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Flinders University conducted their February 2010 field school in Streaky Bay and Sceale Bay Australia. The poster below documents their objectives and accomplishments for the season. Links to PDF versions of the two student field journal entries can be found below the poster. You can learn more about their crew here.

Student Journal Sample #1 | Student Journal Sample #2

Poster Introduction:

The 2010 Flinders University Underwater Archaeology Field School ran from 1 to 14 February 2010 at Streaky Bay on Eyre Peninsula. Field school, as with many activities in the field of maritime archaeology, is a collaborative exercise and this year we worked with the South Australian government’s Department for Environment and Heritage (DEH). There were 19 people involved for the duration of the Field School comprised of 10 students (7 graduate students and 3 undergraduates), 4 staff (2 faculty members – Mark Staniforth and Emily Jateff, 2 technical officers –John Naumann and Louise Holt) and 2 team supervisors (Deb Shefi and James Hunter) plus 3 from the SA Department for Environment and Heritage (DEH) – David Nutley, Amer Khan and Shane Holland.

Field school provides students with an introduction to the techniques of underwater survey, position fixing, mapping, photography (including video), recording, excavation and conservation. The first part of the topic (two days) consisted of the Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (AIMA) and Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) Part 1 Training program. The remainder of the topic comprised practical exercises and associated lecture/seminars on research field methods and techniques. Assessment consisted of two components: course participation, both in practicals and lectures, as continuous assessment (worth 50%) and site reports and student folders (worth 50%). We hope you enjoy reading about the Underwater Archaeology Field School in this poster. For more information please contact: mark.staniforth@flinders.edu.au

Associate Professor Mark Staniforth
Maritime Archaeology Program