Master Classes in Archaeology - 2015

Please Note:

1. Precise times of Master Classes are subject to change.  Make sure you check this web page again before attending any Master Class.

2. Owing to our need to book classrooms and in some cases vehicles and accommodation, we would ask that people please book in for the classes they are interested in at least 3 weeks in advance.   

 3. Graduate students will be given preference for all Master classes; undergraduate students SHOULD NOT APPLY unless the class specifically states that it is available to undergraduates.

If you are unable to attend a master class you have signed up for, as a matter of professional courtesy, please email archaeology.masterclass@flinders.edu.au Students who do not give prior warning of their non-attendance of at least 24 hours (without a genuine emergency) will be excluded from the next two (2) classes they wish to attend. Students who repeatedly fail to notify PPPS of their non-attendance will be excluded from all future master classes.


Master Classes Semester One 2015


Knots and Splices – 29 May 2015
John Naumann, Department of Archaeology.

THIS MASTERCLASS IS RESTRICTED TO A MAXIMUM OF 10 STUDENTS.   UNDERGRADUATES AND COLLEAGUES AFFILIATED WITH THE FLINDERS UNIVERSITY ARCHAEOLOGY DEPARTMENT MAY ATTEND.

While knots, splices, and ropes were the everyday fare for maritime persons in days gone by, “city-slickers” need to be taught how to tie good, useful knots and they need to practice this skill.  This is not just a maritime skill either – every time you take a trailer out for terrestrial fieldwork you need to tie it down properly and safely, so knowing how to tie a good knot is an essential skill for all successful archaeological fieldwork.  

This wide ranging master class with Technical Officer and knot-wizard, John Naumann, will look at types of rope, how to care for rope, how to coil it and, of course, how to tie it.  John will cover a range of useful knots and splices for marine/maritime and terrestrial fieldwork.  Some of the knots covered will include the reef knot, sheet bend and double, double figure eight, bowline, eye splice and whipping.  The class will also practise the ever useful “truckies’ knot” (also known as the Waggoner’s hitch)—which is the ‘must have’ knot for any would-be serious archaeologist—rope work, throwing and pullies.

Location:  Flinders Campus, Humanities 112 (Archaeology Lab)
Date:  Friday 29 May 2015
Time:  9.30am-1.00pm
Costs:  Nil
Contact person:  John Naumann
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Designing Professional Posters for Conferences and Community Groups – 5 June 2015
Dr Lynley Wallis, Wallis Heritage Consulting.

GRADUATES AND COLLEAGUES AFFILIATED WITH THE FLINDERS UNIVERSITY ARCHAEOLOGY DEPARTMENT MAY ATTEND.

Thinking of presenting a poster at NASC, AIMA, ASHA or AAA this year? If so, then this Master Class is for you! Designed to teach you the basic skills required for creating professional looking posters for conference presentations and community groups, this Master Class will give you a general overview of poster dos and don’ts and some of the basics about software available.  Students will have the opportunity to put the theory into practice with a hands-on computer based session as part of this session.

Location: Flinders Campus, Humanities 112 (Archaeology Lab)
Date: Friday 5 June 2015
Time: 10.00am-1.00pm
Costs: There is no cost.
Contact person: Mick Morrison
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