Flinders Archaeology Photographic Scale Competition Winner!
Snap … Snap … Snap
Wow – All you guys sure have been busy!
A great range of archaeological shots were emailed into our Departmental Photographic Scale Competition and wow – we were very impressed!
It’s great to see that our international field schools excite you all and that your photos show this!
So, it makes sense that most of the photos sent in came from recent Flinders Archaeology field schools and field work – like; ARCH8516 Advanced Field School to Chile, the ARCH3306/ARCH8306 Burra Field School and the ARCH8109B Advanced Maritime Practicum in Saipan.
Great to also see that some shots came in from a few consulting archaeologists.
But with every competition, there always has to be a winner. So … congratulations go to Elizabeth Hartnell.
Her winning shot was taken whilst in the field at Plumbago Station, northern South Australia.
Just remember, when taking an archaeological photo you should:
– Keep the feature in focus.
– Keep the scale in focus when taking close ups.
– When using a photographic scale, ensure that the whole scale is within the frame.
– Keep the horizon level.
– Use a clean and tidy photographic scale.
– Preserve the site … don’t stick or poke your scale and/or camera just anywhere!
Keep snapping away and if you have any questions about artefact and site photography, come in and see the Archaeology Technical Officers (SSS143).
Flinders Archaeology Photographic Scale Competition
Snap Snap Snap!
Heading away on an archaeological field school?
Volunteering on an archaeological dig?
Taking a few artefact shots in the lab?
Photographic Scale Competition
is for you!
Taken a great archaeological shot?
With a Flinders departmental photographic scale?
Then enter to win a heap of great prizes –
$50.00, a Ted’s camera voucher
and a SUHR designer tee!
Closing date 20th October 2010
Email entries to
Don’t have a Flinders departmental scale?
Grab one from the Archaeology Technical Officers (SSS143)
Flinders graduate students in Chile
Our intrepid Technical Officer Louise Holt sends these pictures from the Chile Field School. She reports that the food is good, and the Chilean wine is great.
Archaeology of Australian Stone Tools – end of year test
On Monday 26th August, students in ARCH8517 The Archaeology of Australian Stone Tools completed their practical test. The test involved identifying specific features on flaked stone tools, as well as recording 17 different attributes on a number of artefacts. After everyone had finished, we celebrated the end of semester with drinks and snacks. Above: Vicky Baylem and Rani Attwood concentrate on their artefacts, not at all put off by Dr Alice Gorman hovering around them with a camera.
“And the backed blade was THIS big!”. Rita Kucera demonstrates to students (from left to right) Anastasia Tsimourtos, Karen Alexander, Robin Coles and Marie Butler. Emma Young and Autumn Wright are in the background.
Who: A mish-mash of archaeology students and supervisors, both home-grown and interstate recruits
What: 10 windblown days of surveying, excavating, sieving, sorting, analysing, recording, examining, interpreting
Where: Tirringie, about 45 km from Meningie in the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray River region of South Australia
When: 15-25 February 2009
In mid-February 09, a group of intrepid archaeologists (and archaeologists-in-training) braved the harsh and often-gruelling conditions (aka home-made cookies, spa baths and trashy tv shows) to spend 2 weeks at the Coorong working with Ngarrindjeri community members to survey, record, excavation, investigate and rehabilitate a culturally important Old People’s burial site. Continue reading