Sydney Historical Archaeology Practitioners Workshop 2019 – School of Humanities Sydney Historical Archaeology Practitioners Workshop 2019 – School of Humanities

Archaeology students at the CCW site at the University of Sydney

Sydney Historical Archaeology Practitioners Workshop 2019


Sydney Historical Archaeology Practitioners’ Workshop (SHAP) is an annual meeting that brings together students, academics, practitioners in consultancies and government, and more to discuss the latest findings, developments, and theoretical and methodological advances relating broadly to the historical archaeology of Sydney and beyond. SHAP also kicks off New South Wales National Archaeology Week, which is the third week in May.

Associate Professor Annie Clarke (Sydney) will discuss her research at the North Sydney Quarantine Station.

Tour of Sydney Analytical
There will be a tour of Sydney Analyticalone of the University of Sydney’s core research facilities that provides state-of-the-art instruments and technical expertise for sample characterisation – for workshop participants.

Call for Papers

Presentations must be proposed by Friday, 26 April to to be considered for this year’s program. Potential presenters should consider expressing interest ASAP, as the program will be filled in the order in which proposals are received.

While the theme for this year’s SHAP is open, groups of presenters are welcome to propose thematic sessions around particular topics where appropriate.


Registration costs are as follows:

  • General Admission $88
  • Member ASHA, AAA, AACAI, ICOMOS (waged) $66
  • Students $22

Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea provided.

Click here to register


Time Format Presenter Topic
08:30-08:40 Event Opening James Flexner
08:40-09:00 Welcome to Country Metropolitan LALC
09:00-09:05 CCANESA Beatrice McLoughlin
09:05-10:00 Keynote Annie Clarke Sydney Quarantine Station
10:00-10:20 Paper Yann Tristant Scanning the Macquarie Lighthouse
10:20-10:40 Paper Will Andrews A Comparison of Laser Scanning and Photogrammetry in the Archaeology and Heritage Sector
10:40-11:10 Morning Tea
11:10-11:30 Paper Karen Dye Ladies’ dress in the Hyde Park Barracks Women’s Asylum
11:30-11:50 Paper Michael Lever East is east and west is west, and never the twain shall meet – or did they
11:50-12:10 Paper Iain Stuart, Adele Zubryzcka Just fill?: the need to reconsider fill deposits in archaeological sites
12:10-12:40 Discussion James Flexner, Yann Tristant, Catherine Frieman Teaching archaeology in the 21st century: A changing environment in academia
12:40-1:10 Discussion Iain Stuart, Catherine Frieman The AAA ‘Skills Passport’
1:10-2:10 Lunch
2:10-3:10 Talk and Tour Sydney Analytical Sydney Analytical: A Scientific Hub for Archaeology Practitioners
3:10-3:30 Paper Tim Owen ‘RYS1 – The Aboriginal Use of Thames Valley (English) Flint in Sydney, in the late 18th century
3:30-4:00 Afternoon Tea
4:00-4:20 Paper Nick Pitt Archaeology near me – developing tools for research
4:20-4:40 Paper Felicity Barry Update from the NSW OEH Specialist Services team
4:40-5:00 Discussion General Business/Event Closing
5:00-7:00 Wine and Cheese Reception

More information

The SHAP Workshop will be held at CCANESA
(The Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia)
Madsen Building F09
The University of Sydney
Click here for map

For more information please contact:
Dr James Flexner
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May 17 2019


8:30 am - 6:00 pm


Madsen Building F09



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