Pre-Conference Workshop

Students and Indigenous Representatives
Archaeological Skills Beginners Workshop

Date: Tuesday 10 December 2019
Venue: Greenheart Reserve, Merrimac
Time: 12:20pm – 4:30pm (1/2 day)
Cost: Free

The joint AAA / Jabree Ltd Student and Indigenous Representatives Archaeological Skills Beginners Workshop will be held at Greenheart Reserve, Merrimac on the Tuesday afternoon prior to the 2019 AAA Conference.  Greenheart Reserve features a significant cultural landscape for the Traditional Owners including important ochre sources.

The afternoon will feature a variety of practical skills training by volunteers with an introduction to the cultural heritage of this significant area, stories of connections to the landscape, practical workshops on the use of differential GPS, ground penetrating radar, and XRF analysis.

Participants are asked to meet at the coach at 12.20pm on Tuesday afternoon outside the Mantra on View. We will drive to the site and work on practical skills training until about 4pm, when we will return to the Mantra.  The workshop is self-catering so please be sure and bring a small backpack with everything you need for the afternoon (sunscreen, hat, water and drinks, snacks) and wear long pants and suitable boots / runners for walking across paddocks.

Registrations are now full, but if you are interested in being on a reserve list please contact the conference organisers at