The Working Papers in Archaeology seminar series provides a forum for dissemination of archaeological research and ideas amongst UQ archaeology students and staff. All students are invited to attend the series and postgraduate students, from honours upwards, are invited to present their research. The aim is to provide opportunities for students, staff and those from outside UQ, to present and discuss their work in an informal environment. It is hoped that anyone interested in current archaeological directions, both within and outside the School and University, will be able to attend and contribute to the series.


Michael Manoel
Sullivan Heywood

Cultures in Contact: Seeing Interaction through Imagery on the Iranian Plateau during the Bronze Age of Exchange

19 April 2024 3:00pm4:00pm
Professor Holly Pittman (presenting) and Professor Barbara Helwing (discussant)

Revealing Early Brisbane: The Cross River Rail Archaeological Program

5 March 2021 3:00pm4:00pm
Kevin Rains (Niche Environment and Heritage Pty Ltd)

Archaeology and the Global Challenge of Marine Plastics

15 March 2019 3:00pm4:00pm
Professor John Schofield

Ancient Technologies: Experimental and Analytical Approaches to Understanding Past Technologies

8 March 2019 3:00pm4:00pm
ARCS2010 Ancient Technologies is a second year archaeology course at UQ which aims to build understanding of the principles, evolution and sophistication of ancient technologies. Experimental archaeology is an important arm of archaeological research used to develop and test hypotheses about the practicalities, operational conditions and limitations of prehistoric technologies. As part of last years course students were expected to design and perform an experiment while filming the process. In this seminar four students will introduce their videos for our viewing pleasure.

Hall Annual Lecture

16 March 2018 4:45pm7:00pm
The Contemporary Past: Archaeological Adventures in the Anthropocene