Community Archaeology

The Big Dig on SBS

Celebrating 25 Years since The Big Dig excavations in 1994, a new documentary titled ‘Archaeology at The Big Dig’ explores how an archaeological site can give special insights into understanding the history of The Rocks and Sydney. The documentary ‘stars’ many people who are familiar to ASHA members, including Professors Richard Mackay and Grace Karskens, …

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Lea and Perrins’ Glass Bottle Stopper

In late February 2020, two service trenches were dug across Curtis Park, which is located along the Dumaresq Creek in central Armidale, NSW. The trenches are believed to be works associated with the initial developments of a current million-dollar project which will see a section of the park converted into a regional playground (Green 2019). …

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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 EVENT: ASHA-CAS Maritime Rock Art Symposium Report

As an ASHA promotional exercise, both of membership and historical archaeology, it was suggested that your regional representatives might organise a regional event and some measure of financial support might be available for this. As there is no strong Historical Archaeology base in the ACT – there is no tertiary teaching of it here in …

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ARTEFACT OF THE MONTH: American Artifacts Blog

There have been no submissions for Artefact of the Month recieved this month (email blog@asha.org.au if you would like to submit for the June edition!) however I’ve come across a great blog from our North American friends: The American Artifacts Blog! This blog “is a media outlet featuring artifact-related digital content from U.S. and Canadian …

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ASHA EVENTS: Research Tools Workshop 1 – Technical and Research skills

This workshop is being organised by the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology with the support of Australia ICOMOS and the Heritage Division, Office of Environment and Heritage. The venue is provided courtesy of Property NSW. Historical documents: maps, plans and images This session will: look at how and why we do Land Titles research in …

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UPCOMING EVENT: SHAP 2018

Sydney Historical Archaeology Practitioners’ (SHAP) Workshop is running on 18 May 2018. The theme of this year’s Workshop is: The Role of Archaeology in Heritage Conservation. Submissions for sessions and papers have been extended to 22 April so if you have not yet submitted your abstract we would love to hear from you! Please send …

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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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RESEARCH NEWS: Marvellous Melbourne IJHA edition

A special edition of the International Journal of Historical Archaeology was published in March 2018, focusing on ‘Marvellous Melbourne’. Volume 22, Issue 1 was edited by Susan Lawrence, Peter Davies and Jeremy Smith and can be found here: https://link.springer.com/journal/10761/22/1/page/1. The special issue contains 11 articles, as follows: Introduction: The Archaeology of “Marvellous Melbourne” – Susan …

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UPCOMING EVENT: Dry Stone Wall Association Bathurst Weekend Away

The Dry Stone Walls Association of Australia (DSWAA) are holding a weekend away at Bathurst, NSW that ASHA members may be interested in: Weekend away at Bathurst, NSW, May 11-13 2018 Planning is well underway for a fabulous weekend of heritage and discovery in and around Bathurst. We start with drinks at the magnificent Abercrombie …

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