There are still places in our Semester 2 short courses/intensive topics. Please, forward to your networks. Fyi. Cheers, Wendy
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 refers to storage and display of conserved artefacts. It is designed to provide participants with a general theoretical and practical background to archaeological conservation. It should also equip archaeologists with the appropriate conservation knowledge and skills necessary for the effective management of submerged cultural heritage. This topic will be taught in intensive mode during one week and will necessitate involvement and input from a range of maritime practitioners. The body of the topic will comprise lectures, a practical exercise and a tutorial. It will be taught at Flinders University with the support of staff from the Department of Materials Conservation, Western Australian Museum.
When it’s run: 23–27 September 2019
Lecturers: Vicki Richard & Jon Carpenter
If you need further information please contact the Practicum Coordinator—Associate Professor Wendy van Duivenvoorde in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Via email: email@example.com or phone: +61 8 8201 5195.
Marine geophysics and remote sensingThis short course will introduce students to the basics of marine geophysics for archaeology and the theory behind remote sensing: sidescan, marine magnetometer, multi beam and sub bottom profiler. The practicum will include one field day on the water where students learn how to operate a sidescan sonar, collect data on a local shipwreck site using a sidescan sonar, and process the data. Students will work closely with our Industry partners. The field day will be devoted to data acquisition, shipwreck mapping, interpretation and reporting as would be expected in a professional environment. Students will also learn data processing using SonarWiz software in the Digital Archaeology Lab.
When it’s run: 25–29 November 2019
Lecturers: Paul Baggaley & Jonathan Benjamin
If you need further information please contact the Practicum Coordinator—Dr Jonathan Benjamin in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +61 8 8201 5875.