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Field School Announcement
Australia: Archaeology of Australian Stone Artefacts - September 2014
Sponsor: Archaeology Department, Flinders University
Contact Information
Dr Alice Gorman
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide SA 5001 Australia
Phone: +61 8 8201 2217
Email: Amy.Robert@flinders.edu.au
URL http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/archaeology/fieldwork/field-schools/archaeology-of-australian-stone-artefacts.cfm
Description
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. Topic Aims THE ARCH8405 is designed to 1. Provide students with practical skills in identifying and analysing stone 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
Keywords: archaeology | stone tools
This announcement will be displayed until: 09/21/2014
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