In 2011, I began studying archaeology part time. By 2012, I knew I was hooked and at the beginning of 2013, I resigned from work to study full time at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. I finished my Master of Archaeology at the end of 2014. And–living the dream–I started a PhD in March 2015.
My research focuses on the remains of a nineteenth century Irish settlement called Baker’s Flat, about 70 kilometres north of Adelaide near the town of Kapunda. This blog is a bit of an experiment – trying to capture thoughts and deeds as I work through the project.
I’m from Ireland but I live in Adelaide.
The blog name comes from a song by the great Christy Moore. It’s called Don’t Forget Your Shovel and you can listen to it at this YouTube clip.
You can contact me on email: sarthure at ozemail.com.au (replace at with @, no spaces).