[Aqualist] Volunteer opportunity: Shell mound Analysis
d.rosendahl at uq.edu.au
Mon Nov 17 15:31:18 EST 2008
Shell Mound Analysis
Call for volunteers
No Experience Needed!
Wellesley Regional Ancient Cultural History Project: (WRACHP)
Do you want to
* develop skills in Aboriginal midden analysis?
* work on excavated materials from Mornington Island?
* assist in the first major archaeological research program
carried out in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria?
In its first field season in 2007 WRACHP recorded 90 sites across seven
islands with three shell mound excavations.
Sites include stone walled fish traps, shell mounds, Maccassan pottery
sites, quarries and story places.
Analysis will be conducted Monday through to Saturday on this exciting
excavation material in Room 208 of the Michie Building (Sean's Lab).
I will be running laboratory sessions for volunteers from Monday-Friday
9-4 and Saturday 10-3.
Working on this material will enhance your skills in
* identification of stone and shell artefacts
* identification of numerous shell taxa
* identification of marine faunal remains
* interpreting data obtained from laboratory analysis
* advanced Excel spreadsheet
If you want to take part contact me ASAP.
Email d.rosendahl at uq.edu.au
Mobile 0408 764 157
Geography Planning and Architecture
University of Queensland
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