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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Australia Maritime Archaeology Field School

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
2015-12-01
Start Date 2016-01-29
End Date 2016-02-13

Multiple Sessions No

Archaeology Field School Location

Mount Dutton Bay, South Australia



Archaeology Field School Tuition

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

Flinders University Students
Flinders students should enrol in the Field School topic ARCH3309/ARCH8152 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. In addition to the standard tuition fees there is a AU$600 fee for the field school.
This fee covers the cost of local transportation from Adelaide to Mount Dutton Bay, South Australia, local transportation, accommodation in Mount Dutton Bay, scuba tank refills, and a few other student-related expenses.

Overseas Participants (international short course participants)
a. AU$3000 tuition fee (inclusive of GST).
b. AU$750 fee for the field school. This fee covers the cost of local transportation, accommodation, and a few other student related expenses.

Non-Flinders University Australian Students (domestic short course participants)
a. AU$1750 postgraduate topic fee (inclusive of GST).
b. AU$600 fee for the field school.
This fee covers the cost of transportation, accommodation, and a few other student related expenses.

Paying your field work costs
Please pay your fees for this field school by credit card via https://www.flinders.edu.au/finance/ipay/ipay_home.cfm

Cancellation and Refund policy
A refund for field school payments will only be granted if the cancellation of attendance is received via email to wendy.vanduivenvoorde@flinders.edu.au 14 days prior to the field school. There will be no refunds after this date unless accompanied by a medical certificate.

Disclaimer
We endeavour to ensure that all information on the field school website and printed material is accurate. However changes may occur without notice and the topic coordinators and field school organisers accept no responsibility for losses incurred by attendees.


Archaeology Field School Room and Board

tudents and staff will be staying at the Mount Dutton Bay Woolshed (http://www.duttonbay.com/dutton%20bay/woolshed.htm). It is your joint responsibility to cater for yourselves, which means arranging food purchases and taking turns cooking and cleaning for your group. Allow about $10 per person, per day for food. The Woolshed has a very large communal kitchen in which big meals can be cooked and eaten. This large, communal living area is where the evening lectures and briefings will take place so please keep it clean. The museum and property is open to the general public so please be respectful of others using the facility.

Staff/Supervisors will be living in similar accommodation nearby.

Mount Dutton Bay is very, very isolated! There are absolutely no shops or ATMs nearby and the nearest food or market is a 30 minute drive. Regular trips by the staff will be made to a supermarket to buy food and other supplies; you will need to arrange amongst yourselves for supervisors to be given a shopping list and sufficient money to cover all necessary purchases for several days cooking at a time.

There is a new café onsite within Woolshed…which awesome Mahalia Coffee and fresh homebaked foods!


Archaeology Field School Travel
N/A
Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

Travel to and from Australia, plus $600 field school fee, which covers the cost of local transportation from Adelaide to Mount Dutton Bay, South Australia, local transportation, accommodation in Mount Dutton Bay, scuba tank refills, and a few other student-related expenses.

Archaeology Field School Description


The Maritime Archaeology Field School (ARCH3309/8152) provides students with an introduction to the techniques of underwater survey, position fixing, mapping, photography, recording, excavation and conservation. Some lectures and videos will be provided on the various research methods and techniques used by maritime archaeologists. The Field School will include practical exercises, field work and associated lecture/seminars.

The topic has previously been taught at Port MacDonnell, South Australia (2013), on Phillip Island, Victoria (2012, 2014, 2015), Magnetic Island (1998 and 1999), at Port Victoria, South Australia (2001 and 2002), Port Arlington, Victoria (2004), Sarah Island and Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania (2005), Mount Dutton Bay on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia (2006 and 2011), Victor Harbor on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia (2007 and 2009).

Topic Aims
This topic aims to:
- develop the field skills associated with the practice of underwater archaeology;
- improve understanding of the methodological approaches to archaeology underwater;
-increase knowledge and understanding of the history and practice of maritime archaeology;
- appreciate the place and role of maritime archaeology in the interpretation of maritime subcultures and culture in the wider context.

Topic Outcomes
On completing this topic students will be able to:
- demonstrate acquired field skills necessary for the practice of underwater archaeology;
- define the different methodological approaches of archaeology underwater and demonstrate them in appropriate situations;
- recognize the historical and practical significance of the field of maritime archaeology;
- identify and explain the role of maritime archaeology in the interpretation of maritime subcultures and culture in the wider context.

