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The Canberra Archaeological Society was formed in 1963 to cater for the needs of all people interested in archaeology. Monthly meetings are held at the Australian National University, with guest speakers talking on a range of topics from Australian prehistory to historical archaeology and classical studies. The Society is an Associate Member of the Federation of Australian Historical Societies.

Members have the opportunity to join in field work involving both site recording and excavation. No experience is necessary as training on the job is provided; enthusiasm is the only requirement and the aim is to enjoy the time in the field.

If you wish to become a member, simply download our membership form, fill it in, and send it in to us with your payment.

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CAS Events Timetable 2016

Date Presenter Event Location Cost
Wednesday 15 February 2017
CAS/CAR Lecture 6.00pm
Prof. Matthew Spriggs The Hidden History of a Third of the World: the Collective Biography of Australian and International Archaeology in the Pacific (CBAP) Project. Please RSVP Manning Clark Centre, Theatre 6, Bldg 26A, Union Court, ANU CAS members free
Wednesday 15 March 2017
CAS/CAR Lecture 6.00pm
Dr. Josephine Flood The cultural riches of ancient S.E. Australia: from Cloggs Cave to Birrigai to Bogong Cave. Please R.S.V.P.
https://josephinefloodlecture.eventbrite.com.au
National Museum of Australia CAS members free
Wednesday 19 April 2017
CAS/CAR Lecture 6.00pm
Wally Bell Topic: Today's Ngunawal Culture and Country: Archaeology From An Aboriginal Perspective.
Please RSVP
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wally-bell-lecture-tickets-33134738896
National Museum of Australia CAS members free
Saturday 22nd April 2017
CAS/ANU event
Tour Explore Red Hill Camp (tickets) Intersection of Flinders Way and Durville Crescent, Griffith, ACT Free for all, please RSVP
Sunday 23rd April 2017
CAS/MOTH Heritage Event 10am - 12pm
Tour Walk and Talk about Pikes Cottage. Please RSVP 51 Johnson Dr., Calwell ACT 2905 Gold coin donation
Sunday 4th June 2017
CAS Event
Tour Tour and presentation of the Hall School Museum. Please RSVP Former Hall Primary School, Victoria Street, Hall Donation to Hall School Museum
July 2017
CAS & National Trust (ACT) 9am-6pm
ACT Heritage Symposium Theme: TBA
Wednesday 20 September 2017
CAS/CAR Lecture 6.00pm
Elizabeth Burness Tuggeranong Schoolhouse Museum. Please RSVP National Museum of Australia CAS members free
Wednesday 18 October 2017
CAS/CAR Lecture 6.00pm
Dr Oliver MacGregor Failures, disasters, fractures and lithic technology. Please RSVP National Museum of Australia CAS members free
Wednesday 15 November 2017
AGM 6.00pm
Lecture 6.30pm
Amy Way Canberra Archaeological Society Annual General Meeting. Please RSVP
Topic: The archaeology of Lake George.
National Museum of Australia CAS and NMA members free
TBC
Pikes Cottage Survey of Pike's Cottage. Please RSVP 51 Johnson Dr., Calwell ACT 2905 5 dollar entry fee, CAS members free
TBC
Stone Circle Walk Walk and survey of Stone Circle in Brindabella Mountains. Please RSVP TBC 5 dollar entry fee, CAS members free

Our Sponsors

Thank you to the Centre for Archaeological Research for joining with us to present the evening lecture series, usually on the third Wednesday of the month at 6.00pm.

Other Thank-yous

Thanks to Russell Kightley for managing our website!