Bulla Excavations

Posted Apr 07 in Aboriginal cultural heritage, Archaeology, Archaeology of Melbourne, City of Hume, Conferences and Papers, cultural heritage management, Victoria

The valleys of the Maribyrnong River system form some of the most dramatic landscapes in the greater Melbourne area. A series of waterways cut through the flat volcanic plain, meandering through deep gorges where layers of geological formations are exposed, such as the impressive basalt columns at Organ Pipes National Park. Aboriginal occupation of the […]

Walking Track CHMPs

Posted Mar 25 in Aboriginal cultural heritage, Archaeology, Archaeology of Melbourne, cultural heritage due diligence, cultural heritage management, Gippsland, Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander Shire, Victoria, Yarra Ranges

Here at Dr Vincent Clark & Associates we have prepared many Cultural Heritage Management Plans for walking track projects, or ‘shared user paths’ across Victoria. Most recently we completed a CHMP on behalf of Parks Victoria for the Mullum Mullum Shared Use Path. The track is located in the Mullum Mullum Linear Park, which has the Eastlink […]

Archaeology at Lake Tyers

Posted Feb 15 in Aboriginal cultural heritage, Archaeology, cultural heritage due diligence, Gippsland

We recently had the great pleasure of being invited to Lake Tyers to prepare a Due Diligence report on behalf of the Coast Action group. We were very warmly welcomed before Barry Kenny of the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation informed us of the area’s significance to his people.  Jack Whadcoat of Coast Action […]

iArchaeology: Part 2

Posted Nov 28 in about VC&A, Archaeology, cultural heritage management, Lyndhurst, Victoria

Following on from our iArchaeology post from August, we thought we would take the opportunity to share some our experiences making use of the iPad as a 21st century archaeology tool. Over the last few months the VC&A iPad has been put through its paces on a 50 day field project. As part of this […]

Monash archaeological fieldwork in Italy

Posted Oct 23 in Archaeology, Italy

During July 2014, Paul headed over to Italy to join with Dr Andrea Di Castro and 23 students from Monash University to assist with the Archaeological Fieldwork in Tuscany: Introduction to the Etruscan civilisation unit that the Centre for Archaeology, Ancient History and Classics offers. He was accompanied by Amanda Groff (Department of Anthropology, University […]

iArchaeology

Posted Aug 19 in Archaeology, cultural heritage management, VC&A

The search for the ultimate archaeological multi-tool, especially one that improves data collection, collation and generation, is an ongoing process. Ever since the late 1920s, when Gordon Childe attempted to record the Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae with a prototype Etch a Sketch, the utilisation of technological devices in the field of archaeology has progressed […]

Archaeology in the classroom

Posted Mar 20 in Aboriginal cultural heritage, about VC&A, Archaeology

The end of 2013 saw the end of yet another project in Western Victoria. Whilst completing excavations at an Aboriginal site in the hamlet of Trawalla, Ben and Kris from our office were invited to share their archaeological experiences with the local primary school students. The students were able to ask many questions relating to […]

Upcoming Victorian Archaeology Colloquium

Posted Jan 30 in Archaeology, Conferences and Papers, cultural heritage management, Victoria

The third annual Victorian Archaeology Colloquium will be held next week at La Trobe University, an event that is fast becoming an unmissable date in the calendar for anybody with an interest in archaeology in Victoria.  The colloquium provides a forum for consultants, academics, government agencies, Aboriginal groups and students to voice ideas and share […]

Archaeology at Hanging Rock

Posted Nov 27 in Archaeology

This week Dr Vincent Clark & Associates have had an exciting opportunity to conduct a small scale excavation at Hanging Rock reserve on behalf of Macedon Ranges Shire Council. Somewhat surprisingly there has never been any archaeological investigation conducted at the infamous Hanging Rock, and very little is known about the indigenous history of the […]