Master Classes in Archaeology - 2014

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, you must let the PPPS office know as a matter of professional courtesy.  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 Two 2014

Swamp Day - Friday 24 October 2014

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 (SSS  145) 8:30am (minibus) or 10.00am at Garden Island (those who go on their own)
Date: 24 October 2014
Time: 8:30am-1pm (and then go for lunch in Port Adelaide, return to campus after lunch)
Costs: For Flinders University students (proof of enrolment is required) and there is no cost; You will need 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.   
Gear: 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:  Mick Morrison
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ReadiGrad Part 2 - Friday 31 October 2014
A Master Class with Mark Gregory, Flinders Careers and Employer Liaison Centre (CELC)

This is the second ReadiGrad session, following on from an earlier Masters Class on the 8th of August. The CELC’s new Entering Business Life Program is a self-paced program that equips students with the skills to successfully prepare for the transition from education into employment. The Program builds on formal academic learning and has three components that you can work through them at your own pace: Managing Self, Managing Culture and Managing Task. This session covers

  • Creative Job Search / Networking
  • Interview preparation
  • Assessment Centre methodology

Selection testing
Participants will also consider how to develop strategies that match the local / national expectations of Graduate Employers.

Location:  Flinders Campus, Humanities 112 (Archaeology Lab)
Date: Friday 31 October
Time: 9.00am-11.30am
Costs: There is no cost.
Equipment: Nil
Contact person: Mick Morrison
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Using AutoCAD for Archaeological Illustrations and Maps - 7-8 November 2014

This two-day workshop aims to introduce the AutoCAD software program and its application for research and reconstruction to archaeologists. It will demonstrate how to setup and create drawings, and electronically “ink” hand-drawn site plans and artefact illustrations for reports and publications. The workshop consists of an introductory lecture, brief overview of the software program, and instructions and exercises to familiarize participants with the program. The program itself is available for students at no cost, so there is no excuse not to use it. This workshop provides participants with a basic understanding of how to produce an AutoCAD drawing, but not all functions are covered in this course. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to set up and create a publication-quality artefact drawing in 2D. No previous AutoCAD or CAD experience is required, but all participants MUST be computer literate and be able to use Microsoft Windows to an average standard. All users should know how to use basic Windows commands such as new/open/close/print/Undo/Redo etc. and navigate around folders.  At the workshop participants will be provided with a syllabus/handbook and archaeology-specific drafting templates for future use.

Location : Flinders University, IS&T Building, Room/Lab 307
Friday 7th & Saturday 8th November
Time: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Costs: $20 handbook fee
Contact Person: Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde
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HYPACK Software Seminar - 24-25 November 2014

HYPACK, Inc. developed a Windows based software for the Hydrographic and Dredging Industry. Founded in 1984, HYPACK, INC (formerly Coastal Oceanographics, inc.) has evolved from a small hydrographic consultant to one of the most successful providers of hydrographic and navigation software worldwide. HYPACK(R) is one of the most widely used hydrographic surveying packages in the world, with more than 4.000 users. It provides the Surveyor with all the tools needed to design their survey, collect data, process it, reduce it, and generate final products. Whether you are collecting hydrographic survey data or environmental data, or just positioning your vessel in an engineering project, HYPACK(R) provides the tools needed to complete your job. With users spanning the range from small vessel with just a GPS and single beam echosounder to large survey ships with networked sensors and systems, HYPACK(R) gives you the power needed to complete your task in a system your surveyors can master.

Preference will be given to 1) ARCH8156 students 2) Maritime Archaeology students 3) Undergraduate students.

Location:  Flinders Campus, Humanities 112 (Archaeology Lab)
Date: Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 November
Time: 9.00am-5:00pm
Costs: There is no cost.
Equipment: Bring your laptop
Contact person: Dr Jonathan Bejamin
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