Atherstone Homestead Historical Investigation

Posted Oct 07 in Archaeology, Archaeology of Melbourne, historical archaeology, Historical Research, Melton, VC&A, Victoria

As part of a large-scale residential development project at Melton, 35 km west of Melbourne’s CBD, Dr Vincent Clark & Associates recently excavated the remains of an unusual bluestone structure close to the Toolern Creek. This feature was situated on the Exford Estate, once an extensive squatting property built in 1846 by one of Melton’s […]

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 […]

Staffing update

Posted May 13 in about VC&A, VC&A

It has been a little while since we posted news of happenings here at Dr Vincent Clark & Associates, so we thought it timely to provide a short update. Michelle Negus Cleary has done an excellent job as Operations Manager while Helen Kiddell has been enjoying her maternity leave.  Helen has recently started back in […]

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 […]

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

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 […]