Maritime Archaeology Conservation Practicum

External applications are now open for the 2017 Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Conservation Practicum in Adelaide, South Australia, from 24–28 September. The website is up, so if you are interested have a look at:

This topic provides hands-on experience in the theory and methods of conservation for a wide range of sites and artefacts. The topic contains some lecture, workshop and laboratory content, as well as field trips, and will be directed towards teaching students practical conservation and management techniques in both maritime and terrestrial archaeology.

This topic will be taught in the intensive mode (one week, from Sunday to Thursday) and SCUBA diving qualifications are not required for participation.

The aims of this topic are to:

·         develop advanced field skills associated with the conservation of materials and sites in Australia and overseas;

·         further develop students’ knowledge of ethical practice in archaeology;

·         advance students’ familiarity with theoretical and political issues in site conservation and management.

 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 also a great opportunity for current practicing professionals interested in staff development training. For more details and to apply to the topic please see the link above.

Any questions, just email me.

Best regards,



Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology

Maritime Archaeology Program Coordinator

Co-chair UNESCO UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology 20152018
Deputy Director, Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC)

Department of Archaeology | Flinders University

GPO Box 2100 | Adelaide, SA 5001 | AUSTRALIA

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Physical location: Humanities, room 277

Phone  +61 8 8201 5195 | Fax +61 8 8201 2784 | E-mail

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