‘That’s an old tradition that we’ve all grown up with. Listen to your Elders. Respect your Elders.’ Aunty Iris Lovett Gardiner, Gunditjmara, 2003. The Listen to Your Elders exhibition features oral history recordings collected from the 1980s through to 2016 by the Koorie Heritage Trust. These recordings share experiences and knowledge of our Koorie Elders […]

The City of Whittlesea, in partnership with the Level Crossing Removal Authority Victoria, Heritage Victoria and archaeologists from Dr Vincent Clark and Associates, is hosting public archaeology events including lectures and an exhibition focusing on the pre-contact and historical cultural heritage of the Mernda area, north of Melbourne in Victoria, during National Archaeology Week 2018. […]

The Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology / Nautical Archaeology Society (AIMA/NAS) program is designed to give interested people an introduction to the discipline of maritime archaeology as well as some practical skills so that they can assist with fieldwork. Please note no diving is involved and non-divers are most welcome to attend. This course consists of […]

Macquarie University presents a morning of four short talks, covering a range of international archaeological sites in Israel, Greece and Croatia.  Drop in for an intensive course in the diversity of human history and current archaeological research: Personal reflection from the trenches: The Macquarie expedition to Khirbet el-Rai, Israel, February 2018: Dr Gil Davis (Macquarie University, […]

In May 1818 John Oxley left Sydney to lead an expedition aimed at following the course of the Macquarie River. However, heavy rains flooded the river and by mid-July it was clear that he would have to abandon the attempt. Instead of returning directly to Bathurst he decided to strike eastwards for the coast and […]

When most people think of archaeology they think of trowels and brushes, while this is true in some cases, there are many more technological tools which can be used for investigating archaeology. This talk, presented by archaeologist Tessa Boer-Mah, will cover some of the interesting applications of virtual reality, 3D recording and other technologies used […]

Dr Michael Slack’s seminar is an exploration of Australian archaeology in 2018 in terms of research, teaching and as a profession. It will look at strengths and weaknesses, and looks forward to where our current trajectory might send us in the future. Discussing the changing face of archaeology and responding to the challenges of relevancy, […]

Building on decades of research, new insights are still being made into the ancient civilisations of Mycenae and Egypt.  Join the Ancient History Research Seminar at Macquarie University to discover the latest with Dr Susan Lupack and Dr Yann Tristant. The Mycenaean Cult of the Ancestral Wanax: Dr Susan Lupack (Macquarie University, Department of Ancient History) […]

Fiona Hook from Archae-aus will talk about recent historical archaeological excavations in Kings Square Fremantle, expanding on historical research and comparing those with the excavation results. Presented by the Melville Historical Society: melvillehistorysociety.org.au Time and date: 2-3pm, Monday 22 May 2018 Location: Melville Historical Society, Miller Bakehouse, cnr Elvira and Baal Streets, Palmyra WA 6157

To celebrate National Archaeology week Umwelt’s Principal Archaeologist Tim Adams will present “Inner City Archaeology”. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the fascinating history being revealed by the revitalisation of the Newcastle city centre. When: Tuesday 22 May 2018, 2-3pm Where: Newcastle Museum, 6 Workshop Way, Newcastle For more information: newcastlemuseum.com.au/Whats-On/Events/NATIONAL-ARCHAEOLOGY-WEEK