MISC and CABAH Seminar

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Date: 23 May 2018 – 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: Monash University, Room E561, (Menzies Building) 20 Chancellors Walk, Clayton Campus


Monash Indigenous Studies Centre


MISC and CABAH Seminar

As a part of National Archaeology Week this seminar an exploration of Australian Archaeology in 2018; research, teaching and as a profession; strengths and weaknesses, and looks forward to where our current trajectory might send us in the future. Looking at a changing face of archaeology responding to the challenges of relevancy, new sciences, and inclusiveness the seminar explores the potential ways we can ensure a strong discipline into the future. Central to this discussion is the role that the Australian Archaeological Association plays and might play in the future.


Michael is Director of Scarp Archaeology, an archaeological consulting company specialising in large, complex projects for major industry, specialising in remote arid and semi arid environments, and is the current President of the Australian Archaeological Association. He is a Partner Investigator in the Centre of Excellence in Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH), Research Fellow at James Cook University, and honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia. Since 2007, Michael has led many large-scale survey and excavation projects throughout Western Australia, Queensland and New South Wales. In particular he has specialised in the Pilbara Region. Michael has qualifications in archaeology and in history from Sydney University, the Australian National University, and University of New South Wales. His PhD (conferred in 2007) examined the prehistory of the Waanyi People of northwest Queensland from an evolutionary anthropological perspective, recording evidence of the oldest antiquity of occupation in Queensland and strong indications of glacial refugia settlement.


Wednesday 23 May


12:30pm – 02:00pm


Monash University
Room E561,
(Menzies Building) 20 Chancellors Walk,
Clayton Campus

For further information, please contact Vanessa Fleming-Baillie on 9905 2929 or vanessa.fleming-baillie@monash.edu


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