Research Archaeology

EXCAVATION NEWS: Harrietville Chinese Mining Site

Excavations of the Harrietville Chinese Mining site are currently being undertaken in Victoria’s gold field region. One of the project’s staff members, Melissa Dunk, is putting together regular blog posts on her wordpress site called Overseas Chinese Archaeology. The blog can be found here: https://oschinesearch.wordpress.com/ and contains updates on the excavations and the behind the …

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Key Concepts in Public Archaeology: Free PDF access

UCL Press is delighted to announce a brand new open access textbook that may be of interest to list subscribers: Key Concepts in Public Archaeology. The book can be downloaded for free as a PDF and app, read online for free, and purchased in paperback and hardback. Free PDF download/app/enhanced online edition HERE This book …

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RESEARCH NEWS: NSW Premier’s History Awards

The winners of The 2017 NSW Premier’s History Awards, were recently announced at the State Library of NSW, as part of the official launch of NSW History Week. Archaeologists Anne Clarke, Ursula Frederick and historian Peter Hobbins were awarded the NSW Community and Regional History Prize for their publication ‘Stories from the Sandstone: Quarantine Inscriptions …

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EXCAVATION NEWS: Milton cemetery, NZ

Excavations of 25 graves, which uncovered the remains of 27 individuals, has recently been completed at Milton cemetery in the south of New Zealand’s South Island. The excavations are part of research being conducted in partnership with Tokomaririro Project 60 (TP60) and the Anglican Church. The research will look into the lives of the first …

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UPCOMING EVENT: Lecture by MoLA Head of Community Archaeology

The University of Sydney presents a lecture by Nathalie Cohen, Head of Community Archaeology at the Museum of London Archaeology: Knole Unlocked- The secret history of a country mansion. This lecture will take place on 17 August 2017, and the evening will include champagne and pies. Knole is one of England’s largest country houses and …

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UPCOMING EVENT: National Archaeology Student Conference

This year at NASC 2017 we are taking abstract submissions of 250 words for three categories, they are as follows: Research Presentations: A presentation of any original archaeological research conducted by or partly by the speaker. This could be research at any level of study (Honours, Masters, PhD etc). All types of research will be …

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RESEARCH NEWS: Convict pirate ship visited Japan in 1830s

A story long believed to be false by researchers in convict history may have been proved true by an amature historian. The English teacher who is based in Japan, along with a volunteer manuscript reading group translated a c1830s description of the arrival of ship Cyprus to the Japanese coast. The crew were a group …

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UPCOMING EVENT: (ir)replaceable Symposium, Canberra

Author: Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra, compiled by Richard Morrison The (ir)replaceable symposium – a discussion about heritage, conservation and future-making – will discuss what happens when conservation is envisioned as future-making rather than preservation. The symposium will be held in the Ann Harding Centre at the University of Canberra at …

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AWARDS: AACAI Student Support Fund

AACAI is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Student Support Fund: Lauren Churchill (University of Sydney) Foodways in regional New South Wales in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: A study of butchery patterns Rodina Goranitis (University of Queensland) Doing it right: Best practice standards in cultural heritage management Rebekah Hawkins (University …

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