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From the Dig It Archives: Issue Two 1997

By Jessica Lumb

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Welcome to the second instalment of the Flinders ArchSoc blogging project, ‘From the Dig It Archives’! In this edition, we have two articles reproduced from Issue 2, 1997.

In ‘Message from the Chair’ (1997:2) President Matthew Rice calls Flinders Archaeology Society members to action – to volunteer for an exhibition at the Union Gallery; a trend we continue, as we recently called current members to action to volunteer at the ‘Archaeology Revealed’ event for About Time: South Australia’s History Festival.

In the second article ‘Report on the magnetometer survey of shipwrecks on Younghusband Continue reading “From the Dig It Archives: Issue Two 1997”

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From the Dig It Archives: Issue One 1997

By Jordan Ralph
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Welcome to the first edition of the Flinders ArchSoc blogging project, ‘From the Dig It Archives’! This post comes from the very first issue of Dig It – below are two articles reproduced from Issue 1, 1997.

In ‘Message from the Chair’ (1997:2), President Matthew Rice discusses the activities that Flinders ArchSoc members had been up to during the first part of 1997. It seems in the last 15 years, not much has changed – we are still as active as ever. Rice also lists the ArchSoc committee of 1997. Note that the Flinders University Archaeology Department’s (FUAD) own Dr Amy Roberts was the ArchSoc Secretary!

The first featured article of the ‘From the Dig It Archives’ series is ‘1997 Archaeology Field Methods Field Trip to Port Lincoln’ (1997:9-10) by Tim Anson, who recounts his Field Methods trip to Port Lincoln with fellow students and lecturers Dr Mark Staniforth and Dr Margaret O’Hea. Continue reading “From the Dig It Archives: Issue One 1997”

Dig It, From the Dig It Archives

History of ArchSoc: From the Dig It Archives

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In May, the Flinders ArchSoc will be celebrating everything historical for About Time: South Australia’s History Festival.

In conjunction with the beginning of About Time next Wednesday the 1st of May, we will be launching our new blogging project ‘From the Dig It Archives’ to create an understanding and express an appreciation for the history of our Society.

Starting with Dig It 1, 1997, we will post articles from each of the fifteen issues of the original series of our newsletter, Dig It, to our blog, focusing on a new issue each week.

Join us in celebrating the history of the Flinders ArchSoc! You can subscribe to our blog for updates via the button to the right. If you have any stories or memories from our c.23 year existence, please share them with us.

The articles we will be sharing include:

  • Field work in Port Lincoln, SA
  • Excursion to the Coorong
  • The Digger’s Plate: The annual Archaeology Society vs. Palaeontology Society cricket match
  • Staff profile: Claire Smith
  • Gender Games: Do the men still win in archaeology?
  • Archaeological dig site simulation at Flinders University, South Australia
  • Inaugural National Archaeology Students Conference 1998
  • Field trip to Barunga
  • History of the Flinders ArchSoc
  • History – Hertory – Theirtory: Brief background of the Flinders University Archaeological Society
  • ArchSoc Quiz Night
  • Reflections on the past: A non-archaeological perspective
  • Feedback: Returning knowledge and artefacts to the people of Kundat Djaru (Ringer Soak) community
  • An (interesting) note from the editor (2000) and a (even more interesting) letter from Vincent Megaw
  • Disreputable character
  • NASC 2000
  • WAC-5 World Archaeological Congress set to “dig-in”
  • The Society for Underwater Historical Research (SUHR) Star of Greece Survey
  • They were the best of times….. Well, they were the best of times (AKA Indigenous Archaeology Field School 2002)
  • Forensic Archaeology at Flinders University
  • Study Abroad: Leicester University, United Kingdom
  • WAC-5 FU Archaeology Society invades Washington DC

Come along to our About Time and National Archaeology Week events, Meet the Archaeologists Night and Archaeology Revealed, at the end of May!

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