Topic ID #8909 - posted 11/6/2010 5:18 AM

Archaeological Field Experience - Esperance, Western Australia


Esperance, Western Australia

February 8 to 24, 2011

Experience the amazing South Coast of Western Australia alongside the Traditional Owners and professional archaeologists, while learning skills in archaeological survey, mapping, excavation, GPS navigation, GIS mapping and models, stone artefact analysis, rock art recording, community engagement, biodiversity, and land care.

The programme is a three week intensive field session that includes:

  • Archaeological Survey and Excavations in Cape le Grand National Park and the Recherche Archipelago
  • Rock Art Heritage Protection and Assessment
  • Maritime Archaeology Survey and Workshop
  • Assessment of National Heritage Listed Cheetup Cave

Gain practical experience in:

  • Archaeological mapping, survey, and excavations
  • Artefact identification, recording and analysis
  • Rock Art Recording and Analysis
  • Community engagement, project planning and methods of heritage conservation
  • Traditional Culture and Lifeways


  • Applied Archaeology Australia
    (Archaeologists and Professional Surveyors)
  • Doc Reynolds, Kepa Kurl Eco-Discovery Tours
  • Ross Anderson, WA Maritime Museum
  • Myles Mitchell, MPhil, Australian National Univeristy

Support from W.A. Museum, Department of Indigenous Affairs, Department of Environment and Conservation, and the UWA Centre of Excellence in NRM.

Cost is $2,950.00 per person and includes accomodation, food, and equipment for the entire session. Participants must find their own way to and from Esperance. Limited places available.

Course Credit may be organised through the participants institution.
Two Masters students are currently going through this programme -
Australian National University
University of Leicester (U.K.)

This programme is brought to you by the Gabbie Kylie Foundation (National Trust of Australia, W.A.)

Contact David Guilfoyle for more information -


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