Workshops 2015

We’re looking forward to the commencement of our field workshops program, a series of ArchSoc-organised workshops providing student members with the invaluable opportunity to get familiar with technical equipment and processes that are fundamental to field archaeology, in a supportive environment.

1. The program begins this Saturday 2 May with Using the total station – a workshop with Rob Koch.This will be held at Flinders Archaeology Lab and Social Sciences North courtyard, 10am – 1pm with a break for morning tea.

After a short theoretical introduction into what a total station is and can do, participants will get lots of practice setting up the station and recording points. The workshop is ideal to get some hands-on training in using the total station before heading out into the field.

2. The second workshop in our program is A Practical Introduction to GIS – a workshop with Andrew Frost, to be held Saturday 16 May 2015 in the SSN107 computer lab, 10am – 12.30pm with a break for morning tea. RSVP by 8 May please.

GIS is a complex and powerful data management system that increasingly gains significance in archaeological applications. The workshop will introduce some applications that can be used to create visualisations of archaeological data, and to analyse them. This includes some hands-on work with real-life archaeological data. This workshop is designed for ArchSoc members who would like to know more about what GIS is and how it can be used in archaeology – before considering learning GIS to use it for their own work. The workshop is aimed at people with minimal or no experience at using GIS.

You will need to bring yourself, a notebook and pen. Places in both workshops will be prioritised for ArchSoc members but you are able to join on the day.

To attend either workshop you will need to RSVP Jana at


ArchSoc endeavours to hold a range of professional development events throughout the year, including field work opportunities and . We currently have a few workshops scheduled, however, if you would like to suggest an event or organise one, please contact Jana at

Click here to see our past field work.

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