journal of Human Evolution, 55:187-222.

N.R. Franklin (2007) Discontinuous Dreaming Networks: Analyses of variability in Australian pre-historic petroglyphs. Rock Art Research 24: 79-103.

N.R. Franklin (2007) Review of "Introduction to Rock Art Research" by David S. Whitley. Walnut Creek, California: Left Coast Press (2005). Australian Archaeology 64: 56-57.

N.R. Franklin
(2007)Aboriginal engravings in the south-west of Western Australia: analysis of the Kybra site. Records of the Western Australian Museum 24(1): 65-79.

N.R. Franklin and Phillip J. Habgood (2007) Modern human behaviour and Pleistocene Sahul in review. Australian Archaeology, 65: 1-16.

N.R. Franklin (2004) Explorations of Variability in Australian Prehistoric Rock Engravings. BAR International Series 1318. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports.

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