Precious biodegradable materials from archaeological collections require strict conditions to properly care for and preserve these priceless objects.
Queensland Museum Senior Curator of Archaeology Dr Brit Asmussen and Senior Conservator Cathy ter Bogt will share the science and the art of preserving archaeological materials from the Queensland Museum’s rare collections.
Best known as a judge from The New Inventors and her many years with ABC Science, Bernie Hobbs is an award-winning science writer and broadcaster. Originally from Brisbane, Bernie is...View Profile
Cathy completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Materials) and Arts before discovering the fascinating and diverse field of conservation. She received a Masters in Applied Science (Conservation of Cultural Materials), University...View Profile
Dr Brit Asmussen is Senior Curator, Archaeology, at Queensland Museum. Brit works with archaeological, cultural and archival collections, working to understand their varied histories and stories. She applies archaeological research...View Profile
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Explore evidence located at different layers of archaeological excavation in Australia.
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Archaeology studies human society by analysing its material remnants. These remnants are sometimes small objects (or ‘artefacts’), such as stone tools, pieces of pottery, coins, or glass bottles, but they can also be entire buildings or even entire towns.
Within archaeology there are numerous specialities or sub-disciplines, one of which is ‘environmental archaeology’. Environmental archaeologists use the evidence gained from individual artefacts, whole landscapes, and everything in between to understand how humans relate to their environment.
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