Dr Brit Asmussen is the Senior Curator of Archaeology, in the Cultures and Histories Program at Queensland Museum. She holds a doctorate (PhD) in archaeology and anthropology. Over her career, Brit is been involved in a number of archaeological and anthropological research projects investigating deep-time people-land-plant and animal relationships in Australia and PNG. 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. Brit is currently a Partner Investigator on the ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH) and the ARC Linkage Sugarbags and Shellfish: Indigenous foodways in Colonial Cape York Peninsula, producing inclusive narratives of Indigenous peoples’ experiences of colonialism and the negotiation of power in colonial settings.



Doctor of Philosophy in Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology (ANU)

BA Honours Class 1 - Anthropology and Archaeology (UQ)

BA - Double Major in Anthropology (UQ)


Research Projects supported by Project DIG

Using Artificial Intelligence to identify and reconstruct the Book of the Dead

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