Uncover the past this Archaeology Week

Staff and students are invited to immerse themselves in Archaeology Week with a graffiti talk at the Tavern over morning coffee this Wednesday, followed by ‘Meet the Archaeologists Night’ in the evening.

National Archaeology Week aims to increase awareness of Australian archaeology and the work of Australian archaeologists, and to promote the importance of protecting Australia’s unique archaeological heritage.

The nationwide program includes events and activities. Visit the Facebook page to find out more or view Flinders events below.

From Banksy to Barunga: Graffiti as Modern Material Culture

In the past forty years a growing number of archaeologists have shifted their focus from the deep past to the recent past. In this seminar, Jordan Ralph will present a tour of contemporary graffiti, while considering its value to archaeological research, before discussing the results of his study of Aboriginal graffiti in the Northern Territory.

Event details:

Where:  Flinders Tavern

When:    9:00– 10:00 AM, 25 May 2018

Cost:       Free to attend (guests welcome to bring own food or coffee purchases)


Meet the Archaeologists Night

Presented by The Flinders Archaeological Society, the evening will include a series of talks from Australian-based archaeologists Associate Professor Mark Staniforth, Aylza Donald and Alex Moss on the variety of archaeological projects that happen in Australia or are conducted by Australian archaeologists.

Event details:

Where: Room 1, Level 1, Flinders University Victoria Square

When:  6:00 pm – 8:30 pm May 25

RSVP:  By email to Shay Hannah

Cost:     Free; gold coin donation appreciated. Drinks and light nibbles provided.

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