Celebrating National Archaeology Week at Macquarie


Macquarie University is celebrating National Archaeology Week 2022 from Monday 16 May to Friday 20 May with an extensive program of online and in-person experiences that showcase and celebrate Macquarie’s archaeology teaching, research and partnerships, both at home and abroad.

From lectures about cutting edge fieldwork, research on ancient Minoan, Mycenean, Egyptian and Roman cultures, industry panels, social media Q&As, Macquarie History Museum activities, trivia night and drinks at Ubar – there’s something for everyone.

Hosted by the Department of History and Archaeology in the Faculty of Arts, ASMU (Archaeological Society of Macquarie University) and the Macquarie University History Museum, all staff are warmly invited to join in on the fun. The interdisciplinary nature of Archaeology means the team collaborates with every Faculty, so this is a great opportunity to connect with colleagues from the team and expand personal or professional connections with the past to create impact and opportunities in the present and future.

Check out the full list of events and activities below.

All week

ASMU Baking Competition
Make your best archaeological or historical themed baked goods & send a pic to ASMU by 21st May for your chance to win! Archaeology Society Macquarie University @Archaeology_MQ Twitter & Instagram

Twitter ‘Ask Me Anything’
Ask our experts at @mq_dha anything about Archaeology in Rome, Greece and Egypt (or Archaeology at Macquarie). No stupid questions – that’s what AMAs (Ask Me Anything) are all about!

Monday 16 May

Contextual Collections: Macquarie History Museum Tour
With Professor Bommas, hosted by ASMU, 2pm
The tour is free to attend, but has a limited capacity of 25 tickets.
More information and RSVP via Eventbrite 

Public Lecture: Family, food and health in the Bronze Age Aegean: Novel bioarchaeological insights into Mycenaean and Minoan societies
Delivered by Professor Philipp Stockhammer (LMU Munich & Max Planck Leipzig, GMN)
Online, 6pm start
More information and RSVP via Eventbrite

ASMU Kahoot Trivia Night
Online trivia night starting at 7pm, contact ASMU for details

Tuesday 17 May

ASMU Ubar hangout
On-campus social at Ubar from 4pm
Food between 5pm-6pm
Contact ASMU for details

Wednesday 18 May

Twitter ‘Ask Me Anything’
All day – Ask anything about museums and archaeology on International Museums Day
@MacquarieMuseum Twitter

ASMU Lunch with Lecturers
Location: Atrium Courtyard, Arts Precinct (between Buildings B & C), 12pm
Online participation is also available
Contact ASMU for Zoom link

ACE NAW Public Lecture: From fragments, an identity emerges: Amenmose, owner of Theban Tomb 149 at Dra Abu el-Naga, Egypt
Associate Professor Boyo Ockinga (MQ DHA) – Australian Centre for Egyptology & Rundle Foundation
Online, 6pm start
More information and RSVP via Eventbrite

Thursday 19 May

Professional Archaeology Forum
Function Centre, Arts Precinct (25WW C122) 1pm-3pm; and online via Zoom.
Would you like to know what it is really like to work in contract archaeology and how to make that happen? Well, here’s your chance! Our panel is packed with professionals whose expertise encompasses Aboriginal Archaeology and History, Historical Archaeology, Heritage Consulting, Artefact Analysis, Maritime Archaeology, and more. Contact Dr Susan Lupack for more details

Friday 20 May

Contact, Context and Tactile Transmission: Handling Heritage with MUHM x ASMU for National Archaeology Week 2022
Two Sessions: 9.30am and 11.30am (each session will be 50 minutes duration)
Faculty of Arts Dry Lab (25WW GC27)
Size: 20 people per session
More information and RSVP via Eventbrite

CACHE Public Lecture: The Falerii Novi Project: New excavations at an old Roman city
Dr Emlyn Dodd
Online, 6.30pm start
More information and RSVP via  Eventbrite

Looking for more information?

Please contact the organisers if you have any questions:
Dr Susan Lupack
Dr Karin Sowada
Professor Ronika Power

The Archaeology students and staff are looking forward to seeing you on-campus and online for National Archaeology Week 2022!







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