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.
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.
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.
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.
Archaeologist and Port Macquarie Historical Society member Rob Tickle always wanted to be an archaeologist and his dream was realised when he worked on the archaeology excavations at Lake Innes. Rob will talk about the history of those archaeological excavations and particularly the last excavation in 2001.
Archaeology can help us understand how climate and environmental change in our recent and distant past shapes our future. Join us as we delve into the little-known world of environmental archaeology.
Come and investigate Macquarie University’s full-scale simulated archaeological site.
Dr Craig Barker, archaeologist and curator, has a monthly spot on ABC radio to discuss all things archaeological with host Rhianna Patrick. For National Archaeology Week, Craig and Rhianna will be joined by guest archaeologist Dr Iain Stuart.
The story of the White Hart Inn is one of connecting people across time and distance. In its day, it was a wayside inn which provided refuge and rest for travellers journeying by horse and coach between colonies across NSW in the mid-19th century. It was rediscovered in 2013. Explore the stories through an online exhibition curated specially for National Archaeology Week.
Sydney Historical Archaeology Practitioners’ Workshop (SHAP) is an annual meeting that brings together students, academics and practitioners to discuss the latest findings, developments, and theoretical and methodological advances relating to the historical archaeology of Sydney and beyond.
Before National Archaeology Week commences, the RAHS is holding a pre-launch lecture entitled, “I want a really good man and I have written to Professor Mallowan …” Judy Birmingham and the origins of Australian Historical Archaeology.
In the lead up to National Archaeology, join Dr James Flexner for an exploration of island colonisation, and the clever ways in which people have adapted to these dynamic and often difficult environments. The discussion is based on James’ ongoing research in the small, remote islands of southern Vanuatu.