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‘Archaeologists will date anything’ pubcrawl 2015

The last Friday of mid-semester (18th of September) saw our biggest and best pubcrawl of 2015! Of course, it was our only one this year but it was clear that we came out in force to make up for it!

Surrounded by shouts of finals footy at The Lion

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Before squeezing into the quaint old British

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Enjoying one-too-many shots at the Cathedral Hotel

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And then finally settling down (to more shots) at the Queen’s Head

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A huge thank you to everyone who turned up, you did a tremendous job of representing ArchSoc, both with your hearty characters and superior drinking abilities! Extra props for nobody being refused entry (AFAIK)

Until next year!

Jacob Gwiazdzinski

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Theme Ideas for the 2015 ArchSoc Pub Crawl

As you might know, ArchSoc has yet to hold a pub crawl this year. But all is not lost. A pub crawl shall be held on the 18th of September. Details about venues and t-shirt prices will soon follow. There is, however, one problem that must be addressed; The awesome theme. This is where we need your help as members. We wish for you to contribute any ideas for a theme for this years pub crawl. There are, however, two criteria that need to be taken in consideration for your theme idea:

a) not include copyrighted names or words
b) not inference alcohol; the shirts make their way to sites around the world, and we want to be sensitive to different customs and beliefs.

Previous years have seen such gems as:
‘The A(rchaeology)-Team
‘Every Day I’m Shovellin”
‘Hug an Archaeologist; Our Lives are in Ruins’

Theme ideas must be in by THIS FRIDAY. Voting of themes will be conducted by you on Monday the 10th of August. Feel free to email us, Facebook us or tweet us your ideas.

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2015 Pub Crawl Themes Wanted!

Hot on the heels of a new semester, ArchSoc is happy to announce that September the 18th will see the return of its pub crawl!

We want to revisit an idea from previous years by turning it over to you, our members, to come up with an awesome theme to frame the night.

FYI: themes will need to:
a) not include copyrighted names or words
b) not inference alcohol; the shirts make their way to sites the world over, and we want to be sensitive to the customs and beliefs of different cultures.

Previous years has seen such gems as:
‘The A(rchaeology)-Team’
‘Every Day I’m Shovellin”
‘Hug an Archaeologist; Our Lives are in Ruins’

Ideas will need to be in by THIS FRIDAY, So get thinking!

Details on venues and times are soon to come.

-Events Committee.

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Using the total station – a workshop with Rob Koch

** ArchSoc’s last workshop before the mid-year break! **

Back by popular demand

Date: Saturday June 6th 2015
Time: 10am – 1.30pm with a break for morning tea
Where: HUM115 and courtyard
What to bring: Yourself, a notebook and pen
RSVP: To Jana by June 4th at the latest

maximum 9 participants – first come, first served.

This is the first of 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.

Workshop content

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.

Who can participate?

The workshop is aimed at people with minimal or no experience with total stations. Participants must be ArchSoc members. You may join on the day.

About the presenter

Rob, a retired Licensed Surveyor, has taught surveying 38 years and worked as consultant surveyor on many archaeological projects over the past 10 years or so.

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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 jana.rogasch@flinders.edu.au

…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
Hannah.
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
News

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 jana.rogasch@flinders.edu.au

…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
Hannah.
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
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Flinders Archaeology Graduate Celebration 2015

Congratulations to this year’s archaeology graduates who received their parchment this morning. We had a great time catching up and celebrating with all of you, your family, and friends in the Function Centre this afternoon.

We were delighted to have a few special guests say a few words for the graduates. A big thank you goes to the Dean of the School of Humanities and Creative Arts, Professor Diana Glenn; Head of the Archaeology Department, Professor Claire Smith; and Honorary Life Member of the Flinders Archaeological Society, Emeritus Professor Vincent Megaw.

Please have a look at the photo album below. If you would like a copy of any of the photos, you are welcome to visit this link and download them directly from Flickr.

Thanks also goes to the event coordinators: Dianne Riley, Chelsea Wiseman, Owen Hems, Celeste Jordan and Kate Riley. Finally, we would like to thank Oasis for allowing us to utilise their space.

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