Recent changes to Victorian Aboriginal Heritage legislation

Posted Sep 19 in Aboriginal cultural heritage, Archaeology, cultural heritage due diligence, cultural heritage management, Victoria

The Aboriginal Heritage Amendment Regulations (the Amendment Regulations) commenced on 2 August 2016. The Amendment Regulations see a number of significant changes concerning the ways in which Aboriginal heritage is managed in Victoria. A number of these changes are especially relevant to our clients. Determining when a Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP) is required Sponsors are […]

Radiocarbon dates from across Victoria

Posted Jul 22 in Aboriginal cultural heritage, Archaeology, cultural heritage management, Uncategorized, VC&A, Victoria

An important aspect of investigating Aboriginal sites in Australia is the dating of cultural deposits using scientific techniques. Where well preserved contexts are excavated, there are often samples suitable for absolute dating. Organic material such as charcoal can be dated using radiocarbon analysis and the age of soil deposition can be analysed using thermoluminescence. Several […]

VC&A Projects Update

Posted Jun 30 in Aboriginal cultural heritage, about VC&A, Archaeology, Archaeology of Melbourne, cultural heritage due diligence, cultural heritage management, historical archaeology, Lyndhurst, Melton, VC&A, Victoria

Recently we have been updating our website Projects page to better represent the scope of work that we do across Victoria. We have included some details about some of our previously completed cultural heritage management plans (CHMPs) such as: Ravenswood Interchange (for VicRoads), Mernda Central P-12 (for the Department of Education & Training), Cullulleraine Power Line […]

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 of the Toolern Creek: Upcoming Colloquium Presentation

Posted Jan 19 in Aboriginal cultural heritage, Archaeology of Melbourne, Conferences and Papers, cultural heritage management, Melton, Victoria

Next week sees some of our staff members presenting a paper at the Victorian Archaeology Colloquium at La Trobe University. This is the fourth time the colloquium has been held, providing a lively forum for archaeologists, Aboriginal groups, government agencies, academics and students to present the results of their work over the past twelve months. […]

Merry Christmas

Posted Dec 22 in about VC&A, Coburg, cultural heritage management, VC&A, Victoria

Merry Christmas from Dr Vincent Clark & Associates! Today is our last day in the office for the year. We will re-open on the 5th January 2015. Thank you to all our clients, staff and friends for all your continued support throughout 2014. We hope to see you all again in the New Year! And […]

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 […]

Aboriginal Heritage Amendment Bill Exposure Draft

Posted Sep 12 in Aboriginal cultural heritage, cultural heritage management

The Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 is currently being reviewed, and an exposure draft of the Aboriginal Heritage Amendment Bill 2014 has recently been released. At Dr Vincent Clark & Associates we are keeping abreast of the proposed changes and several staff members recently attended an information session about the changes held by the Office of […]

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 […]