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Phillip Habgood
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* BA(Hons) University of Sydney* PhD University of Sydney
Associate Professor, Centre for Rock Art Research, University of Western AustralianHonorary Research Fellow, School of Social Science, University of QueenslandnFull Member, Australian Association of Consulting ArchaeologistsnMember, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander StudiesnMember, Australian Archaeological AssociationnMember, East African Association for Paleoanthropology and PaleontologynEuropean Society for the Study of Human EvolutionnIndo-Pacific Prehistoric Association
Field archaeologist working in Australia and overseas over a period of 25 years. Extensive experience as a Consulting Archaeologist in Queensland and northern NSW.


An archaeologist and biological anthropologist with extensive national and international experience in archaeological excavation, academic research and cultural heritage management.

Have been involved in a range of significant archaeological and cultural heritage projects both in Australia and abroad, including working on Palaeolithic and Copper Age sites in Spain, Bronze Age period sites in Syria and Bahrain (burial mounds), Neolithic/Chalcolithic through to Bronze Age sites in Jordan and Indigenous and non-Indigenous (historical) archaeological sites in Australia.

Project managed heritage and archaeological impact assessments, and major Indigenous surveys and prepared archaeological research designs and significance assessments for a range of sites, including those with Commonwealth, state or local significance in New South Wales and Queensland.

Been field director on excavations of Indigenous and non-Indigenous (historical) archaeological sites and managed a range of monitoring programs.


Australian Pleistocene prehistory, Neanderthals and Modern human origins, Middle and Upper Palaeolithic Europe, Middle Stone Age Africa, Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods in the Middle East.
Habgood, P.J. and Franklin, N.R. 2017 Tracing Symbolic Behaviour Across the Southern Arc. The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art. B David and I McNiven (eds)2014 Views from Across the Ocean - A demographic, social and symbolic framework for the appearance of modern human behaviour. In R. Dennell and M. Porr (eds.) Southern Asia, Australia and the Search for Human Origins. Cambridge University Press. pp. 148-163.2008 - The Revolution That Didn't Arrive: A Review of Pleistocene Sahul. Journal of Human Evolution. 55:187-222. Franklin, N.R. and Habgood, P.J. 2007 - Modern Human Behaviour and Pleistocene Sahul in Review. Australian Archaeology. 65:1-16Habgood, P.J. 2003 - A Morphometric Investigation into the Origins of Anatomically Modern Humans. British Archaeological Reports, International Series 1176 Oxford England: Archaeopress.1992 - The origin of anatomically modern humans in east Asia. In G. Bräuer, and F.H. Smith (eds.) Continuity or Replacement: Controversies in Homo sapiens evolution. Rotterdam: A.A. Balkema. pp. 273-288.1991 - Aboriginal fossil hominids: Evolution and migrations. In R. Foley (ed.) The Origins of Human Behaviour. One World Archaeology Series No. 19. London: Unwin Hyman Ltd, pp. 97-113.1989 - The origin of anatomically modern humans in Australasia. In P. Mellars and C.B. Stringer (eds.) The Human Revolution: Behavioural and Biological Perspectives in the Origins of Modern Humans. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 245-273.1986 - The origin of the Australian Aborigines: A multivariate approach. Archaeology in Oceania 21:130-137.Cochrane, G.W.G, Habgood, P.J., Doelman, T., Herries, A.I.R. and Webb, J.A.2012 A progress report on research into stone artefacts of the southern Arcadia Valley, central Queensland. Australian Archaeology 75(2): 104-109Cochrane, G.W.G and Habgood, P.J.2013 Completing McCarthy's Project: Stone Artefact Typology and Archaeological Significance in Australia. Journal of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists 1:15-22
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