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Biographical entry Neal, Robert Alexander (1955 - 2018)

Born
30 April 1955
Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Died
20 February 2018
Alstonville, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Archaeologist

Summary

Robert Neal was an archaeologist noted for his work in analysing middens in southeast Queensland which provided the first evidence of Pleistocene occupation of northern areas of Australia's east coast. He was a staunch advocate for indigenous cultural heritage, including the preservation of important archaeological sites. During he 1980s and 1990s he was manager University of Queensland Archaeological Services Unit and worked for the Cultural Heritage Branch of the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage. In 1985 Neal established a cultural heritage consultancy, Pirripoint Ltd.

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Events

1982
Education - BA (hons), University of New England
1985
Career event - Founded Pirripoint Ltd
1989
Education - PhD, University of Queensland

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Journal Articles

  • Barker, Bryce, Hall, Jay, Hitchcock, Garrick, McNiven, Ian J., Robins, Richard, Rowland, Michael J. and Stock, Errol, 'Robert Alexander Neal, 30 April 1955 - 20 February 2018', Australian Archaeology, 84 (2) (2018), 208, https://doi.org/10.1080/03122417.2018.1525803. Details

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