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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Australia - Adelaide/Remark - Archaeological Field Methods - 2015

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Start Date 2015-09-21
End Date 2015-10-02

Archaeology Field School Location

Flinders University, Adelaide and Renmark South Australia

Archaeology Field School Description

In 2015 the Archaeological Field Methods Field School will be held in association with the River Murray and Mallee Aboriginal Corporation and Calperum Station, located in the Riverland region, near Renmark, South Australia. The first two days of the fieldschool will consist of lectures and practical exercises at Flinders University, however this will be followed by a further five days of intensive field work on site, where students will be able to apply their field skills to a range of real-world archaeological scenarios.

The 2015 Field Methods field school will be run at Calperum station, part of the Riverland Biosphere Reserve and managed by the Australian Landscape Trust. Calperum is one of the oldest stations in the Riverland, and incorporates the original Ral Ral police station and hotel site.

There are no prerequisites for this field school and we welcome applications from people of all nationalities and anyone over the age of 18. Acceptance into the field school is not guaranteed, as there are limited places, so please apply early. We expect this field school to be of particular interest to:
Students of archaeology, anthropology, geography, environmental management, heritage and other related fields
Archaeology professionals
Avocational archaeologists

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

This topic helps students to develop a broad background knowledge in what we consider to be fundamental archaeological field methods and to then go on and apply this knowledge to a variety of real-world situations. In teaching this topic, we assume that participants have little to no previous background in archaeological field methods. We walk students through introductory to intermediate topics including:

The role of field data in archaeology;
Archaeological research design, heritage legislation and ethics;
Navigation and GPS use in archaeological contexts;
Data and sampling in archaeology
Field reconnaissance, site recording and archaeological photography;
Site survey using tapes, compasses, dumpy levels and total stations;
Creating site plans and other technical drawings.

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website:

Field School Contact Information

Dr Mick Morrison
Flinders University
Adelaide South Australia 5001

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