Partner Investigator

Queensland Museum

Dr Brit Asmussen is the Senior Curator, Archaeology, Indigenous Cultures, in the Cultures and Histories Program at the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, Southbank. Brit is also a Research Affiliate with the University of Sydney and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at James Cook University.

Her research has been funded by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, The Wenner-Gren Foundation, Australian Institute of Nuclear Sciences and Engineering, and the Australian Museum. She has contributed one book and over 20 articles in the archaeology of Australia, PNG and Torres Strait and has also published on Museum collections and repatriation. She is on the Editorial Advisory Boards for Australian Archaeology and Queensland Archaeological Research and was a social media editor for Australian Archaeology.

Brit researches in Australian archaeology, investigating Aboriginal animal and plant management and use, taphonomy, zooarchaeology, ethnobotany, experimental archaeology and Aboriginal objects held in museum collections. Her research currently investigates past resource use, the impacts of past climate changes, and socio-cultural change.


An essential item in Brit’s toolkit

“A keen eye for detail and coffee!”


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