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A Pit in PNG

In October 1942, during the Kokoda Campaign in Papua New Guinea (PNG), two Japanese soldiers died in a small pit in the Eora Creek valley opposing the Australian Army’s advance north. Archaeological work between 2011 and 2019 has recovered their remains, identified their role in the battle and more recently uncovered what probably killed these …

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ASHA 50th Anniversary

50 years ago, on the 26th November 1970, the first Australian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) meeting was held at the University of Sydney. That evening, ASHA was founded to promote the study of historical archaeology in Australia. In 1991, the Society was expanded to include New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region, and its name …

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Colonial perspectives and futures in Vanuatu: a Keynote address from Richard Shing

The 2019 ASHA Conference was held in Port Macquarie, in Birpai Country on the NSW mid-north coast, 13–16 October. It was a busy few days with site tours, workshops and two days of papers discussing current issues in local and global historical archaeological research and heritage management. In his Keynote address Richard Shing, Director of …

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UPCOMING EVENTS: National Archaeology Week 2018

Just two more weeks to go until National Archaeology Week kicks off in Australia! The week begins on 21st May, and there are lots of events happening in and around the week (most are free!) that you can pop in to and spread the word about the wonderful archaeological work going on across the country! …

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ASHA NEWS: 2018 Conference announcement – The Clearinghouse

Come see all the research that’s been hiding!Come hear all the results that haven’t seen the light of day!Come and listen to all the wondrous things people have done in the past! Welcome to the 2018 AIMA/ASHA conference, proudly brought to you by University of New England! The Clearinghouse is all about dusting off that …

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RESEARCH NEWS: PhD opportunity

As part of the ARC Discovery Project Landscape of Production and Punishment: the Tasman Peninsula 1830-77, we are pleased to offer our second PhD Scholarship Opportunity to work with Prof. Martin Gibbs (UNE), A.Prof David Roberts (UNE) and Prof. Hamish Maxwell-Stewart (UTas), alongside staff of the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (Dr David Roe, …

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UPCOMING EVENT: Maritime Contact Rock Art Symposium

An inaugural, joint, free Maritime Contact Rock Art Symposium between the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology and the Canberra Archaeological Society will be held at the beginning of the 2018 Canberra and Region Heritage Festival at the National Museum of Australia. This event will be help on 14th April 2018, between 9.30am and 12.00pm. The …

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UPCOMING EVENT: Australian National Archaeology Week 2018

A reminder that National Archaeology Week (20-26 May 2018) is fast approaching! If you have an event you wish to advertise, or if you want to check out what’s on, go to: http://www.archaeologyweek.com/ where you’ll find a state-by-state events list. You can also find National Archaeology Week on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archaeologyweek/ The state representatives are: NSW …

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ASHA NEWS: AHA submission deadline 2018

A reminder that submissions to Australasian Historical Archaeology are due on 31 March. We welcome original articles and short reports about historical archaeology in Australasia and the wider region. Please see the website for more information. If you would like to contribute but need more time please contact us before the deadline to discuss options …

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ASHA NEWS: Call for papers – People and the sea

Call for papers: People and the sea: current research on maritime interactions between Southeast Asia and the wider world Session Chairs: Dr Jennifer Rodrigues, Western Australian Museum (Jennifer.Rodrigues@museum.wa.gov.au) Ms Abhirada Pook Komoot, University of Western Australia (abhirada.komoot@research.uwa.edu.au) The interconnections of two major Oceans—the Indian and Pacific Oceans—have dominated Southeast Asian maritime heritage for thousands of …

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