May workshops and more

The first half of the semester is behind us, full up with welcome BBQs, Cricket Matches, fundraiser book stalls and of course the Graduate Celebration. Once again, we congratulate all Archaeology and Heritage graduates in 2015 – you can find photos here.

May workshops…

We’re now looking forward to the commencement of our field workshops program, a series of ArchSoc-organised workshops providing student members with the invaluable opportunity to get familiar with technical equipment and processes that are fundamental to field archaeology, in a supportive environment.

1. The program begins this Saturday 2 May with Using the total station – a workshop with Rob Koch. This will be held at Flinders Archaeology Lab and Social Sciences North courtyard, 10am – 1pm with a break for morning tea.

After a short theoretical introduction into what a total station is and can do, participants will get lots of practice setting up the station and recording points. The workshop is ideal to get some hands-on training in using the total station before heading out into the field.

2. The second workshop in our program is A Practical Introduction to GIS – a workshop with Andrew Frost, to be held Saturday 16 May 2015 in the SSN107 computer lab, 10am – 12.30pm with a break for morning tea. RSVP by 8 May please.

GIS is a complex and powerful data management system that increasingly gains significance in archaeological applications. The workshop will introduce some applications that can be used to create visualisations of archaeological data, and to analyse them. This includes some hands-on work with real-life archaeological data. This workshop is designed for ArchSoc members who would like to know more about what GIS is and how it can be used in archaeology – before considering learning GIS to use it for their own work. The workshop is aimed at people with minimal or no experience at using GIS. 

You will need to bring yourself, a notebook and pen. Places in both workshops will be prioritised for ArchSoc members but you are able to join on the day.

To attend either workshop you will need to RSVP Jana at

…and more!

We’d also like to promote the upcoming Quiz Night being organized by the Flinders Palaeo Society. This will be held on the 8 May, and tickets are $10 for student members of the Palaeo society, $15 for everyone else. All proceeds of the quiz night and inclusive charity auction will be going to the James Moore Memorial Scholarship Fund.

And finally, don’t forget the ArchSoc Pub Crawl coming up the end of May/beginning of June. Details to be confirmed shortly.

Some photos from recent events below; if you came along to support one of these activities, we thank you for getting involved with your Society!

Welcome BBQ ARCH1001

L-R Dahley Robertson-King, Reece Stapleton, Shay  Hannah.
L-R Dahley Robertson-King, Reece Stapleton, Shay
L-R Nadine Varga, Pip Vander Kamp, Micaelah Field.
L-R Nadine Varga, Pip Vander Kamp, Micaelah Field.

ArchSoc book stalls – fundraiser for the James Moore Memorial Scholarship Fund

Virginia Ward, ArchSoc Committee Member
Virginia Ward, ArchSoc Committee Member