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Archaeology of Australian Stone Artefacts

Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

September 22, 2014 to October 5, 2014

Program Type

Field school

RPA certified



Flinders University

Project Director:

Dr Alice Gorman

Project Description

ARCH8405 Topic Overview:

An understanding of stone tools is critical in practicing cultural heritage management and undertaking archaeological research on Indigenous sites in Australia. This topic gives students skills in stone tool identification and analysis in practical laboratory sessions, combined with seminars that cover current research trends and advanced theoretical issues. It is suitable for students wishing to gain expertise in stone tool analysis, and for cultural heritage managers requiring these skills in their professional practice. 


The ARCH8405 is designed to:

1. Provide students with practical skills in identifying and analysing tools.                                                              

2. Provide knowledge of how stone tools are used in cultural heritage management and in addressing archaeological research questions.

3. Give students an understanding of the significance of stone tool sites in terms of their social significance to Indigenous people and their scientific significance as it relates to current research in archaeology.

4. Encourage critical thinking about interpretation of material culture through in-depth reading and research. 

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum age: 

Experience required: 

Room and Board Arrangements


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), plus a fee (to be advised) to cover course materials.

Enrolled international students are liable for normal international tuition fees, plus a fee (to be advised) to cover course materials.

Overseas Participants
AUD$3000 tuition fee (inclusive of GST).

Non-Flinders University Australian Students
AUD$1750 postgraduate topic fee (inclusive of GST).

Academic Credit

Number of credits offered 4.5 units


Contact Information
Dr Alice Gormam
GPO Box 2100
+61 8 8201 2217
+61 8 8201 2784