NSW: Digging Australia – Tales from the Australian trenches


Event Details


This lecture will take you with Ben as he goes about his day to day work here in Australia. From rock engravings in the Blue Mountains and cave deposits outside Gunnedah to burials near Narrandera and axe grinding grooves in the Hunter Valley, this talk will give you a realistic view of the modern archaeologist’s work.

Speaker: Ben Churcher has worked in consulting archaeology in Australia for the past 15 years, as well as being field director at the University of Sydney’s archaeological excavations at Pella in Jordan. Ben’s archaeological work in Australia has primarily focused on Aboriginal cultural heritage investigations in NSW and has involved both survey and excavation of Aboriginal sites. This work has been done in conjunction with local Aboriginal community members that adds a rich cultural layer to the scientific investigations.

Date and time: 2-3pm, Saturday 5 May 2018

Location: General Lecture Theatre, Main Quad, University of Sydney

For bookings: email nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au or call 02 9351 2812