Macquarie University Research Simulation site comprises a full-scale simulated archaeological site built within a wooden frame, with different soil layers and artefacts representing different archaeological situations, a shed for storage of material, a spoil heap site and an area for sorting and sieving material. This facility is designed to allow students to apply the techniques and methods of archaeology they learned in class on the field. They excavate, describe and interpret a range of different situations inspired by real archaeological contexts. Specifically, they have the opportunity to practice excavation on campus, stratigraphy, data recording, artefact analysis and site report writing. During this open day visitors will have the ability to view the facilities, tools and resources of the MARS pit while also getting the chance to have some hands on action.
Time and date: 9am to 12 noon, Monday 20 May 2019
Location: 13 Hadenfeld Avenue (across the road from Y2-Australian History Museum)