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Vale Sylvia Hallam

14 June 2019

The Western Australian archaeological community is in mourning this month following the death of a giant of the discipline in the state, Sylvia J. Hallam. Hallam is perhaps best remembered for her fantastic book Fire and Hearth: A study of Aboriginal usage and European usurpation in south-western Australia, published by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies in 1975....

The Western Australian archaeological community is in mourning this month following the death of a giant of the discipline in the state, Sylvia J. Hallam. Hallam is perhaps best remembered for her fantastic book Fire and Hearth: A study of Aboriginal usage and European usurpation...

The Western Australian archaeological community is in mourning this month following the death of a giant of the discipline in the state,...

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Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA) Review

31 May 2019

The discussion and consultation phase of the ongoing review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA) is nearing its end (see information about the review here). An excellent submission has been prepared by the Western Australian chapter of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc (AACAI) and can be reviewed by opening the PDF below.  AACAI-Submission-for-AHA-Review-Stage-Two-Proposals-31-May-2019.pdf [assets/Uploads/AACAI-Submission-for-AHA-Review-Stage-Two-Proposals-31-May-2019.pdf]  

The discussion and consultation phase of the ongoing review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA) is nearing its end (see information about the review here). An excellent submission has been prepared by the Western Australian chapter of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc...

The discussion and consultation phase of the ongoing review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA) is nearing its end (see information...

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Reconciliation Week 2019

30 May 2019

In recognition of National Reconciliation Week, we encourage all visitors to the site to head here and review the Uluru Statement from the Heart and perhaps visit the Reconciliation Australia website here.

In recognition of National Reconciliation Week, we encourage all visitors to the site to head here and review the Uluru Statement from the Heart and perhaps visit the Reconciliation Australia website here.

In recognition of National Reconciliation Week, we encourage all visitors to the site to head here and review the Uluru Statement from...

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Archaeology News - Babylonian clay tablet containing trigonometric table predating Pythagoras by 1,000 years

1 September 2017

A Babylonian clay tablet, Plimpton 322, housed in the collections of Columbia University, has been studied by researchers for over a century. The tablet has been dated, based on comparisons of writing styles with other Babylonian tablets, to between 1822 and 1762 BC putting it at about 3,700 years old. Researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW)...

A Babylonian clay tablet, Plimpton 322, housed in the collections of Columbia University, has been studied by researchers for over a century. The tablet has been dated, based on comparisons of writing styles with other Babylonian tablets, to between 1822 and 1762 BC putting it at about 3,700...

A Babylonian clay tablet, Plimpton 322, housed in the collections of Columbia University, has been studied by researchers for over a century....

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