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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Australia - South Australia - Archaeological Field Methods Field School - 2016

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates


Start Date 2016-09-19
End Date 2016-10-01



Archaeology Field School Location

Calperum Station, Riverland Biosphere Reserve
South Australia

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

Flinders University
Adelaide, South Australia


Academic Credit

Overseas short course participants receive a Certificate of Achievement which states that the short course is equivalent to the completion of the Flinders University topic ARCH8801, a 4.5-unit topic. Participants should be able to use this to negotiate their own credit transfer with their home institution.



Non-Flinders University domestic short course participants receive a Certificate of Achievement which states that the short course is equivalent to the completion of the Flinders University topic ARCH8801. You should be able to receive credit at your home institution equivalent to the value of a 4.5-unit Flinders University graduate topic. If you wish to have this unit of study credited to your home university degree, you should check that the Certificate of Achievement will suffice for the purpose before attending, as we will be unable to issue an academic transcript.





Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

Non-Flinders University Australian Participants (domestic short course participants)
a. AUD$1750 tuition fee (inclusive of GST).
b. Additional field work costs for accommodation, food and travel of $TBA. This must be paid before the field school commences.

Overseas Participants (international short course participants)
a. AUD$3000 tuition fee (inclusive of GST).
b. Additional field work costs for accommodation, food and travel of $TBA. This must be paid before the field school commences.

Archaeology Field School Description


In 2016 the Archaeological Field Methods Field School (ARCH8801) 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.

This field school is part of a larger project to document the archaeological record of Calperum station. No detailed archaeological studies have been conducted in the area before and only a handful of sites have been noted (but not recorded or analysed). This area provides excellent potential to develop a more nuanced picture of relationships between people and the environment through a detailed, systematic investigation of the local archaeological record.

Accommodation will be available at Calperum Station for all participants. The cost of this is include in your additional field school cost fee (see Costs for more information).

Spaces on this fieldschool are limited to 15 students and short-course participants, so if you are interested you should enrol soon. Enrolment requires permission from the topic coordinator, Dr Mick Morrison; Flinders students must complete a FAQ in order to seek approval to do this topic. Short-course students are welcome to participate in the fieldschool and should contact the Topic Coordinator for more information.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information



Field School Setting/Conditions

Remote





Is there a professional certification for this field school

N/A


Directors and Instructors

Dr Mick Morrison


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: http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/archaeology/fieldwork/field-schools/field-methods/

Field School Contact Information



Dr Mick Morrison
Department of Archaeology,
Flinders University
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
Phone: +61 8 8201 5906



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