Indigenous Archaeology in Australia Field School


Location: Peterborough, South Australia, Australia

Season: 
Monday, September 22, 2014 to Sunday, September 28, 2014

Application Deadline: 
Monday, September 1, 2014

Program Type

Field school

Affiliation:

Flinders University

Project Director:

Professor Claire smith

Project Description

In 2014, the Indigenous Archaeology in Australia field school will be run as part of a the Ngadjuri Heritage Project (NHP), a co-ordinated approach by the Ngadjuri Nation to the research, planning and management of key areas and regions in Ngadjuri land.  It has the following specific aims:

  • Identify and record Aboriginal sites on Ngadjuri Land.
  • Integrate this data with data collected over the last two years of the project (funded by the National Heritage Program) to develop a database of site locations for the region.
  • Augment the above data with ethnographic and historic data on site use and significance through the conduct of archival research and oral histories.
  • Use a GIS program to pull these different forms of information together to develop cultural maps for the region.

 

The cumulative outcomes of this research are:

  • The development of a significant database of Ngadjuri heritage sites.
  • An overall strategic cultural heritage management framework for Ngadjuri lands.
 
This field school is being run collaboratively by Flinders University and Ngadjuri people.  It is part of a larger and ongoing research project which has been recording sites in Ngadjuri country. 
 

The field school is designed to prepare students to undertake ethical and culturally sensitive research in Indigenous archaeology.  The skills that will be taught include research design, field survey, archaeological site recording, archaeological site excavation, ethical interactions with Indigenous groups, and aspects of heritage management.

 

Period(s) of Occupation: Pre and post contact

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum age: 
18

Experience required: 
None

Room and Board Arrangements

 
Flinders University Students receive 4.5-units of credit towards their degree.
 
Overseas Participants receive a Certificate of Achievement, which states that the short course is equivalent to the completion of the Flinders University topic ARCH3310/8803 that is a 4.5-unit topic. Participants should be able to use this to negotiate their own credit transfer with their home institution.
 
Non-Flinders University Australian Students also receive a Certificate of Achievement, which states that the short course is equivalent to the completion of the Flinders University topic ARCH3310/8803.  You should be able to receive credit at your home institution equivalent to the value of a 4.5-unit Flinders University postgraduate topic.  If you wish to have this unit of study credited to your home university degree, you should check that the Certificate of Achievement will suffice for the purpose, as we are unable to issue an academic transcript.
 
Costs:
There are different costs associated with this course depending on your enrollment:

 
Flinders University Students
The normal 4.5-unit topic fee for archaeology (students may choose to defer payment via HECS). Enrolled international students are liable for normal international tuition fees.

Overseas Participants
a.  AUD$3000 tuition fee (inclusive of GST).
b.  AUD$660 Fieldwork costs (includes accommodation, food and internal travel).
 

Non-Flinders University Australian Students
a.  AUD$1750 tuition fee (inclusive of GST).
b.  AUD$660 Fieldwork costs (includes accommodation, food and internal travel).
 
Flinders University Australian Students
AUD$660 Fieldwork costs (includes accommodation, food and internal travel)

Academic Credit

Number of credits offered 4.5 units

Location

Contact Information
Professor Claire Smith
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide
SA
Australia
5001
Telephone: 
+61 8 8201 2336
Fax: 
+61 8 8201 2784