2011 Archaeological Conservation Field School for Marine and Terrestrial Environments

There are still places available for the Flinders University-Western Australian Museum Conservation Field School (ARCH8802), September 19-23, 2011 held in Adelaide, South Australia.

This course is an intensive introduction to materials science, deterioration processes in marine environments, pre-disturbance conservation surveys, in-situ conservation and stabilisation, recovery, initial storage, stabilisation and transportation of artefacts, and the storage and display of conserved artefacts.  It is designed to provide participants with a general theoretical and practical background to archaeological conservation for both marine and terrestrial environments.  It should also equip archaeologists with the appropriate conservation knowledge and skills necessary for the effective management of submerged cultural heritage.  It involves classroom and field participation and does NOT require SCUBA certification.

The course is open to non-Flinders student for the cost of tuition. Credit for the course may be applied to home universities. This is a great opportunity for staff development training for current practicing professionals. For more details and to apply to the field school please see:

Any questions, just email Jennifer.McKinnon@flinders.edu.au

Jennifer McKinnon, PhD
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology
Department of Archaeology
Flinders University
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Ph +61 8 8201 5875
Fx +61 8 8201 2784