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Archaeology, bushrangers, and funeral pyres: the Kenniff Cave story

Kenniff Cave exploration, 1962

Celebrate National Archaeology Week!

Listen as the Curator of Archaeology, Dr Brit Asmussen, discusses why a hole dug in a rockshelter in the sandstone gorges of eastern Australia in the 1960’s revolutionised archaeological perceptions of aboriginal history in Australia. Learn how the cave got its name, and how a horse came to have some truly macabre contents in its saddle bag.

Brit will also discuss the results of her recent archaeological research in the nearby Carnarvon Gorge, showing how this important region still has interesting tales to tell.

Floor talks

Meet our curators and special guests in the exhibition galleries as they provide a deeper insight to your viewing experience and introduce you to our exhibitions.

Event Details

Dates
18 May 2011, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location
Level 3, Queensland Museum South Bank
Cost
Free

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