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 […]

From Boom to Bust: Australian Historical Association Conference, 2016

Posted Jun 10 in Aboriginal cultural heritage, about VC&A, Archaeology, Conferences and Papers, historical archaeology, Historical Research, Victoria

This year’s Australian Historical Association conference is being convened by the Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History at Federation University in Ballarat, with the theme ‘From Boom to Bust’. One of our project managers, Will Anderson, will be presenting a paper titled ‘Archaeology and pre-Colonial Landscape History: Boom before Contact in the Western District of […]

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 […]

AIMA/ASHA Conference

Posted Sep 21 in about VC&A, Archaeology, Archaeology of Melbourne, Conferences and Papers, historical archaeology, Historical Research

AIMA/ASHA Conference We are very excited about the upcoming Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) conference that we are co-sponsoring this week. The conference will be held from Thursday 24th – Sat 26th September at the National Wool Museum, Geelong. There will be a stimulating range of papers on topics including digital archaeology, conflict archaeology […]

Mapping the changing shoreline of Hobsons Bay

Posted Jul 31 in Archaeology, Archaeology of Melbourne, historical archaeology, Historical Research, Victoria, Williamstown

Williamstown was once envisaged as the main settlement of Port Philip Bay. Named in 1837 after the ruling British monarch, William IV, the peninsula was a vital port and thriving settlement, even as Melbourne gained ascendancy. Today, Williamstown’s maritime connections remain active, though the Naval Dockyard no longer builds and repairs ships at the level […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]