[Aqualist] Short Course Announcement - Stone Artefact Analysis
lynley.wallis at flinders.edu.au
Fri Oct 5 12:11:14 EST 2007
Apologies for cross postings
*Short course Announcement - Stone Artefact Analysis Workshop (with
visiting specialist Dr Peter Hiscock)
20-21 November 2007
Flinders University, Adelaide*
This is an intensive two day (three days for students - see below)
workshop examining current understandings of lithic assemblage analysis.
It is designed to provide Australian archaeological consultants and
researchers with an overview of not only current approaches to lithic
analysis from around the world but also of frameworks for designing and
applying lithic analyses of their own. If you are unfamiliar with lithic
analysis it will introduce you to key concepts and methods. If you have
some experience with analysing stone artefacts the workshop will clarify
and enhance your understanding and analytical abilities. The
presentations will be in non-technical, largely non-statistical
language, will be heavily illustrated, and will use case studies from
many parts of Australia, including South Australia.
The workshop will be led by Dr Peter Hiscock, a Reader in the School of
Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University. He
is an international recognised expert on prehistoric stone technology,
with a record of developing models about prehistoric (Palaeolithic)
technology, both in Australia and elsewhere, supplemented by his
investigations into the theory and method of analysing the
archaeological residues of ancient technologies. He has published more
than 100 articles in refereed books and international journals, and has
recently published the /Archaeology of Ancient Australia/ (Routledge).
*Location:* Flinders University Bedford Park Campus, Adelaide
*Dates:* This 2 day short course will run from 20-21 November 2007
(contingent on enrolments). Please note that for students with no or
very limited stone artefact experience there is a one-day introductory
session that will be run prior to the 2 day workshop on Monday 19
November - attendance at this extra day is compulsory for students,
though the cost is included in your fee. Consultants and archaeologists
with a basic understanding of stone artefact analysis are not required
to attend the session on the 19th.
*Costs:* For students (proof of enrolment required) the cost is $165
(GST inclusive; this covers the 3 days); for all others the cost is $360
(GST inclusive). Costs include course materials, morning tea, lunch and
afternoon tea on all days.
*Discount for those also doing geophyiscs short courses: *Please note
that participants who are also enrolled in the 2 day Geophysics for
Archaeology short course on 17-18 November
or the 5 day Introductory Archaeological Geophysics course on 12-16
should contact Dr Lynley Wallis (Lynley.Wallis at flinders.edu.au or 08
8201 3520) to receive a discounted price of $220 for the stone artefact
workshop. There are still a few places available on the geophysics
short courses if people are interested in attending.
*Course materials: *The workshop will provide a wide range of resources.
Archaeological artefacts will be available on both days to illustrate
the methods being discussed. All participants will be provided with a CD
containing relevant reading material. Please note this is essentially
the same course that Peter previously ran for AACAI in Brisbance in 2004
(see http://www.aacai.com.au/workshops/qld_stone.html for details).
*Application Forms: *Further details and application forms can be found
Please note there are a limited number of places available and these
will be filled on a first come-first in basis.
Dr Lynley Wallis
Director of Studies
Dept of Archaeology
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 08 8201 3520
Fax: 08 8201 2784
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