School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Adam Brumm

Adam Brumm

2003-2007: The Australian National University, Canberra, PhD in Archaeology
2000 James Cook University, Townsville, BA Honours in Archaeology (1st Class)

E-mail: abrumm@uow.edu.au

Position
  • Honorary Senior Fellow

Research Interests

• Hominin stone technology in Southeast Asia
• Old World Lower Palaeolithic archaeology
• Reduction sequence analysis
• Origin and evolution of modern human behaviour
• Social and symbolic aspects of stone technology


Representative Publications

Brumm, A., M.W. Moore, G.D. van den Bergh, I. Kurniawan, M.J. Morwood & F. Aziz, 2010.  Stone technology at the Middle Pleistocene site of Mata Menge, Flores, Indonesia.  Journal of Archaeological Science 37, 451-73.

Brumm, A., F. Aziz, Jatmiko, M.J. Morwood & M.W. Moore, 2009.  Early Pleistocene stone technology at Mata Menge, in Palaeontology and Archaeology of the Soa Basin, Central Flores, Indonesia, eds. F. Aziz, M.J. Morwood & G.D. van den Bergh, pp. 41-58.  Bandung: Indonesian Geological Survey Institute.

Moore, M.W., T. Sutikna, Jatmiko, M.J. Morwood & A. Brumm, 2009.  Continuities in stone flaking technology at Liang Bua, Flores, Indonesia.  Journal of Human Evolution 57(5), 503-526.  

Moore, M.W. & A. Brumm, 2009.  Homo floresiensis and the African Oldowan, in Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Oldowan, eds. E. Hovers & D.R. Braun, pp. 61-9.  (Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Book Series).  New York: Springer.  

Boivin, N., A. Brumm, H. Lewis, D. Robinson & R. Korisettar, 2007.  Sensual, material and technological understanding: exploring prehistoric soundscapes in south India.  Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 13(2), 267-94.

Brumm, A., N. Boivin, R. Korisettar, J. Koshy & P. Whittaker, 2007.  Stone axe technology in Neolithic south India: evidence from the Sanganakallu-Kupgal area, mid-eastern Karnataka.  Asian Perspectives 46(1), 65-95.

Moore, M.W. & A. Brumm, 2007.  Stone artifacts and hominins in island Southeast Asia: new insights from Flores, eastern Indonesia.  Journal of Human Evolution 52, 85-102.

Szabó, K., A. Brumm & P. Bellwood, 2007.  Shell artefact production at 32,000-28,000 BP in island Southeast Asia: thinking across media?  Current Anthropology 48(5), 701-23.

Brumm, A. 2006.  Fire-making using a stone ‘strike-a-light’ in the Soa Basin of Flores, Indonesia.  Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 26, 168-70.

Brumm, A., F. Aziz, G.D. van den Bergh, M.J. Morwood, M.W. Moore, D.R. Hobbs, I. Kurniawan & R. Fullagar, 2006.  Early stone technology on Flores and its implications for Homo floresiensis.  Nature 441, 624-8.

Brumm, A., N. Boivin & R. Fullagar, 2006.  Signs of life: engraved stone artefacts from Neolithic south India.  Cambridge Archaeological Journal 16(2), 165-90.

Brumm, A. & M.W. Moore, 2005.  Symbolic revolutions and the Australian archaeological record.  Cambridge Archaeological Journal 15(2), 157-75.

Brumm, A. 2004.  An axe to grind: symbolic considerations of stone axe use in ancient Australia, in Soils, Stones and Symbols: Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives on the Mineral World, eds. N. Boivin & M.-A. Owoc, pp. 143-63.  London: University College London Press.


Abbreviated CV

2014-present: Honorary Fellow
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Wollongong

2009-2014: ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Wollongong

2007-2009: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge

2003-2007: The Australian National University, Canberra, PhD in Archaeology

2000-2003: Archaeo Cultural Heritage Services, Brisbane, staff archaeologist

2000 James Cook University, Townsville, BA Honours in Archaeology (1st Class)

Last reviewed: 25 July, 2017