This presentation will discuss the impacts the Broken Hill – Kabwe 1 skull has had within the story of human origins and explores inferences into the early appearance of symbolic behaviour in the archaeological record.

About the presenters

Dr Phil Habgood is a paleoanthropologist and archaeologist with extensive research and fieldwork experience in Australia, the Middle East and Europe, especially Spain. He has an ongoing research interest in the Neanderthals and the origin of modern humans, and the appearance of modern human behaviour within the archaeological record. Phil works as a cultural heritage consultant and is the heritage technical advisor for a number of Aboriginal Traditional Owner groups.

Phil is an Honorary Senior Fellow within the School of Social Science, University of Queensland.

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About Archaeology Working Papers

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.


Michie Building (09), UQ St Lucia Campus

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