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The Department of Archaeology has a range of facilities at its disposal.  In addition to the Archaeology Office, students will need to know the whereabouts of the:

  • Map Room and Videotape Collection (Rm 109, Humanities)
  • Archaeology Research Laboratory (Rms 143-145, Social Sciences South)
  • Archaeology Computing and Imaging Laboratory (ACIL) (Rms 143-145, Social Sciences South)
  • Archaeology Teaching Laboratory (Rm 112, Humanities)
  • Slide Collection (Special Collections, Library)

Map Room

The map room is available to all graduate students. There is generally at least one computer available for use. A variety of maps and other resources such as printed journals and previous research are available in the map room. Please make sure you properly sign out materials you remove from the map room. 

Archaeology Research Laboratory (ARL)

The research lab is under the management of the Technical Officer(s). All field and lab equipment is stored in this lab and should be checked out through the Technical Officer(s). The Archaeology Department maintains a wide range of surveying, excavation, photography and computing equipment that is available for students to use both during and outside of class times. This includes items such as automatic levels, total station EDM systems, a magnetometer, SCUBA gear, a ground penetrating radar, handheld GPS units, underwater metal detector, digital cameras, satellite phone, walkie-talkies, excavation kits and much, much more! We also have arrangements in place to borrow jointly owned equipment such as differential GPS and resistivity surveying items held in other areas such as Geography and Earth Sciences. A detailed list of the equipment we currently have available can be seen on our website.

The Archaeology Department’s equipment borrowing policy. (PDF 76KB)

Any student wishing to borrow equipment should contact the Technical Officers John Naumann or Chantal Wight on 08 8201 5533; (john.naumann@flinders.edu.au) to make the necessary arrangements.  Please check with the Technical Officer(s) for specified equipment check-out and check-in times.

Archaeological Computing and Imaging Laboratory (ACIL)

This is next door to the Archaeology Research Lab. It contains:

  • PCs and field laptops
  • ArcGIS and AutoCAD software
  • HP A4 flatbed scanner
  • Nikon SF-200 batch slide and negative scanner
  • A3 printing; A3-A0 Hewlett Packard plotter (via Geography)
  • A0 printing; A3-A0 Canon Image Proof plotter (via Central Library)
  • Nikon D70s DSLR digital cameras
  • Nikon D60s digital cameras
  • Redwing photo flood/flash unit
  • Sony 3CCD and Panasonic digital video cameras
  • Photographic still life studio
  • Digital map resources
  • Olympus stereomicroscope station

The ACIL Lab also contains a couple of computers available for use to graduate students; these computers are for use on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The labs have wireless network connections onto the Net and unis networks. Please make use of both these labs and this equipment; it is there for you and your research needs. 

Archaeology/Humanities Colour Poster Printer

Archaeology shares a colour poster printer with the rest of the school of humanities. It is located in the Central Library, but is available to students who wish to print posters for submission to conferences or for interpretive and publicity purposes. The printer available is a Canon Image Proof W8400, full colour plotter with output up to A0 size. It is NOT for A0 size colour COPYING, but only for printing from an electronic file. The printing has a fee and students must have their supervisor’s signature before submission in order to use the printer. Poster printing request forms are available from the library.

Guidelines for Colour Poster Printing Submissions

  • The library contact person for the Central Library Poster Printing service is Ashton Claridge (8201 2625; Ashton.Claridge@flinders.edu.au). He should be contacted if you have any further queries about this service.
  • Under a purchasing deal negotiated between the Library and School of Humanities, staff and post-graduate students from the latter are eligible for free colour poster printing for the next 3 years (commencing Sept 2006).
  • The library will endeavour to print your job within one day of the submission request, however during times of heavy demand the turn around time may be 2 – 3 days, so please take this into account when planning your submission schedule.  In the best case scenario they may be able to provide your printed posters in the afternoon, if the request is submitted early in the day (however do not rely on this!).
  • Your electronic submission must be made on a CD that can be left at the Central Library Information Desk marked ATTN: Ashton Claridge. Your submission CD MUST be accompanied by (1) a Printing Request Form AND (2) a hard copy proof of your poster (this is so the library can ensure there are no funny formatting glitches with the file before it is printed). Each job must be accompanied by a separate Printing Request Form.
  • Your file must be print ready; the library will not do any further formatting or production work for you. You are responsible for any errors in content or formatting etc. It is critically important that you provide the library with a hard copy proof version of your document (this only has to be A4 or A3 size at most; a colour proof is preferable to a black and white proof, however the latter is acceptable if you do not have access to a colour printer).
  • Printing will be done by the library staff between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays; any requests submitted outside of these times will be processed the next working day.
  • The preferred file format for poster submissions is Microsoft Powerpoint or Publisher, or Adobe Photoshop (not Illustrator); Mac or PC versions are both acceptable as the library runs both systems. Unfortunately at this stage it is not possible to print directly from any GIS programs, however this may alter in the future as the need arises.
  • The Library also offers a lamination service, but only up to A1 size. Lamination will be an additional cost, at a rate of $6.80 per linear metre; you will need to provide the library with a charge code if you wish to use this service. If you require an A0 size poster to be laminated please ask Ashton for details of their preferred service provider.
  • Completed jobs can be picked up from the Library Information Desk; you will be emailed by Ashton when they are available for collection.

Other equipment in the School of Humanities

From time to time students may also need to use audio-visual and computing facilities in the Humanities and Social Sciences Buildings. Information about location and procedure can be obtained from the Archaeology Office.

Lectures and classes take place in various locations in the Humanities, Social Sciences South, and Social Sciences North Buildings. Please consult your timetable and (if in doubt) confirm with the relevant offices at the beginning of each semester.