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SEMINAR: Archaeology Seminar Series

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Today's date is Monday, October 26, 2020
Archaeology Seminar Series : Summary of Results of the 2013 Field School at Fremantle Prison Other events...
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.
Speaker(s) Tom Whitley, Sean Winter, Alyce Haast, Philippa Hunter, and Kate Robertson
Location Social Sciences, Lecture Room 1
Contact Karen Eichorn <[email protected]>
Start Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:00
End Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:00
Submitted by Karen Eichorn <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:25
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