SEMINAR: Archaeology Seminar Series
|Archaeology Seminar Series : Summary of Results of the 2013 Field School at Fremantle Prison
This year’s archaeological field school (ARCY3002) took place at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fremantle
Prison. Field work began on September 23rd and continued until Oct 4th. In this presentation we will discuss the
background history of the site, the areas chosen for investigation, an overview of our programmatic agreement with
the facility, and UWA’s five year on-going plan for excavation. Three of the Masters of Professional Archaeology
students functioned as trench supervisors and will present a summary of their individual findings and experiences.
This year’s investigations revealed insight into the history of the original bath-house, its refurbishment, the complex
drainage system and its problematic nature. It also helped us understand some of the refuse disposal practices related
to the upper yard, particularly the infirmary during the early twentieth century. These are but small windows into
the archaeology of a very complex heritage resource, and it was a great experience for everyone involved.
Tom Whitley, Sean Winter, Alyce Haast, Philippa Hunter, and Kate Robertson
Social Sciences, Lecture Room 1
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:00
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:00
Karen Eichorn <[email protected]>
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:25
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