Exploration Lane

Posted Dec 13 in Uncategorized

Another opportunity to explore the early settlement of Melbourne arose in October this year when a block of land in Exploration Lane was excavated as a part of historical investigations. Located off Little Lonsdale Street between Exhibition and Russel Street, Exploration Lane was occupied by a number of buildings from the early 19th century. Excavations […]

Exploring a neglected area of Australian historical archaeology

Posted Nov 14 in Uncategorized

VC&A staff member Wendy Morrison recently submitted her PhD at La Trobe University, in which she investigated the remains of one of the first farmsteads built in the Gembrook area of south-eastern Victoria by one of the town’s pioneer families. “I’m very interested in the whole process of early colonial immigration and settlement”, she said, […]

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 […]

51,405 lithic artefacts!

Posted May 28 in Aboriginal cultural heritage, Archaeology, Archaeology of Melbourne, City of Casey, Dandenong, Uncategorized, Victoria

Last year, Dr Vincent Clark and Associates completed a large-scale salvage excavation at an Aboriginal site in Lyndhurst, south-east of Melbourne. More than 100 days were spent in the field, carrying out a systematic mechanical excavation across a defined grid. This week we finished cataloguing the finds, having counted a total of 51,405 stone artefacts […]

Merry Christmas!

Posted Dec 19 in Uncategorized

Dr Vincent Clark & Associates would like to wish all our clients, contacts and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you to all the representatives of the Aboriginal groups we have worked with across Victoria throughout the year, and to all those at the Office of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria and […]