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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Australia - Archaeological Field Methods Field School - 2014

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Start Date 2014-11-10
End Date 2014-11-16

Archaeology Field School Location

Flinders University Campus,
Bedford Park
South Australia

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

Flinders University

Archaeology Field School Tuition

There are different costs associated with this course depending on your enrolment:

Flinders University Students

Flinders students should enrol in the Field School topic ARCH8801 through the normal enrolment process. Please note a quota will apply to this topic which will require you to contact the Topic Coordinator prior to enrolment.

a. The normal 4.5 unit topic fee for archaeology (students may choose to defer payment via HECS) will apply. Enrolled international students are liable for normal international tuition fees.

b. There may be additional field work costs for accommodation, food, and travel which must be paid before the field school commences.


Non-Flinders University Australian Participants (domestic short course participants)

a. AUD$1750 tuition fee (inclusive of GST).

b. There may be additional field work costs for accommodation, food, and travel. PRECISE COST TO BE ADVISED.

Overseas Participants (international short course participants)

a. AUD$3000 tuition fee (inclusive of GST).

b. There may be additional field work costs for accommodation, food, and travel.

Archaeology Field School Room and Board

The On-Campus Intensive

Lectures and practicals will be held between 8 am and 5 pm in the Archaeology Teaching Lab (HUMN 112) and students are required to be on campus for two full days. We anticipate 3-4 hours of lectures each day with the remainder being taken up by discussions, group activities and assessment tasks. We will have regular breaks during the day, including 1 hour for lunch. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided.

All students are expected to make their own arrangements for the two days of intensive lectures at Flinders University. There are several accommodation options within a short distance of the University for students who do not live in Adelaide, including:

Marion Holiday Park, which is a 10-15 minute walk and 5 minute bus ride to Flinders University (
Tonsley Hotel, which is approximately 10 minutes by bus from the University ( ).

Archaeology Field School Description

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 Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

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Field School Contact Information

If you need further information please contact the Topic Co-ordinator, Dr Mick Morrison


Phone: +61 8 8201 5906

Mail: Dr Mick Morrison,
Department of Archaeology,
Flinders University
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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