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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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Look out for AHA 36

Volume 36 of Australasian Historical Archaeology was mailed to members in January. The issue is the first of the new editorial team of Annie Clarke, Penny Crook, James Flexner and Sarah Hayes and showcases a range of papers on historical archaeology in Australia–Pacific region. The issue includes a fascinating review of the politicisation of Australian …

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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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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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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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UPCOMING EVENT: New Zealand National Archaeology Week 2018

Kia ora. A reminder that New Zealand Archaeology Week 2018 will run from April 28-May 6. New Zealand Archaeology Week is a week-long nationwide celebration of archaeological heritage co-ordinated by the New Zealand Archaeological Association (NZAA). The aim is to increase public awareness of archaeology and highlight the importance of protecting our archaeological heritage. Our …

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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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ARTEFACT OF THE MONTH: Codd Bottle Openers

In 1872 Hiram Codd patented his famous aerated water bottle with its unique internal marble stopper. Once opened the bottle’s ingeniously designed neck kept the marble from obstructing the flow of liquid. But have you ever wondered how a Codd bottle was opened in the first place? Figure 1 Wooden Codd Bottle Opener (Courtesy: https://www.quora.com/There-was-a-harsh-drink-in-India-with-a-ball-in-the-glass-bottle-that-they-called-Soda-What-is-it) …

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