Category Archives: Excavation

The excavation of Baker’s Flat – a tale of the Trench A dugout

From April through to the beginning of May, I led a trusty band of volunteers in the first excavation at Baker’s Flat. For me, this was an experience that engendered a wide range of emotions. At some stages I was filled with excitement, … Continue reading

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It’s a dirty job

This week, Flinders University Archaeology Department is running a field school in the Sturt Gorge, excavating the ruins of a nineteenth century cottage.  The Sturt Gorge Recreation Park covers almost 250 hectares, is just 13km south of Adelaide city centre, and conveniently … Continue reading

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Archaeological curiosities in Finland

In Finland recently for a few days, I spent a very happy morning in Aboa Vetus in Turku, Finland’s only archaeological museum. From what I can gather (I have barely a word of Finnish), the museum was a bit of … Continue reading

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Remembering one’s shovel

Back after excavating for a week at St Johns near Kapunda. This site is being researched by a Flinders University PhD archaeology student, and is about five kilometres from my own research area of Baker’s Flat. St Johns was one of … Continue reading

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