Mount Dutton Bay, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Mount Dutton Bay is situated on the southern coastal tip of South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula, approximately 750 kilometres west of Adelaide and 280 kilometres east of Ceduna. It is located in Coffin Bay waterways in the district of Wangary 52kms N/W of Port Lincoln on the Flinders Highway.

Taken from the Mt. Dutton Bay Woolshed website (http://www.duttonbay.com/dutton%20bay/woolshed.htm):
“The Mt Dutton Bay Woolshed was established and built by pioneer ‘Price Maurice’ in 1875. He held a land lease that stretched from Elliston to Dutton Bay, covering over 100 miles of coastline. A jetty was also built adjoining the woolshed, which secured this as a valuable ‘land-sea link’. This land-sea link was unique, as it was located within the pastoral lease itself and not attached to a township. All timber trusses within the Woolshed were transported from Oregon USA, which still bare the official markings today. The stone used for the building was found on site and around the district of Wangary. At its peak, over 20,000 sheep were shorn within the woolshed. Up to 100,000 fleeces were baled and loaded onto ketches from the adjoining jetty, for overseas markets. The Shearers Quarters was also established in 1875 and in its heyday the quarters housed up to 14 hand-blade shearers, four roustabouts and two cooks. Price Maurice never lived at Mt Dutton Bay, nor did he live on any part of his pastoral lease, but chose to live at Campbelltown, South Australia. Due to illness, Price Maurice returned to England to his hometown of Wrexham and died in 1894. Early in the 1920s the Mt Dutton Bay Woolshed was bought by the Morgan family. The Morgan family used the Woolshed for shearing right up to the mid-1970s. After which, the store shed was used to store ‘broom grass’, local grass used for making brooms. Fisherman would also use the store shed to store nets and fishing gear. Due to the bad state of the Woolshed and fear for public safety, the Woolshed was almost demolished at one time. But, due to public support, the Woolshed along with the adjoining jetty, was placed under State Heritage Listing in 1984.”

Websites of interest include:
http://www.coffinbay.net/
http://www.southaustralia.com/EyrePeninsula.aspx
http://www.visitportlincoln.net/attractions/index.htm

Archaeology Field School Additional Information





What is the daily schedule for the field school

Schedule of Events

Friday 29 January: Prepare equipment and packing trailer and personal gear for departure.

Saturday 30 January: Day off, prepare for departure

Sunday 31 January: Transportation from Adelaide to Mount Dutton Bay, South Australia (SA), unpack vehicles and set up house.

Monday 1 February–Friday 12 February:
- Students will be organized into teams of four members and each team will be assigned team supervisors.
- Each day divers will work on a number of maritime sites where they will undertake pre-disturbance survey and geophysical survey, both underwater and in the intertidal zone. All work will be weather dependent.
- Each evening the weather and activities will be assessed and your group will be assigned a site/project to work on the following day. This requires a great deal of flexibility on your part, as weather and personnel often demand changes in schedules.
- Each evening there will be a thirty minute debriefing session during which we discuss the activities of the day and the planned activities for the following day. This will be an opportunity to discuss any issues with teams, diving, safety, and equipment. These sessions are mandatory.
- Every other evening we will have a thirty minute lecture by archaeologists, graduate students, local historians, and biologists. These lectures are mandatory and will enhance your field school experience. Evenings should be spent working on reports and projects which will be due at 5pm, 12 February.

Saturday 13 February: Travel from Mount Dutton Bay to Adelaide, South Australia, and unpack equipment.


Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
Since 2001

Directors and Instructors

Lecturer-in-Charge:
Wendy van Duivenvoorde
Senior Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology
Wendy is the main contact for all queries about this Field School.
Phone: +61 (0)8 8201 5195

John Naumann
Technical Officer
Room 142 Social Sciences South
Phone: +62 (0)8 8201 5533

Team Members:
Peter Harvey (Manager Maritime Archaeology, Heritage Victoria)
Gay Lacsina (PhD candidate, Flinders University)
Mark Polzer (Research Associate, Institute of Nautical Archaeology)
Others tba





Will there be additional organized activities?

Every other evening we will have a thirty minute lecture by archaeologists, graduate students, local historians, and biologists. These lectures are mandatory and will enhance your field school experience.




Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/archaeology/fieldwork/field-schools/maritime-field-school/maritime-field-school_home.cfm

Field School Contact Information



Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde
Maritime Archaeology Program
Department of Archaeology
Flinders University
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide, SA 5001
AUSTRALIA



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