Macquarie University Archaeological Research Simulation facility comprises a full-scale simulated archaeological site built within a wooden frame, with different soil layers and artefacts representing different archaeological situations, a shed for storage of material, a spoil heap site and an area for sorting and sieving material. This facility is designed to allow students to apply the techniques and methods of archaeology they learned in class on the field. They excavate, describe and interpret a range of different situations inspired by real archaeological contexts. Specifically, they have the opportunity to practice excavation on campus, stratigraphy, data recording, artefact analysis and site report writing.
Time and date: 10am – 4pm, Wednesday 23 May 2018
Location: Room 212, 10 Hadenfeld Avenue, Macquarie University, NSW