The History of Aboriginal Art in 25 Pictures… more or less…
May
30
5:15 PM17:15
SA

The History of Aboriginal Art in 25 Pictures… more or less…

  • Alere Function Centre, Level 1 Student Hub, Flinders University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Since Cook first came ashore in 1770, each decade has given rise to definitive works of art that have shaped understandings of Aboriginal art, Aboriginal artists and the Aboriginal culture in which the art originates. This paper will attempt to chart this history via a comparative juxtaposition with Aboriginal and non-Indigenous depictions of Aboriginal people across the last 250 years.

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Noble Neighbours: Life in Imperial Cities of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
May
29
6:30 PM18:30
NSW

Noble Neighbours: Life in Imperial Cities of the Neo-Assyrian Empire

  • CCANESA, Level 4, Madsen Building (F09) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Dr Shana Zaia from the University of Vienna, for a lecture exploring the imperial capitals of the powerful Neo-Assyrian Empire (c. 1000-610 BCE), from the traditional religious capital at Assur to the last and arguably greatest capital, Nineveh, whose grandeur and prominence was even described in the Bible.

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Digging for Treasure!
May
25
11:00 AM11:00
Vic

Digging for Treasure!

Ever wonder what it is like digging for treasure? Have you ever dreamed of becoming an archaeologist? Wondered what they do on site and what they discover? Then bring your boots and some old clothes, and join us in finding ancient treasures in our backyard at the Islamic Museum of Australia! Suitable for ages 6 to 10.

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Archaeology of Northeast Thailand
May
25
10:30 AM10:30
NSW

Archaeology of Northeast Thailand

We are going to adventure through the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages and end up in the Khmer empire. Come with us on an archaeological tour of northeast Thailand and understand the secrets of the rise of civilisation in this amazing region. Presented by Tessa Boer-Mah, Principal Heritage Consultant at Heritage Now.

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Dig Archaeology?
May
25
10:00 AM10:00
WA

Dig Archaeology?

  • Ivey Watson Playground, Kings Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Want to know what archaeology really is? Want a Junior Archaeologists Kit packed with the tools of an archaeologist? Learn from professional archaeologist Sue Carter what you need to do to become a budding Junior Archaeologist!

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Meet the Archaeologists Night
May
24
6:00 PM18:00
SA

Meet the Archaeologists Night

  • Flinders University (Adelaide CBD Campus) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The eighth annual Meet the Archaeologists will include a series of talks from Australian-based professional archaeologists to give you an insight into the huge range of archaeological projects that happen in Australia and overseas involving Australian archaeologists.

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The Big Dig Archaeology Weekend
May
24
to May 26
NSW

The Big Dig Archaeology Weekend

  • The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre (map)
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Ever wondered what it’s like to be an archaeologist? Find out in the annual Big Dig residential weekend experience, giving you the chance to learn more about archaeology by immersing yourself in excavation and conservation work on The Big Dig site, including cleaning and sorting the many artefacts you will uncover.

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Trivia Night
May
24
5:30 PM17:30
NSW

Trivia Night

Think you can take out the top spot in some archaeology and ancient history themed trivia? To finish off National Archaeology Week, the UoW Archaeology & Ancient History Society is holding a trivia night, complete with prizes and pizza! 

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Globalisation Workshop
May
24
10:00 AM10:00
NSW

Globalisation Workshop

  • CCANESA, Level 4, Madsen Building (F09) (map)
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The process of globalisation began in deep antiquity. Throughout prehistory, and into the historic periods, it is manifest in a rich range of interactions, technology transfers and movements of peoples and ideas. This workshop aims to draw together scholars to address some of the wide and varied aspects of globalisation in antiquity.

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Australian Archaeology Workshops
May
24
10:00 AM10:00
Qld

Australian Archaeology Workshops

Queensland Museum archaeologists lead this session on the role of archaeology and the way we interpret our shared  past. Students have the opportunity to handle and analyse different artifacts, ranging from Aboriginal stone tools through to 19th century glass bottles, considering resources, technologies and cross-cultural influences.

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Book Launch - The Commonwealth Block, Melbourne: A Historical Archaeology
May
23
6:00 PM18:00
Vic

Book Launch - The Commonwealth Block, Melbourne: A Historical Archaeology

You are invited to the launch of ‘The Commonwealth Block, Melbourne: A Historical Archaeology’. Since the 1980s, archaeologists and historians have pieced together the rich and complex history of Melbourne’s Little Lonsdale Street, revealing a working-class and immigrant community. This ground-breaking book reports on almost three decades of excavations, and delves into the complex history of this forgotten community.

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