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Date(s) - 03/02/2017
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Seminar Hall, Institute for Advanced Study, La Trobe University (Bundoora campus)

Registration is open for the Victorian Archaeology Colloquium which will be held at La Trobe University on Friday 3rd February 2017. The Colloquium is always a sell-out event, so we encourage people to register soon to avoid disappointment! To register, please go to https://latrobe.onestopsecure.com/onestopweb/LTUEv/createbooking?e=ASSC_EV49.

The Colloquium is an occasion for those working in Victorian archaeology to catch up, share ideas and hear about the results of recent work. This year there will be an opportunity for potential employers to connect with recent graduates and current students over a cup of coffee. This will be an informal meet and greet which will allow heritage practitioners to collect CVs and chat in person with graduates and students who are looking for work. This event is being organised by the La Trobe Archaeological Society.

Traditional Owners residing over 100 km away are reminded that they are eligible to apply for a travel bursary to attend the Colloquium.  The bursaries are sponsored by ACHM.


The call for papers is about to close. If you would like to present at this year’s Colloquium, please email author details, title and abstract to Liz Foley (foley.e@students.latrobe.edu.au) no later than Thursday 19th January. Presenters will also be invited to contribute to the next volume of Excavations, Surveys and Heritage Management in Victoria.


Professional development workshop

Limited places are still available for the professional development workshop, “An introduction to raw material identification for stone artefacts” being run by Associate Professor John Webb, Dr Jacqui Tumney and Dr Caroline Spry, on Thursday 2ndFebruary 2017. The workshop will provide participants with the basic information needed to identify and describe the most common types of stone encountered in the southeast Australian archaeological record, including silcrete, quartzite, chert, quartz and a variety of volcanic materials (including greenstone), as well as less common rock types like hornfels, tachylite and jasper.

Registration includes morning tea and lunch, and is available via https://latrobe.onestopsecure.com/onestopweb/LTUEv/createbooking?e=ASSC_EV50.


Colloquium publication

We also offer the opportunity to pre-order copies of the fifth volume of the Colloquium publication Excavations, Surveys and Heritage Management in Victoria. This volume contains the proceedings of the 2016 Victorian Archaeology Colloquium.

The volume can be pre-ordered when registering for the Colloquium, as well as at https://latrobe.onestopsecure.com/onestopweb/LTFaculty/tran?tran-type=7009

and will also be available for purchase on the day. A limited supply of the previous volumes will be available for purchase at a discounted rate at the Colloquium. Previous volumes are also now available as a free download via http://arrow.latrobe.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/latrobe:41999.
 Table of contents for Excavations, Surveys and Heritage Management, volume 5 (2016)

Salvage excavations at VAHR 7921-1151 ‘Lyndhurst Inland Port 6’: Carrum Swamp: Analysis of the archaeological assemblage

Meredith Filihia, Paul Kucera, Racheal Minos and Kym Oataway

Djaara tachylite: Resource and distribution on Dja Dja Wurrung Country

Diana Smith and Racquel Kerr

A high-density stone artefact assemblage at Kororoit Creek, Rockbank, Victoria

Adrian Burrow, Elizabeth Foley and Birgitta Stephenson

Trends in Cultural Heritage Management Plan data in the Metropolitan Region, Victoria

David Thomas

At the distance of a snapshot (well, maybe more than one): Affordable 3D modelling of Aboriginal cultural heritage through photogrammetry

Francisco Almeida and Tya Lovett

A damaged past: The effects of historical artefact collecting on the stone artefact record in Victoria 

Michael Lever

What people think are human bones: Preliminary results from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM)/La Trobe University animal bone project

Jillian Garvey, Soren Blau and Kimberley Crabtree

Understanding the life history of nineteenth century Australian bricks using archaeomagnetism and the establishment of the South East Australian Archaeomagnetic Dating Reference Curve (SEAARC)

Agathe Lisé-Pronovost, Tom Mallett, Sarah Myers, William Anderson, Anne-Louise Muir and Andy I.R. Herries

Interpreting nineteenth century cesspit discard from a historical archaeological site, 2–8 Sutherland Street, Melbourne

Caitlin Holzheimer

Flour power: Public archaeology at the Moses Thomas mill site

Jeremy Smith, Brandi Bugh, Maddison Miller, Anne-Louise Muir and Catherine Tucker

Religious expression and landscape use over time at the Necropolis Cemetery at Springvale

Jo Wilson


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