Posted on behalf of Natalie Bittner

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So, to celebrate the start of the Uni semester, we are now opening the floodgates to all members of the Flinders Archaeological Society to apply to attend a fieldtrip to PORT ARTHUR, Tasmania from the 8th to the 15th of April. The only forseeable cost to members is the cost of the return flight to Hobart, food and accommodation will be provided. We have six spaces for members of the Flinders Archaeological Society to be part of lab work in Port Arthur. This will involve processing artefacts excavated in the 2010 field season.

Some of you may be aware that as of this year, the Port Arthur Historic Site management authority have CEASED RUNNING the annual field school. This means that as of 2012, Flinders archaeology students will be the ONLY students permitted to work onsite. If you would like to be part of this fieldtrip, write a short paragraph about who you are, any previous field experience (if you have no previous experience APPLY ANYWAY! We all have to start somewhere!) and why you would like to come with us, and send it to nataliebittner@gmail.com.

Remember- we can only take MEMBERS, so get onto that ASAP. For logistics (and to keep the costs down to those accepted!) we will be confirming attendees very soon. Applications will close on the 12th of March, so ensure your membership is up-to-date (Earlybird memberships are $10 this week!) and email me! Look forward to hearing from all of you-

Natalie Bittner 😀

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