Please see below the first two Occasional Master Classes in Archaeology and Heritage Management for Semester 1, 2017.

Each year, the Archaeology Department coordinates a series of specialist masters classes. These classes are intended as a supplement to formal topics, offering students the chance to learn about specialist topics that they may not ordinarily have much exposure to. The series is occasional and reflects the availability of specialist speakers throughout the semester, so there will be weeks where there are no classes scheduled. All Graduate students are welcome to attend these classes, while some are also available to Undergraduates. Enrolments are essential.

Certificates of completion will be provided to all participants. These will be emailed to students who attended the week after the class in question.

If you have feedback about classes, or want to suggest a topic for a future class, please email Dr Mick Morrison.


Series Coordinator:


Please Note:

  • Enrolments close two days prior to the advertised class time;
  • Classes are subject to change at short notice (e.g. time, room location). Please check your email the day before any class to ensure that you have the most up to date information;
  • Please notify us if you are enrolled but are unable to attend. Please provide at least 24 hours notice so that we can make your place available to other students. If you do not do this you may be excluded from the next two (2) classes, except where there is a genuine emergency.

Please use the “sign up here” links to register for classes.


Archaeology Laboratory WHS Induction Session - Friday 3 March 2017

By John Naumann, Department of Archaeology


Any undergraduate, colleague or graduate student who wishes to access the Archaeology Laboratories in Humanities building, especially rm. 113 (such as to gain experience in laboratory sorting as a volunteer, to access the collections or use the computers) will be expected to have completed a compulsory WHS Induction Session. This information is a pre-requisite to access and lab use.  This session will cover basic occupational health and safety requirements in relation to Flinders University, laboratory policy, procedures and regulations.

Location: Flinders Campus, Humanities 113 (Archaeology Research Lab)
Date: Friday 3 March 2017
Time:  11am-Noon
Costs: There is no cost
Equipment: Must wear closed shoes and bring a pen
Contact person: John Naumann
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Swamp Day: A Muddy Visit to the Garden Island Ships’ Graveyard and SA Maritime Museum – 17 March 2017

by Wendy van Duivenvoorde, Department of Archaeology

Swamp day is back! Swamp Day is a 1-day master’s class aimed at familiarizing students with ship graveyards and the cultural heritage management of these unique areas. Of the approximately 800 shipwrecks in South Australia over 70 are classed as graveyard vessels which were abandoned deliberately in areas along the coastline ( This master’s class will include a muddy tour through Garden Island Ships’ Graveyard near Port Adelaide. Be prepared to get very muddy! This course will be run by Adjunct Professor Mark Staniforth.

Location: Garden Island, Port Adelaide. Meet at the Archaeology Lab (HUM114) 9:00 am (minibus).
Date: 17 March, 2017
Time: 9:00am-4pm
Costs: $15.00pp; You will need to bring your own lunch, water, towel, a pair of sturdy water booties and a change of clothes. You may want to wear a wet suit as you could be in mud up to your waist. Wetsuits can be checked out from the Technical Officer 48  hours in advance.  Click here to pay.

Equipment: wetsuit (long johns), wetsuit booties with thick soles (lots of sharp rusty metal), long sleeve shirt broad brim hat, water, sunscreen, insect repellent (mosquitos are BIG), large plastic bag (to put all your muddy gear in).
Contact Person: Wendy van Duivenvoorde


9.30am - Leave Flinders Uni
11.00am - Arrive at Garden Island Ships Graveyard
1.30pm - Lunch in Port Adelaide
2.00pm - Visit to SA Maritime Museum
3.00pm - Leave Port Adelaide
4.00pm - Arrive at Flinders Uni
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Specialist Library Skills for Independent Research – Friday 24 March

By Tim Ormsby, Flinders University Central Library


If you think you already know everything about the library, this master class will show you how much more you have to learn.  Delivered by the Humanities Liaison Librarian, Tim Ormsby, this master class is designed specifically to assist graduate students who are undertaking independent research for Directed Studies, research methods, Masters or PhD theses, or any other research-based assignments.  It will show you how to use electronic and library resources more effectively, introduce you to some sources that you may not know about, and is a must for anyone who wants to succeed in their research.

Location: Central Library, Computer Lab 1
Date: Friday 24 March
Time: 10am-12pm
Cost: There is no cost
Contact person: Mick Morrison
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See the details of previous Master Classes